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← A few Catholics still insist Galileo was wrong

alaskansee's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by alaskansee

@ wtfbits

If all motion is relative, and you've plotted the suns path around us then moved onto the planets path around us you would still get to a heliocentric model. Or a very strange geocentric model which would be hard to explain without just saying "look we're going round the fucking sun like everything else"

So I think I agree with you if we are only allowed to observe the earth and sun but it all falls apart when you bring the relative positions of the other planets into the equation.

I particularly enjoyed the "Prior to Galileo, the church was in full command of the world, and governments and academia were subservient to her." quote. No hiding their colours there, just balls to the wall we're in charge, shut the fuck up! Charming.

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 20:18:27 UTC | #866005