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  •  Yes, but (0+ / 0-)

    I was under the impression that it never gained any adherents. Tycho was certainly an odd fish. Do you have any contrary information on how much of a dent it made?

    •  Tycho (0+ / 0-)

      We've probably wandered farther out into this esoteric argument than either of us intended, and past the point where I know the history well. At least according to Wikipedia, by the time of Galileo's trial most of the Church astronomers were Tychonians. At any rate, odd or not, Tycho was a very big fish.
      BTW, Googling around to check this history turned up things that would probably amuse you. One was a lengthy criticism of geocentrism by a creationist astronomer. It was amazingly erudite and closely reasoned, within his crazed context. He got many subtle technical issues right, until screwing up General Relativity.

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