Nikolay Copernicus

Nikolay Copernicus

Polish astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system of the world, philosopher, physician
Therefore, in the course of the work I have followed this plan: I describe in the first book all the positions of the orbits together with the movements which I ascribe to the Earth, in order that this book might contain, as it were, the general scheme of the universe.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:28]
For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:35]
The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:13]
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:44]
Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:40]

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