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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie 642

EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "Three scientists and Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew say they were duped into appearing in a controversial documentary which claims the Earth is the center of the Universe. The Principle, a film which describes itself as 'destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time', argues the long-debunked theory of geocentrism – where the earth is the center of the Universe and the Sun resolves around it – is true and Nasa has tried to cover it up. The film features the narration of actress Mulgrew, who played the part of captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek Voyager, as well as three prominent scientists."
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

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  • by globaljustin ( 574257 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @12:58AM (#46711115) Journal

    It doesn't really affect the "Best Star Trek Captain" discussions (I always answer with the *vision* the creators had for the character not how it was acted)...but Kate Mulgrew is kind of a ditz

    In interviews (like in The Captains film: [] ) she was clearly just doing Trek purely as a 'gig' for a paycheck...she had no personal connection to science or space whatsoever and did not see her role as a way to educate herself or broaden her horizons to improve her acting

    to her it was all just "technobabble" which angers me to no end as a person who advocates for women in science...but it's her life and career so I'm not judging her choices necessarily...i just think it's unprofessional and lazy...her performance in Orange is the New Black is equally as bad, IMHO...very perfunctory

    Mulgrew read the ***narration*** of the whole could she do that and not know the film as about the earth being the *actual* center of the universe?

    answer is in the subject line

  • by TheGratefulNet ( 143330 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @01:19AM (#46711203)

    you mean you DON'T believe in talking snakes and the fact that eve was made out of adam's rib; hence, she was made from 'cheap cuts of meat' ?

    what's not to believe about that? sounds pretty legit to me.

    (rolls eyes)

  • by Maritz ( 1829006 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @01:38AM (#46711283)
    I believe at one point god makes a circle with a diameter of 10 and a circumference of 30, which is a hell of a trick even for YHWH.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 10, 2014 @01:42AM (#46711307)

    I can just see that press conference now.

    Pope declares: "Turns out this 'god' thing was a load of crap. Sorry everyone. You can all go home and get real jobs now."

  • But it is! (Score:5, Funny)

    by AndyCanfield ( 700565 ) <> on Thursday April 10, 2014 @01:54AM (#46711343) Homepage

    But the Earth is the center of the universe! Look at your general theory of relativity! Any object can be consider the unmoving center of a frame of reference. Earth is at (0,0,0) and not rotating. Of course this implies large gravitional fields to keep the sun and the planets and the stars rotating around the Earth every 24 hours, and complex stuff like that. But that just makes the math more complicated. It is still a valid frame of reference.

    But hey, why stop there? *** I *** am the center of the universe! All you people rotate around me! No need to bow down...

  • by jimmydevice ( 699057 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @01:54AM (#46711347)

    Oops, Wrong article. You were looking for :
    The Amoeba That Eats Human Intestines, Cell By Cell
    Or, Maybe Not.

  • by flyingfsck ( 986395 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @02:35AM (#46711471)
    The earth is the centre of the visible universe and thanks to Einstein's relativity, everything moves around us. So there is absolutely nothing wrong with the geocentrist idea, it just complicates the orbital mechanics equations when you want to fly a space ship to Mars somewhat, that's all.
  • by stenvar ( 2789879 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @03:42AM (#46711687)

    Following confusion as to why Mulgrew, a life-long Democrat,

    Yeah, because we all know that by choosing a party affiliation, you suddenly become scientifically literate!

  • But I Am! (Score:5, Funny)

    by AndyCanfield ( 700565 ) <> on Thursday April 10, 2014 @04:07AM (#46711775) Homepage

    Congratulations! Please obey all traffic laws and posted signs, and enjoy your new GPS navigation system.

    I live in Thailand; I can't even READ the posted signs. But smile and wave to the police and there is no problem. I don't have a Global Positioning System, I only have a MPS (Me Positioning System). Works fine, but it makes me cross-eyed.

  • by thegarbz ( 1787294 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @06:02AM (#46712109)

    Wow there. You're not saying that the Bible is open to interpretation are you? Surely not the Holy Bible. This isn't some philosophical text. It is the word of the Lord. His very power guided the hands that put the words on the paper. Or so many people will have you believe.

    As an aside I totally read your nick as Satan-X

  • by flyneye ( 84093 ) on Thursday April 10, 2014 @06:50AM (#46712211) Homepage

    Yeah, yeah, funny how money is usually behind being duped in cases like these.
    Mulgrew: I hadnt worked in ages, bill were piling up, thankfully I was duped and made the mortgage payment. I can aways SAY I was duped later.
    Scientists: Well, we needed some money and they said they had Kate Mulgrew. Who has to think about that? She was on Star Trek! Dupe me up, Scotty!

"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll