Nevertheless, the overall thrust of the paper is to offer a convincing argument against the position of ancient ephemerist
by demonstrating that "Krishna's divinity is not a literary after-affect" (p.
There are the hoarders and speculators and ephemerists
and dilettantes and completists; and, with the advent of the Internet, there are even virtual collectors.
After an overview of Copernicus between 1514 and 1616, he discusses astronomy at the crossroads of mathematics, natural philosophy, and epistemology; Copernican ephemerists
on hypotheses, astrology, and natural philosophy; reinventing cosmological space; reconceptualizing motion; a priori and a posteriori approaches to heliocentrism; the Bible versus Pythagoras; and laughing at Phaeton's fall.