Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Copernicus

A student came to the Reference desk and asked for information about Copernicus. The librarian helped him find several books and journal articles. Later, the student came back, thanked the librarian, and said he had finished the report. He then said, "Copernicus didn't really do very much, did he?" The librarian said, "Well, actually he did a lot for astronomy. He completely changed the prevailing belief that the sun revolved around the earth." To which the student replied, "Yeah, but he was wrong, wasn't he?"

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