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Geocentric or Heliocentric models of the Cosmos? It’s the Physics, stupid.

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The early Heroes of the Heliocentric Universe — Copernicus (1543) and Galileo (1632) — were pretty much entirely wrong about cosmology; in the case of Copernicus everyone knew it, in the case of Galileo nobody much cared. Kepler (1609) got it right and realised that that the issue was a new physics to explain the cosmos, but he was bat-sht insane. Moral of the story? Bat-sht insane is the way to go.

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