Tag: Copernican demotion
Copernican Revolution Promoted Man’s Place in the Cosmos
In Copernicus’ day, the Earth was thought to be at the bottom of the universe, the “sump” where all the filth collected.
Recommended Reading: A Handbook of the Big Bang
Perhaps the publisher, Cambridge University Press, thought the title might help sales with a younger, hipper generation.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos Peddle the Myth that Copernicus Demoted Earth
Tyson insists the Copernican demotion story is redemptive because it saves us from religious ignorance.
Earth as the “Presidential Suite” of the Universe
“We can detect more than a thousand problems that had to be solved in advance for life to be able to develop on Earth,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin.
Science Historian Michael Keas on the Copernican Promotion
Myth-makers like Neil deGrasse Tyson think they have a superior source of human significance to substitute for the outdated, “childish” Judeo-Christian one