“Center of the Universe? Krauss vs. Krauss”
Commentary by: Rick Delano
President: Stellar Motion Pictures
Producer/Writer: The Principle
A bit over two years ago, “The Principle” became the first theatrically-released documentary film to examine the implications of the stunning “Axis of Evil”, the strange, completely counter- predicted series of alignments between the largest structure in the entire visible universe, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), and the ecliptic plane and equinox of supposedly- insignificant Earth.
The film was instantly subjected to one of the most memorable Fake News campaigns in the history of pop culture, kicked off with an article by Lawrence Krauss, which concluded with what in retrospect can be seen as a forlorn and unanswered plea:
“If others bring up the film, the best thing we can do is tell them to not to waste their time or money either watching it or talking about it. Maybe then it will quickly disappear into the dustbin of history, where it belongs.”
A bit more than two and a half years later, where do we stand?
We know “The Principle” is still there.
We know it wasn’t supposed to be there.
We know the Axis of Evil is still there.
We know it wasn’t supposed to be there.
We know that the largest visible structure in the universe- the Cosmic Microwave Background or CMB- is aligned in completely counter-predicted ways with the ecliptic and equinox.
Of (supposedly insignificant) Earth.
We know that additional cosmological-scale phenomena including galaxy flows, quasar polarization, quasar distribution, radio galaxy distribution, galaxy spin direction, and variations in the fine structure constant (!) have been observed and reported to align along this same “Axis of Evil”, which picks out a special direction spanning the universe, pointing toward the Virgo Supercluster.
These anomalies are often referred to in the literature these days as the “Virgo Alignment”.
(For those who take seriously the idea that the heavens declare the glory of God, 2017 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin and the dance of the sun at Fatima).
Now just the first of these alignments- the CMB Axis- would say, according to Lawrence Krauss, “we are truly the center of the universe”.
In an essay written for “The Edge” in 2006, Krauss states:
“But when you look at CMB map, you also see that the structure that is observed, is in fact, in a weird way, correlated with the plane of the earth around the sun. Is this Copernicus coming back to haunt us? That’s crazy. We’re looking out at the whole universe. There’s no way there should be a correlation of structure with our motion of the earth around the sun — the plane of the earth around the sun — the ecliptic. That would say we are truly the center of the universe.
“The new results are either telling us that all of science is wrong and we’re the center of the universe, or maybe the data is imply incorrect, or maybe it’s telling us there’s something weird about the microwave background results and that maybe, maybe there’s something wrong with our theories on the larger scales. And of course as a theorist I’m certainly hoping it’s the latter, because I want theory to be wrong, not right, because if it’s wrong there’s still work left for the rest of us.”
That is merely one of the alignments along the Axis.
A recent paper (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1604.05484v3.pdf) summarizing the steadily multiplying number of these alignments puts it this way:
“In addition, the preferred directions were also reported in a number of other cosmological observations: the velocity flows , quasar alignment , anisotropy of the cosmic acceleration [26, 27], the handedness of spiral galaxies , and angular distribution of the fine- structure constant . Even though there are many debates [30–34], it was also reported that all these preferred directions seem to coincide with the CMB kinematic dipole.”
One of the leading atheist media stars and author of “A Universe From Nothing” Lawrence Krauss (SPOILER ALERT: Nothing turns out to be Something) just told you that if the Axis of Evil is there- which we now know it is- we are truly the center of the universe.
The question occurs: why is this not all over the media and the pop science press?
Why isn’t Krauss getting challenged about this rather remarkable statement?
The press has been lying like h*** to you about The Principle for two and a half years.
Well, more precisely, the press lied like h*** to you about The Principle until we released “Thoughtcrime- The Conspiracy To Stop The Principle” as a free stream, as well as a special feature on The Principle DVD and Bluray, and has studiously avoided the slightest mention of its existence ever since (http://www.theprinciplemovie.com/stream-now-thoughtcrime-the- conspiracy-to-stop-the-principle/).
To ask Lawrence Krauss about that rather remarkable statement would require the media to admit that Lawrence Krauss has been talking out of both sides of his mouth, and this has been obvious ever since our trailer went up in 2014.
The same man said both of these things:
1. “The notion that anyone in the 21st century could take seriously the notion that the sun orbits the Earth, or that the Earth is the center of the universe, is almost unbelievable.”
Almost unbelievably, then, we notice that Lawrence himself took seriously the notion that earth is the center of the universe a few years earlier, BEFORE “The Principle” interviewed him.
With a camera running at the time:
2. “But when you look at CMB map, you also see that the structure that is observed, is in fact, in a weird way, correlated with the plane of the earth around the sun. Is this Copernicus coming back to haunt us? That’s crazy. We’re looking out at the whole universe. There’s no way there should be a correlation of structure with our motion of the earth around the sun — the plane of the earth around the sun — the ecliptic. That would say we are truly the center of the universe.”
Lawrence Krauss debates Lawrence Krauss about whether or not he believes the unbelievable.
Somebody ought to make a movie about that.
“The Principle” is available on Itunes, Amazon Video, and streaming, DVD, and Bluray at: www.theprinciplemovie.com For those interested in an in depth examination of the geocentric side of “The Principle”, be sure to check out the amazing, double-disc, 4 1/2 hour followup “Journey To The Center of the Universe”. Both films are available as a bundle at a specially discounted price of $34.95 (a $10 discount).