Renaissance DBQ Document C
According to Ptolemy’s diagram, how does the universe work? Where is the sun (solis) in his diagram?
All the plants go around the earth. The earth is the center. The sun is the 5th planet.
According to Copernicus’s diagram, how does the universe work?
The sun is in the center. All the planets revolve around the sun.
The ideas of Copernicus were upsetting to the Catholic Church? What might explain this?
The churches believed that the sun revolves around the Earth, and it was upsetting to them to be corrected.
How might the ideas of Copernicus have influenced the way people thought about the nature of man and man’s place in the universe?
You look at yourself like you are less important and special because you are not the center of everything, you are not the only one.
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