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  • Copernicus's Heliocentric Theories Of Planetary Motion
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    Aristotle vs. Copernicus Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shared with Plato the distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 bc, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (d. 3...
  • Copernicus's Theory Of The Solar System
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    William of Occam's Razor is the concept that when two competing ideas seem to explain the facts, the simpler is likely to be the true idea. Basically he feels that when something becomes overly involved, don't make yourself crazy by making a situation more complicated. Simplify your life and you will be happy. A simpler idea is not necessarily true. It is just preferred until more facts or data can clarify the situation. Also, the more bizarre and complicated an idea is, the less likely it is to...
  • Role Of Paradigm In Science
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    Paradigm - the unwritten rules in which we literally govern our lives with. When these rules are broken or violated we become uncomfortable. It is the need of every human being on earth to have direction and order. Without direction and order we find ourselves lost, confused, and even helpless. Paradigms are found virtually everywhere and on many different levels. However, the role of paradigm in science holds a very important position. Paradigm in science simply governs the ways in which you ar...
  • Nicolas Copernicus 1473 1543 Copernicus
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    Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473, he started his education at Cracow University. There he studied mathematics and optics. From here he went to Italy, where he was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauen burg, where he spent a comfortable academic life studding. Copernicus had some small hobbies while at the cathedral, he painted, and frequently translated Greek poetry into Latin. One other hobby that just wasn't small enough to be called a hobby to most ...
  • Copernicus And His Theories
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    Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543) Copernicus is said to be the founder of modern astronomy. He was born in Poland, 1 and eventually was sent off to Cracow University, there to study mathematics and optics; at Bologna, cannon law. Returning from his studies in Italy, Copernicus, through the influence of his uncle, was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauen burg where he spent a sheltered and academic life for the rest of his days. Because of his clerical position, Copernicus moved in the hi...
  • Catholic Authorities
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    Who Won the War Between the Theologians and the Early Scientists The early modern European scientists faced lethal religious opposition. During the debate between the religious authorities and the scientists, the religious faction was immature and barbarous. Over three hundred years later, the scientists have easily won the intellectual debate. The first tangle between the scientists and the church authorities happened when after the death of the Polish monk, Copernicus. He lived from 1472 until...
  • Copernicus Theory
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    Throughout history people have always looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe. Some just wonder while others attempt to solve this mystery. One of the people who had endeavored to solve it was Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus was born in the present day town of To run, Poland in February of 1473. While still a young boy, Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died. His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could obtain. This is how Copernicus...
  • Theories And Mathematical Proofs Of Copernicus
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    Astronomy made up the majority of the Scientific Revolution, and only a few significant figures made significant advances in Astronomy, while church dogma hindered many efforts to make sense out of rational theories that were opposed to the Holy Scripture. Aristotle, father of science, was born in 384 B.C. and inaugurated the first theory to make sense of planets, stars, and the universe in general. In the 16th century Copernicus, created a theory rejecting some of Aristotle's theory's principle...

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