On October 12, the World remembers
Around 1492, the year of
Well, Colombus did not know about his discovery of a new continent. He always believed to have arrived to
However, the Earth is not a sphere.
It was Isaac Newton who demonstrated that the Earth was a spheroid flattened by the poles. In other words, Earth is more similar to an orange than an sphere. This man was crazy about fruits!
Other people changed the geometry of their worlds as well.
In 1543, Copernicus would move out the Earth from its privileged place as the center of the universe and would put the Sun in it.
In 1609, Keppler showed that the planets’ orbits are not circles as Ptolemy had said in the II century but ellipses. However, in his ambition to find platonic solids in the planetary orbits, he would discover a new polyhedron: the stella octangula.
At the beginning of XVIII Century, new discoveries of planets and satellites would extend the dimensions of the universe, a sphere of a material perfect called ether, as it was thought to be in that time
In 1905, Albert Einstein proposed the theory of the relativity. In this theory, the human being would not only live in a universe of three space dimensions but in a four-dimensional universe being the fourth, the time.
Could the geometry of the world change more till this stage?
Well, actually yes. Mandelbrot in the 80s demonstrated that the simplest objects in the nature like clouds and trees are belong not to a space three-dimension world but to a dimension that would not be an entire number!
Can our world geometry change more?
Who is the next one?