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1 Introduction

Innovating Construction Law


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Introduction

Introduction

In her 2017 paper, Margaret Radin1 wrote about the Ancient Greek Philosopher, Ptolemy (85 to 165 AD), and his geocentric theory which was to dominate how we thought about our place in the universe for 1400 years. Ptolemy spent many years studying the movement of the stars and planets around the Earth and was of the very firm view, and convinced others, that the Earth was the centre of the universe (the geocentric theory). There was one flaw in his grand plan – occasionally, the planets would not follow a regular orbit pattern and go off, on what a judge once deemed, “a frolic of their own.”2 That is, the planets did not follow the orbital pattern.

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