Categories Astronomy English Humor Physics Universe Ptolemy’s Revenge Post author By Maurizio Morabito (omnologos) Post date 2007/11/18 7 Comments on Ptolemy’s Revenge 2154 years after being written, and 464 years after being rendered obsolete by Copernicus, the Ptolemaic System is coming back with a vengeance, masquerading as Garrett Lisi’s Theory of Everything Tags Garrett Lisi, Ptolemy, Theory of Everything ← How to Be Right About the Climate: Always! → La Vendetta di Tolomeo 7 replies on “Ptolemy’s Revenge” It just shows that you have completely missed the point on Lisi’ works. There are no orbits in particle physics, there are waves that are called orbitals for the electron/neutrino/nucleous model. What you are saying here does not allow for moon phases, or for any Planet as it is. Change the way the Solar system works or otherwise change your self-serving correlations. Cheers, no hard feelings, just that you are Wrong. I love Ptolemy- he is so cute […] forces of nature via the E8 Fractal — which at least some blogs are referring to as “Ptolemy’s Revenge” — would seem to suggest that a dialectical synthesis of old and new together, the […] Anand be what it may, we’re back to circles ps please check all the tags I have used for this blog The Ptolemaic diagram is about the planetary orbits. They may look similar but that is where the similarity ends. While Garrett is saying that the universe is based on the E8 lattice, and the figure is just its representation in 2D. Interesting connection. Thanks. Sweet blog! Thanks for the comments! -Eric Palmieri http://www.ericpalmieri.com Leave a Reply to Manel Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.