Monday, September 13, 2010

Galileo Was Wrong?

Um, no.  There is a conference scheduled in November that wants to re-establish the claim that the Earth is the center of the Universe and the Catholic Church was right all along.  Notice that I said the Universe.  Not the Solar System, but the Universe.  This is going to be a cornucopia of crazy.  The blog, "Starts With a Bang," has a great take down of geocentrism and shows how you can prove Heliocentrism with your own simple observations of the night sky.


  1. As I recall, Galileo merely defended Copernican heliocentricism - he did not postulate it. However,he was nonetheless still wrong, according to this wingnuttian bunch. Galileo stood trial for his science, risking imprisonment or worse. I wonder if these pinheads would have that anywhere close to that sort of courage in their geocentric conviction? Side note: The eponymous Book of Mormon prophet wrote of heliocentricism around 4 A.D. While the rest of the world sees that as wildly anachronistic, and more consistent with a mid-19th century fairy tale, LDS apologists apparently cling to the theory that the prophet Mormon was, shall we say, way ahead of his time.

  2. Oh, and of course, the basic tenet of heliocentricism - that the universe revolves around our sun - is equally worng anyway. So there. Pppttttth.

    Crime Dog