Now, how does this 6th or 5th century BC writer know that the stars are as numerous as the sand on the seashore ?
How many stars could be seen in the 6th or 5th century BC night sky ?
Why does he compare the sand on the seashore with the stars in the night sky ?
Today we know that there are as many stars in space as there are sand on the seashore.
How did he know ?
Edited by Ove, 08 April 2012 - 02:57 PM.