Philosophy 167: Class 2 - Part 12 - An Alternative Reason Why Copernicus's Theory Should Have Been Preferred to Ptolemy's: Bringing Empirical Evidence to Bear on Scientific Questions.
Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-
Synopsis: Although there is no empirical grounds whatsoever for preferring Copernican Astronomy to Ptolemaic Astronomy, Copernicanism was accepted. This video concludes with an answer as to why. Specifically, the system was seen as beautiful.
Opening line: "I'm gonna give you a different reason for preferring Copernican astronomy, though."