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Describe briefly the clockwork of the heavens built by Giovanni de Dondi. Did this mechanism reflect the Ptolemaic or Copernican theory? What,

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Describe briefly the clockwork of the heavens built by Giovanni de Dondi. Did this mechanism reflect the Ptolemaic or Copernican theory? What, according to Bronowski, was its greatest shortcoming? What do you think is the value of the metaphor that the universe works like a clockwork mechanism? What changes would have to be made to make the de Dondi clockwork into one reflecting Galileo’s view of the cosmos
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The clockwork (Astrarium) was built by Giovanni de Dondi over a period of 16 years and was a
highly complex astronomical clock and planetarium which attempted to demonstrate the solar...

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