Trying to get back to cosmology, anyone want to give evidence to support we are not at the center of universe? Or is it by blind faith this is accepted?
As I said earlier:
otseng wrote: ↑Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:41 am The issue is not if the earth is at the center of our solar system or our galaxy. Of course the earth revolves around the sun and our solar system is on the arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The issue is if the earth (or you can consider our galaxy) to be at the center of the universe.
And so far, no evidence has been presented to show we are not at the center of the universe. I’m sure skeptics have been scouring the internet looking for evidence. And as everyone is finding out, there is no evidence. Bottom line, it is assumed we are not in a special position, and then explanations are offered to support that assumption. Even more, extranatural explanations are offered to support that position.
One common way to justify the assumption there is no special position in the universe is to claim the universe is curved 3-dimensionally, like the surface of the sphere you are talking about. But, this posits the existence of the 4th dimension. Which I claim is an extranatural ad hoc explanation.
And if we know so little about the universe, it is hubris to look down on the ancients and mock them that they knew so little about the universe. I would go far as to say with their limited ability to examine the heavenlies, it was impressive what they were able to accomplish.