I find it hard to believe that the people responsible for the Association for Biblical Astronomy’s Geocentricty website are for real. My reading of some of their stuff leads me to believe they’re completely serious. They really do believe that the Earth is the centre of the Universe, all other heavenly bodies being in often somewhat complex orbits around it. If you accept that the Earth is the centre of the solar system then the orbits of the planets have to be complex in order to account for observation.
So far as I can tell these people believe this for no other reason than that for them to believe otherwise would mean giving up their belief in the literal truth of the Bible. To a man (and woman) I imagine that, for precisely the same reasons, they also don’t believe in evolution or that the Earth is more than 6000 years old despite there being huge amounts of actual evidence suggesting otherwise.
Posted 29 May 2007, 19:30 BST