Bait and switch? Check.
Slicky packaged propaganda? Check.
Overhyped idiocy? CHECK! This film has it ALL!
In an update to our story last April where several well known personalities were finagled into participation in a film about a long discarded theory of the universe, the film is set to be released later this month.
Stellar Motion Pictures, LLC is bringing its highly controversial documentary feature, “The Principle,” to moviegoers in select cities beginning January 23rd. “The Principle” is the first-ever film devoted to examining and questioning a widely accepted scientific concept that has defined mankind’s place in the cosmos: The Copernican Principle.
Conventional wisdom dictates that the idea of Earth being at the center of the universe is a holdover from an ancient, superstitious age. Modern science has, for centuries, maintained that the human species is nothing special in the context of the cosmos. “The Principle” re-examines and challenges that assumption.
The film is said to explore “the question of Earth’s station in the universe and whether it could, in fact, have a unique importance.” Yes, it’s a Creationist standpoint. That is retrofitting explanations to suit your ideological agenda – exactly NOT science and decidedly unreliable. Except it makes people feel good to reinforce an discarded belief.
Americans United noted that “geocentrists’ main argument seems to be that everything has to revolve around this planet because we’re special. God wouldn’t put us, the pinnacle of his creation, in some forgotten corner of the universe!”
The film is in limited release. I expect it will be a temporary “big hit” with evangelicals just as “Expelled” was a few years ago when producers pulled the same sort of bait and switch. They are seriously manufacturing “controversy” where there absolutely is none. The earth is not the center of the universe, no matter how much some wish to hang on to that absurd, selfish, religious idea. What their ploy tells us is their ideas are SO LAME that they have fool people into saying something positive because there is no other support for such a claim.
Don’t bother seeing this movie. Let it rot in the bargain bin.