Dear CF readers, contributors, and admins,
As I'm starting to follow the trails of Simons astronomical research, I find many interesting things. I am however reluctant to clutter up Simon's Tychos threads with them. Would it be a good idea if we set up a separate thread where astronomy in general could be discussed?
It's fascinating to look back at historical records and try to figure out what's been going on. However some are in Latin and not translated, which is a shame and of course makes it harder. Ricciolis Almagestum novum (Bologna, 1651) is a particularly interesting book. Here's brief presentation of it:
http://astronomy.edwardworthlibrary.ie/ ... ar-system/
It seems like this book and Ricciolis modified Tychonian system were the most accepted ones during the 18th century.
I can imagine something like this has transpired historically regarding the big questions in astronomy along with man's increased knowledge and improved tools for observations and experiments:
- Geometry is discovered, and by looking at the shadows cast by the sun and measuring the difference depending on location. we figure out the Earth is spherical and calculate its diameter very accurately. A Solar System model were our spherical Earth is stationary (not rotating or revolving) is conceived and named the Ptolemaic model.
- The telescope is invented, and by observing other planets the spherical shape of earth is confirmed, but more importantly the idea that Earth is stationary, in the sense that all other celestial bodies (stars and planets) revolve around it, becomes implausible since it is observed that other planets are rotating and that some of them (Venus and Mercury) are revolving around the Sun. Because of this the 2000 years standing Ptolemaic model is discarded.
Late 18th and the 19th century
- For reasons unknown, the Copernican model eventually becomes the victorious one out of the competing models that incorporates a rotating Earth. Keplers and Newtons ideas of celestial bodies having elliptical orbits is implausible and unprovable, but non the less become and are still accepted in today's astronomy. The problems that cannot be solved within the Copernican model, for example the Precession and Mars irregular close passages, are ignored or explained away.
- Man's knowledge expands further and new tools for observations and experiments are developed. This provides new evidence that the Copernican model is incorrect. For example Mercury's orbit is not reconcilable with it and the Michelson-Morley experiment proves that Earth is not moving at about one hundred thousand kilometres per hour around the Sun as required by the Copernican model. However this does not lead to a revision of astronomers view of the solar system. Instead much of experimentally verified physics are explained away by "Relativity", "Quantum mechanics" and pseudo mathematics. These ideas become generally accepted without observational or experimental proof. Just as Keplers and Newtons implausible elliptical orbits. On top of that, with the help of new means of mass communication or rather mass deception, the world is thrown into a quasi-religion with alleged Space travel and Atomic Bombs.
- An independent researcher from Rome - Simon Shack, spends five years unfunded to go through all available historical data and finds that the Copernican model indeed is impossible and on top of that finds the missing piece of the mostly correct Tychonic and semi-Tychonic models - The PVP-orbit. He humbly names his new model "The TYCHOS" and publishes a book.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-shack/th ... 42858.html
Since I with the help of this forum, new friends and many hours of reading, thinking and discussing the matter, have developed the ability of reasoning on these subjects, I'm confident that the world will come to their senses on this quite important issue and understand that TYCHOS currently is the only model of our Solar System that is in accordance with observations and experiments. What worries me however, is that this will take a long time. It's been said that science makes progress one tombstone at a time. Let's hope and work for a change of this with the new and old means of communications available to us.
All the best and may The TYCHOS prevail /Patrik