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Heliocentric problem no. 2 - Flower Pattern

Steven Jones

In Geocentric Universe 2.1 it is possible to lock a particular object such that all motion drawn by the computer simulation then becomes relative to that object. Thus, the apparent paths of celestial bodies, including the World, can be drawn for a universe centred on a particular planet.

There follow two pictures, the first of which is the flower pattern of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as viewed from the World, and the second of which is the apparent motion of Jupiter, Saturn and the World as viewed from Mars. The latter has probably never been seen before, because it is unlikely that there is another model available capable of this, especially since few people even know about the flower pattern.


Figure 1: World Centred


Figure 2: Mars Centred


Firstly, it should be noted that when locked onto a particular planet, the apparent path of the World is always identical to the apparent path of the planet when viewed from the World. Just as expected.

Secondly, if planet-centred then no objects other than the World display regularity and symmetry. Essentially, everything else is chaos, in complete contrast to the situation when the World is the centre of the simulation. The significance of this is profound, because only on the World are all the paths uniform and orderly. Hence, only from the viewpoint of the World could one realistically claim to be located at the actual centre of the cosmos.

The conclusion therefore is amazing, since the flower pattern around the World is so unique. This is contrary to the late Prof. Sir Fred Hoyle, who was quoted as saying that anywhere in the universe can be viewed with equal justification as being the centre.

(Finally, it is important to stress that it is not possible to draw the apparent path of the World in versions of the model that go out, simply because we do not want our model to be mis-used.)



Jones, N. and Jones, S., 2004, "Geocentric Universe 2.1," multimedia CDROM for Windows operating systems.