I was on Kresta In the Afternoon again yesterday talking to Al about geocentrism, with a focus on the matter of credibility in light of the recent plagiarism on the part of the geocentrists. Have a listen to the interview, which starts at about the 22:30 mark:
- Credibility on Kresta In the Afternoon August 29, 2014
- Top Geocentrists Caught Plagiarizing August 22, 2014
- Geocentrists Fail the Lagrange Point Challenge August 22, 2014
- New Updates July 17, 2014
- There He Goes Again: Alec MacAndrew Responds to Sungenis July 17, 2014
- The Four Elements and the Four Humours: Will You Go the Distance? July 17, 2014
- That’s the Whole Ballgame Right There! July 17, 2014
- Piling on, or Holding Back? July 17, 2014
- Who Are You Going to Believe? – A Matter of Credibility July 17, 2014
- “The Principle” is About Geocentrism? Don’t Be Silly! May 28, 2014
- "It not infrequently happens that something about the earth, about the sky, about other elements of this world, about the motion and rotation or even the magnitude and distances of the stars, about definite eclipses of the sun and moon, . . . and of other such things, may be known with the greatest certainty by reasoning or by experience, even by one who is not a Christian. It is too disgraceful and ruinous, though, and greatly to be avoided, that he should hear a Christian speaking so idiotically on these matters, and as if in accord with Christian writings, that he might say that he could scarcely keep from laughing when he saw how totally in error they are." –St. Augustine, The Literal Interpretation of Genesis 1:19–20, Chapt. 19
"No; that argument about man looking mean and trivial in the face of the physical universe has never terrified me at all, because it is a merely sentimental argument, and not a rational one in any sense or degree.
But if we are seriously debating whether a man is the moral center of this world, then he is no more morally dwarfed by the fact that his is not the largest star than by the fact that he is not the largest mammal.
Unless it can be maintained a priori that Providence must put the largest soul in the largest body, and must make the physical and moral center the same, 'the vertigo of the infinite' has no more spiritual value than the vertigo of a ladder or the vertigo of a balloon." (G.K. Chesterton, "Man in the Cosmos," cited in The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton, ed. Dave Armstrong, 197.)