Peters, "Tautology in Evolution and Ecology," American Naturalist, (1976) Vol. Because the orbits are elliptical, they have a tendency to be interlocking.
Each one is a circular ball composed of billions upon billions of stars, each with its own orbit.
"I argue that the theory of evolution' does not take predictions, so far as ecology is concerned, but is instead a logical formula which can be used only to classify empiricisms [theories] and to show the relationships which such a classification implies . these theories are actually tautologies and, as such, cannot make empirically testable predictions. Evidence indicates that each of these giant packs of stars is moving in a certain direction.
44 AD-Pomponius Mela authors — three volumes describing the "known" world, including fabulous creatures and peoples in distant lands. 50-Roman army surgeon Dioscorides compiles information on medicinal plants that will survive as a trusted resource for centuries in the form of . 78-Pliny the Elder publishes a 37-volume natural history encyclopedia.
It is concluded that the fundamental tenets of plate tectonics might be wrong.
The idea of large-scale continental drift has been around for some 200 years, but the first detailed theory was proposed by Alfred Wegener in 1912.
Containing both accurate and inaccurate information, it will become the basis of many scientific disciplines.
150-The physician Galen travels from Turkey to Alexandria to study anatomy.