Thankfully, The Sun Does Not Revolve Around The Earth Even If Captain Janeway Says It Does
Since we don’t usually keep abreast of completely ridiculous scientific theories that aren’t climate change denialism or anti-vaxxers, we missed when the trailer dropped for your new favorite movie, The Principle, which is apparently a thrilling tale of how some people still believe that the Earth is the center of the Universe, made, regrettably, by people that still believe the Earth is the center of the universe.
Do you want to feel sadder about this? Nerds of both science and science fiction stripes will be sad to learn that the film is narrated by Kate Mulgrew aka Star Trek’s Captain Janeway and boasts appearances by big-name scientists like Michio Kaku and Lawrence Krauss.
This pile of nonsense is the brainchild of one Mr. Robert Sungenis and his website/movement/lifestyle Galileo Was Wrong. Prior to today, we did not know such a thing existed, and we were glad for it. But now we know that there is a person that believes this:
Scientific evidence available to us within the last 100 years that was not available during Galileo’s confrontation shows that the Church’s position on the immobility of the Earth is not only scientifically supportable, but it is the most stable model of the universe and the one which best answers all the evidence we see in the cosmos.
…and that somehow that person had enough money to make a shiny feature film, pay Kate Mulgrew, and convince top-tier scientists to talk to him. Hope springs eternal that the physicist-types were just duped.
You’ll note that actual scientists like Lawrence Krauss and Michio Kaku — both of whom I’m sure accept the heliocentric model — appear in this film. I don’t know how it happened, but I’m guessing that the producers didn’t tell them upfront that it was a geocentricity film. (You’ll note that the trailer doesn’t either; very sneaky of them.)
That explanation might make sense for the scientists, but how to explain the betrayal by our beloved Captain Janeway, who surely was able to figure out she was narrating a film about how the earth is the center of the universe thanks to the fact that it is a film about how the earth is the center of the universe?? Kate, we hardly knew ya.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering if the mastermind behind this film is pretty certain we’re the center of the Universe because Jesus, then you get all the gold stars because you are right.
Sungenis goes on to write, “The most important thing you will receive from this astounding study is a very close relationship with God. For once you see that God, his Church, and Holy Scripture have given us the unadulterated truth, proven by modern science itself, you will have no choice but to put yourself completely in His trust and care for everything else in your life.”
Still not convinced of this earth center truthiness? Surf on back over to Sungenis’s website to read some words written by Robert Sungenis about how great the book by Robert Sungenis really is.
This is a page turner that you will find hard to put down, once you get riveted by the astounding material these authors have assembled for you. Prepare yourself, however. Your world will be rocked, literally and figuratively.
Well, when you put it like THAT, now we have no choice but to join Team Center Earth for life.