Star Trek actress: Sun revolves around the Earth

Star Trek: Voyager actress Kathryn Mulgrew (front, centre) has narrated a documentary claiming Earth is the centre of the universe.
Star Trek: Voyager actress Kathryn Mulgrew (front, centre) has narrated a documentary claiming Earth is the centre of the universe.

She played a starship captain exploring the outer reaches of the universe in the 24th century, but now she's working on a film promoting science that was out of date almost 500 years ago.

Actress Kate Mulgrew, famous for her role as Capt. Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, is narrating a new documentary promoting the disproven notion that the sun actually revolves around the Earth instead of the other way around.

"Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong," Mulgrew's voice argues over cosmic images in the trailer for The Principle.

The film, set for release later this year, was partially backed by a well known Holocaust-denier and far-right conservative, Robert Sungenis, who runs a blog called Galileo Was Wrong.

Scientists such as Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, and Max Tegmart all appear in the trailer, discussing the Earth's unique characteristics that allow it to sustain life.

However both Mulgrew and Krauss have spoken out, distancing themselves from the project.

Mulgrew posted a message on Facebook saying she was a "voice for hire" and that she does not agree with anything Sungenis has written regarding history or science.

Meanwhile Krauss has taken to Twitter to deny his active involvement. He said clips of him were "mined" for the film, and for people to ignore the project which he claims is "so stupid does disservice to word nonsense".

Sungenis himself appears in the trailer to offer some of his conspiracy theory.

"You can go on some websites of NASA to see that they've started to take down stuff that might hint to a geocentric universe," he tells the audience.

One in four Americans believe in geocentrism, which argues that the Earth is actually the center of the universe and that the sun, planets, and stars revolve around it.

It's not the first time Sungenis has taken a position indefensible with historical records, science, or common sense.

As Raw Story noted, he once argued that no one has actually proven that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust and claimed that Jews were in a conspiracy with Satan to take over the planet.

Sungenis has gone so far that even his local bishop told him to stop writing about Jews and identifying his organization as a Catholic one after he criticized a catechism connected to Judaism.

- Daily Mail

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