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heliocentricism

Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of heliocentrism.

Etymologies

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heliocentric +‎ -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

Examples

  • While orthodox scientists argue that 'cold fusion is impossible,' similar to the arguments against heliocentricism centuries ago, high school and graduate students in the U.S.,

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: YouTube John Dash and Apprentices - Live "Cold Fusion" (LENR) Demo at MIT

  • While orthodox scientists argue that "cold fusion is impossible," similar to the arguments against heliocentricism centuries ago, high school and graduate students in the U.S.,

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: YouTube John Dash and Apprentices - Live "Cold Fusion" (LENR) Demo at MIT

  • Because religious reactionaries have been on the wrong side of history every time – whether it be heliocentricism, evolution, abolition, desegregation, suffrage, etc.

    Think Progress » Religious right takes aim at Condi.

  • Galileo was told he could teach heliocentricism as a theory, but, until it was proven in a manner acceptable by the scientific community, there could be no change in Scriptural interpretation.

    Galileo Was Wrong!

  • Galileo did so, and his theory of tides as proving heliocentricism was rejected by the leading scientists of the day.

    Galileo Was Wrong!

  • But Raph is really at the center straddling both/all cultures, and it's a fair heliocentricism; however; it merely needs some independent commentary.

    Penguins and Puffins

  • Michael Maestlin (1550-1631) of the University of Tübingen was the earliest astronomer after Rheticus to adopt Copernicus's heliocentricism.

    Nicolaus Copernicus

  • In the first place the "purposefulness" of the movements of the planets is not affected in the very least by the question of heliocentricism.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

  • It's one thing to get evolutionary biology, heliocentricism, relativity et al well enough to grasp their elegance when they're explained to you by competent speakers and authors; seems to me it's quite another to work out natural selection's role in natural history in the bowels of a survey ship plying the Pacific while musing on finches and animal husbandry, to take precise observations of the tracks of the planets in the night sky and work out Kepler's laws and each bodies' orbital elements--all while working in a world whose reaction to your insights could well be hostile--to assemble all the odd bits and pieces of data that point that way and make the leap, when no one else has quite put it all together or, at least, not quite so well yet.

    the age of enlightenment, indeed

  • "This clown is still ticked off about heliocentricism.

    News from www.pantagraph.com

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