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heliocentric

[¦hē·lē·ō¦sen·trik]
(astronomy)
Relative to the sun as a center.
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This, of course, is the element which some scholars have exaggerated into 'sun-worship', although such an exaggeration may be a way of explaining the persuasive force in Kepler's mind of the just mentioned theological argument for terrestrial heliocentricity.
Recognized by scientists all over the world as the key organizing principle in biology, comparable to gravity in physics and heliocentricity in astronomy and solidly confirmed by every branch of earth science and biology since Charles Darwin first advanced it in 1864, evolution has come under increasing, and increasingly successful, attack from Christian fundamentalists.
23) For in works such as his De l'infinito, written and published in London in 1584, and his De immenso et innumerabilibus, published in Frankfurt in 1591, Bruno had been the first to expand Copernican heliocentricity in terms of an infinite universe containing an infinite number of worlds.
The reference to Ptolemy's old book (see 140) was not accidental, for Riccioli rejected heliocentricity and insisted on an Earth-centered astronomy a full century after Copernicus's book had been published.