On 7/7/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge(a)telus.net> wrote:
The oblate spheroid shape of the earth was not likely
Aristotle's time. Such a deviation from Aristotle's conclusion that the
Earth was a sphere is trivial.
No because the Aristotelian model assumed perfect geometric shapes
(see the shape of the orbitals). The perfect sphere thing also runs
into problems if you manage to spot Baily's beads during an eclipse.
Such a deviation was not trivial at all then because it would involve
tearing apart a key part of the model.
It's prmature to suggest that failing to mention
Popper was indecent.
Popper provides us with a complete philosophy. Einstein less so
It also slows down the rate with which we can bring up Imre Lakatos
and then Paul Feyerabend and start punching holes on the claim.