Monday, March 24, 2014
Astro picture for the day
ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope image
Note for the day: I've more or less updated or fixed the mechanical universe links. Instead of embedding, I just put in links. For some reason, I couldn't find the videos when searching for them through the blogger youtube search engine. I could have sworn I posted almost all the Mechanical Universe videos, only in order. The Mechanical Universe videos are not exactly in order of how science discovered things. For instance circles is episode 9. Circles should have been number one! Then the Mechanical Universe producers made two episodes about the fundamental forces; these should have been last! These are episodes 10 and 11 respectively. I'll go ahead and post those here just to make this a bit more of a thought for the day.
Mechanical Universe 10: Fundamental Forces and Mechanical Universe 11: Gravity, Electricity, & Magnetism
- Quote for the day extra,
""Let us come to Chaldean manifestations. In discussing them Plato's pupil, Eudoxus, whom the best scholars consider easily the first in astronomy, has left the following opinion in writing: 'No reliance whatever is to be placed in Chaldean p471astrologers when they profess to forecast a man's future from the position of the stars on the day of his birth." - Eudoxus, through Cicero, De Divinatione, book 2, 87