Skip to comments.'Galileo Was Wrong,' claims geocentrist writer
Posted on 03/28/2006 12:09:01 PM PST by orionblamblam
Bible proves Earth is center of universe, author argues The Earth is at the center of Robert Sungenis' universe. Literally.
Yours too, he says.
Sungenis is a geocentrist. He contends the sun orbits the Earth instead of vice versa. He says physics and the Bible show that the vastness of space revolves around us; that we're at the center of everything, on a planet that does not rotate.
He has just completed a 1,000-page tome, "Galileo Was Wrong," the first in a pair of books he hopes will persuade readers to "give Scripture its due place, and show that science is not all it's cracked up to be."
For several years the Web site of his Catholic Apologetics International (www.catholicintl.com) offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who could disprove geocentrism and prove heliocentrism (a sun-centered solar system).
There were numerous attempts, Sungenis said, "some serious, some caustic," but no one did it to his satisfaction. "Most admitted it can't be proven." There's also no proof that the Earth rotates, he said. But what about Foucault's famous pendulum? Its plane of oscillation revolves every 24 hours, showing the rotation of the planet. If the Earth didn't rotate, it wouldn't oscillate.
Nope, Sungenis said: There just may be some other force propelling it, such as the pull of stars.
(Excerpt) Read more at sunherald.com ...
' Or, as Galileo famously quoted 16th century Cardinal Caesar Baronius, "The Bible was written to show us how to go to heaven, not how the heavens go." '
This should be funny, I'll have to download and read his deep scientific(sic) argument.
L O L
Fortunately for him, crazy people are protected in this country.
> Fortunately for him, crazy people are protected in this country.
Unfortunately for us, crazy people get to vote in this country.
The Earth is hollow!!!!!!!!!!!
I read it on the Internet therefore it must be true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Bible says so too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........
Isa 40:22 "It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in."
.......and we all know that the Bible is the literal Word of God!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets all get together and get this into our Godless Public School System as a viable alternative to what the Godless Geologists profess!!!!!!!!
Who's with me?
And now a word from the illustrious founder of the Hollow Earth Society:
Of course it could be a satire, like FSM and ID.
I think some of those people are Freepers.
I wonder what this guy's FR screen name is?
Unfortunately for us, crazy people are present on FreeRepublic and continually post Creationist/ID Threads.
That verse does not say that the earth is hollow.
But it's a whole lot easier if you drop you frame of reference on the center of mass of whatever you're trying to model.
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Sungenis is a brilliant man in some respects, but he has turned himself into a laughing stock in this respect.
I liked him when he was a mainstream Catholic apologist in his EWTN days, but this makes everything else he believes in seem silly even if he makes good points about undisputed core Catholic teachings.
Tell that to people who have to align inertial navigation systems. They actually depend on the earth's rotation to find North and East.
Ahh, come on, Sungenis, if you're gonna be a kook, why not go for the whole enchilada?
Interesting theory, but imprecise. "We're" not at the center of everything. I am at the center of everything. I call it my Karlcentric
theory absolute truth.
Do you feel dizzy? If so, that's because I just made the whole universe spin around me and my chair seat. Weeeee!
This has nothing to do with Intelligent design. And neither do the flat-earthers or other nuts, for that matter.
Also, the bible does not suggest this. It was Aristotle, who's teachings the Catholic Church intertwined with its doctrines.
A high IQ is not incompatible with being stupid.
GodDidIt cannot be disproved because by definition God can do anything.
Don't throw the cold water of facts on everyone's parade. They're having too much fun.
Apparently you haven't delved into the Echoes of Enoch!
This website was the source of the slanderous allegations posted against John Calvin recently.
Q: How many sorority girls does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: One. She grabs hold of it, and the universe revolves around her.
I am due for a road trip, though.
Uffda! 1000 pages of nonsense!
You've gotta just love the 1st Amendment.
I'm sure this guy'll be on Coast to Coast AM this weekend, with Ian Punnet.
The Earth may revolve around the Sun, but it sure doesn't look that way.
How does he feel about Evolution?
Please stop! I just ate lunch.
By someone of the same ilk that would discount the influence of the planets in astrology...
Yep your great great great great great great great ... grandmother was a monkey!
Or how about Global Warming?
Beg to differ. Inertial navigation systems start with accelerometers, which are sensitive enough to detect the earth's rotation as a rate of change in linear motion.
Cool! Can we go by way of the Pleiades?
Only if I get to choose the tunes.
I liked his books refuting the Protestant doctrines of Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide. They were written before he adopted this lunacy, at least publicly.
It does not rotate, it spins. We know this due to the flat earth society... 8-)
Is he by any chance related to Pab?
> This has nothing to do with Intelligent design.
An anti-science belief system based on religious belief, in response to settled science: quick, which is it? ID? Geocentrism? Democratic party policy?
What do you think Foucault's Pendulum is detecting? It's just a mechanical integrator of change in linear motion.
James Carville spins. The earth rotates. :^P
I don't know whether the Earth is at the center of the Universe or not. But i do know that the Earth is rotating. Try flying west or east and note the effect on daylight.
I'm partial to 'Highway Star' by Deep Purple.
"How does he feel about Evolution?"
Heck, how does he feel about the Mars Rovers?
And the pictures of "sun/earth eclipse" taken from the voyagers as they sped out of the solar system?
So either God is manipulating every Foucault Pendulum and accelerometer in the world individually, or there is one simple motion that explains the response of every one of these devices. I vote for the simpler answer. God has better things to do than mess with our heads.
This fellow would be right at home here amongst the anti-Es. He even uses the same language - demanding that scientists PROOOOOVE that the Earth rotates.
In a sense, the guy could be right. Movement through space-time is all relative, as Einstein pointed out. Okay, so say the earth stands still and the entire universe moves around it. Depending on your frame of reference, that could be a useful model. We often use it for astronomical charts. It's kind of like saying I didn't drive to the liquor store today, the whole universe moved and I stayed still. Egotistical, sure, but invalid, not from a scientific standpoint.
I haven't been able to oscillate in a 24 hour period since my last marriage.
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