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geocentric

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  • a  having the earth as the center

  • He had found historical thinking nation-centered, as before Copernicus astronomical thinking had been geocentric.
  • When Galileo peered through his telescope four centuries later and saw a heliocentric rather than a geocentric universe, the result was conflict between baffled theologians and .
  • Just as the marble hero radiating authority from a pedestal took its place in a geocentric universe ruled by kings, so the new sculpture seemed appropriate to an idea of the .
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  • A martyr for science
    For nearly all of human existence, the stars were thought to be fixed and unchanging in their relative positions. From the limited human perspective of earlier times, celestial bodies seemed to revolve around the earth. This fit well with religious beliefs, which insisted it was a divine plan that placed man at the center of creation. This geocentric (earth-centered) unenlightened view was so ...
    March 23, 2014 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review

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