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.

[Raw Story/Americans United/Galileo Was Wrong]

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  • KCF

    A movie? They should make this an entire series! History Channel could show it back-to-back with Ancient Aliens or whenever those Junkyard Swamp Trucker shows are on.

    • Terry

      I’m waiting for the History Channel to do a show on how the Nazis were really descendants of ancient aliens. That would be the apex of all the History Channel stands for.

  • BMW

    I can’t…even…what???

  • …Well…at least they haven’t killed hundreds of people like the anti-vaccers (yet), I guess?

    • willi0000000

      that number obviously doesn’t include all the poor folks on the southern hemisphere who just fell off.

  • zb77

    The best possible scientific evidence available continues to suggest that the entirety of the cosmos, all of the magnificent galaxies, impossibly powerful black holes, and gorgeous nebulae, revolves around me, the most important being to have ever existed.

    • Jaime Oria

      Hey, hey , HEY!!! The Big Bang and the subsequent development of the universe was a lengthy, finely-honed process that culminated in none other than me. So that makes you, zb77, if that is your real name, some kind of pretender demiurge or some such. As for the rest of these zombies, I don’t even…

  • hippie1367

    Not wanting to display my complete lack of nerd cred but isn’t her character known for getting hopelessly lost in space?

  • Nikkiru

    So let me guess: not only is Earth the center of the universe, but it’s also flat?

    • zerosumgame0005

      but if it’s flat how could there have been a flood since the water would have just sloshed over the sides?

      • willi0000000

        the elephants catch the water with their trunks and spray it back up over the top again. don’t you know anything about Discology?[sorry, Sir Pterry]

        • zerosumgame0005

          {slaps head} DOH of course! only logic!

      • Jaime Oria

        If you Google ‘Ice barrier flat Earth’ all will become clear, Young Seeker.

        • zerosumgame0005

          BAH more dammed homework!

        • Annie Towne

          It scares me that you know this, Jaime.

        • motmelere

          150 feet tall? My extensive research of George R.R. Martin’s work puts the ice wall at 700.

  • ibwilliamsi

    Only a stupid God wouldn’t be able to understand our solar system. Why do they hate God?

  • malsperanza

    Dear Mr. Sungenis,You on crack or what?Yrs sincerely,The PopePS Michio, dude, when we gonna have that lunch?

  • Jaime Oria

    Seems legit –

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  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on line one…

  • Hey, quit hating on the Captain! There is no law against relieving wrong-headed morons of their meaningless Federal dollars!

  • Unholy Moses

    Good thing Voyager sucked sweaty donkey balls, otherwise I might has a disappoint.

  • Snarknado

    Interestingly, there are a fair number of fundies who try to rewite history and argue that it was the Church that embraced the heliocentric model, and The Scientists who thought the earth was the center of the universe. Note that in order to argue this, they have to ignore the existence of people like this loon, who is actually correct in arguing that the geocentric model is a product of taking the bible at its literal word

  • Michio Kaku will say anything you pay him to. He is the go-to science whore.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      media whore also too

  • Peter Walford

    As Einstein didn’t say: “Everything is relative”. But William of Ockham would have applied his razor to this film I think.

  • george gonzalez

    Sounds wet-your-pants funny— I can’t wait to hear how he explains how all those billions of stars and galaxies spin around the Earth every 24 hours.Just getting the nearest star, alpha-centauri, to revolve around us every day takes some serious warp-speed.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      they just have to spin the concentric crystalline spheres a little faster

  • Nerds of both science and science fiction stripes will be sad to learn that the film is narrated by Kate Mulgrew

    That might be true if the interviews I’ve seen hadn’t made it obvious that Mulgrew is excellent at reciting her lines without a lick of comprehension of what she’s saying.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I’ll wait until Seven of Nine weighs in before I form an opinion on this

  • smitallica

    Yes, this film is perfectly accurate. We can conclude that life does not exist on any of the trillions of other planets in the universe after landing on exactly one of them, with robots.

