Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Nadir of Anti-Science(?)

In an earlier post today on the embarrassment that is Ireland's science minister (here), I thought I had gotten to the very bottom of the deep barrel of anti-scientism. I was wrong. John Quiggen, over at Crooked Timber  (here), links to a CD-Rom available at Amazon.com (here), called "Galileo Was Wrong, The Church Was Right." Here is the product description:
Galileo Was Wrong is a detailed and comprehensive treatise that demonstrates from the scientific evidence that heliocentrism (the concept that the Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun) is an unproven scientific theory; and that geocentrism (the view that the Earth is in the center of the universe and does not move by either rotation or revolution) is not only supported by the scientific evidence but is admitted to be a logical and viable cosmology by many of the world's top scientists, including Albert Einstein, Ernst Mach, Edwin Hubble, Fred Hoyle and many more.
I suppose that means the presumably infallible Pope John Paul II made an (impossible) error, when he pardoned Galileo several years ago.

I feel like the Aflac duck in the commercial listening to Yogi Berra.

1 comment:

  1. If NASA has a video depicting the Earth's orbit around the Sun, then isn't this debate over?

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