If people in the past used to think the sun revolved around the earth, then what exactly was a year to them? Or did they know the earth spins on its own axis and adjusted the model movement of the sun to fit a year?
No that's not my point, what I'm saying is that people at this time knew exactly or roughly how long it took earth to revolve once around the sun, what model of the "solar" system did they conceive? was the earth in the center yet it spins every 24 houts and the sun takes 365 days or so to revolve once around it while the planets apparently circle the sun unlike the moon? How did that make sense to them?
Measuring the year by its seasons is a filthy peasants practice, I'm discussing scholar knowledge here gentlemen.
>people of the past
THAT IS HOW THEY DID IT YOU DUMB NIGGER.
They were not fucking scholars. The best of them were still wife beaters and witch hunters you retarded mongoloid piece of shit.
It's completely irrelevant whether the sun orbits you or you orbit the sun to measure the amount of days it takes for the cycle to repeat itself you twat
for all we fucking know, the solar system is an illusion and earth is actually on a conveyor belt that makes it go past 300 different suns in a year, but it still takes 365 days for us to get back the original ones that were making winter so it doesnt fucking matter
>It's completely irrelevant
>it doesnt fucking matter
If you don't care then why are you here? Just because people don't care why the model works as long as it works doesn't mean there weren't some other more intelligent people who cared immensely.
The Earth in the Ptolemic system did not move and it wasn't dead center of everything either. The planets and the sun moved like they were fixed to rotating discs which were themselves moving in great off-center circles around the Earth. Ptolemy had it all set up so that the timing of the sun's movements jived with the seasons pretty well.