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Oh yes, my friend and brother, your people have given this world so much knowledge,’ continued Aryabhata. ‘So have we, we from the land of the sacred river Ganga, from times immemorial. Your Master, Pythagoras, offered so much learning. He unravelled the mysteries of numbers. It is well known through the ages that he discovered a most profound truth about certain type of tricona, the triangle. It does not diminish his greatness, if I were to state the fact that our people had known this truth termed as the Pythagorean Theorem earlier.

Were they not moving in circles, the most perfect paths they could follow as Aristarchus had described? I gazed at the stars with concentration and listened intently. Did I see the faint glimmer of those lovely crystal spheres? Did I hear the faint harmony wafting from them? I wondered. ‘It is all simply beautiful,’ I whispered to myself. ’ The Luminous Loops I heard the sound of someone clearing his throat and saying, ‘Pardon me. ’ The sound had preceded its source, which slowly materialized, namely another person with white beard who wore an orange striped robe and a red skull cap.

Also, Tycho recorded the occurrence of a nova, appearance of a new star—actually the flaring up of a star—in the constellation Cassiopeia. So, the celestial realm was not immutable after all as Aristotle had proclaimed. By the way, the nova was actually a supernova, the 3 The Founders and the Foundations 35 stupendous explosion of a star, the remnant of which has been named Cas A. ’ I couldn’t help smiling to myself as I remembered my bathtub experience after discussing these matters once upon a time.

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