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Ptolemy’s Revenge

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2154 years after being written, and 464 years after being rendered obsolete by Copernicus, the Ptolemaic System is coming back with a vengeance, masquerading as Garrett Lisi’s Theory of Everything

Written by omnologos

2007/Nov/18 at 17:12:41

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  1. Sweet blog!

    Thanks for the comments!

    -Eric Palmieri

    Eric Palmieri

    2007/Nov/18 at 19:25:42

  2. Interesting connection. Thanks.


    2007/Nov/20 at 03:08:58

  3. The Ptolemaic diagram is about the planetary orbits. They may look similar but that is where the similarity ends. While Garrett is saying that the universe is based on the E8 lattice, and the figure is just its representation in 2D.


    2007/Nov/21 at 12:10:16

  4. Anand

    be what it may, we’re back to circles

    ps please check all the tags I have used for this blog


    2007/Nov/21 at 12:13:47

  5. […] forces of nature via the E8 Fractal — which at least some blogs are referring to as “Ptolemy’s Revenge” — would seem to suggest that a dialectical synthesis of old and new together, the […]

  6. I love Ptolemy- he is so cute


    2008/Dec/16 at 20:50:10

  7. It just shows that you have completely missed the point on Lisi’ works. There are no orbits in particle physics, there are waves that are called orbitals for the electron/neutrino/nucleous model. What you are saying here does not allow for moon phases, or for any Planet as it is. Change the way the Solar system works or otherwise change your self-serving correlations.
    Cheers, no hard feelings, just that you are Wrong.


    2011/May/05 at 10:32:45

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