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#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th birthday: A man who questioned the rules http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/nicolaus-copernicus-540th-birthday-a-man-who-questioned-the-rules/ Nicolaus Copernicus has received that highest of modern day honors, a Google Doodle, marking what would have been his 540th birthday. Copernicus doesn’t come up in day-to-day conversations, but perhaps he should: He is considered the founder of modern astronomy and single-handedly changed the way we think about our place in the universe by positing that the Earth revolved around the sun, and not the other way around. He remains a patron saint to those who like to question the rules. And, let’s face it: The plots of sci-fi movies and TV shows such as ”Prometheus” and “Star Trek” are all the more f...