Karl Keating and the Geosynchronous Satellites: How One Catholic’s Ignorance of Science Embarrasses the Whole Church
In the history of the debate between heliocentrists and geocentrists, the former have tried to use various and sundry celestial and earthly phenomenon in an effort to prove their system, but each one, as time went on, was eventually discredited. In the end, Einstein finally put the kibosh on any alleged proof of heliocentrism when his co-variance and co-equivalence equations in his General Relativity theory gave equal viability to the geocentric universe. But there are many today who refuse to apply Einstein’s general principle of relativity. One of those is Karl Keating, former president of Catholic Answers, who seeks to use the geosynchronous satellites as his proof. In this paper, we show why Mr. Keating’s analysis is erroneous.