Theory of the Universe: Newton as a monkey | EUROtoday

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Is there life on Mars? Of course! Not simply vegetation and animals, however clever beings, smarter than us earthlings. A younger man was satisfied of this when, in 1755, he anonymously introduced a small, however not notably modest, work General pure historical past and idea of the heavens. Explained on 200 pages Immanuel Kant the event and construction of the universe – and thinks just a few issues in regards to the inhabitants of the opposite planets.

The farther from the solar, the smarter the inhabitants, he argues. The temperature drops from Mercury to Earth to Saturn, so the inhabitants of the outer planets must be product of a “lighter and finer species” so as to not freeze. The argument went that the lighter and finer the physique's fluids and the faster the ideas.