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Nicolaus Copernicus

Our Triumphant March towards Humility

Boria Sax | Posted 06.28.2014 | Science
Boria Sax

It is odd how triumphalist rhetoric pervades campaigns against anthropocentrism. Every perceived strike against human exceptionalism, for example the Copernican universe or Darwin's Theory of Evolution, is presented as one more step in human progress.

The Other Scientific Revolution

Mario Livio | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Harvey's greatest achievement was the demonstration that the heart, arteries and veins were all part of one circulatory system, with the heart at its center. This replaced Galen's complex motion of many intertwined cycles.

Ron Sexsmith: Touring the Forever Endeavour

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, dig: If you're in or around Los Angeles, the charming, smart and hella talented singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith plays Largo at the Coronet tonight, the 5th of June. They don't like it if you're late. Factor in traffic. Get there.

A Heliocentric Google Doodle

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Technology

You don't look a day over 500, Nicolaus! Tuesday's Google Doodle, made in honor of the scientist's 540th birthday, shows the planets slowly and pe...