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T he Greek worldview  was the most long-lived in the history of scientific cosmology. Closely tied to  the pseudo-science of astrology, it continued from ancient Greece through medieval Islamic civilization to  seventeenth-century Europe.  Underlying the Greek worldview was the philosophy of Plato. He sought a deeper level of reality than that  accessible to the senses. He also pursued a simple theory about the universe which had incredible  explanatory power. The result was a belief in uniform, circular motion. This belief dominated the thinking  of many Western astronomers and cosmologists for two thousand years. T he task for astronomers  was to ascertain the motions of the planets. Sky-watchers in the ancient  Middle East, Central America, and China made many observations. From their tables of numbers, they  devised schemes to predict future movements in the heavens. But the explanations that the Babylonians, 
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