Nikolay Copernicus

Nikolay Copernicus

Polish astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system of the world, philosopher, physician
I shall now recall to mind that the motion of the heavenly bodies is circular, since the motion appropriate to a sphere is rotation in a circle.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:58]
Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:33]
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]
Accordingly, since nothing prevents the earth from moving, I suggest that we should now consider also whether several motions suit it, so that it can be regarded as one of the planets. For, it is not the center of all the revolutions.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:06]
I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:47]

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