The Copernican revolution was by all accounts one of the most brilliant, vast, and consequential of all paradigms shifts in the history of human thought - indeed, for Kuhn, it was the very paradigm of paradigm shifts. It was also one of the most complex, filled with paradoxes both leading to and unfolding from its dramatic concrescence in the 16th and 17th centuries. Two of these paradoxes in particular may hold special relevance for our current evolutionary crisis. Unpacking these may offer us unexpected diagnostic insights and help point toward a potential path through the great threshold of transformation humankind now faces.
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