“You know your getting over the target when the flak is greatest from below”
As the new Geocentric Movement gains traction, CoIntelpro powers that be use it to mock and cojoin him with “Conspiracy kooks”. Plane Earth Truther’s can expect the same treatment going forward.
(note setting up Saudi Arabia Royalty with this picture and article.)
Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth
Saudi cleric becomes online laughing stock after telling student the sun rotates around the Earth as otherwise planes would not be able to fly
- Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari claimed Earth is stationary and the sun rotates
- Offered religious statements and clerical comments to back up his belief
- Also launched into baffling explanation about airliners never being able to reach their destination if the earth was truly moving
- Also claimed NASA moon landings are the stuff of Hollywood fabrication
A Saudi cleric has publicly claimed that the Earth is a static object which is orbited by the sun, adding that centuries of evidence to the contrary is little more than fabrication.
Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari is believed to have been speaking at a university lecture in the United Arab Emirates when a student asked him whether the Earth rotates or is stationary.
The Islamic scholar quickly replies ‘stationary and does not move’, before launching into a long-winded and confusing explanation that appears to the suggest that if the Earth was moving, airliners would never be able to reach their destination.
After telling the student that the Earth does not rotate, Sheikh al-Khaibari attempts to back up his argument with religious statements and quotes from other Islamic clerics.
Perhaps struggling to make his argument understood, the religious lecturer then attempts to use a visual aid to illustrate how difficult it would be for airliners to travel if the Earth is spinning.
Beginning his bizarre summary, Sheikh al-Khaibari ‘First of all, where are we now? We go to Sharjah airport [in the United Arab Emirates] to travel to China by plane, clear?’
Over the next 30 seconds, Sheikh al-Khaibari enters into a baffling explanation of his point of view, claiming that if the Earth truly was rotating, then airliners could just stop in the air and wait for the country to arrive beneath them, rather than waste time actually flying.
‘China would be coming towards it,’ he argues.
On the other hand, he said, if the Earth was moving in the opposite direction the plane would never be able to reach its destination because ‘China is also rotating’.
Struggle: In an effort to make his argument understood, the religious lecturer attempts to explain that it would be difficult for airliners to travel around the world if the Earth was always spinning away from them
On concluding his baffling explanation, Sheikh al-Khaibari went on to claim the NASA lunar mission was Hollywood fabrication and that humans have never been to the moon, according to Al Arabiya.
Video of the incident has inevitably proved a hit on social media, where users started an Arab-language hashtag that translates as #cleric_rejects_rotation_of_Earth.
One user pointed out that the footage first appeared February 15 – the 451th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s birth. Galileo was famously twice accused of heresy by the Catholic Church after publicly supporting the Copernican theory that the Earth and other planets rotate around the sun.
While many are using the hashtag to mock Sheikh al-Khaibari’s views, others said it should be turned into a way to educate young people about the universe
The Daily mail blithely dismisses his “baffling explanation” and “bizarre summary” (without demeaning themselves by so much as bothering to explain why we are supposed to instantly accept the validity of their withering adjectives) and yet, to my simple mind, I have to wonder: If I were in a hoverable harrier Jet (or hot-air balloon) intending to go from east-to-west (say, from London to NYC) – and the Earth beneath me is already in-transit in an easterly direction at around 1,000 mph – then why couldn’t I just basically “hover” (with some North-South correction to account for latitude differences between the point of departure and point of arrival) until the desired longitudinal destination arrived, thanks to the already-moving-planet. I suppose that if one assumes the atmosphere is so solidly attached to the planet that there is zero drag, then anything in the air would have to move at the same speed as the “planet.” But to posit an atmosphere that “must” move along at the same speed as the solid body beneath it frankly seems, to me at least, both “baffling” & “bizarre.”
A correction to my previous comment: ” I suppose that if one assumes the atmosphere is so solidly attached to the planet that there is zero SLIPPAGE (instead of drag).
“then why couldn’t I just basically “hover” until the desired longitudinal destination arrived, thanks to the already-moving-planet.” -> Don’t forget that before you take off you would be on the surface of the Earth, rotating along with it. Now when you take off in an air balloon, you move up vertically (i.e. in the opposite direction than the center of the Earth): you remain at the same geo coordinates (assuming there are no winds to push you in some direction), only your altitude changes. Why is that? Because the rotational speed you had before take off did not disappear. You are still rotating around the Earth at basically the same speed. The balloon only helped you gain some vertical speed: it did not change your rotational speed in any way.
In order to change your rotational speed would need some lateral force to accelerate (or decelerate). Meaning, if you wanted to “hover” at a fixed point and let the Earth rotate below you, you would first have to spend a considerable amount of energy to decelerate and cancel the rotational speed you had initially. Which is exactly equivalent to spending some energy to go from point A to point B on the planet.
Galileo is famous for (among many things) being the first to have observed and documented this phenomenon: the constant speed of a system has no effect on the behavior of the system. As an example you can throw a ball in your hand when you are in a car (or an airplane) moving at constant speed in the exact same way as when you are standing still: you won’t observe any strange behavior of the ball. And no – this has nothing to do with the atmosphere: the results would be the same in vacuum.
This is why you don’t “feel” the rotation of the Earth, just like you don’t “feel” the speed of an airplane when you are inside it (noise and vibrations aside). However you will feel accelerations, because accelerations and forces are directly related.
Julien. . .try the same experiment on a motorbike without a windshield or a car without a roof and a screen. . .