In the modern era science has replaced religion as “the opium of the people”.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that very few individuals are willing to ponder the possibility that their deeply held scientific beliefs might be [in polite language] bogus balderdash.
The Genius of Kepler
The genius of Kepler is emphatically demonstrated by his Laws of Planetary Motion.
In astronomy, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion are three scientific laws describing the motion of planets around the Sun.
1. The orbit of a planet is an ellipse with the Sun at one of the two foci.
2. A line segment joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time.
3. The square of the orbital period of a planet is directly proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit.
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer.
Kepler’s analytical genius recognised organisational structures and functioning systems.
Kepler pointed out the presence of the Fibonacci sequence in nature, using it to explain the (golden ratio-related) pentagonal form of some flowers.
Field daisies most often have petals in counts of Fibonacci numbers.
In 1754, Charles Bonnet discovered that the spiral phyllotaxis of plants were frequently expressed in Fibonacci number series.
Mysterium Cosmographicum (lit. The Cosmographic Mystery, alternately translated as Cosmic Mystery, The Secret of the World, or some variation) is an astronomy book by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler, published at Tübingen in 1597 and in a second edition in 1621.
Kepler proposed that the distance relationships between the six planets known at that time could be understood in terms of the five Platonic solids, enclosed within a sphere that represented the orbit of Saturn.
Johannes Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion demonstrates the structure and rotation of the Solar System is fundamentally governed by the laws of fluid dynamics where planetary density is of vital importance.
The solution to a fluid dynamics problem typically involves the calculation of various properties of the fluid, such as flow velocity, pressure, density, and temperature, as functions of space and time.
And just as significantly:
Johannes Kepler’s Fiery Trigon leads to a greater understanding of the Great Mutation Cycle and the cyclical nature of Earth’s climate on a millennial scale.
Newton’s Mathematical Mendacity
Johannes Kepler’s Third Law of Planetary Motion  falsified Isaac Newton’s magically instantaneous “action at a distance” Law of Universal Gravitation  long before the irascible Isaac invented his mathematical mendacity.
In physics, action at a distance is the concept that an object can be moved, changed, or otherwise affected without being physically touched (as in mechanical contact) by another object.
Newton’s classical theory of gravity offered no prospect of identifying any mediator of gravitational interaction.
His theory assumed that gravitation acts instantaneously, regardless of distance.
Unsurprisingly, the bogus nature of Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation is clearly demonstrated by the “galaxy rotation problem”.
The galaxy rotation problem is the discrepancy between observed galaxy rotation curves and the theoretical prediction, assuming a centrally dominated mass associated with the observed luminous material.
When mass profiles of galaxies are calculated from the distribution of stars in spirals and mass-to-light ratios in the stellar disks, they do not match with the masses derived from the observed rotation curves and the law of gravity.
A solution to this conundrum is to hypothesize the existence of dark matter and to assume its distribution from the galaxy’s center out to its halo.
Nowadays, if you wish to believe in Isaac Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation then modern mathematicians insist you also believe “85% of the matter in the universe” is composed of an “invisible” and “undiscovered” dark matter.
Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that is thought to account for approximately 85% of the matter in the universe and about a quarter of its total energy density. The majority of dark matter is thought to be non-baryonic in nature, possibly being composed of some as-yet undiscovered subatomic particles.[note 1]
Its presence is implied in a variety of astrophysical observations, including gravitational effects that cannot be explained by accepted theories of gravity unless more matter is present than can be seen.
For this reason, most experts think dark matter to be ubiquitous in the universe and to have had a strong influence on its structure and evolution. Dark matter is called dark because it does not appear to interact with observable electromagnetic radiation, such as light, and is thus invisible to the entire electromagnetic spectrum, making it extremely difficult to detect using usual astronomical equipment.
The primary evidence for dark matter is that calculations show that many galaxies would fly apart instead of rotating, or would not have formed or move as they do, if they did not contain a large amount of unseen matter.
This is symptomatic of the modern mania for mathematics and the magically instantaneous Universal Newton that has no physical mechanism whilst also having zero ability to organise and animate a coherent system like the Solar System.
The more I appreciate Johannes Kepler the more I understand that Isaac Newton’s magically instantaneous Universal Gravitation is a scientific absurdity on a gargantuan scale.
Unfortunately, successive generations of mathematicians have abandoned the scientific method and have only succeeded in turning Kepler’s Gold Standard into Fool’s Gold.
Isaac Newton implied he had “seen further” by “standing on the shoulders of giants”.
Newton was relatively modest about his achievements, writing in a letter to Robert Hooke in February 1676:
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
When it comes to gravity it’s safe to say Newton saw no further than the Oozlum Bird.