John D << surely you don’t believe that the falsity of any of these theories is inconcievable, do you? >>
No that is the point. The hypotheses and theories of Lyell, Darwin, and Einstein are testable and falsifiable. That’s what makes them science, and not religion. They have been tested and verified over and over and over again.
Sungenis main argument for a geocentric universe and a young earth is that his biblical interpretations must be right. The belief that “God made the universe look old” (for example) is non-testable and non-falsifiable. Therefore it is not science. And his belief that the earth does not move is based on some verses from the Psalms, and other texts of the Bible. Therefore it is not science either. The “science” discussion is just window dressing. No reputable scientist holds to geocentrism, its been a dead issue for at least 300 years. I’ve looked at the Sungenis material on the age of the earth and evolution here
Jim G << The universe rotates around the earth every 24 hours? How fast would the most distant galaxy from Earth have to be moving to make that trip? >>
Calculated in a previous thread by Keating, myself and others. Actually not the most distant but take this one for instance:
NGC 4603 is 108 million light years from earth.
speed of light = 186,000 miles/sec x 60 secs/min x 60 min/hour x 24 hours/day x 365 days/year
miles that light travels in one year = 5,865,696,000,000 miles or 5.9 trillion miles approx
rate at which NGC 4603 travels around the earth in geocentrism view =
165,849,034,982,400,000,000 miles per hour or
46,069,176,384,000,000 miles per second or (dividing by 186,000 miles/sec)
247,683,744,000 times the speed of light
So NGC 4603 is travelling every day around the earth at
247 BILLION TIMES the speed of light
See this thread from Jan 2005