The Sun-centered model of the solar system was first proposed more than a thousand years before Copernicus.
Good news, everybody! Kate Mulgrew has issued a statement about her work as a narrator in the geocentrist documentary The Principle, and not only does she not believe its insane main tenet, she's pissed she was tricked into working on it at all.
WTF? A bunch of reputable physicists like Lawrence Krauss, and actress Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), are featured a documentary called The Principle, about how the Earth really is at the center of the solar system. How did this happen?
We know that the Catholic church has a troubled history with the idea of heliocentrism, but when did this history become history? What year would Galileo have gotten away with publishing his book?
Even the fiercest opponents of science can sometimes make brilliant discoveries...just not quite in the way that they intended. Like Italian priest Giovanni Riccioli, who in his zeal to prove Copernicus wrong unintentionally discovered the Coriolis effect 200 years early.