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Examples of progress due to the Copernican Principle?

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fletch-j
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Apr4-13, 11:10 PM
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Heliocentrism is a main example of how a physical law changed due to the Copernican Principle - that is, that we as humans on the Earth are not privileged or special in the universe.

Are there many other examples from the history of science where a major advance in the development of a physical law has arisen from an application of the Copernican Principle?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernican_principle
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Taxonomy and evolution perhaps


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