Recentering the Universe: The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton By Ron Miller
2014 | 92 Pages | ISBN: 0761358854 | PDF | 48 MB
For more than 1,000 years, the Earth was at the center of the universe according to established scientific thinking and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Defiance of Church doctrine could mean death, so no one dared dispute this long-accepted idea. No one except a handful of courageous scientists. In the 1500s and 1600s, men like Nicolaus Copernicus, Johanned Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton began to ask questions. What if Earth actually orbited the sun, instead of the other way around? What if the universe was much bigger than anyone imagined? These scientists risked their reputations even their lives to challenge the very heart of Catholic dogma and scientific tradition. Yet, in less than 200 years, their radical thinking overturned theories that had lasted more than a millennium. Join these bold thinkers on the journey of discovery that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos.