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Arithmetic itself has a universal machine-like nature, as Turing (English, 19 12—1954) showed in the 1930s. By digitizing the laws of motion for numerical computation the differential equations for gravitationally interacting bodies define automata that compute the orbit for initial conditions written as decimal expansions (digital programs), in machine-like fashion. By showing that the forces that determine a body's motion are caused by other bodies that obey the very same laws of motion, and that the paths and speeds of both projectiles and stars must obey the same universally applicable and precise deterministic mathematical laws, Newton eliminated the opportunity for angels and demons to do any real work.

Kepler did not deviate from the Aristotelian idea that a velocity must be supported by a cause. Anything that moved had to have a mover. He was inspired by Gilbert's writings on magnetism and speculated that the sun 'magnetically' sweeps the planets around in their elliptic orbits, not understanding that the planets must continuallyfall toward the sun in order to follow their elliptic paths in empty Euclidean space. His explanation of the angular speed of the planet was the rotation of the sun, which by action-at-a-distance 'magnetism' dragged the planets around it at a slower rate.

Imagine tossing successive apples with greater and greater initial velocity, but with negligible atmospheric friction (and imagine that there are no higher mountains along the trajectory). The first apple is tossed toward Bellinzona. The second is tossed further in the same direction toward Domodossola, and the third even further toward Herbriggen. For low enough initial speeds the trajectory is parabolic and the earth's curvature is not important, but for higher initial speeds one must take into account the curvature of the earth.

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