Dictionary » P » Ptolemaic



Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.

(Science: astronomy) Ptolemaic system, the system maintained by Ptolemy, who supposed the earth to be fixed in the center of the universe, with the sun and stars revolving around it. This theory was received for ages, until superseded by the Copernican system.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: Any other explanations other than Mutation?

... if Galileo had been biased by his "presuppositions," as you insist all people are, he would've gone to his grave still believing the Ptolemaic model of the universe. I'm glad we don't live in a world where everyone is as stiff-necked and closed-minded as you seem to think we are.

See entire post
by alextemplet
Sun May 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any other explanations other than Mutation?
Replies: 6
Views: 12751

The origins of Man

You are right that conquering kings did take the title "Pharaoh," but the Greeks in particular under Alexander and the Ptolemaic dynasty replaced the Egyptian gods and temples with Greek ones. When the Romans took over, they replaced the Greek religion with Roman beliefs. The ...

See entire post
by alextemplet
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The origins of Man
Replies: 68
Views: 45584

The Fiber Disease

... is not about proof. It's about accurately modelling the world. Scientists seek to come up with models that are more and more accurate, like Ptolemaic to Copernican/Tychonic to Newtonian to Einsteinian. You can't ultimately prove anything in science - that's what makes it work so well. Science ...

See entire post
by John Kern
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6265210

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,286 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link