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Re: Copernican Principle

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Posted by Harvey on November 9, 2002 04:50:46 UTC

***Actually, it's probably more a matter of reveling in the illusionary importance of humans. Ego, that's what it's all about. People just can't get over the fact that they're not the center of the universe. I can't really say that I understand it (of course, I guess I have more outlets for my ego than some), but I really hate it. People really need to look more into the Copernican Principle.***

I think what you are missing here is that humans are the 'center of the universe' when it comes to understanding the world around us. Everything about the world must be interpreted by us in order for us to survive and thrive in the world. If the Copernican principle aids in that regard, then I'm all for it as long as we don't have to give up more meaning than that principle is worth in that endeavor.

Warm regards, Harv

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