The final part of my two-part series “Copernicus, Interrupted” is now up at Biologos.org. The series looks at the delay in the reception of Copernican heliocentrism and compares it to the delay evangelicals have in accepting evolution. You can read part 1 here.
Today, Protestant students in the classroom may not know Copernicus’ name or even what he is known for, but they generally assume the truth of his assertions. So how do we get a sense for the pulse of the intellectual world of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries and account for the gradual changes in the public perception of Copernicus? Read the entire post here….