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Within this series Steven Hawking explains the complexities of the Universe and the wonder within it.
Where did we come from? The history of cosmology from flat earth to Big Bang: Eratosthenes and Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Edwin Hubble.
Thinking that we are at the center of the universe becomes a natural assumption, though it’s our remarkable ability to reach beyond these obvious conclusions that has opened our eyes to the real universe. The idea that the earth’s surface was flat remained part of popular consciousness even at the time of Christopher Columbus, but the Greeks proved that the earth is round more than 4000 years ago. This first step away from the most simplistic view of the universe came thanks to the great philosopher Aristotle, who in the 4th century B.C. cited several arguments for why the Earth had to be a sphere.
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