    • Jaime Oria

      Gonna don my XXL space-nerd hat and respectfully point out that the Russians have landed a couple probes on Venus – they took pictures! – and the European Space Agency landed Huygens on Titan (which, while technically a moon of Saturn, is only a bit smaller than Mars). Nerd hat off!

      • smitallica

        Shit. I thought we’d only been in Venus’ atmosphere. Thank you for the correction.Ok, two other planets and two moons. Therefore, life only exists here. QED.

  • Keith

    All the Krauss and Kaku bits seemed to be pulled from other talks that they’ve given. It wouldn’t surprise me if they weren’t even contacted by the film makers at all.

    • ohnhai

      Or, as has happened on other Christianity centric films they have been interviewed and then either been portrayed as bully boy scientists or the interview has been chopped around and used utterly out of context. OR as these clips seem to come from else where (production quality varied from shot to shot) the makers of this film have data mined other footage to get what they need to present their wacky notions…

  • “your world will be rocked, literally and figuratively” – what does that even mean, “literally”? *(nothing)

    • natoslug

      I’m a Californian. My world literally rocks almost every day, thanks to all of my state’s faults.

  • raff ripdash

    Kate Mulgrew once admitted in an interview that she had no knowledge of the Star Trek franchise and, going into the role, had no intention of or interest in familiarizing herself with it (which, you know, probably would have been helpful to the role.) So, basically, Mulgrew took the part strictly for a pay cheque. It looks like that is her motivation this time as well. So don’t give her any credit (and certainly don’t bestow upon her the title of “beloved”) for anything other than being an ‘I’ll-do-anything-for-a-pay-cheque” Hollywood hack.For the record I don’t, and have never, cared for Mulgrew the actress or Janeway the character.

  • Mormos

    technically accurate: since the universe has no one center, any point can be the center. Ergo, yes, the sun does revolve around the Earth and I am the center of the universe. Also, there are infinite planets with life on them because of the way infinity works.

  • edgydrifter

    Star Trek: Voyager would have ended at Episode 1 if anyone with a damned ounce of sense had been on the bridge. That entire series is invalid.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      That woman violated the prime directive several times an episode

  • 102415

    I spent some time with her socially back in the late 80’s. A lot of fun and a wonderful actress but then a right wing rich Republican Catholic. Then she got a divorce and went on Star Trek. For all I know she now believes this weird stuff. She doesn’t need the money. I’m sad.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      “Then she got a divorce”So much for the Catholic part…

      • Allen Snyder

        “So much for the Catholic part…”But not the right-wing part!

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          The rich part leads to the republican part, which allows you to selectively nullify the Catholic parts that you find inconvenient. So all teh ghey bashing and poorz shaming you can eat, plus no abortions, divorce or birth control for thee and lots of MYOB for me

          • Wilson P. Dizard

            An excellent example of the phenomenon Zippy cites is thrice-divorced Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp (Fox News, etc) and transnational media disgrace.. He’s a Papal Knight,which means, the Pontiff (not the current one), who is after all the temporal political leader of Vatican City in addition to his spiritual duties, ennobled him with a knighthood, presumably for worthy activities like finding the Holy Grail. RM has been squiring a toothsome young American woman around London and the US without the benefit of civil or religious banns, we’re reliably informed. And he’s fresh off having financed the right-wing party’s return to power in Australia. Will he succeed in installing “swivel-eyed loon” Nigel Farage, the eccentric leader of the far-right anti-immigrant UKIP party as the next PM of the UK? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Guest

      Well, she’s married to a Democratic politician now, so she may have mellowed with age.

    • gurukalehuru

      Gee. Sounds a lot like Arianna Huffington.

