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According to astrophysicist Paul Steinhardt, which astronomer coined the concept which lies behind the word revolution?




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Answer: Copernicus

According to astrophysicist Paul Steinhardt, in an article about his concept of a cyclical cosmos: "This is a revolution in the grand historic sense - in the Copernican sense. In fact, if you think about Copernicus - from whom we derive the word revolution - his importance was that he changed our notion of space and of our position in the universe. By showing that the earth revolves around the sun, he triggered a chain of ideas that led us to the notion that we live in no particular place in the universe; there's nothing special about where we are. [Mootguy: No source backs this up yet]

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