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Re: [Marxism] Bush, Giordano Bruno, and burning stakes

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Subject: Re: [Marxism] Bush, Giordano Bruno, and burning stakes
From: Les Schaffer <schaffer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:16:17 -0400
Delivery-date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 18:16:52 -0600
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Mark Lause wrote:

In many ways, it was
one of those really bad ideas that actually spurred exploration and
"progress."


Pannekoek -- in his History of Astronomy -- makes a similar argument for
the place of astrology in the early development of astronomical theory.
astrology practice required charts of the heavens, and it was in the
practice of charting the heavens that modern astronomy theory was born.

les schaffer




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