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One of the events that is highlighted in history is the alleged "Copernican Revolution". This is the idea that Nicolaus Copernicus 'corrected' the ancient astronomy of Ptolemy and showed that the earth revolves around the sun. Copernicus's theory was not completed until Kepler and Galileo appeared on the scene. And since that time, it has been argued that 'science' has corrected not only Ptolemy, but a view that was held by the Church at the time, that the sun revolved around the earth.

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Professor Sir Fred Hoyle was one of the most distinguished, creative, and controversial scientists of the twentieth century. He was a Fellow of St John’s College (1939-1972, Honorary Fellow 1973-2001), was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957, held the Plumian Chair of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy (1958-1972), established the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge (now ...more
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