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Giovanni Riccioli_Almagestum novum_1651_urania_fig14Frontispiece of Giovanni Riccioli’s Almagestum novum (1651).

Ptolemy lies prostrate at the feet of the Tychonic and Copernican models, saying “I will rise again!” He didn’t.  This was the book that Galileo was supposed to write.

http://www.tofspot.blogspot.ro/2013/08/the-great-ptolemaic-smackdown.html

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