Copernican system

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(astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun

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The implications and repercussions of the Copernican Principle are far-reaching, but there is one important fact that no one should forget: the Copernican Principle is not a scientific fact; rather, it is a metaphysical assumption.
It is more or less folkloric that the Copernican principle is in conflict with Christian theology.
They proposed that the Earth was near the centre of a giant "bubble," or "void," mostly empty of matter, and strongly violating the Copernican Principle.
0001 per cent of all humans who will ever have lived" (117), which violates the Copernican principle rather badly.
1993: "Implications of the Copernican Principle for Our Future Prospects".
Quantum mechanics does not violate the Copernican principle that the universe cares not a whit about the human race.
But that scenario violates the Copernican principle, a notion near and dear to the hearts of physicists and cosmologists, including Caldwell and Stebbins.
According to Livio, beauty must embody three separate traits: symmetry, simplicity, and the Copernican principle.
In 1993, Gott used a similar viewpoint -- calling it the Copernican principle -- to estimate our likelihood of colonizing our galaxy and encountering intelligent extraterrestrial life.
Gott, an astrophysicist, used Copernican principles to calculate his prediction rather than extrapolating from geopolitical developments.