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COPERNICUS, THE MAN, THE WORK, AND ITS HISTORY

@inproceedings{Hartner2016COPERNICUSTM,
  title={COPERNICUS, THE MAN, THE WORK, AND ITS HISTORY},
  author={Willy Hartner},
  year={2016}
}
To THE MODERN SCIENTIST, the primary criterion for the quality of a theory is its capability of representing known experimental and observational facts and of predicting new facts, unknown at the time when the theory was conceived. Of two competitive theories advanced to explain the same phenomena, that one is considered superior which yields the better agreement with observation and permits us to make the more exact predictions. The value of any theory is relative. The idea of perfection is… Expand
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