November 20, 2008
Researchers think they found the body of Copernicus. This raises many questions for me.
To begin, the article identifies Copernicus as the guy “whose theories identified the Sun, not the Earth, as the center of the universe.”
I’m no astronomer, but I’m pretty sure our sun isn’t the center of the universe either. The current thinking is that the sun is the center of our solar system. Apparently Copernicus died in vain. I wonder if his skeleton was spinning in its grave when it was discovered.
I also wonder what the researchers plan to do with his body. I recommend attaching a generator to his bones and then reading the Yahoo News report to them once a day. That should solve our energy problem.
I wonder if Polish law allows you to buy a guy’s skeleton if there are no known relatives to claim it. That would make a great conversation piece for some billionaire. If I owned them I would hang them from a moving track around my office so Copernicus always revolved around me when I worked. And I would refer to my office as the universe, because apparently that word can mean anything.