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Why do you think it was so difficult for people to accept the heliocentric model in the 1600s? And what do you think was the impact of this model, once it was accepted?

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A nice exposition on the subject is at this web page:

http://www.chara.gsu.edu/~wilson/NSCI%203001-7001/power%20points/Copernican%20revolution/The%20Copernican%20Revolution.ppt

and there is also a short but clear text on the same at this web page:

http://www.scpub.org/resources/the-move-away-from-an-earth-centered-view-of-the-universe,14,MO,WL.html

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The expert determines why it is so difficult for people to accept the heliocentric model in the 1600s. The impact on the model is determined.

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