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If you were to have by some sort of circumstances, been responsible for acts of genius by a person, who would that person be? i.e. Mozart and his musical composition, Einstein and his theory of relativity, etc.
At first I wanted to say Galileo, and then I thought of Copernicus, and now I can’t decide on anyone since the idea can’t really be attached to one person or era. It would definitely be the theory of Heliocentrism though. What would it feel like to have dedicated your life to religion and then discover that what the scriptures said, about an immovable and constant Earth as the center of all existence, was wrong? That everything you thought you knew about the stars and the sun was wrong? That maybe humans and this planet are not the most important things in the universe? That must have been the biggest “A-HA!” moment ever. It sparked the imaginations of so many brilliant people who grabbed the idea and ran with it. Physics, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion… everything was affected.
Happy 540th Birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus
Copernicus was a Polish astronomer, best known for his theory that the Sun and not the Earth is at the centre of the universe.
Nicolaus Copernicus was born on 19 February 1473 in Thorn (modern day Torun) in Poland. His father was a merchant and local official. When Copernicus was 10 his father died, and his uncle, a priest, ensured that Copernicus received a good education. In 1491, he went to Krakow Academy, now the Jagiellonian University, and in 1496 travelled to Italy to study law. While a student at the University of Bologna he stayed with a mathematics professor, Domenico Maria de Novara, who encouraged Copernicus’ interests in geography and astronomy.
During his time in Italy, Copernicus visited Rome and studied at the universities of Padua and Ferrara, before returning to Poland in 1503. For the next seven years he worked as a private secretary to his uncle, now the bishop of Ermland.
The bishop died in 1512 and Copernicus moved to Frauenberg, where he had long held a position as a canon, an administrative appointment in the church. This gave him more time to devote to astronomy. Although he did not seek fame, it is clear that he was by now well known as an astronomer. In 1514, when the Catholic church was seeking to improve the calendar, one of the experts to whom the pope appealed was Copernicus.
Copernicus’ major work ‘De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium’ (‘On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres’) was finished by 1530. Its central theory was that the Earth rotates daily on its axis and revolves yearly around the sun. He also argued that the planets circled the Sun. This challenged the long held view that the Earth was stationary at the centre of the universe with all the planets, the Moon and the Sun rotating around it.
‘De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium’ was published in early 1543 and Copernicus died on 24 May in the same year.
Pretend HeroesKEI feat. Megurine Luka
KEI feat. Megurine Luka - Pretend Heroes
And here goes the last song from Luka on the album HELIOCENTRISM. Not that fanatic into it, but it’s still worth to listen since it’s also good to keep you company on your trip.
In total, there are 3 songs of Luka in this album, and I like it all. I’m sure that the reason why only Clown / Pierrot known by the public is because it’s the hit single. Still, the rest in the album are also amazing.