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All you have to do is do a little research. There's much more evidence than that. Visit the links previously posted in this thread (i believe one of the first few posts). Oh yea, and Prograde and Retrograde motion, as previously mentioned, can be explained with a geocentric view. That is talked about as well in those websites.

riZon, Christian Forums 4 Comments [5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Quantum Mechanic

Looks like someone failed astronomy.

1/24/2011 11:06:51 PM

KR

Except geocentric view is false. I didn't even bother trying to find out what these "Prograde" and "Retrogade" motions are, since this post is not worth even the space it takes here.

Quit wasting bytes.

1/25/2011 1:45:39 AM

Anon

What this Fundie didn't understand:

Everybody is allowed to use any coordinate system he wants. There is no "absolute" coordinate system. There is no center of the universe. One is completely free to take any point in the universe and declare this point the "center of the universe".

Of course, motions can be perfectly described in geocentric coordinates. When for example calculating satellite trajectories, geocentric coordinates are quite handy.

It only becomes extremely difficult (nearly impossible) once you try to describe any motion outside of the vicinity of the Earth. For the mechanics of the solar system, heliocentric coordinates are much, much better. For describing galactic motion, a coordinate system with the center of the Galaxy is much much better than heliocentric coordinates.

1/25/2011 1:52:55 AM

Agahnim

Astronomy does not work that away! Good night?

Also, even though I like researching science (I'm a fan of astronomy and zoology, though I like biology as well), you're doing it wrong.

3/25/2012 2:33:16 PM
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