A Week with Geocentrism – Galileo Was what?

Because of a conservation on Brian’s blog, I am going to dedicate this week on Geocentrism. I am going to be delicate with this, as best I can, and will not make fun of anyone for what they believe in, nor chide their faith. The same with 6 Day/6000 year creationists. I am, as a friend said, going to machine gun this issue this week.

I want to start with the Galileo Was Wrong, the conference to be held soon,

I note the Doctors in attendance, although I will not be googling each one, although Dr. Sungenis presents a very interesting picture of the type of ‘scientists’ present. If you want, do so and let me know what you find.

First, introduce yourself with Galileo and the issue.

The Galileo affair was a sequence of events, beginning around 1610, during which Galileo Galilei came into conflict with the Aristotelian scientific view of the universe (supported by the Catholic Church ), over his support of Copernican astronomy.

In 1610, Galileo published his Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger), describing the surprising observations that he had made with the new telescope. These and other discoveries exposed major difficulties with the scientific understanding of the heavens that had been held since antiquity, and raised new interest in radical teachings such as the heliocentric theory of Copernicus (published in De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in 1543).

In reaction, many scientific and theological scholars attacked the theory because it seemingly contradicted Aristotle’s model of the universe, as well as several passages of Scripture. Galileo’s part in the controversies over theology, astronomy, and philosophy culminated in his trial and sentencing in 1633 on a grave suspicion of heresy.

Geocentrism may not appear to be connected to the current discussions on Creationism, but it really is. The arguments are the same, as well as the accusations. We’ll see how it goes.

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