I found myself wandering about this brilliant and advanced network of computers these past few weeks and I ran into something I never thought I would see. I thought this issue was resolved about 400 years ago and we were moving on to bigger and better things. No, it's still there and people are still trying to justify their belief in it. What is this issue? Geocentrism.
Geocentrism, for those who don't know, is the bronze age belief that the earth is at the center of the universe and that the sun, moon and planets revolve around us. This, of course, was proven false by Nicolaus Copernicus in the early 1500's and reinforced by the work of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. The geocentric model of the universe had been thrashed soundly by these men, but regardless of the evidence, the authority of the church overruled the evidence and decreed that the Bible was sacred scripture and could not be proven wrong. Ultimately, the church would relent and Albert Einstein would put the final nail in the coffin of geocentrism, end of story...
...or so we thought.
Many people today, albeit a great minority, are still holding onto this belief as fact and using the Bible as a science to text to prove it correct. These same people also misquote experiments to justify this result and, even when proven wrong, they continue to repeat it over and over. This hypothesis has been proven wrong over and over and over again. NASA bases all of their experiments on a heliocentric solar system and they seem to get around just fine. Also, there is THIS on Yahoo answers and several video on YouTube (including a pair by AndromedasWake) that debunk this myth. Now, live in the 21st century.