We Live in a Geocentric Universe (Apparently…)
Young Earth Creationists, while undoubtedly deluded, are fairly run of the mill these days. Unfortunately, it’s no longer unusual to hear somebody proclaim that the Earth is only 6,000 years old or that ‘there are no transitional fossils’ – we simply accept that some people are immune to the evidence. For a long time I thought YECs had cornered the market on pseudo-scientific insanity and was resigned to the fact that the bottom of the barrel would slowly become ubiquitous throughout society. That was before I discovered that are still real life, honest-to-God geocentrists.
I realize that the evidence for the likes of evolution is overwhelming, but I also understand that a lot of people find that evidence confusing and difficult to grasp. I can excuse Creationists, at least until they’re presented with the evidence in an easily understandable manner and still refuse to accept it. What I can’t excuse is the kind of dogged closed-mindedness needed to genuinely believe that the Earth is the center of the Universe.
We have sent probes into space. We can see that the Universe does not turn around the Earth. If you believe that the Bible is telling you otherwise, then either you or it are flat-out wrong. As always, props to AndromedasWake for taking on the absolute stupidest segment of the fundamentalist population – I certainly wouldn’t have the patience for it.