19 APR 2022 by ideonexus

 Null Island

There is a special place on Earth at an equally interesting location. Although it has no spatial extent, it has a thriving community and digital economy: every day many people record their fitness activities, there are countless properties offered to sale and it is even the origin of malicious cyber attacks1. Many restaurants are located there, and delivery drivers are always available to make stops at vacation rentals, there is social media activity with millions of photos uploaded, and the ...
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24 JAN 2015 by ideonexus

 Newton's Perspective on the Universe

As all regions below are replenished with living creatures, (not only the Earth with Beasts, and Sea with Fishes and the air with Fowls and Insects, but also standing waters, vineger, the bodies and blood of Animals and other juices {49} with innumerable living creatures too small to be seen without the help of magnifying glasses) so may the heavens above be replenished with beings whose nature we do not understand. He that shall well consider the strange and wonderful nature of life and th...
Folksonomies: astronomy perspective
Folksonomies: astronomy perspective
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13 OCT 2013 by ideonexus

 Studying Nature Brings Us Closer to the Gods

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day, but when I follow the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth; I ascend to Zeus himself to feast me on ambrosia, the food of the gods.
Folksonomies: nature astronomy naturalism
Folksonomies: nature astronomy naturalism
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Ptolemy explains the rapturous feelings he gets from studying the stars.

19 APR 2013 by ideonexus

 Science, Religion, and the Motion of the Earth

We may distinguish the progress of each science as it is in itself, which has no other limit than the number of truths it includes within its sphere, and the progress of a nation in each science, a progress which is regulated first by the number of men who are acquainted with its leading and most important truths, and next by the number and nature of the truths so known. In fine, we are now come to that point of civilization, at which the people derive a profit from intellectual knowledge, n...
Folksonomies: science religion astronomy
Folksonomies: science religion astronomy
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Science worked from reality, Religion condescended to allow for the motion of the Earth.