Science.-Copernicus was born 548 years ago. Eight quotes from his thought

MADRID, 19 (EUROPA PRESS) –

This February 19 marks the 548th anniversary of the birth, in 1473, of the Polish astronomer Nicolás Copernicus, who formulated the heliocentric theory: it is the Earth that circles the Sun, not the other way around.

Copernicus spent about twenty-five years working on the development of his model of the universe. At that time it was difficult for scientists to accept it, since it was a real revolution. His view of the world can be summarized in the following chosen quotes:

– “First of all, we must know that the universe is spherical”.

– “As sitting on a royal throne, the Sun governs the family of planets that revolve around it.”

– “Know that we know what we know and know that we do not know what we do not know; that is true knowledge.”

– “The Universe has been forged for us by a supremely good and ordered Creator.”

– “The sky of the fixed stars is the highest of all that is visible.”

– “I’m not so in love with my own opinions to ignore what others might think of them.”

– “It is possible that the things that I am saying now are dark, but they will be clarified in the place that corresponds to them.

– “The movement of the Earth alone is enough to explain so many apparent inequalities in the heavens”.

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