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Talk:Geocentrism

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Ray Comfort[edit]

Ray Comfort is not a geocentrist or an authority on geocentrism. There is no reason for this article to cover what he thinks about what the bible says. Please stop putting this irrelevant nonsense back in the article. ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 21:56, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Cool Hard Logic video[edit]

The reference: "Testing Geocentrism by Cool Hard Logic. Features mathematics and illustrations of what a geocentric universe would behave like." has been added and removed. I think that it is worth discussion, for it is a video with good production values and it is a debunking of geocentrism. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the removal because, IMHO, it includes far too much material which does not address geocentrism. My heart says "include it", but my head does not agree. TomS TDotO (talk) 15:04, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

The lack of complaints I take to mean that there is consensus that this particular video is not to be cited. TomS TDotO (talk) 10:32, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

History section[edit]

I've added quite a bit and rewritten parts of the history section to go over the Geocentric systems in detail, and to explain exactly how Heliocentrism was proven in the Early Modern Period. I took particular care to try to explain the Geocentric and Geoheliocentric parts, as very few people who don't professionally/habitually read about the history of Astronomy generally know about the "why" of those models (and why, in light of the lack of parallax and other considerations, they were reasonable conclusions at the time; most treatments exhibit terrible presentism on this subject).ChrisB (talk) 07:09, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Silver rating?[edit]

Is it ready? Isn't it? Thoughts?

Modern section[edit]

The last paragraph of this section (the one about rapper B.o.B) is on the wrong page -- it should be moved to Flat Earth.

The paragraph before that mentions the same polls twice. Reference 22 (the second reference to polls) is actually two links. The first one is a duplicate of reference 21, and the second is to a page that's about geocentrism but is not about polls. Jswise (talk) 23:33, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

You are correct, @Jswise. Feel free to correct as appropriate. Note that B.o.B. is already on the flat Earth page, but without any references. Bongolian (talk) 23:44, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Satellites orbiting other planets[edit]

Have they measured Earth's movements in the sky, and can this information be used to discredit Tycho Brahe's geocentrism where the Sun rotates around Earth and the other planets rotate the sun? There's a part on telescopes rotating the sun, but wonder if we can say the same for the other objects rotating the sun. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 19:42, 14 June 2020 (UTC)