The Copernican Principle has been misused to imply that Earth is somehow insignificant. That is a philosophical attitude, unrelated to the science.
As I’m writing this I’ve been reacquainting myself with physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who just won the year’s prestigious, $1.5 million Templeton Prize.
Think of it: Wealthy parents are bribing their kids’ way into universities where the ultimate mystery of existence doesn’t even get a hearing.
One myth is that the family somehow edited videos of Terri to make it appear falsely that she was conscious.
A fierce battle over a core principle of Darwinian theory has raged for decades, but you wouldn’t know it.