Day: July 29, 2016

Why is the heliocentric model still attributed to Copernicus?

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For the same reason we don’t attribute the Atomic theory to Democritus (or Jain cosmology), but to John Dalton. Democritus came up with a theory that there are indivisible atoms of matter. Heraclitus that fire was the first principle of all things, and Thales that it was water. These philosophers were philosophising; what they were […]