Chapter 32: Epilogue - may reason prevail

In light of the evidence presented in this book, I will venture to say that the TYCHOS model is more than just another, "alternative" cosmological theory. I am satisfied that it represents the most solid interpretation of the vast body of astronomical observations (old and new) available to mankind today. These observations, gathered tirelessly over the centuries by admirably diligent and hard-working individuals, constitute the very foundation around which the TYCHOS model has woven its logical conclusions. All I have done is to assemble the many pieces of a shattered puzzle which were already there for everyone to see. My infinite gratitude goes to all these patient souls who have dedicated their lives to the noble cause of understanding our surrounding cosmos. To name them all would be unrealistic, so let me just symbolically tip my hat to Tycho Brahe whose widely snubbed yet formidably accurate observational work is now well and truly resurrected.

It is a most unfortunate fact that Tycho Brahe’s and Pathani Samanta’s magnificent contributions to astronomy have been virtually obliterated from history in spite of their substantial accuracy and verifiable validity. The Tychos model emphatically revives their lifetime efforts - along with those of other industrious scientists whose work was either misunderstood, overlooked or merely ignored. I suggest that the time has come to do them justice - and to reassess the configuration of our Solar System with a fresh and earnest outlook - free from heliocentric, relativistic or Newtonian preconceptions. Needless to say, vigorous resistance to the paradigm-shifting Tychos model is to be fully expected - primarily from academic circles, notoriously impervious to (and dismissive of) new ideas that may imperil the oxymoronic "Science Laws" edicted by a handful of untouchable luminaries who decided that Earth revolves around the Sun - and not vice versa (as virtually all of their predecessors had concluded). However, I dare say that the "ball" - i.e. the burden of proof concerning the true configuration of our Solar System - now lies squarely in the heliocentrists' court.

One may say that the Copernican model’s upside-down heliocentric view has mesmerized humanity for the last four centuries or so, if not just as an opposition to geocentrism. The refutation of one inadequate theory for another ignited along its way the Mother of all circular debates among the sharpest minds of this planet. Those debates were, essentially, destined to fail so long as the sacrosanct, universally-worshipped science priesthood remained unchallenged about their unshakeable heliocentric convictions. To question today the likes of Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein is tantamount to heresy among much of modern academia; this stagnant state of affairs, as you may agree, is not conducive to a sane and desirable advancement of human knowledge.

Only a few centuries ago, scientists and astronomers all over the world were engaging in vivid, bitter and passionate battles in the quest for the most plausible “cosmo-logical” configuration of our solar system. What most people tend to forget is precisely what, at the time, was at stake. Mind you, it was likely a largely unspoken truism even back then, but what was imperilled was no less than the very survival of the (already widely-embraced) Copernican / Keplerian model - and its status as the “end-all” of all cosmic models; heliocentrism had begun to crackle - and something had to be done to delay its inevitable collapse.

Countless experiments were being feverishly carried out, one more intricate than the other - most of them sharing the same objective: to scientifically verify and establish beyond reasonable doubt that Earth was hurtling around space (and around the Sun) at the staggering, hypersonic speed of 107226 km/h (i.e. "Mach 90") - as contended by the Copernican, heliocentric theory. It was a most extraordinary claim that, necessarily, had to be scientifically verified. Failure was not an option for its illustrious proponents - for this would precipitate an 'academic armageddon' upon this world's entrenched scientific community, headed by its self-anointed "Truth Guardians".

Yet today, the most famous series of such experiments - the Michelson-Morley interferometer studies - are billed as the “most failed scientific experiments of all time”. Mind you, they really don’t deserve to be singled out for having fallen short of proving Copernicus right; it is a matter of historical record that ALL other similar experiments utterly and completely fell short of proving Earth’s purported, hypersonic orbital motion around the Sun. Despite designs to prove heliocentrism, experimental data continued to tell us what we (or rather, the scientific establishment) refused to hear.

Another intense series of experiments were those attempting to determine stellar parallax. Of course, this was also a crucial test for the Copernican model: if no stellar parallax whatsoever could be detected, then the Copernican theory had to be categorically discarded. Instead, after decades of painstaking efforts by eminent astronomers around the world, some minute/microscopic stellar parallax was finally detected. Incredibly (and here’s where one must question the intellectual integrity of this planet's scientific community), those infinitesimal star displacements were deemed sufficient to "prove beyond doubt" that Earth moves at hypersonic speeds around space - completing an almost 1-billion-km-long (and 300 Mkm-wide) orbit every year!

Of course, the official explanation offered by apologists for this near-negligible stellar parallax was that “the stars are far, far more distant than anyone had ever imagined!” Amazingly, it has never occurred to anyone that, since some stars are claimed to be “only” 4 or 5 light years away — while other stars (visually adjacent to those closer stars) are claimed to be several thousands of light years away - we should most definitely be able to detect some quite substantial parallax between our closer and farther stars (that is, if Earth were revolving around the Sun along a 300 Mkm-wide orbit). The TYCHOS model - with its 1 mph earthly motion - provides a plain, intuitively sound and logical solution to this age-old riddle: The observed stellar parallaxes are so very, very small simply because our tranquil Mother Earth moves very little each year - and slower than the pace of an evening walk around the village.

