Hey Smartypants: Galileo Was Wrong!
Pssssssssssst! Hey Galileo. Suck it!
This seems to be the sentiment amongst a select group of PhD’s of the Catholic bent. While the rest of humanity thought this argument was put to bed centuries ago, it appears that the debate is bubbling back to the surface. Namely, Geocentrism. In other words, the Universe revolves around the Earth, not the sun.
Now, allow me to dial back the sarcasm a bit, lest I align myself with those of the Dark Ages who cried, “Blasphemy!” at the very prospect of an alternative to what they had always “known” to be true. Still, it is hard to imagine in this age of Space Shuttles and Moon Landings, Mars Rovers and Mir, Spy Satellites and Space Telescopes, that there could be any further doubt about our placement amongst the cosmos.
Not so fast sayeth the authors of Recommended Site, Robert Sungenis PhD, and Dr. Robert Bennett. In their thought provoking work, they claim that heliocentrism (Sun is Center of the Universe) is unproven, and that Geocentrism (Earth is the Center) is a far more likely scenario. Not just that we are the center of the Universe, but that we do not spin, do not rotate, do not revolve. We are at a fixed point at the center of the heavens, and the work of Albert Einstein, Ernst Mach, Edwin Hubble, Fred Hoyle and supports the viability of this claim.
Now, as I alluded earlier, this seems to be the Church’s fight, and those outside the confines of Catholic dogma aren’t really prone to agree. All of the basis for their claims are really sciencey (or pseudo-sciencey) and therefore over my head, so I will direct you to a further explanation here:
Interestingly, at a 1994 ceremony in Rome, before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope John Paul II officially declared that Galileo was right. Aaaawkwaaard!
If you are interested in learning more, you are in luck. It just so happens that the First Catholic Conference on Geocentrism is being held in November of this year, and for $50, you can attend. Here are the details:
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Hilton Garden Inn, South Bend, Indiana (near Notre Dame)
Registration opens at 7:45am
Conference begins at 8:30am & concludes at 10:30pm
The official Website for the cause and the conference is GalileoWasWrong.com, but try as I might I was unable to access the site due to the bandwidth being exceeded, which I guess indicates that there is at least a fairly large interest in the topic.
Another indicator of potential support for the Geocentric Model, is that according to a study carried out by Dr. Jon D. Miller, a political scientist and director of the Center for Biomedical Communications at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, “One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century.”
I don’t know why I’m so surprised by all of this. Truly, it should be expected considering my discovery several months ago that there exists… in modern times… and organization called “The Flat Earth Society”. I kid you not, my friends.