It turns out the film makers duped a number of folks into being “interviewed,” or otherwise associated with the project. Narrator Kate Mulgrew, for instance. Today she took to social media to say she was, “a voice for hire, and a misinformed one.” Hehmant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, has the gouge.
“I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused.”
Krauss’s rebuttal was released earlier today, with a beautiful photograph of one of my favorite objects in the sky.
You know, the one we orbit.
The editors at Slate gave it a great title. You may have seen it.
I Have No Idea How I Ended Up in That Stupid Geocentrism Documentary
Unfortunately, the film was backed by some Catholics who evidently aren’t sure how we’ve been able to successfully send probes to Mars, slingshot Voyager around the Sun, and around those other wacky moving planets, on its tour around the solar system, and stuff.
You know, our solar system, and our planet, are pretty special. But aside from us sending spacecraft hither and yon, experiments have also shown that the Earth warps space as it orbits the sun, just like Einstein theorized it would. Why a handful of Catholics aren’t excited about that news is beyond me. It probably has the folks at the Vatican Observatory scratching their heads too.
This post needs a soundtrack.