There’s a harrible (okay horrible!) new movie in process of creation. I won’t advertize it more than to say that, and maybe it will never see the light of day, but in case it does, this is my response.
Copernicus DesecratedWelcome to Sungenis world Where gravity’s dead and Earth unwhirled And all the realm of discovery furled. Venus may orbit the mighty Sun, But we suppose it does so just for fun While Mars just meanders a blood-stained run. And the stars whirl round us, faster than light Yet leave no trail of their terrible flight — For which give thanks; ‘twould sear the sight. …Velvet black is the sky of our night Rich with the dance of galactic might Pure and deep, as of infinite height. Not to mention the Hadley cell That swept ol’ Chris on the ocean swell Whence the Gulf Stream returned his ships as well. Some may long for world less stunning A paste-up world, inept at running, Each motion, the whim of Deity cunning. But give me my ration of Logos Land Alive in itself, and alight from the Hand Of a Lord so humble, he lets us stand On our own two feet. Praise him for bitter; praise for sweet. Love Him who gives us minds to meet.
A note about the “velvet” sky. Anyone who has a printer in the modern world knows the difference between flat black, which is what we have with black ink, and that specially rich black from a color printer. Similarly, the night sky is that rich black — it is not flat. You see that when you look. Why?
Well, perhaps we really do see, one photon at a time, all those galaxies that are in the Hubble photos, but, not having a 16-hour exposure, we get only enough photons to make the darkness not flat. Imperceptibly sparkling.
Another thing that is interesting in the sky is that, because the stars lack parallax, seeing them feels like seeing infinity. No matter how long we look, we do not sense the convergence of our lines of sight (from two eyes) and this gives a deepening impression of infinity, the longer we look. Over time, the stars even cross the sky, but still no parallax. Awesome!
Another important effect, and therefore evidence, of the earth’s turning, is the several bands of atmospheric motion — the Hadley, Ferrel, and Polar cells which drive much of our weather and are a consequence of our spinning. So is the Gulf Stream, by the way. The Hadley cell drives the trade winds that brought Columbus here, and the Gulf Stream and northern Ferrel cell returned him, all three being direct consequences of the turning of the Earth.
Jupiter also has weather bands similar to our own, but more because it’s bigger.
Logos the Beloved
The Lord has made a world where he may be known partly through his works, which are reasonable and hence worth study. He is the Logos, the Word from our Father whose mind is the source of Rationality and who gave us minds so that we could know him and praise him for his mighty works.
And he is the Beloved.