Thursday, November 20, 2008

Copernicus Update

Is it just my education that's lacking, or is there something seriously wrong with the second paragraph?

Scientists say Copernicus' remains, grave found - EarthLink - International News: "WARSAW, Poland - Researchers said Thursday they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton and hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books.

The findings could put an end to centuries of speculation about the exact resting spot of Copernicus, a priest and astronomer whose theories identified the Sun, not the Earth, as the center of the universe."


Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with the second paragraph. Prior to Copernicus, it was believed that the earth lay at the center of all things. To say otherwise, that the earth revolved around the sun, was heresy.

Richard Wheeler

B. Rehder said...

Are you referring to the sun being the center of our solar system, versus being the center of the universe?

Unknown said...

Yeah, but maybe Richard has a point and in Copernicus's day they thought the solar system was the universe.

Toby O'B said...

I always tell people that the place where I work in Times Square is just around the corner from the center of the universe!