    • Actually, interestingly enough, here’s her response during a radio interview in 1998:Kate Mulgrew: I’m a Liberal Democrat from the day I entered the world. Conservative on a couple of issues. Right. On the life issue you might consider me conservative.http://www.totallykate.com/ksforadi.htmSo, either you’re full of it, or she is, and she is on the record for sometime now, so…

      • 102415

        I’m not the one who did a voice over for a film about the universe being geocentric and then had to say I was tricked into saying all those words. So…

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    • redarmyzombie

      Too soon!

  • dopper0189

    I’m much more annoyed at people who think THEY are the center of the Universe…

  • USA MRIID

    The dumbfuck Christian Republicans have us surrounded. Welcome to Dumbfuckistan.

  • John Waldron

    Wait, wait…there is no such thing as gravity the earth just sucks and there is no light, just dark absorbers.

  • drakkenfyre

    So in this news, we discover that an actor took an acting job. Shocking!If we’re going to start blaming actors for the roles they play, we’re going to have a long line of actors to blame, and Ms. Mulgrew is going to be near the bottom of that very long list.

    • Annie Towne

      Maybe, but her association with Star Trek gives her a certain “I am in science’s corner in this argument” patina that makes this feel really shitty. I am frankly surprised at the woman.

  • resolvedwaldron

    Wait, wait there is no such thing as gravity, the earth just sucks and there is no such thing as light, just dark absorbers.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Someone should ask the creationist Geo-centrists who put this thing together and lied to the real scientists, how it is that we were not only able to send rovers to Mars, but able to send men to the moon and back and no one realized that ever other planets ( along with the sun ) were really moons orbiting the earth.

  • EriktheRed

    There’s nothing in the “holy scripture” that says the earth is the center of the universe. This was the position of Aristotle – definitely not a Christian – which the Catholic Church accepted and then proceded to make sure everyone else did, too.

  • $73376667

    Heliocentrism was Copernicus, not Galileo directly. What Galileo did say was that there was shit going around Jupiter, which I’d really like to see explained in a properly geocentric way.

  • JNWesner

    Oh, thank you. I watched the video, thought “How stupid!” and wondered who would be pushing this nonsense. Now I see that you’re as annoyed by it as I am. Because we evolved to suit the earth, we can believe — no, know for sure — that the earth was designed to be perfect for us, and any other planet is defective to the degree that it’s different. I outgrew that kind of thinking in grade school.

  • simonsterdotcom

    Fun fact: Kate Mulgrew is married to former Ohio democratic gubernatorial candidate Tim Hagan. So this is really about politics after all, I guess.

    • Brendan_M

      I voted for her. Also, her husband, but getting rid of a corrupt idiot Republican from a famous political dynasty* was secondary to First Lady Captain Janeway.*America totally stole the idea from us a couple years later and was just as unsuccessful.

  • crazymonkeylady

    “No choice?” Kiss my asteroid, Cap’n!

  • gurukalehuru

    I’m sure that Krauss and Kaku were just totally quoted out of context, and as for Kate Mulgrew…what do you expect from a woman who thought a 26th century star ship captain should look like a 19th century schoolmarm?

  • umbrarchist

    Is she worried about being court-martialed from Star Fleet.

    • Brendan_M

      Considering how many officers violate the Prime Directive on a regular basis with no repercussions, Starfleet is obviously unionized. Kirk never even got brought up on sexual harassment complaints.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    They mean Mockumentary right?

  • James_Roy
  • MrBlifil

    Kate Mulgrew is SO GOOD on OITNB, here I had her all set up for a major late career breakthrough. Now I’m just sad for her.

  • Jeff Mc Donald

    Brought to you by the same people who believe the moon landing was a hoax?

    • Samuel Pérez García

      That’s actually more plausible than a geocentric model.

  • Zippy W Pinhead
    • 102415

      Thank you. Still odd she kept talking.

  • Brendan_M
    • umbrarchist

      It was The Borg. Resistance is Futile!

  • temporarily’tom’

    yeah. like PZ Meyers and Ricky D’s highly edited appearances on’ Expelled, No Intellegence Allowed’

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