Galileo’s great bluff and part of the reason why Kuhn is wrong.

Somebody recently linked to one of my earlier posts on Galileo and as I flew over the contents I was reminded of a promise that I had made there that I would discuss Galileo’s failure to acknowledge Tycho Brahe’s geo-heliocentric model of the universe in his Dialogo. This post also has a second purpose and that is to at least partially explain why I don’t accept Thomas Kuhn’s concept of the paradigm shift in the history of science.(…)

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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