Difference between revisions of "Heliocentric"

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'''Heliocentric''' refers to a model of the solar system where the Sun is at the centre of the solar system and the planets orbit this body.
 
'''Heliocentric''' refers to a model of the solar system where the Sun is at the centre of the solar system and the planets orbit this body.
  
Not a popular model during the [[middle ages]] as the [[church]] took the view of it contradicting their scriptures.
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Not a popular model during the [[Middle Ages]] as the [[church]] took the view of it contradicting their scriptures. The [[Vatican]] finally accepted this view in the late [[20th century]].
  
 
A modern parallel would be evolutionary theory.
 
A modern parallel would be evolutionary theory.
 
[[category:sciences]]
 
[[category:sciences]]

Latest revision as of 20:15, 11 March 2007

Heliocentric refers to a model of the solar system where the Sun is at the centre of the solar system and the planets orbit this body.

Not a popular model during the Middle Ages as the church took the view of it contradicting their scriptures. The Vatican finally accepted this view in the late 20th century.

A modern parallel would be evolutionary theory.