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geocentric

1. having the earth at its centre
2. measured from or relating to the centre of the earth

geocentric

[¦jē·ō¦sen·trik]
(astronomy)
Relative to the earth as a center; that is measured from the center of the earth.

geocentric

Meaning "earth centered," it refers to orbits around the earth. In ancient times, it meant that the earth was the center of the universe. See geostationary and geosynchronous.
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Not only is the basis of the geocentric model sound, but it is even consistent with our knowledge of the Divine.
It is a wonderful teaching tool to convey understanding of the geocentric model of things.
A confrontation between how things look from a fixed position above the Earth and the view from space (where the Earth revolves around the sun) should help in overcoming the inherent geocentric model.
Since the heliocentric model yields the constraint for all combinations of angular planetary velocities and initial planetary angles, whereas the geocentric model does not, Spearman's Principle (all other things being equal) favours the heliocentric model.
In part one, the reasons for questioning the geocentric model, traditional Ptolemaic arguments and theological arguments against it, and the general approach to the new argument are presented.