And Yet It Moves


Pythagoreans as the first to explain the apparent motion of the heavens by the real motion of the Earth. (Philolaus, Hicetas.) This would explain their secrecy: you can get stoned for that kind of thing.

Further Reading:

G.B. Burch, The Counter-Earth’

Paulo Casini, Copernicus, Philolaus, and the Pythagoreans’