Johannes Kepler - Measure Quotes
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That astronomer well performs his office who predicts with the greatest measure of approximation the motions and situations of the stars: but he does better and is held worthy of the greater praise who in addition to this furnishes us with true opinions concerning the form of the world.
The earth is the sphere, the measure of all; round it describe a dodecahedron; the sphere including this will be Mars. Round Mars describe a tetrahedron; the sphere including this will be Jupiter. Describe a cube round Jupiter; the sphere including this will be Saturn. Now, inscribe in the earth an icosahedron, the sphere inscribed in it will be Venus: inscribe an octahedron in Venus: the circle inscribed in it will be Mercury.