birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,
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Хокинг / The Grand Design. Правда выходит наружу.

     So which is real, the Ptolemaic or Copernican system? Although it is not uncommon for people to say that Copernicus proved Ptolemy wrong, that is not true. As in the case of [...], one can use either picture as a model of the universe, for our observations of the heavens can be explained by assuming either the earth or the sun to be at rest. Despite its role in phylosophical debates over the nature of our universe, the real advantage of the Copernican system is simply that the equations of motion are much simpler in the frame of reference in which the sun is at rest.

Возмущенные раввины уже были, а вот возмущенные сторонники школьных программ чего-то спят.
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