Ptolemy... against the champions of this or that cosmology of the heavens... had dared to claim that it is legitimate to interpret the facts of astronomy by the simplest geometrical scheme which will 'save the phenomena,' no matter whose metaphysics might be upset. His conception of the physical structure of the earth, however, prevented him from carrying through in earnest this principle of relativity, as his objections to the hypothesis that the earth moves amply show.
The New Age movement includes elements of older spiritual and religious traditions ranging from atheism and monotheism through classical pantheism, naturalistic pantheism, pandeism and panentheism to polytheism combined with science and Gaia philosophy; particularly archaeoAstronomy, Astronomy, ecology, environmentalism, the Gaia hypothesis, psychology, and physics.
The direct tendency of (Astronomy) is to dilate the heart with universal benevolence, and to enlarge its views.
Each of the major sciences has contributed an essential ingredient in our long retreat from an initial belief in our own cosmic importance. Astronomy defined our home as a small planet tucked away in one corner of an average galaxy among millions; biology took away our status as paragons created in the image of God; geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied.stephen jay gould
I regard it as the irresistible effect of the Copernican Astronomy to have made the theological scheme of redemption absolutely incredibleralph waldo emerson
The movement of stars which was calculated by Hindus 4,500 years ago, does not differ even by a minute from the tables which we are using today. The Hindu systems of Astronomy are much more ancient than those of the Egyptians - even the Jews derived from the Hindus their knowledge.Jean-Sylvain Baily
Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say 'supernatural') plan.
He was the father of the Indian cyclic Astronomy which resulted in the planetary theory that determines more accurately the true positions and distances of the planets (including the Sun and the Moon )...was also the first to produce celestial latitudes...proposed the scientific cause of eclipses as against the mythological demon Rahu [Moon's node]. His ideas resulted in the new school of Indian Astronomy – the Aryapasha ((Aryabhata School) based on the text of Aryabhatiya.
O how loud It calls devotion! genuine growth of night! Devotion! daughter of Astronomy! An undevout Astronomer is mad.Edward Young
I do not believe that anything really worthwhile will come out of the exploration of the slag heap that constitutes the surface of the moon...Nobody should imagine that the enormous financial budget of NASA implies that Astronomy is now well supported.fred hoyle
The fool will upset the whole science of Astronomy.Martin Luther
Other job markets may lay claim to the title, but Astronomy is actually the world's oldest profession.phil plait
He has made contributions to many areas of science; among them are agronomy , anthropology, Astronomy, bacteriology, botany, economics, forestry, meteorology, psychology, public health, and-above all-genetics, in which he is recognized as one of the leaders. Out of this varied scientific research and his skill in mathematics, he has evolved systematic principles for the interpretation of empirical data; and he has founded a science of experimental design. On the foundations he has laid down, there has been erected a structure of statistical techniques that are used whenever men attempt to learn about nature from experiment and observation.ronald fisher
The science you enjoy now is the science we taught you. The medicine you treat yourselves with is the medicine we gave you. It’s the same with the Astronomy you know, the mathematics, the literature, the art...muammar gaddafi
Of all the sciences, Astronomy was the one the superstitious liked least.ken macleod
Just as the spectroscope opened up a new Astronomy by enabling the astronomer to determine some of the constituents of which distant stars are composed, so the seismograph, recording the unfelt motion of distant earthquakes, enables us to see into the earth and determine its nature with as great a certainty, up to a certain point, as if we could drive a tunnel through it and take samples of the matter passed through.
God does not justify man on the ground of human learning; attainments in chemistry, anatomy, geology, botany, Astronomy, or skill in sculpture and painting, these do not prepare a man to die.
We can no more have exact religious thinking without theology, than exact mensuration and Astronomy without mathematics, or exact iron-making without chemistry,
Like literature, philosophy is not distinguished from other subjects by a specific approach to a subject-matter independent of it. Chemistry deals with chemicals, biology with life and Astronomy with very large, very distant objects. Philosophy can boast no such definite subject-matter.
Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics. She often condescends to render service to Astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations she is entitled to the first rank.
Nevertheless the ancient reputation of the Indians does not permit us to doubt that they have always cultivated Astronomy, and the remarkable exactness of the mean motions which they assign to the Sun and the Moon necessarily required very ancient observation.
Hindu are more exact in Astronomy and astrology than any other people.
For many parts of Nature can neither be invented with sufficient subtlety, nor demonstrated with sufficient perspicuity , nor accommodated unto use with sufficient dexterity, without the aid and intervening of the mathematics , of which sort are perspective, music , Astronomy , cosmography , architecture , engineery, and divers others.
Plato's most enduring influence on science was his advice to approach the study of nature as an exercise in geometry. Through this "geometrization of nature," which could best be done in disciplines that could be suitably idealized, such as Astronomy, one can formulate laws that are as "certain" as those in geometry. As Plato has Socrates remark in the Republic : "Let's study Astronomy by means of problems, as we do in geometry, and leave the things in the sky alone."
Ptolemy... against the champions of this or that cosmology of the heavens... had dared to claim that it is legitimate to interpret the facts of Astronomy by the simplest geometrical scheme which will 'save the phenomena,' no matter whose metaphysics might be upset. His conception of the physical structure of the earth, however, prevented him from carrying through in earnest this principle of relativity, as his objections to the hypothesis that the earth moves amply show.
The physical doctrine of the atom has got into a state which is strongly suggestive of the epicycles of Astronomy before Copernicus .Alfred North Whitehead
The existing and long-standing use of the word 'evolution' in our state's textbooks has not adversely affected Georgians' belief in the omnipotence of God as creator of the universe, There can be no incompatibility between Christian faith and proven facts concerning geology, biology, and Astronomy. There is no need to teach that stars can fall out of the sky and land on a flat Earth in order to defend our religious faith.
[This saying of Alphonso about Ptolemy's Astronomy, that] "it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice."thomas carlyle