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" Seduced by the illusions of the senses, and of self. love, man considered himself for a long time as the centre of the motion of the celestial bodies, and his pride was justly punished by the vain terrors they inspired. The labour of many ages has at... "
The System of the World - Page 369
by Pierre Simon marquis de Laplace - 1809
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Popular Astronomy, Volume 8; Volume 1900

Astronomy - 1900
...inseparably knit her name with that aristocrat of all the sciences, which "contemplated as one grand whole is the most beautiful monument of the human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence. '' AN HYPOTHESIS REGARDING THE SURFACE MARKINGS OF JUPITER. AE DOUGLASS. No planet presents such rapid...
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An Introduction to Astronomy

Forest Ray Moulton - Astronomy - 1906 - 557 pages
...some reflections along this line, near the end of his work on descriptive astronomy, Laplace said, " Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence." HISTORICAL 347. Wright and Kant. — A theory of the evolution of the solar system, and the much broader...
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Astronomy for the Man in the Street, on Our Solar and Planetary System

E. A. Selley - Astronomy - 1907 - 382 pages
...wonder, then, that astronomers are ceaseless in their exaltation and laudation of the noble science. Contemplated as one grand whole, Astronomy is the...noblest record of its intelligence ! Seduced by the illusion of the senses, and of self love, man considered himself, for many ages, as the centre of the...
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The World Machine: The First Phase; the Cosmic Mechanism

Carl Snyder - Astronomy - 1907 - 488 pages
...SUN ASTRONOMY considered in its entirety is the finest monument of the human mind, the noblest essay of its intelligence. Seduced by the illusions of the senses and of self-pride, for a long time man considered himself as the centre of the movement of the stars ; his...
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The World Machine: The First Phase; the Cosmic Mechanism

Carl Snyder - Astronomy - 1907 - 488 pages
...SUN ASTRONOMY considered in its entirety is the finest monument of the human mind, the noblest essay of its intelligence. Seduced by the illusions of the senses and of self-pride, for a long time man considered himself as the centre of the movement of the stars ; his...
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Richardson, the Architect and the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Building

Cincinnati Astronomical Society - Architects - 1914 - 128 pages
...Home of the Cincinnati Astronomical Society BY DK LISLE STEWART, President* "Contemplated as one vast whole, astronomy is the most beautiful monument of...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence. — Laplace. When Galileo, in 1609-10, turned his newly-made telescope toward the sky and found mountains...
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Trees, Stars and Birds; a Book of Outdoor Science, by Edwin Lincoln Mosely ...

Edwin Lincoln Mosely - 1922 - 404 pages
...built them into a system so wonderful and so complete that of it the philosopher Laplace has said': " Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...human mind, the noblest record of its intelligence." DETERMINING THE DISTANCES TO THE HEAVENLY BODIES These mathematic men have thoughts that march From...
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The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

Dennis Richard Danielson - Science - 2001 - 556 pages
...heavens declare the glory of God" were retranslated to read: "Astronomy declares the glory of man. " Contemplated as one grand whole, astronomy is the...self-love, man considered himself for a long time as the center of the motion of the celestial bodies, and his pride was justly punished by the vain terrors...
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Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution

Michael J. Crowe - Science - 2001 - 229 pages
...(1796) Astronomy considered in its entirety is the finest monument of the human mind, the noblest essay of its intelligence. Seduced by the illusions of the senses and of self-pride, for a long time man considered himself as the centre of the movement of the stars; his...
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Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics

C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither - Science - 2003 - 545 pages
...Laplace, Pierre Simon Astronomy, from the dignity of the subject, and the perfection of its theories, is the most beautiful monument of the human mind —...considered himself, for a long time, as the centre about which the celestial bodies revolved, and his pride was justly punished by the vain terrors they...
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