The Copernican Revolution took a trajectory that would have made Copernicus do an orbit in his grave…wayward comets and and an earth displaced from the center of the universe, wandering in orbit through space trying to establish an identity…
…The nearest approach to a proof that the Copernican system ever received before the nineteenth century came from the telescopic discoveries of Galileo, published in 1610. He observed that Venus had phases, like the moon, as it should be if the Copernican system was true; that the earth was not unique in having a moon, for Jupiter had four;that the stars really were enormously far away, for they could not be resolved in a telescope, but that they were not so huge as people had thought, for they were only points of light.
Galileo crowned all these wonders by announcing a firm belief in Copernicanism, to which he even tried to convert a Catholic Church increasingly alarmed by intellectual novelties. In 1631, he published his Dialogue on the Two Chief Systems of the World, in which he clearly, although not professedly, espoused Copernicanism. The result was a clash with the Inquisition, and Galileo was forced to abjure his astronomical beliefs.
…So, Nicholas Copernicus made a revolution in astronomy by describing the earth as going around the sun, even if as a computational concept, and wittingly or not, these new scientific ideas pitched religious all religious belief into disarray openining the tide to a new breed of charlatan and heretic. Today, the standard education is that the earth revolves around the sun, proven by the stamp of science and to consider the geocentric model is unscientific.
However such education is also considered to be prejudiced and political based on Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity which effectively eliminated the idea of absolute space and absolute movement. Einstein asserted that, science in principle cannot conclusively decide if the earth stands fixed and still and the sun revolves around it, or the opposite heliocentric system…
(see link at end)…Second, it is vitally important to transcend received and preconceived ideas, and to overcome wishful thinking. In this respect, we are confronted today with a real paradox. Disenchanted insights based on Spinozistic or Darwinian naturalistic ideas are now so
widely accepted they have become like a new creed. Phrases such as “it’s all in the genes” have become almost commonplace, repeated everywhere from laboratories to supermarket queues. Surely something is amiss here? Have people come to accept the unacceptable and disenchanting visions that so frightened the contemporaries of Spinoza and Darwin? Can all of us now really face the truth that God is dead and that we are just complicated machines or organisms sooner or later destined to disappear without a trace? Or are these ideas giving us precisely what we want to hear: we can really do what we like, we are no longer responsible for anything. To paraphrase Spinoza: the idea of free will and responsibility may be scientifically or even philosophically misguided, but advocating irresponsibility or acting irresponsibly is inhuman or subhuman.Read More:http://www.hermandedijn.be/viewpic.php?LAN=E&TABLE=PUB&ID=1454