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"Tycho Brahe was familiar with Copernicus's world view, but the Church's men had had success with the backdrop against this blasphemous system, which disturbed the foundation of the whole Church position or that Martin Luther had put it," Who dares to bring Copernicus authority over the holy of?"

If the Earth was not the center of the world image was threatened throughout the established order, especially the auktoritetsidé which the Church built its power on. Tycho Brahe had discussed Copernicus's world with many, but had even as late as 1580-century not met anyone who embraced it.

He had himself through his research on the new star and the comet challenges the prevailing world view. Tycho Brahe lived, however, in a period of transition. Religion also had influence on his scientific work. In interpreting their research results, he often stated that the scientific results always have to harmonize with the truths of theology. In some cases nsåg he even that the Bible had the same authority as scientific observation. This setting was also clearly reflected in Tycho Brahe's own world-system.

He had come up with something that could be seen as a compromise between Ptolemaios and Copernicus system. According to Tycho Brahe was the earth motionless in the middle of the universe. Earth was the center for both solar and månbanan which fixstjärnevärlden. The sun revolved around the other planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

The stellar researcher at Ven came to a different conclusion than Copernicus was mainly due to Tycho could not accept that the earth was on it. His argument was not primarily to a moving earth was contrary to biblical evidence. Such a heavy body could not have the ability to rotate one round per day and not be able to circle around the sun in a year. It was completely against the laws of physics. Tycho maintained Aristotle principles in that case. In their arguments, he stressed further, that if the earth had rotated, a stone thrown straight up in the air is not able to return to the surface at the same point. "

Facts: Jönsson, Å Tycho Brahe - Världsmedborgaren från Ven. Historiskal Media 2004