Jan 13, 2020
Contrary to popular belief in the early 1600’s, Galileo claimed that the sun didn’t revolve around the earth, but that the earth was spinning around the sun. “Heresy!”, the church proclaimed. They believed this contradicted not only scripture, but also common sense, for one could clearly see that the sun is traveling across the sky, while earth remains in place. This idea challenged the conclusions which people had drawn from a limited perspective, namely from having only viewed the sun from the position of the earth.
These days, we are not fooled by how the sun appears to rise and set, but are we still being fooled by appearances in other ways? Could we be drawing conclusions based on a limited perspective that might appear unquestionably true? Do we hold on strongly to the old ways of understanding, or are we willing to think independently of the masses, and beyond appearances, to consider that even some of our most common sense beliefs may well be entirely based on misperceptions?