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The Sun DOES revolve around the Earth?
I think the point the OP is trying to make could be illustrated like this: if you had a moving model of it all, you could hold the earth still and watch everything move according to it, or you could hold the sun still and watch it all move according to it. Neither is the center of the universe.
Originally posted by CyberTruth
A recent post by mcoolaquired about fake space reminded me of a theory I thought of along time ago - perhaps not as far-fetched. Please do not respond by referring to me as a flat earther. This theory is possible and I am curious if anyone has anything to add or subtract from it. This by the way is my first attempt at a thread on ATS.
The theory simply is this: Space or the universe can by all intensive purposes be considered infinite (if you don't believe space is infinite then at least that it is too vast to measure). Now imagine than in this infinite or immeasurable space that we can make observations that heavenly bodies such as planets and galaxies are moving but we realize this only in relation to other heavenly bodies.
Since most of space is a relative vauum, it is possible that the earth actually never moves at all. Everything else in the universe is moving in such a way that makes it appear that the earth is moving - Kind of like an optical illusion - it depends on how you really look at it (example do you see two faces or a vase etc.). Doesn't our view of the Universe depend on how you really look at it?
Now you can go into newton's law and gravity and all that but I'm still not convinced. My answer to that is - how do we really know how dense the earth is? This is calculated by assuming that it revovles around the sun. Couldn't it be possible that the earth is stationary and at the center - there really are no real landmarks in vacuous space because everything is seemingly in motion, but what if, just what if the earth is the center? Couldn't you theoretically say that any point in the known Universe is the center?
I really think Astronomy is still 99% speculation. We are talking about something the Human Mind can barely even comprehend and yet here we are! Please try to at least entertain this possibility for one moment before completely shooting it down!!
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Thats a very interesting theory and sounds plausible, but in this case it isnt true
Besides my fiancee thinks the universe revolves around her
Originally posted by Quest
The math is easier if you put the heavy stuff at the center, but you can just as easily hold the earth as the center and all the physics of the universe still work.