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1. General Term: Heliocentric
Heliocentric A cosmology with the sun at the centre of the universe. Nicolai Copernicus (1473-1543) is the first modern to suggest that the earth moves round a central sun ( heliocentrism ) rather than the sun moves around a
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2. Divine Action Topic: McMullin, Ernan. “Formalism and Ontology in Early ...
belief” in the heliocentric system. What then of ontology? Certainly Newton’s system employed terms like ‘force’ and ‘attraction’, but with his rejection of action-at-a-distance, the challenge of finding an
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3. Evolution Topic: Darwin's Discovery: Design without Designer
between the heliocentric theory and a literal interpretation of the Bible, but also by the unseemly attempt to comprehend the workings of the Universe, the "mind of God." The configuration of the Universe was no longer
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4. Intro Topic: The Birth of Modern Cosmology
than the advent of the new heliocentric cosmology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Whereas most of the ancient Greeks and European medievals had believed the earth was at the center of the universe - with the sun, moon, planets, and
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5. General Term: Newton, Isaac (1642-1727)
a new view of the universe, heliocentric , constructed out of mathematically treatable particles, governed by the laws of mathematical physics, working in the fashion of clockwork. While this view of the world needs to be extended beyond physics
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6. General Term: Ptolemy, Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 2nd century CE)
(1473 - 1573) put forth his heliocentric theory of the universe. Related Topics: History Contributed by: Marty Maddox /CTNS Search for Ptolemy, Claudius Ptolemaeus (c. 2nd century CE)
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7. General Term: Scientific Revolution
hypothesized a Sun-centered (heliocentric ) universe with a moveable Earth. Further discoveries by Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) confirmed the second of these hypotheses, and added two other discoveries: 1) planetary orbits in the shape of ellipses,
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8. Intro Topic: History
three founders of the new heliocentric cosmology - Nicholas Copernicus, Johannes Kepler , and Isaac Newton - saw their new vision of the universe as an offshoot of their theology. Newton. in particular, was a religious fanatic whose whole
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9. Interview: 'Faith and Reason' Transcript
moving towards accepting a heliocentric view. And it is likely the whole conflict could have been avoided, if Galileo himself had been a bit less arrogant. The church was far from admirable in its behavior, and for the last eight years of his
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