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Let us reason: In defense of mediocrity
Seargent, DAJ. 1995.  Facts and Faith 9(2):8-9, 11. CELD ID 6522

Abstract
One of the assumptions behind much of modern science is the Principle of Mediocrity. That's the unpleasant name for the principle that the earth does not occupy a special (i.e., central) place in the universe. Arguments in favor of this principle are rarely given, for most scientists accept it virtually as a datum. A few radical scientists such as Sir Fred Hoyle have openly questioned it, but for most it seems a given, and it is certainly presented as such in science textbooks.