Transcript for scene 52 of the video " The Incredible Experience vs Ice Age - part 1" by Rolf Witzsche  

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I was fortunate Kepler might add

"I was fortunate in what I did," Kepler might add, "because I had an extensive set of accurate astronomical measurements prepared for me by Tycho Brahe. I simply took his measurements, looked at them, and in the process of looking at them with the mind's eye it became evident to me what was really going on. Then, once I saw the answer that had evaded astronomers for 15 centuries, and knew that what I saw is true, I stood on the same ground that the slave boy had stood on in Plato's Mino Dialog, who had discovered the principle for doubling the area of a square, and could say in the end with absolute certainty that what he discovered is correct by simply looking at the visual evidence. 

 

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