The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You
Let’s look at another example of predictions and data and how far some will go to ignore the data. For this we once again go back to Aristotle and his geocentric model of the universe revolving around the earth. This model lasted for more than a thousand years until Copernicus.
Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and priest who in 1515 questioned this geocentric view and proposed that the earth was just another planet revolving around the sun. He didn’t publish his theory until 1543 and it wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms. In fact Italian scientist Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for teaching, among other heretical ideas, Copernicus’ heliocentric view of the Universe.
It wasn’t until Galileo used his telescope in 1610 that the evidence tipped to support Copernicus. Even with this there were still those who didn’t want to accept the new data. Galileo wasn’t killed but he was tried for heresy and put under house arrest for life. But the ball was rolling already.
Around the same time a German mathematician named Kepler was calculating the orbits of the planets around the sun. His calculations created the math to prove that the orbits were actually elliptical and created the three laws of planetary motion that are still used today. Then finally in 1687 building on Kepler’s laws Newton explained why the planets moved around the sun and ended Aristotle’s geocentric view with gravity.
Following the lead of these scientists by building on the questions and experiments of others before us we too continue to question what we think we know. At Shinobi Science we combine this process with an understanding of gravity to create our Shinobi formula of ninpo taijutsu.
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