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Then our reward came: the center of the universe turned the corner and began to mend.
You and I, dear reader, are each the center of the universe in our respective opinions.
About the year 1540, the Polish Copernicus opened a still grander realm of speculation (not to be adequately possessed for several centuries) by the announcement that our world is not the center of the universe, but merely one of the satellites of its far-superior sun.
The Center of the Universe is an interesting combination of mystery and self-discovery.
Don't let this child go out into the world thinking he is the center of the universe and he can demand from other "just because" he's special, because so many people will break his heart.
(Wherever the center of the universe actually is, I hope it's marked with four-way stop signs.) Use this center point as a surveyor's pin to locate everything else.
But another alternative is that the Earth, our solar system and Milky Way galaxy are at the center of the universe.
ALABAMA (CyHAN)- Narrator (April Hobart, CXC): Before the telescope was invented in the 17th century, people thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. They thought the Sun, the planets and all the stars revolved around us!
Drawing from the anthropological discourse of the interwar period, Fore shows that if the "new man" envisioned in the figurative practices of Weimar Germany might seem at the center of the universe, he is in fact a prosthetic man: He has become a mere organ of that universe, which is now fully one of techniques and media.
Back in Aristotle's day (and he was no dope), conventional wisdom (i.e., his) placed the Earth at the center of the universe. It seemed obvious enough that all those celestial spheres carrying planets and stars in circles around the sky had to be circling the Earth.
In this accessible introduction to general and special relativity for students and general readers, Orzel (physics, Union College) explains concepts such as the Big Bang to Nero, a cat who believes he is the center of the universe, and Emmy, the dog who mastered quantum physics in Orzel's previous book.
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