[quote=Ianjo99]46 individuals hardly constitutes a diverse sampling.
In fact, I would reckon that I could find 46 (100 percent of those who replied) people who would agree with pretty much anything.
Not to dissuade you from your noble quest of attempting to ressurect a 300 year old dead theory, of course.
You may one day be counted among the great Physicists for recognizing the possibility against all odds. Chances are far greater, however, that you are wrong, and that you are doing this not only to waste time on an apologetics board, but also to attempt to twist the Church’s condemnation of Galelio into a righteous act and therefore solidfy a need for absolute impeccability on the Church’s part.
If science could demonstrate movement of the earth (in a manner distinguishable from counter movement of the universe), then maybe you would have a point.
As it stands, there is no absolute rerference in the universe, so we just do not know what is moving and what is not.
Under such circumstances, why not at least give the three popes who supported geocentrism (not to mention the fathers) at least the benefit of doubt, at least to the point of having an open mind to what they proclaimed (purportedly under guidance from the Holy Spirit).
Also, this went beyond just Galileo; though he was a key player in it. Funny thing is, he recanted a year before he died and came back to the Church’s position.