“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”- Albert Einstein
I recently completed reading a book titled: “Geocentrism 101,” authored by Dr. Robert Sungenis, a PhD. in Theology and Religious Studies from George Washington University, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Calamus International University. Dr. Robert Bennett is a contributing co-author, who holds a doctorate degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, and provides the technical and mathematical explanation of the various arguments for Geocentrism. As one would gather from the title, it is a text-book; which is recommended for high school, college and adult. It is a layman’s version of a three-volume, 2,200-page book set, authored by Doctors Sungenis and Bennett, titled: “Galileo was wrong: The Catholic Church Was Right.”
In 1610 Galileo came into conflict with the Catholic Church, for his support of Copernican astronomy, which has become to be known as the Copernican Principle. In observing the phases of Venus and the moons of Jupiter with the new telescope, he promoted the heliocentric theory of Copernicus-that the Earth, along with the other planets in the solar system, revolves around a relatively stationary Sun. The Sun, then being the center of the Solar system, rather than the Earth(as in geocentrism). Geocentrism was supported by the Catholic Church, as depicted through revelation, in the Old Testament Book of Genesis.
Over the last four hundred years, modern cosmology(Cosmology is derived from the word “cosmos,” meaning order) has developed along the lines of the accepted Copernican model of the universe. Philosophies and numerous present day “ism’s,” that have arisen from the Copernican model, have played a significant role in directing and shaping mankind’s societies; what we believe, how we think and how we act. All born from a concept of chance, rather than divine thought. Thereby proclaiming that the Earth is a meaningless planet, wandering about, in a far corner of the universe. And essentially, assumed to be, quite insignificant.
However, if this principle is the true model for the cosmos, why then is there so much conflict, unrest and turmoil in the world? Why must signals, sent to communication satellites orbiting Earth, be tweaked to allow GPS systems to work properly? Whereas, in the geocentric model tweaking is not necessary at all.
These observances, among others, lead us to a question…What if the heliocentric model (“theory”), aka, The Copernican Principle, is wrong? Have we been traveling down the wrong road all this time, based on an incorrect assumption? An assumption based on information acquired using the antiquated scientific tools that were available in the 1600’s.
A theory is an idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true, but that is not known or proven to be true. A fact is something that truly exists or happens: something that has actual existence. Fact has been validated, in the cases that follow, by empirical data gathered, as a result of advanced scientific experimentation and observation.
In 1881, Albert Michelson performed an experiment, using a machine-the interferometer-that he had invented, to measure the light movement through ether. A gas known to exist in space, that the Earth passes through, as it revolves around the sun at 66,000 mi/hr, and rotates on its axis, once every 24 hours. His experiment showed that the measured amount of displacement of ether, through the action of light on the ether, was not enough to confirm the Earth was reaching the required 66,000 mi/hr necessary for the Earth to revolve around the sun in 365 days; one year. The data not only showed that the measured displacement was so low that it confirmed that the Earth was not moving at 66,000 mi/hr, but astoundingly revealed that the Earth was not moving at all! However, there was enough of a measure to prove that ether did exist.
Michelson, again performed the same experiment in 1887, with a partner, Edward Morley. The results were the same and even more accurate. It showed that the relative velocity of the Earth through the ether is probably less than 1/6th the earth’s presumed orbital velocity, and certainly less than 1/4th, which was the measured value, confirming a motionless Earth.
For a practical example of Michelson’s experiment; suppose you are in your car on a still air day. You begin to drive with windows open and your hand outside the window. As you accelerate, you will then feel the air resistance build as the air is displaced by the car moving through it. And at 30 mi/hr the air flow feels much less than at 50 mi/hr. Now, we know air exists, because as we move through it we can feel its pressure. Therefore we know we are moving. However, at rest, we don’t feel any air movement. Therefore, the lack of air pressure displacement proves that the car is not moving, as is with the Michelson/Morley experiment, proving that the Earth is not moving.
In a book published in 1948, by Lincoln Barnett, “The Universe and Dr. Einstein,” endorsed by Albert Einstein, an honest scientist admitted that which modern science has not been able to refute; “…we can’t feel our motion through space, nor has any physical experiment ever proved that the Earth actually is in motion.”
The empirical data derived from these experiments was jaw dropping and perplexing to those who subscribed to the Copernican Principle. Initial reactions to the admitted irrefutable data were: “How can this be?” Followed by, “This can not be!” The data shows Earth, not as a cosmic vagabond, but instead, motionless in the universe.
