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Thomas Aquinas and Big Bang Cosmology

http://www.nd.edu/Departments/Maritain/ti/carroll.htm

The development of theological implications of scientific work on origin of the universe.

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The Shapley - Curtis Debate in 1920

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/diamond_jubilee/debate_1920.html

The "great debate" about the scale of the universe and the nature of spiral nebulae.

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The Copernican Revolution

http://www.skyscript.co.uk/copernicus.html

Brief historical chronology of the development and acceptance of heliocentricity.

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History of Cosmology

http://www.jonathanbaker.org/courses/ay9/

A history of our conceptions of the universe from ancient origin myths to the frontiers of modern science. UC Berkeley course syllabus and lecture notes.

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As the World Turned

http://math.dartmouth.edu/~matc/Readers/renaissance.astro/0.intro.html

History of sun-centered astronomy, includes original work of Galileo, Copernicus, others

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A Brief History of Cosmology

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Cosmology.html

A review by David Wands of the development of cosmology, starting with the Babylonians.

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