The Copernican/cosmological Principle:
The Copernican Principle states that we are not privileged observers/Earth is in no special location.
This is false; it has been scientifically falsified.
The Earth is aligned with the largest scale structure in the universe: the cosmic microwave background itself.
This is no longer a supposition, or a possibility.
It is a scientific fact.
The Copernican Principle lies at the very heart of modern cosmology- all of modern cosmology is based on this assumption, which has been observationally falsified.
The cosmological principle is a generalization of the Copernican Principle, and states that there are no privileged observers/no special locations.
Another way of saying this is that there is no up, down, left, or right in the cosmos.
Another way of saying this is that the universe must be isotropic (must look about the same in all directions) and homogeneous (must look about the same in all directions no matter where you are looking from).
This is false; it has been observationally falsified.
There exists a preferred direction in space; the so-called "Axis of Evil".
A coordinate system can be constructed based on this Axis, which yields an up, a down, a left, a right.
The special direction in space is not just any direction......
It is a special direction which is aligned with the ecliptic and equinoxes of Earth.
Lawrence Krauss wrote, back in 2006:
“But when you look at CMB map, you also see that the structure that is observed, is in fact, in a weird way, correlated with the plane of the earth around the sun. Is this Copernicus coming back to haunt us? That's crazy. We're looking out at the whole universe. There's no way there should be a correlation of structure with our motion of the earth around the sun — the plane of the earth around the sun — the ecliptic. That would say we are truly the center of the universe.”
Krauss recently stated, before the Planck release, that he thought the alignments were wrong.