The Third International Conference on Absolutes is taking shape. The main theme is cosmology, the structure of the universe. There will be at least one paper on the Ptolemaic cosmology, in particular, the epicycle myths. Another paper will look at geocentricity as a necessary doctrine in Scripture. A third paper will examine different cosmology models. Another presentation will examine the latest models for time and how those ideas relate to Scripture. There will be papers on geocentricity, and we hope to have a report on the delay in reporting the results of Gravity Probe B which looked for geocentric phenomena such as the Lense-Thirring effect and found an unexpected effect a trillion times larger.
At the conference a geocentric orrery will clearly illustrate the phenomena often claimed to prove the heliocentric model working in a mechanical geocentric model, thus proving the claim that the heliocentric model is proven a lie. These effects include parallax, seasons, the rotation of the earth seen from the moon, and retrograde motion of the outer planets. We expect to have a paper on Joshua’s Long Day and Hezekiah’s Sign. Accounts of these phenomena are found around the world. Understandably, uniformitarian evolutionists are petrified of them, but amazingly, even Creationists are frightened to tell the stories known around the world.
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We hope to see you at the conference.