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
Neither natural ability without instruction nor instruction without natural ability can make the perfect artist. Let him be educated, skilful with the pencil, instructed in geometry, know much history, have followed the philosophers with attention, understand music, have some knowledge of medicine, know the opinions of the jurists, and be acquainted with Astronomy and the theory of the heavens.
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
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
It has never been in my power to study anything, mathematics, ethics, metaphysics, gravitation, thermodynamics, optics, chemistry, comparative anatomy, Astronomy, psychology, phonetics, economics, the history of science, whist, men and women, wine, metrology, except as a study of semeiotic .charles sanders peirce
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.
Herschel has noticed how the Stagirite obstructed the progress of Astronomy by not identifying celestial with terrestrial mechanics, but laying down the principle that celestial motions were regulated by peculiar laws, thus placing them entirely without the pale of experimental research, while at the same time the progress of mechanics was impeded by the [his] assumption of natural and unnatural motions.
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.
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
Does the evolutionary doctrine clash with religious faith? It does not. It is a blunder to mistake the Holy Scriptures for elementary textbooks of Astronomy, geology, biology, and anthropology.