Galileo Was Wrong
The site advertises a conference, scheduled for November 6, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. The topic “Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right. First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism“.
I had meant to write sooner on this topic, but a number of other blogs have given it some entertaining attention.
- Starts with a bang! September 13, 2010. Geocentrism: Was Galileo Wrong? One of the most interesting links from this story was another story about the asteroid Cruithne, (Meet our Second Moon!) Yet another more exotic example of an object that does not orbit the Earth!
- Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy, September 14, 2010. Geocentrism? Seriously? Phil notes the distinction of geocentrism as a reference frame, a convenient way to relate measurements, and Geocentrism as a physically distinct frame that defines an absolute rest, so that the Earth is unmoving, unmovable, and not even rotating. Astronomers use alternative references frames all the time - choosing the frames convenient for the analysis of the problem at hand - there are a number of them for the Earth and the Sun, which I utilize in my day job.
- Astroblogger, September 16, 2010. Geo-xcentricities; you too can be Galileo with just a pair of binoculars (and gaffer tape)
- Weird Things, September 16, 2010. could a geocentrist even screw in a lightbulb?
- Slashdot. Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong
- The Examiner, Austin TX. Galileo was wrong: Geocentrism is back! Considering most of the science news coming out of Texas, this shows some signs of hope. ;^)
- and Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Like most pseudo-sciences, its practitioners never actually apply their 'science' in developing real technologies in areas where their 'science' would make a difference.