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‘Star Trek’ actress supports idea that sun revolves
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:47:18 PM »
I wonder if she could really believe this idiocy.

I wonder about the claim that 1/4 of US citizens believe this nonsense.  Are there truly that many idiots in the US?

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/07/star-trek-actress-lends-her-gravitas-to-film-promoting-idea-that-sun-revolves-around-earth/

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A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth.

“Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” says actress Kate Mulgrew as she narrates the trailer for “The Principle.”

The film, which is set to be released sometime this spring, was bankrolled in part by the ultra-conservative and anti-Semitic Robert Sungenis, who maintains the blog “Galileo Was Wrong.”

In addition to Mulgrew, who played Capt. Kathryn Janeway in “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Nemeis,” the film features several scientists, including Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, and Max Tegmart.

In the trailer, the scientists discuss how the Earth’s unique characteristics make it well-suited for life, in comparison to other planets.

But Sungenis himself offers the only real bombshell in the two-minute, 20-second trailer.

“You can go on some websites of NASA to see that they’ve started to take down stuff that might hint to a geocentric universe,” Sungenis says.

About one in four Americans believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it.

Sungenis is a controversial figure, having argued that no one has proven 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust and that Jews conspired with Satan to rule the world.

His local bishop asked him to stop writing about Jews and ordered him to stop calling his organization a Catholic one after he criticized a catechism related to Judaism.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;  the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Bigotry disguised as religious liberty is still BIGOTRY

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Re: ‘Star Trek’ actress supports idea that sun revolves
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 10:50:53 PM »
Whenever someone tells me something so horrible as "1/4 of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth," I hope they developed this statistic by interviewing all of the two year olds in backwoods West Virginia.
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Re: ‘Star Trek’ actress supports idea that sun revolves
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 04:33:43 AM »
Whenever someone tells me something so horrible as "1/4 of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth," I hope they developed this statistic by interviewing all of the two year olds in backwoods West Virginia.

No need to interview the 2 year olds, any adult creationist will likely have similar beliefs  ;)
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