Talk:Nicolaus Copernicus buried again

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Contrary to what the article implies - Copernicus was never a declared heretic. Irish Melkite (talk) 13:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

In his times (XVI century), he was considered an heretic. --Diego Grez return fire 17:23, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Well the sources seem to be saying different things. The Associated Press cited above is saying:

Copernicus' burial in an anonymous grave in the 16th century was not linked to suspicions of heresy. When he died, his ideas were just starting to be discussed by a small group of European astronomers, astrologers and mathematicians, and the church was not yet forcefully condemning the heliocentric world view as heresy, according to Jack Repcheck, author of "Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began." The full attack on those ideas came decades later when the Vatican was waging a massive defense against Martin Luther's Reformation.

But BBC Mundo, cited in this article, says "un científico que en su tiempo fue considerado un hereje por su teoría revolucionaria" (a scientist who in his time was considered a heretic for his revolutionary theory). I think we should believe AP, as its report cited academic research. Benny the mascot (talk) 17:35, 24 May 2010 (UTC)