Copernicus and Impact oN traditional beliefs
Before Copernicus released any of his ideas people relied on the church for information and explanations of mysteries. People also used common sense to figure things out. People believed that since the sun rose and set on opposite sides of the earth, the sun revolved around us. It was their common sense. The church also taught them that the Earth was the center of the entire universe. Nicolaus Copernicus introduced his new idea of Heliocentrism to the public towards the end of his life. At first, nobody really payed attention to him and his new idea. But, with physical proof and his scientific evidence people began to pay attention and acknowledge his theory. The society went from believing that everything revolved around the Earth, to the earth revolving around the sun in our solar system. Scholars began to take into consideration Copernicus' ideas. They began to experiment, observe, and draw conclusions like real scientists.