Destroying the myth about Copernicus and humanity

From: Ted Davis (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 10:59:30 EDT

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    The latest issue of American Journal of Physics (Oct 2001), 1029-35,
    contains a splendid article detailing a point that historians of science (at
    least some of us) have been tring to get scientists to understand for years:
    namely, that the old story about Copernicus dethroning humanity by moving us
    out of the center of the universe, is simply not true. The truth is closer
    to the reverse.

    Broadcast this to your scientific friends, who typically use this garbage
    to browbeat religious believers, a la Carl Sagan.

    Ted Davis

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