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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

I don't even know where to start...

Regular readers of this site know that I make quite a bit of hay out of loony websites. I have an entire series called "The Insanity Parade" that relies on this premise, after all. Yet, every so often, I encounter a website so utterly batshit insane that I don't even know how to approach it. This is one such time.

Seriously. I'm not just saying this as a cheap excuse since I'm still too busy to write much. It's definitely not that. *cough*

I refer, of course, to the website FixedEarth which advances the premise that the Earth is not revolving on its axis, or orbiting the sun. Specifically, the site can be summed up in its own words as follows:

"The world also is stablished that it cannot be moved." Psalm 93:1

"He...hangeth the Earth upon nothing." Job 26:7

The Bible and all real evidence confirms that this is precisely what He did, and indeed:


The Earth is not rotating...nor is it going around the sun. The universe is not one ten trillionth the size we are told. Today’s cosmology fulfills an anti-Bible religious plan disguised as "science". The whole scheme from Copernicanism to Big Bangism is a factless lie. Those lies have planted the Truth-killing virus of evolutionism in every aspect of man’s "knowledge" about the Universe, the Earth, and Himself.


So it would appear that the individual running this site knows that the Earth does not revolve or orbit because God told him so in the bible. Wow. Okay, seriously, despite the post I'm going to write later in the week, I have way too much respect for Christians to think that this reflects on the faith as a whole. But wait, there's more!

There's the author's argument here that seems mostly based on the idea that, "ALL CALCULATIONS FOR ECLIPSES, THE SPACE PROGRAM, NAVIGATION, SATELLITE MOVEMENTS--ANYTHING THAT DEMANDS PRECISION AND ACCURACY--ARE BASED ON A NON-MOVING EARTH. BOILED DOWN, HELIOCENTRIC MATH IS THE SAME AS GEOCENTRIC MATH. MATHEMATICS HAS BEEN INVENTED SPECIFICALLY TO UPHOLD COPERNICANISM."

This is supported on the website by a quote from Fred Hoyle to the effect that:

"We know that the difference between a heliocentric theory and a geocentric theory is one of relative motion only, and that such a difference has no physical significance."


Of course this is largely correct... for astronomy. Whether the Earth moves or not, one still has the same problem of locating heavenly objects. That said, having a space program at ALL is proof for a moving Earth. Besides, dispensing with geocentrism eliminates the need for epicycles, which is not only a mathematical and scientific improvement, but flies in the face of the author's claim that, "MATHEMATICS HAS BEEN INVENTED SPECIFICALLY TO UPHOLD COPERNICANISM." Bad news: the math we invented to uphold geocentrism makes a lot less sense.

So, in a word: Wow.

1 Comments:

Blogger Brayden said...

I knew it: Math is Satan's tool!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:33:00 PM  

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