On 2002-05-21 19:32, Chip wrote:
On 2002-05-21 17:34, Kizarvexis wrote:
Can anyone give a simple description of what Geocentricity is? Please use simple language. I have been out of school for a long time. [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
It is an artificial construct adapted by religious fundamentalists that places the earth (and specifically leaders and members of the fundamentalist religion) at the center of the entire universe, with all stars and galaxies rotating around them. In reality it is a throwback to a dark age mentality. It is a component in the fundamentalist desire to convert the majority of the population, and subvert the education of citizens in order to advance their ideology, which could be defined as "a literal interpretation of the Bible" but usually for the purpose of extreme rightwing political agendas. It is therefore usually much more political than religious, and definitely not scientific. It is part of a desire to impart an authoritarian dogma for personal gain, in place of natural inquiry. In short, it is ideological idolatry.
How's that? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]