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" If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. "
Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-on Guide to Relational Database Design - Page xxxiii
by Michael James Hernandez - 2003 - 611 pages
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The New Physics

Paul Davies - Science - 1992 - 516 pages
...of Castile and Leon, is said to have remarked, after the Ptolemaic system had been explained to him. 'If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking...Creation. I should have recommended something simpler.' some location, such as Earth. Because of the uniformity assumption, the number of stars in each shell...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...[King of Castile and Leon] 1252-1284 19 [On having the Ptolemaic system of astronomy explained to him] If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking...Creation, I should have recommended something simpler. [Attributed] Al-Khorezmi 780-850 20 With my two algorithms, one can solve all problems — without...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1993 - 1092 pages
...philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimac Rivers, "Sunday" (1849). THE CREATION 1 unism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy....(1893-1976). Founder of the People's Republic of Chi ATTRIBUTED TO ALFONSO X (1 22 1 -84), King of Castile and Leon. On hearing an explanation of the Ptolemaic...
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The Human Story: Our History, From the Stone Age to Today

James C. Davis - History - 2004 - 466 pages
...fastened to the globes, \\hen someone explained this system to a medieval king in central Spain, he said, "If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should ha\e recommended something simpler." In the early t5005, while Machiavelli was exploring politics and...
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Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began

Jack Repcheck - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 239 pages
...source for locating planet and star positions during Copernicus's time, to quip, probably apocryphally, "If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking...creation, I should have recommended something simpler." Yet, though Ptolemy's construction was significantly more complex than Aristotle's tidy universe where...
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The Universe and the Atom

Don Lichtenberg - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 328 pages
...was explained to King Alfonso X of Castile and Leon (1221-1284), the king is supposed to have said, "If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking...Creation, I should have recommended something simpler." 1.4 The Copernican revolution Despite the skepticism of King Alfonso and others, the Ptolomaic system...
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The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the ...

Strobe Talbott - History - 2008 - 496 pages
...things of surpassing greatness. HERODOTUS1 If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking on creation, I should have recommended something simpler. — ALFONSO x, King of Castile in the thirteenth century, known as "The Wise" and "The Astrologer"2 IN early June of 2000, as Bill...
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