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

  2. So…Copernicus was the farmer in “Babe”?

  3. So…Copernicus was the farmer in “Babe”?

  4. jake jake

    +2 for Carl Zimmer.

  5. jake jake

    +2 for Carl Zimmer.

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

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

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

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

  10. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  11. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  12. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  13. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  14. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  15. My first thought was “Spike Milligan”.
    Nicolaus Copernicus – worked out heliocentrism, wrote the Goon Show, and died.

  16. John Farrell John Farrell

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. Aaron Clausen Aaron Clausen

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

    After defeating the Nazis, of course.

  22. Aaron Clausen Aaron Clausen

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

    After defeating the Nazis, of course.

  23. Aaron Clausen Aaron Clausen

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

    After defeating the Nazis, of course.

  24. Aaron Clausen Aaron Clausen

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

    After defeating the Nazis, of course.

  25. valdemar valdemar

    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.

  26. Stavros- malehawk Stavros- malehawk

    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.

  27. Stavros- malehawk Stavros- malehawk

    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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