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Copernicus -- as in: Nicolaus Copernicus
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  • Some credit Copernicus with creating a paradigm shift to objectivity that began the Scientific Revolution.
  • And Copernicus.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Copernicus did!
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • These would be the same who dismissed Copernicus and Darwin.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

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  • CYRANO: Copernicus Said….
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Outspoken scientists like Copernicus-
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But even after the discovery of the law of Copernicus the Ptolemaic worlds were still studied for a long time.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Where are the craters? I can’t see Kepler, Copernicus or even Tycho.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • BIBLIOTECA ASTRONOMICA Aringarosa had heard of this place—the Vatican’s Astronomy Library—rumored to contain more than twenty-five thousand volumes, including rare works of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Secchi.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It was written by the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who died on the day the book was published.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • On the right-hand wall of the vestibule, just inside the doors, there was a mural of the history of great ideas, beginning with a drawing of Moses holding the Ten Commandments, going on to Jesus, Mohammed, Galileo, Luther, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, and ending with Einstein gazing at the formula E = MC2.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • By this he referred to Copernicus’ statement that the earth moves around the sun.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Why does it always crucify Christ and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • Copernicus will be routed by Ptolemy.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Would you like to ban Copernicus from the classroom, along with Charles Darvin?
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Do you know what Goethe said about our friend Copernicus?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He read the classics of physical science: Copernicus and Galileo, Lavoisier, Newton, LaPlace, Descartes, Faraday.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • But Copernicus would not have written love stories scientifically.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Pythagoras[186] was misunderstood, and Socrates,[187] and Jesus, and Luther,[188] and Copernicus,[189] and Galileo,[190] and Newton,[191] and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Building on the work of predecessors such as Galileo, Copernicus, and Kepler, he laid out the principles of his laws of motion, the universal theories that tied the work of these great minds together.
    Annenberg Learner  --  Amusement Park Physics
  • Copernicus had no motive for misleading his fellowmen as to the place of the sun in the solar system: he looked for it as honestly as a shepherd seeks his path in a mist.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • They regularly petition us for retraction of Creationist theory, formal apologies for Galileo and Copernicus, repeal of our criticism against dangerous or immoral research.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The same Copernicus who concluded that our little earth was not—heaven forbid—the center of the solar system?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Copernicus claimed that it was not the sun that moved round the earth, it was vice versa.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Copernicus challenged the way people viewed the world.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • BRAHE …. CLAVIUS …. COPERNICUS …. KEPLER …. NEWTON …. As he read the names again, he felt a sudden uneasiness.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Copernicus also believed that the earth and the other planets moved in circular orbits around the sun.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • By that he meant that it was just as new and just as radically different from former thinking as when Copernicus claimed that the earth revolved around the sun and not vice versa.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • What Copernicus did was take the existing a priori concept of the world, the notion that it was flat and fixed in space, and pose an alternative a priori concept of the world, that it’s spherical and moves around the sun; and showed that both of the a priori concepts fitted the existing sensory data.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Ptolemy believed that the sun, planets, and stars revolve around the earth; Copernicus taught that the planets revolve around the sun.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • ] [Footnote 189: Copernicus (1473-1543) discovered the error of the old Ptolemaic system of astronomy and showed that the sun is the centre of our planetary system.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • From the time the law of Copernicus was discovered and proved, the mere recognition of the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that moves sufficed to destroy the whole cosmography of the ancients.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • To the defenders of the laws of Copernicus and Newton, to Voltaire for example, it seemed that the laws of astronomy destroyed religion, and he utilized the law of gravitation as a weapon against religion.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • So too, like Voltaire in his time, uninvited defenders of the law of inevitability today use that law as a weapon against religion, though the law of inevitability in history, like the law of Copernicus in astronomy, far from destroying, even strengthens the foundation on which the institutions of state and church are erected.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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