Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE

Emeriti Exile: 338-348 CE
Exile: 338-348 CE, Thassos, Greece

Monday, February 18, 2013

Emeriti Influence on Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

Nicolaus Copernicus exemplified the attributes of the Emeriti Brotherhood.  He was a "mathematician, astronomer, jurist, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classics scholar, translator, artist, diplomat, and economist."  Since he had so much in common with the Emeriti during the late 15th and early 16th Century, he spent many evenings discussing weighty matters with his sympatico Brethren.  Copernicus was clearly influenced by the Pensioncentric perspective espoused by the Emeriti, and one evening in a flash of insight, while partaking of a fine red wine and an exquisite cheese imported from Milano, he grasped the concept that he would later apply to his famous Heliocentric theory of the Planetary order.  Even though it would cause him to suffer the consequences of Papal condemnation, he advanced Heliocentrism and organized the basis of modern astronomy that would be developed and refined by Galileo Galilei.  Galileo also drank wine and ate cheese (from Tuscany) with his Emeriti colleagues and was also condemned by Church Tribunals.  It is speculated that the Church was less concerned with the science and more concerned about the fact that he was spending too much time with the Emeriti.
[Source: Emeritipedia and http://www.frombork.art.pl]

Applied Emeriti Astrophysics

Emeriti Space Hotel and Lab Module
Reflecting this early experience in Astrophysics, the BHI Space Lab™ was launched in 2009 as part of a joint venture with the Vermont Bed and Breakfast Association to assess the effects of weightlessness on The Five Habits of Effective Emeriti, while at the same time establishing a rest stop for future commercial space travelers on their way to nowhere in particular.  The Lab Library is dedicated to Nicolaus Copernicus and the Space Lab itself is constructed using a series of concentric rings in further recognition of his contribution to Emeriti Science.

All guests who successfully dock at the BHI Space Lab and Inn, receive a special anti-radiation Van Allen Belt Buckle that comes with a fine tooled faux hide belt for protection from gamma rays that constantly bombard the Module, since high radiation doses are commonly found in the synchronous orbit zone of human space paraphernalia.  Who knew?
[The Five Habits of Effective Emeriti is available from   Emeriti Press International, © 2008]