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Body of Copernicus found

i-bc29be77e1ff6fb3a31aedb9496c298a-coper.jpgThe body of the man who started off the modern scientific revolution in the 16th century, Nicholas Copernicus, has been found and his face reconstructed.

Comments

  1. #1 Carl Zimmer
    November 20, 2008

    So…Copernicus was the farmer in “Babe”?

  2. #2 jake
    November 20, 2008

    +2 for Carl Zimmer.

  3. #3 Jeb, FCD
    November 20, 2008

    Is that Zefram?

  4. #4 Moses
    November 20, 2008

    Hmmm…. He looks like John Cleese, just one post below…

  5. #5 John S. Wilkins
    November 20, 2008

    It’s pretty clear that James Cromwell was born to play him in a film…

  6. #6 Bob O'H
    November 21, 2008

    My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.

    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  7. #7 John Farrell
    November 21, 2008

    Found? I didn’t realize he was lost….

    :)

  8. #8 Thony C.
    November 21, 2008

    The body of the man who started off the modern scientific revolution in the 16th century,…(sorry John can’t resist)

    No he didn’t!

  9. #9 Aaron Clausen
    November 21, 2008

    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

    After defeating the Nazis, of course.

  10. #10 valdemar
    November 22, 2008

    Pedantic bastard here. They’ve found a body buried near the altar of the cathedral where the astronomer-Canon worked, or served, or whatever you call it. DNA from the remains matches that from hair found in a book owned by Copernicus. Therefore it’s the same bloke – probably Copernicus, but maybe not. A suitable bit of uncertainty about a man who caused rather a lot.

  11. #11 Stavros- malehawk
    December 3, 2008

    I kind agree with valdemar although i fail to understand the use of the phrase “caused a lot” i would say and am indeed saying that the man discovered a lot without the intention to cause something.

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