Galileo was wrong - Earth is the center of the universe

  • metta

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    Sep 13, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    Galileo was wrong - Earth is the center of the universe


    http://www.boingboing.net/2010/09/12/galileo-was-wrong--.html

    http://www.galileowaswrong.com/galileowaswrong/

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    Sep 13, 2010 10:52 AM GMT
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    Ray Lehmann • #5 • 6:56 PM Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 • Reply
    post-relativity, the choice of a geocentric or heliocentric frame of reference is utterly arbitrary.
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    Sep 13, 2010 11:08 AM GMT
    god love stupids,thats why he created so many of them [and some of them even write books]
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    Sep 13, 2010 11:30 AM GMT
    It makes you wonder where these people come from. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:07 PM GMT
    Given the nature of the website, I do think this is a joke.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    Again, he may very well be right that earth is the center of the universe (that is, observable universe)...but he's coming from it via totally faulty evidence.

    It's like saying that he knows the earth revolves around the Sun, but he knows it because tea leaves told him so.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 13, 2010 12:10 PM GMT
    Now when do we get the next step........ the Earth is not round, it is flat.....

  • Sep 13, 2010 12:46 PM GMT
    i'm not exactly sure how to respond to that??? however, it does explain why nothing of social importance happened in catholic countries when all modern ideas can from the norther protestant states. though i do blame the protestants for what's wrong in this country, but just the bad ones like the calvinists.
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidNow when do we get the next step........ the Earth is not round, it is flat.....


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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 13, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGalileo was wrong - Earth is the center of the universe



    What?!?! I thought I was icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    jackofhearts46 saidi'm not exactly sure how to respond to that??? however, it does explain why nothing of social importance happened in catholic countries when all modern ideas can from the norther protestant states. though i do blame the protestants for what's wrong in this country, but just the bad ones like the calvinists.


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    EXCUSE ME???????


    I dont think I should ever respond to this phew... "nothing of social importance"......... WOWOWWOWOWOW icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    Considering the fact that science is based entirely on observation.. and that each one of us observes the universe until the "horizon of observation" which is infitnite and relative in all directions, the boundaries of the observable universe are equidistant from us at all time in all directions.... making each one of us the centre of our own universe....

    Yeah, this geocentric article is utter BULLCRAP *COUGH*
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    Sep 13, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    jusTom saidgod love stupids


    Is anyone else going to take this one, or should I? Ah, the ironing is delicious.
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    Sep 13, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    The center of observable universe... maybe. The website looks like it's meant to whore for money, not enlightened darkened minds.

    How are you supposed to tell for sure, anyway? Sure, time is pretty constant relative to near the earth but it(time) can do some really wonky things combined with very high/low mass. Theoretically, anyway. What kind of measure would you have to use to measure space of special relativity?

    Interesting as a topic but yeah, the book and website combo just seem to be all about getting your cash. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    bull crap!!! and i bet ya think the earth is flat. pfff!!! those who think that are NUTS!!
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    Sep 13, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    Animus saidThe center of observable universe... maybe. The website looks like it's meant to whore for money, not enlightened darkened minds.

    How are you supposed to tell for sure, anyway? Sure, time is pretty constant relative to near the earth but it(time) can do some really wonky things combined with very high/low mass. Theoretically, anyway. What kind of measure would you have to use to measure space of special relativity?

    Interesting as a topic but yeah, the book and website combo just seem to be all about getting your cash. icon_neutral.gif


    O its just a given with the nature of observation itself lol...with relativity, the time-space continuum can go on infinitely in all directions... observation can go on to inifinity, so its infinity in all directions... nothing to do with the actual size of the universe, just how far we can observe it ;)
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    Sep 13, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    javaman9999 saidGiven the nature of the website, I do think this is a joke.


    Yes, this is very clearly a joke.
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    Sep 13, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    Perhaps a bit like spinning a 2cm glass marble within the room of a huge mansion. What is it that is actually rotating, the marble or the mansion?
    The mansion.

    On the other hand, we know that our Solar System is on the very edge of the Milky Way galaxy, and the Sun is actually orbiting around the galaxy nucleus. But this does not necessarily rule out the idea that the Milky Way just might be close to the center of the Universe.
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    Sep 13, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    This, of course, is all based on the assumption that there even is a center of the universe.
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    Sep 13, 2010 11:08 PM GMT
    The problem in the US, from a political perspective, is that tens of millions of voters believe insanity like this. And they will blindly vote for candidates who thump the Bible, and declare that the Earth is the center of the Universe, that God created it in 6 days, no older than 5000 years, and that gays are an abomination to be destroyed, and women the chattel of men.

    And we even have some of those true believers here on RJ. They will tell you that science is false, only the Bible should guide us. And that gays are destined for Hell.

    It does make one wonder why they come here to tell us these things.. icon_confused.gif