Quote# 89372

And the church mistakenly followed Aristotle when it came to the place of the earth in the cosmos. The earth need not be the center of the universe to be the center of Divine attention. But the Galaxy is likely the center of the universe. We know now that the entire universe rotates about an axis that is not only parallel to but coincident with the axis of rotation of the Galaxy, and in the same direction.

BTW: the name “Milky Way Galaxy” is redundant. “The Galaxy” is the correct name for the large, pinwheel-shaped collection of stars that includes our Sun.

Terry Hurlbut, Creation Science Hall of Fame 57 Comments [9/5/2012 6:51:46 AM]
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Earth is the center of the cosmos! Er, no.

The Sun is the center of the cosmos! No again.

The Galaxy is the center of the cosmos! Actually there's a bunch of other galaxies the same size as ours or larger, and as far as we can tell they're all moving away from each other at more or less equal speed while space expands.

I wonder what will revolve around us next.

9/5/2012 7:01:18 AM


The universe is rotating? Compared to what?

9/5/2012 7:08:56 AM


Although the universe is extremely large, I think it's safe to say that it's not infinitely large. If it were, though, then, yes, any point on its surface would be the center of the universe.

Plus, that would explain why it's expanding so quickly: everything's trying to get away from people like Terry Hurlbut and the Creation Science Hall of Fame.

9/5/2012 7:17:13 AM


i'm no astrophysicist, but i'd say

a: that's wrong

b: worst name ever

c: dude... seriously

once again, please inform me of any factual inconsistencies, and apologies if any were found.

and that's how you write crap that WON'T make you look like an idiot

9/5/2012 7:21:25 AM

Filin De Blanc

The universe is rotating? Through what? Are you saying that there's something outside the universe?

9/5/2012 7:24:54 AM

Big Jilm

Wrong fuck stick.

Our solar system is in the outback, redneck arm of the Milky Way. The Milky Way is not the center of anything.

Nice fucking try.

9/5/2012 7:33:57 AM


Creation "Science" has a Hall of Fame? Seriously??


9/5/2012 7:42:13 AM


Indeed there is a Creation Science Hall of Fame, and this gem of an insane turd belongs there.

9/5/2012 7:59:34 AM


Failure to understand astrophysics? Check.

9/5/2012 8:08:13 AM


Well this is just ludicrously wrong. If the universe is expanding uniformly according to Hubble's law, then it will appear to do so from any vantage point. You big silly.

9/5/2012 8:27:54 AM

Further proof that religion is an exercise of hubris.

Pretty much all major religions involve the belief that humans are created in the image of a deity and that Earth is the center of the universe.

Little wonder they tend the attract the egocentric individuals.

9/5/2012 8:39:57 AM

Doubting Thomas

You know, if you could publish a peer-reviewed* paper on this, I'm sure you'd win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

*This means reviewed by actual scientists, not people like Ken Ham, "Dr." Kent Hovind, "Dr." David Tee, and VenomFangX.

9/5/2012 8:41:17 AM

Mister Spak

"We know now that the entire universe rotates about an axis that is not only parallel to but coincident with the axis of rotation of the Galaxy, and in the same direction."

How do you tell the difference between that and they are both standing still?

9/5/2012 8:42:16 AM


Even if the galaxy were at the exact center of the universe (how would we even verify that without being able to see the edges of the universe, which may not even exists if there's nothing outside the universe as a boundary is always between something and something else and if there's no "something else", there is no boundary) that proves nothing about God or the devil or souls or angels so what's your point exactly? If I wind up in the exact middle of the Sahara Desert does that make the Egyptian religion true? Because that's just as much of a non-sequitur as saying that our galaxy being right in the middle of the universe proves anything about the creationism.

9/5/2012 8:49:54 AM


The name of the site "creation science hall of fame" is a joke, right?

9/5/2012 8:59:58 AM


Even better; what would the POINT of being the center be? What prevents something on the perimeter from being important?

9/5/2012 9:00:36 AM

Fundies Make Me Sick

There are other galaxies besides ours, dipshit.

9/5/2012 9:01:07 AM

Thinking Allowed

If the words "Creation Science Hall Of Fame" wasn't attached to this post, I'd wonder when Terry Hurlbut missed science class.

9/5/2012 9:02:23 AM

Raised by Horses

I can't say it any better than this. I really can't.

9/5/2012 9:03:53 AM


Somebody hasn't studied astronomy since 1920 (which is when this happened: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Debate_%28astronomy%29 ).

9/5/2012 9:15:02 AM

I guess milky way galaxy is technically as redundant as chai tea or pizza pie. You win this round, Creationists! (No you don't)

9/5/2012 9:18:51 AM

Mystik Spiral

"We know now that the entire universe rotates about an axis"

You've gotta be fucking kidding me right now...

9/5/2012 9:20:07 AM


@#1443691, not so much egocentric individuals as people so lacking in self-esteem that they need to believe God loves them the mostest in order to feel special.

9/5/2012 10:30:11 AM


Is this the Terry Hurlbut who is the No.1 sycophant to Andy Assfly? If so it explains a lot about Conservacrapedia.

9/5/2012 11:56:52 AM


i thought all the matter in the universe was moving in a straight line, slightly to the left.

9/5/2012 11:59:41 AM

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