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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Faldoni, parts 2548 - 2551

 2548. But if you turn around and face the South, then the sun will be coming up on your left, and will be setting on your right hand side. I know this is obvious to you, but I just put it into this examination of Faldoni work, because I want you to notice that he had an Aristotelian conception of the universe, and not a Copernican notion the universe.

 2549. An Aristotelian conception of the universe assumes that the earth is the center of the universe, and it is a conception characteristic of the middle-ages and the early Renaissance. But a Copernican conception of the universe is indicative of a late Renaissance or Baroque point of view, in which the earth rotates around the sun, so the earth is no longer the center of the universe.

 2550. Today you can find an enormous number of people who claim that they know that the earth rotates around the sun, but they are lying to you, because they do not really believe it. In the morning they say, “The sun is coming up,” and in the evening they say, “the sun is going down,” and this reveals what they really think about the earth and the sun, and the interaction of the two.

2551. So, coming back to Faldoni, we could truly say that he had neither an Aristotelian or a Copernican conception of the universe, what he had was a Faldonian conception. Faldonian conceptions assume that Faldoni is the center of the universe, and everything is revolving around him, or his cell, he was not sure which.

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