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- Description is exactly "Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican" remains one of the most significant books in the history of science. Controversy arose over Galileo's proof of the Copernican cosmology, which placed the sun, not the Earth, at the center of the solar system. This contradicted the biblical statement in Joshua 10:13 that God had made the sun stand still in the sky over the earth. Prohibited in 1634 this work remained on the <em>Index</em> until 1824."