The Copernican Center

 

Nickolaus Copernicus [1473-1543] Portrait, Torum Town-Hall, PolandNickolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance scholar and a catholic cleric, began the Modern Age of Science.

In his De revolutionibus orbium coelestium:
‘There is no center for the celestial spheres; the center of the Earth is not the center of the Universe; the spheres revolve around the Sun..’.

Before him, dear old Earth was the static center of the Universe [‘Geocentric’ paradigm].

The Heliocentric Theory [‘Helios’, the Greek Sun-God] found a new deity. The real center, it said, was in-fact the Sun.

Science as a Modern Religion began with planetary self-displacement.

Where we stand is not the true center. The Observer is not the unmoving ground.

 


But Science keeps replacing every displaced god with a new deity. It needs to let go, keep stepping back, to the absence of all centers, of any center, of the Observer himself.

Cherished, coddled views that are deeply conflicted are preserved precariously with strips and patches of facile assumptions, specious logic and authoritative bluster.

The Universe does not begin in a distant and cataclysmic ‘Big Bang’ but in a proximate and present cleaving, in an act of high-hubris. It is less dramatic an event than commonly portrayed by the Scientists.