002f895c.jpegCaleb Scharf, "The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities"ISBN: 0374129215 | 2014 | EPUB | 288 pages | 1 MB
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014
In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the... Origin from extra