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analysed into right-and-left apparatus arm and back Astronomical circle Copernican Copernicus Copernicus's frame curve description refer differ according different directions different motions discovery distance and duration earth earth's motion earth's orbital motion Einstein's electrical forces eliminate ellipse epicycles equal lengths equal tracks experimental evidence external world FitzGerald contraction four dimensions four-dimensional world frame fits frame of space geocentric outlook heavenly bodies human element inches light light-journeys loop Michelson-Morley experiment miles a second Minkowski mode molecules moving rod mystery natural simplicity objects observers with different ourselves partition phenomena planet point of view position Ptolemaic system Ptolemy's frame purely terrestrial appanage realize relativity theory result right angle scheme of nature Scientific Thought simple solar observer solar system solid chair space-time frame spheres standpoint statement stratum supposed terrestrial observer THEORY OF RELATIVITY things three-dimensional chair transverse turned two-dimensional picture universe unsuspected up-and-down velocity vertical view-point world of events world of four