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Examples of progress due to the Copernican Principle?

  1. Apr 4, 2013 #1
    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?

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  3. Apr 5, 2013 #2


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    Taxonomy and evolution perhaps
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