The world and universe we live in is what it is, although some folks insist on their right to believe otherwise.
Let’s be straight here: for example, believing that the earth was made in six days doesn’t make it so.
The reference to 1543 calls to mind the work of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish mathematician and astronomer of the Renaissance who startled the Western world by publishing his evidence (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium) of a heliocentric solar system—sun at the center, planets revolving around it. It took a while for that to sink in.
Full disclosure: Copernicus had nothing to say about Santa Claus.
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