The Copernican Center


Nickolaus Copernicus [1473-1543] Portrait, Torum Town-Hall, Poland

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. Let go, step back, to the absence of all centers, of any center, of the Observer himself.

Nickolaus 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.

Martin Luther, whose reinterpretation of Rome let loose the Prometheus that reshaped World Order helped publish Copernicus’ work, if I recall. One, a Catholic cleric, the other its nemesis, in a brotherhood of defiant ideas. I’ll have to fish my old files for the details.

There’s not much to defend in calling ‘Science’ our modern religion. What does your rabbi say about Climate Change?