Nicolaus Copernicus Statue

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Near Collegium Novum - Old Town Krakow, Krakow, Poland

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Heliocentric Theory Feb 21, 2008
Nicolaus Copernicus - Mikołaj Kopernik - you know, the astronomer who proposed that whole heliocentrism theory which changed humanity’s view of the world, the universe, and ultimately life – anyway he attended Jagiellonian University (where I go) for four years. There is a statue of him near Collegium Novum.

"Of all discoveries and opinions, none may have exerted a greater effect on the human spirit than the doctrine of Copernicus. The world had scarcely become known as round and complete in itself when it was asked to waive the tremendous privilege of being the center of the universe. Never, perhaps, was a greater demand made on mankind - for by this admission so many things vanished in mist and smoke! What became of our Eden, our world of innocence, piety and poetry; the testimony of the senses; the conviction of a poetic - religious faith? No wonder his contemporaries did not wish to let all this go and offered every possible resistance to a doctrine which in its converts authorized and demanded a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed not even dreamed of." (Goethe)
Nicolaus Copernicus statue
Nicolaus Copernicus statue
Aquedita says:
The one in Toruń is nicer, you have to see it ;)
But probably I'm biased because Toruń is very near to my hometown :P
Posted on: Jun 03, 2008
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