April 7

Galileo’s Bluff

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

(Romans 1:21) KJV

The Earth is at the center of the observable universe. It’s an empirical observation. Heliocentricity isn’t observed, it’s theoretical. Oddly enough, people today simply can’t grasp this concept.

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April 6

A Multitude of Rubies

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

(Proverbs 20:5) KJV

The assumption of heliocentricity, Galileo’s bluff, affects the calculated distance to stellar objects. The heliocentric distance is greater because it’s derived from a triangle with a base which is 2AU wide.

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