Still today, no one really knows exactly how distant the stars are. Just consider this quite recent (2012) science journal’s announcement: “A scientific astronomy study has determined that Polaris, our North Star, is approximately 1/3 closer to Earth than previously thought.” So much for the much-vaunted “pinpoint accuracy” of astronomical data! You may agree that such a radical revision of this fundamental stellar distance is almost comical: if our modern astronomers cannot even agree on the Earth->Polaris distance (which is used as a cosmological yardstick to measure all other star distances), what credibility can any officially-claimed stellar distances possibly retain?

"The North Star has been a guiding light for countless generations of navigators. But a new study reveals that its distance to Earth may have been grossly overestimated. In fact, the North Star — also called Polaris — is 30 percent closer to our solar system than previously thought, at about 323 light-years away, according to an international team who studied the star's light output.(...) The star is also a type of cosmological yardstick used by researchers to measure great cosmic distances out to billions of light-years." North Star closer than thought - National Geographic

Perhaps the most tragicomical instance of cosmic science-quackery is Arthur Eddington’s solar eclipse experiment in 1919. At the time, the fundamental tenets of both the Copernican and the Newtonian theories were perilously at stake, since the observed orbital behaviour of Mercury “refused” to comply with Newton’s Laws. So the Royal Society dispatched Sir Eddington to Gabon, Africa - and another team to South America - to photograph an upcoming solar eclipse. Arthur’s expedition almost ended in dire disaster, as the skies were cloudy most of the time, yet his team somehow managed to snap a couple of (blurry) shots of the eclipse. The South American team did better and brought home a few half-decent shots of the 1919 solar eclipse. Now, the whole point of the exercise was to confirm the validity of a young upstart scientist’s thesis, namely the “theory of relativity”. The then little-known Albert Einstein had “come to the rescue” of both Newton’s and Copernicus’ endangered theories, basically stating that, “the light emitted by a celestial body will bend / warp - in the vicinity of a large mass such as the Sun.” In other words, “you can’t trust what you see with your own eyes; Mercury may seem to be where you see it but in reality it is elsewhere!” To make a long story short, even though the photographic plates snapped by the two Royal Society teams presented utterly inconclusive data, Sir Eddington somehow managed to pass them off as “definitive and irrefutable proof of Einstein’s relativity theory”! After which Einstein became, almost overnight, the universally-acclaimed celebrity that he still is today.

Another droll and dreadfully contrived effort aimed at confirming the Copernican model was that of Sir James Bradley, the man who invented “Stellar Aberration”. Bradley had been observing the motions of star Draconis for several months with a telescope mounted in his home’s chimney near London. As we have seen, his observations of Draconis’ seasonal motions turned out to be wholly conflicting with the principles of the Copernican model. So, instead of bringing into question the core tenets of heliocentrism (and returning to the drawing board - as any earnest scientist would have done), Bradley dreamed up the most contorted astronomical theory of them all, namely his “Stellar Aberration” fantasy. Yet, Bradley’s illusory mental concoction is still held by academia as another “conclusive proof of Earth's motion around the Sun”.

All in all, it can be said that the Copernican theory has benefited, over the last centuries, from a steady flow of confirmation bias and custom-made ad hoc "solutions" (i.e. precisely the opposite of what the sound scientific method should be about). And yet, here we are today; the heliocentric dogma is safely shielded in its unassailable ivory tower - unquestioned by almost everyone - whilst the long string of embarrassing failures to confirm its core tenets have been swept under the rug by misguided (or, perhaps, deliberate?) efforts.

As it is, I'm often asked (by readers of the 1st Edition of this book) whether perhaps "someone, somewhere" is fully aware of our Geoaxial Binary System as propounded by my TYCHOS model and is just "sitting on" (i.e. withholding) this knowledge from the general public - for some unknown motive. This will understandably sound to most people like some overly-fanciful conspiratorial theory. However, in light of recent world events (what with the rogue and devious antics of the 'Powers that Be'), one may legitimately start to wonder if perhaps Sir Francis Bacon was correct when he famously stated that "Knowledge is Power". In any case, I personally do find it more likely that "someone, somewhere" is perfectly aware of our Geoaxial Binary System - rather than that yours truly would be the first person in human history to have arrived at the plain and logical conclusions presented in this book!

At the end of the day, dear reader, it is up to you to make up your mind as to which option seems more cogent and reasonable:

OPTION 1 - (the Copernican model): the Sun is the only single star in our visible cosmos which completes one of its orbits in about 240 million years. The Earth follows the Sun's 800000-km/h motion around the galaxy - while revolving around the Sun at 107226 km/h (i.e. 90 times the speed of sound).

OPTION 2 - (The Tychos model): the Sun and Mars constitute a binary system - just like all the star systems in our visible cosmos. The Earth revolves in the middle of our system at the tranquil, "snail-paced" motion of 1.6 km/h - and rotates around its axis at the gentle rate of 0.000694 rpm.

OPTION 3 - (insert alternative theory of your choice - but make sure to back it up with solid and verifiable empirical evidence).

May coming generations thrive in the blissful serenity enjoyed by our planet as it slowly sails around space, embraced by the Sun-Mars binary system, at the safe and comfortable "snail-pace" of 1 mph. I will just be hoping that tomorrow's free-thinkers will realize and ultimately reject the insufferable dogmatic attitude pervading our current epoch's academic circles. As a final, heartfelt aspiration which I hope will be shared by many readers of this book - may the Tychos model soon be carefully appraised and reviewed (by earnest scholars and thoughtful laymen alike), so as to start a collective and constructive debate among the inquisitive and intellectually-unshackled sons and daughters of Mother Earth.

May reason prevail.