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Originally posted by Terapin
OK so get a GOOD telescope and look up at night. Observe the heavens over time. With you own eyes you can see the moons of jupiter orbiting it. If you watch say...Mars ( or pick your own planet of choice but the closer ones being better... Venus is a good one too).... Watch it on a regular basis and over time you can see it orbit the sun. The sun has far more mass than any planet in our system so as we can personaly observe orbital motion and heliocentric motion and know that mass effects gravity and is effected by it... then why would any planet or the sun for that matter orbit the earth and not the sun??? With the larger telescopes and 'radio' telescopes we have even managed to find planets orbiting other suns but have thus far not found any sun that orbits a planet. You can see the curvature of the earth quite easily. Why dont you feel the earth move... Hmm take a jet ride and other than turbulande you dont feel like you are moving. When you are in or in an object in motion you take on that same motion. try walking on a train or bus. You will travel at the same speed and the only motion you feel is turbulance and accelleration/decelleration. There isnt any of either in planetary motion that is big enough for you to feel. A Geocentric notion is actualy more egocentric... I am on Earth I am important so the Earth must be the most important body in the universe. Logic and practical observation simply dont hold up geocentric orbital theology. You can invent a multitude of reasons why things like seasons work in a gercentric universe but none of them hold up to good old scientific study. Galeleio was jailed as a heretic for his thoughts and finaly the Pope regognised they were wrong and have asked for his forgivness posthumathously.
Dang I wish I could spell LOL Must be all this spinning arround the sun makin me dizzy