Few people would agree that in order to present all points of view, a science teacher should portray geocentrism
as a valid scientific alternative to heliocentrism; and in the same vein, there's no justification for portraying climate change denial as scientifically credible.
For example, in one scene as Galileo gives a lecture advocating geocentrism
, a friar objects, "But this way you kick God out of the sky
That latter is exactly how they tried to rescue Geocentrism
in the original edition of Copernicus.
The contest between geocentrism
(the sun revolving around the earth) and heliocentrism (the earth revolving around the sun) has been settled, as everyone knows, with the latter model being the winner and the former the loser.
The sun pretty much stays still, but note that for centuries the Catholic Church insisted on geocentrism
, the idea that Earth was the center of the universe and the sun moved around it.
We've gone from Ptolemy's geocentrism
to Copernicus' heliocentrism and beyond.
18) Munoz, although he taught Copernican heliocentrism, rejected it and offered his own revisionist model of geocentrism
, in which the planets, stars, and comets moved freely through the heavens.
Just as Galileo's heliocentrism replaced geocentrism
, Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, Sir Ken Robinson's theory of creativity and Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy render the traditional methodologies uprooted and cast away onto the pages of history.
Maelcote was cautious about discussing the observations in terms of geocentrism
It took a century and a half for the solar system proposed by Copernicus to be widely acknowledged as more likely than the geocentrism
that had prevailed for millennia.
Galileo published those findings in his controversial "Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems,'' in which, under pressure from the Catholic Church, he had agreed to stay neutral as to which system, Geocentrism
or Heliocentrism, was correct, but his actual text clearly advocated the Heliocentric theory.
He painstakingly showed that fundamental paradigms or "models" are the large thought-frames that we develop in our minds within which we interpret all observed data, as well as that scientific advancement inevitably brings about eventual paradigm shifts--from geocentrism
to heliocentrism, for example--that are always vigorously resisted at first, as was the thought of Galileo, but that finally prevail.