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17 July, 22:05

The beginning of modern astronomy can be traced back to Nicolaus Copernicus and his book, On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres. What theory did Copernicus promote in this book, which was in conflict with the teachings of the Catholic Church?

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  1. 17 July, 23:29
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    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who issued forth the theory that the Sun is at stationed near the center of the Universe, and that the Earth, spinning on its axis once daily, revolves annually around the Sun. The heliocentric system.

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    The Theory

    In the theory he stated:

    There is no center in the Universe. The Earth's center us not the center of the Universe. The center of the universe is near the sun. The rotation of the Earth accounts for the apparent daily rotations of the stars.

    The Catholic Church

    The teachings of the catholic church opposed this theory as it was against its teachings and the teachings found in the Bible about the beginning of creation.
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