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Dinsdale? --Psycheout 01:48, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

sun goes around the earth[edit]

I'd like to know why my recent addition was reverted. It isn't that anything in it is slightly controversial. TomS TDotO (talk) 23:08, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Because it's existence in thew article added nothing nor did it make a coherent point about heliocentrism and geocentrism --Mikal | lakiM 23:10, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I thought it pointed out that common saying, "Does the sun around the earth, or it the other way?", confuses the two motions of the earth. TomS TDotO (talk) 02:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't want to get into an edit war, but I see nothing wrong with pointing out something like this:
The trope that contrasts heliocentism from geocentrism as "The Earth goes around the Sun, not the Sun around the Earth", taken literally confuses the daily rotation of the Earth around its axis (rather than the Sun going around the Earth, causing day and night) with the annual revolution of the Earth around the Sun (the cause of seasons). The two are different motions. It could be possible that neither the the Sun move around the Earth nor that the Earth move around the Sun. (A rotating Earth geocentrism.)
TomS TDotO (talk) 11:57, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

The actual heliocentrism[edit]

... involves Nemesis :) Anna Livia (talk) 18:17, 17 April 2019 (UTC)