Philolaus and Antichthon

4 Jun

So I thought maybe I’d talk about my favorite old school Greek cosmogony today.  It’s pretty badass, but I don’t want to give anything away… watch the video!

Also, yes, I know that Galileo didn’t drop balls off the leaning Tower of Pisa.  It’s just a good depiction.  Hope you like it! Let me know what you think! And as always, if you have a suggestion for a video, please let me know.

See you next Tuesday!  🙂

11 Responses to “Philolaus and Antichthon”

  1. deecrowseer June 5, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Even though it’s been disproven, I thought the idea of a Counter-Earth would make for a great sci-fi story… so I should have known that there’d already be at least three different movies with that premise! Ah well… none of them were comedies, so I might still have a shot…?

    • Loren Riley June 5, 2013 at 11:48 am #

      I agree with you. And if you write a comedy about Antichthon, I will absolutely buy/read it. See? You already have at least one fan. You should totally do it!

      • deecrowseer June 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

        Bless you!

        Of course, you realise that your comment constitutes a binding contract, right? You’re now legally obligated to buy the story no matter how awful/expensive it is! Bwaaaa haaa haa ha ha ha ha!!!
        Oh… my attorney informs me that isn’t true. Sorry. 😦

        • Loren Riley June 6, 2013 at 11:01 am #

          I should have made a stipulation: I will buy/read your story up to 80,000 words/$20. I MIGHT be persuaded to read more than 80,000 words, but I can’t promise anything. But hey, if I can get through As I Lay Dying, I think I can get through anything.

  2. arunagee June 5, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Never much liked Aristotle, even as a philosophy major 😛

    • Loren Riley June 5, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      That is so refreshing to hear. I don’t *hate* him per se, but he is wrong a lot. Mostly, I just think there are more interesting philosophers out there. He probably was brilliant in his own context. 😀

  3. authortombaldwin June 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    I always thought our boy Aristotle also got the number of teeth in a horse’s mouth correct. Are you saying he was wrong about that too?

  4. jaksichja June 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Absolutely fantastic—-I am submitting your site to

    • Loren Riley June 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Well thank you! I appreciate it. Now I have to just go look something up really fast…

      Oh hey! They look pretty cool! I am flattered. Thanks. You made my day. 🙂


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