November 19, 2010

Messin' with Kepler

Buona sera. Time for a silly little post after the serious stuff.

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a great astronomer, yes? He was also a Christian, and considered science as "thinking God's thoughts after him".

That gets me to wondering about critics. No, not the ones who are paid to give their views on cinema, the arts, books or whatever. I mean the mouthy children who live to criticize others. 

One "critic" in particular claims that his Weblog is "my thoughts". I suggest that perhaps he could take a cue from Kepler, make a rearrangement, can call it, "Thinking Bob's thoughts after him".

Yes, yes I do think I'm funny! Arrivederci.


Darryl said...

argh... I am a huge Kepler fan... his laws of planetary motion laid the groundwork for Isaac Newton to do his thing... lol... that being said, I cannot help but wonder, where we would be today, without integral calculus (Newton) which is very useful in projectile distance calculations... lulz.

Darryl said...

obtw... I was especially fond of Kepler's "Epitome of Copernican Astronomy"

Bob Sorensen said...

I wonder where Newton would have been without Tycho Brahe or Galileo. One builds on the work of the predecessor, and the ones that come after often magnify the greatness of their predecessors.

Not bad for not having had my morning coffee yet, huh?

Anonymous said...

Your next comment supports my comment. We're building each other up. Must be a Biblical principle in there somewhere...

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