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When Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543 put the Sun in the centre, a depressing ‘ruling model’ was killed after 1800 years, and science, thinking and innovation exploded. I rate this event as ‘greatest’.

Are there any ruling models today, we may ask.  Well, I think the hysteria about global warming and the stubbornness in claiming a safe nuclear waste storage have grown to ruling models retarding progress and innovative thinking, and hence are bound to become executed by time.