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  • I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars.
  • Planets move in ellipses with the Sun at one focus.
  • So long as the mother, Ignorance, lives, it is not safe for Science, the offspring, to divulge the hidden cause of things
  • Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.

MisquotedEdit

The "shining in the mind of God" quote is by Kepler, but it does not seem to occur in Harmonices Mundi (1618). Rather, I find it is from Dissertatio cum Nuncio Sidereo (1610), edited in KGW [collected works] vol. 4, p. 308, lines 9f, as cited here, verified in the facsimile here, the actual quote reading

Geometria una et aeterna est in mente Dei refulgens: cuius consortium hominibus tributum inter causas est, cur homo sit imago Dei.

--Dbachmann (talk) 09:56, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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