Sometimes you just wish you could stay stranded in the Delta Quadrant.
For all my readers who like Star Trek: Voyager, or who just happen to believe that modern space travel and exploration works by virtue of calculations based on the crazy idea that the planets in our solar system revolve around the sun, here’s something that will make you laugh and cry: Star Trek‘s Kate Mulgrew says she was tricked into narrating film that argues the Sun revolves around Earth.
Poor Kate. I sympathize. I’ve been there, too. Back in 2003 I did an interview that, had I given the deceptive producers working for The Fantasy Channel (aka, The History Channel) material they could sufficiently twist, would have made me look like a support of the ancient astronaut BS. You can read all about the fiasco here. I’ve sent this link twice in more recent years when asked to appear in Ancient Aliens in the hope that it would communicate my feelings about the ethics of such purveyors of nonsense. I know firsthand that these channels aren’t the least bit interested in real data and balanced presentations. They care only about cash. I got off easy back in 2003 since I never appeared in the final product. Others, like my friends Guy Malone and Hugh Ross, didn’t fare as well.
The new geocentric film that Kate Mulgrew narrates is the brainchild of Robert Sungenis. If you’ve never heard of him, you won’t be surprised when you read his “credentials” and the other tripe that has sprung from his misinformed mind. From the earlier link:
Sungenis—who has a Ph.D. in religious studies from “a private distance-learning institution in Republic of Vanuatu”1—has used those credentials to establish a career as a leading proponent of Geocentrism, based on an understanding of astrophysics drawn from that most esteemed of scientific manuals, the Bible. In addition to denying anyone can prove the Earth revolves around the sun, he’s also well known for denying anyone can prove 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust. He’s also claimed that Jews are in league with Satan to take over the planet.
At least I have something in common now with a Star Trek captain.
- According to Wikipedia, Vanuatu is an island in the South Pacific, 1750 miles east of northern Australia. I’m sure it’s at the cutting edge of scholarship. ↩
Interesting. I’ve noticed a disturbing Anti-Semitic slant to the believers in conspiracy theories, especially those who believe in the Illuminati. But it appears the trend has a broader scope?
at least he didn’t graduate from UCLA.