The above findings, significantly placed the heliocentric model’s credibility at risk, and threw its supporters into a panic; as they creatively attempted to support the Copernican model in the face of such concrete data to the contrary. Albert Einstein, the most prominent and respected mathematician and physicist of his era, was approached to explain the extremely damaging data to the model. He responded with the invention of the Special Theory of Relativity to keep the speed of light constant and allow the Earth to move; but later(compelled by verifiable contradictions to that theory) invented the General Theory of Relativity and made the speed of light non-constant, thereby permitting the Earth to be motionless in space.
“In the end, we want to know the truth of things. Yet we often do not want to know truth if it requires us to change our lives.”- James V. Schall, S.J.
The COBE (1989), WMAP (2001) and PLANCK (2009) space probes were launched to measure cosmic microwave radiation(CMB). The latter, being known as “The 2009 Planck Probe,” with the cooperation of NASA. Each probe more clearly from the first confirmed the initial discoveries. Findings of that probe were released in 2013. What was discovered, was that measurable cosmic microwave radiation formed two axes. One was a dipole axis and the other a quadrupole axis. Each was found to bisect the entire universe from one end to the other. And when these intersecting axes, combined with the Galaxy and Quasar alignment, were superimposed onto the pictures of the CMB radiation, it showed conclusively, that the CMB was cosmically aligned to the Earth on three axes, forming an X-Y-Z coordinate system. Earth was found at the intersection; directly in the cross-hairs. (A new term for this finding has emerged, “the axis of evil” and you have to understand the psychology here, it shows that scientists are not as impartial as you might think. When empirical observational evidence suggests the earth is at the center of the universe, it is considered “evil.”)
Geocentrism is confirmed by the data gathered through direct observation and the actual measurable results of modern experimentation. Heliocentrism is being held up by a number of created theories born of mathematical manipulation to answer its numerous flaws. In a geocentric universe, the shoe simply fits. In a heliocentric universe, it must be made to fit.
In 1641, Francesco Rinuccini, a colleague of Galileo, had written Galileo a letter, claiming that the astronomer Giovanni Pieroni, by discovering a case of stellar parallax(a back and forth shifting of a star’s position), had proven that the Earth moves. Galileo, who by this time had a dramatic conversion back to the Christian faith in 1639, wrote back to Rinuccini later in 1641. In that letter, Galileo says that: “The falsity of the Copernican system should not in any way be called into question, above all not by Catholics, since we have the unshakeable authority of the Sacred Scripture, interpreted by most erudite theologians, whose consensus gives us certainty regarding the stability of the Earth, situated in the center, and the motion of the sun around the Earth. The conjectures employed by Copernicus and his followers in maintaining the contrary thesis are all sufficiently rebutted by the most solid argument deriving from the omnipotence of God. He is able to bring about in different ways, indeed, in an infinite number of ways, things that according to our opinion and observation, appear to happen in one particular way. We should not seek to shorten the hand of God and boldly insist on something beyond the limits of our competence.”
Rinuccini so admired Galileo that he could not destroy the letter. Yet he was so disturbed by this response, that he attempted to erase Galileo’s signature from the last page. This attempt to render the signature illegible, is verified by Stillman Drake, who is one of the premier Galileo historians of our day.
In his closing words, Dr. Sungenis says; “As God usually does, he often lets the plans of mice and men run their course and waits for the right time to turn the tables. We are at such a time. In an ironic sort of way (the way God often works with stubborn men), the very scientific evidence confirming geocentrism is now being resurrected by the same scientific instruments that had been devised to bury it. It eventually surfaces when those who have suppressed it lose their power and can no longer sustain the myth.”
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”- Arthur Schopenhauer
Geocentrism is God centered-in that it is ordered, as is previously defined by the word “cosmos.” Heliocentrism is man centered-and we know it to be chaotic. This book will be of interest to the doubting Thomases among us. Saint Thomas believed in the risen Christ only when he was able to insert his fingers into Christ’s wounds. The empirical data provided as proof of geocentrism are as open wounds from which flows the truth about our place in the universe. As noted above, however, truth-seekers often cannot accept the truth that they find when it contradicts their way of life. So, despite the facts, doubt will persist. And in that, faith continues to fulfill its purpose.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – Saint Thomas Aquinas
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