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Windows 7: 2012 Conspiracies..

01 Oct 2011   #81
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The ancient world had a keen awareness of time, and they were aware of the change in the annual time changes, even though they didn't know what the cause was. It should also be noted that it can't be taken for granted that all ancient civilizations were equally ignorant of this aspect of the nature of earthly behavior. Too often we forget that the history of human knowledge is recorded for only the one recognized as our forerunners.

EDIT: Despite the fact that they believe that the celestial bodies were the ones revolving around the Earth, rather than the opposite, the perspective of time would still have been the same.
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01 Oct 2011   #82
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hold on a minute - you mean to tell me that the earth revolves around the sun?

Ignore my previous predictions - I got me some recalculating to do.
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01 Oct 2011   #83
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Actually, Aristarchus proposed the theory that Earth revolved around the Sun about 260 BC. Ptolemy proposed the same around 140 AD, but you're right. It wasn't until the time of Copernicus, about 1400 years later, that the theory was revived and accepted. But that wouldn't have made a difference in the observed solar and lunar cycles. Egypt had a solar-lunar calendar around 2,000 BC.
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01 Oct 2011   #84
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I feel much younger now after all this talk about the multitude of centuries.
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02 Oct 2011   #85
seekermeister

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I don't feel any younger, but it does tend to put life into perspective.
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02 Oct 2011   #86
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Actually, Aristarchus proposed the theory that Earth revolved around the Sun about 260 BC. Ptolemy proposed the same around 140 AD, but you're right. It wasn't until the time of Copernicus, about 1400 years later, that the theory was revived and accepted. But that wouldn't have made a difference in the observed solar and lunar cycles. Egypt had a solar-lunar calendar around 2,000 BC.
One theorist earlier than those:

Quote:
Philolaus (4th century BC) was also one of the first to hypothesize movement of the Earth
Copernican heliocentrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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02 Oct 2011   #87
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It seems appropriate to insert that the Hebrew calendar year is 5769, which indicates how long that they have been calculating time via the lunar cycles. This represents their calculation of time since Adam and Eve (or perhaps more accurately, the amount of time since time began, since time is a human concept).
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03 Oct 2011   #88
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I remember in the mid 1950's seeing the first picture of the curviture of the Earth. They sent a rocket up and it was able to take a picture of just a small arc of the Earth, probably 30 or 40 degrees. This was supposedly the proof that the Earth was round. How things have changed in such a short time. I can turn on my TV and the Dish Network has a station where you can see the entire Earth.
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03 Oct 2011   #89
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Actually, Aristarchus proposed the theory that Earth revolved around the Sun about 260 BC. Ptolemy proposed the same around 140 AD, but you're right. It wasn't until the time of Copernicus, about 1400 years later, that the theory was revived and accepted. But that wouldn't have made a difference in the observed solar and lunar cycles. Egypt had a solar-lunar calendar around 2,000 BC.
One theorist earlier than those:

Quote:
Philolaus (4th century BC) was also one of the first to hypothesize movement of the Earth
Copernican heliocentrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's questionable but not unproven. His movement of the Earth idea was based on a broader scale--Think Milky Way. He grouped the known planets and the Sun together on their movement and not specifically that the Earth revolved around our Sun. At the time, our Solar System was the known Universe so he was indeed ahead of his time.
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03 Oct 2011   #90
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
That's questionable but not unproven. His movement of the Earth idea was based on a broader scale--Think Milky Way. He grouped the known planets and the Sun together on their movement and not specifically that the Earth revolved around our Sun. At the time, our Solar System was the known Universe so he was indeed ahead of his time.
I am still upset that Pluto isn't a planet anymore.
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