Date: Wed Sep 17 2003 - 13:29:47 EDT
In a message dated 9/17/03 8:39:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Ancients used to explain eclipses and why the sun rises but could not make
> predictions. The essence of a scientific theory is the ability to make
> predictions and not merely give explanations, which is pure phenomenology.
I may be misunderstanding you but 'calendars' are devices that predict the
motion of heavenly bodies. If I am not mistaken the ancients even considered the
processional cycle of the earth when they designed their 'axis mundis.'
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