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Nicolaus Copernicus

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Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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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.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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Mathematics is written for mathematicians.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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For a traveler going from any place toward the north, that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher, while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


#due #earth #moreover #motion #rather

Near the sun is the center of the universe.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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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.


— Nicolaus Copernicus


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About Nicolaus Copernicus

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Did you know about Nicolaus Copernicus?

"After we had named elements after our city and our state we wanted to make a statement with a name that was known to everyone" said Hofmann. At that time there was no reason to accept the Copernican theory except for its mathematical simplicity [by avoiding using the equant in determining planetary positions]. His sister Katharina married the businessman and Toruń city councilor Barthel Gertner and left five children whom Copernicus looked after to the end of his life.

The publication of Copernicus' book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in the history of science. Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia a region of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. Copernicus had a doctorate in canon law and though without degrees was a physician polyglot classics scholar translator artist[better source needed] governor diplomat and economist who in 1517 set down a quantity theory of money a principal concept in economics to the present day and formulated a version of Gresham's Law in the year 1519 before Gresham.

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