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Here's a personally self learnt lesson on how to trace back how our ancestors physically perceived of the universe pre-Nicolaus Copernicus, when humans believed the Earth was the center of the universe. I'm sure someone else could have come up with the same result or that there already exists a term for this phenomenon.

If you look at this video the sky seems to be rotating to the left and thus it would have been perceived of by our ancestors although, because this is speeded up video, they would have seen this happen at a slower pace but with the same effect nonetheless.

Just using thought based on factually verifiable knowledge, this image can be made to perceptively switch from a geocentric perspective to that of an Earth rotating on its axis. This means that the Earth, evident by the trees, will be sensed to be rotating to the right, as opposed to the sky rotating to the left.

¡Try it!

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Another objectively derived, emperically verifiable, fact, but this far more older than the periodic table of chemical elements and the working out of the speed of light

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Just going over my notes after another great read of Daniel Dennett, namely his Breaking The Spell, religion as a natural phenomenon

I rarely get positively moved by a quote from the Bible, but I could not escape being so by reading from John 8:44 the extract "The Father of Lies."

John 8:44 "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

I am of the opinion, as are many reputable scientists, that the readily available anthropological evidence points to our own species having evolved depredation as a vehicle of reproduction, societally hierarchically structured on male intra-sexual aggression. As I was reading it it became quite evident that it quite accurately depicted the psychological framework of a human individual of either sex at a time when being good for the species was the opposite of the globalised polyphenism that it officially is today.

The only other time I was ever stirred by the Bible was after reading Genesis in the Old testament in my thirties and seeing the temptor snake as a phallic symbol and the fruit it offered as the accompanying glans. How strange, I've thought since then, that if my interpretation were acccurate that would mean that the Jewish faith had assimilated those writings from some other culture rather than it being representative in extraction of itself. I think that because if Adam was forbidden from eating the fruit from the tree by God why then do some Rabbis perform the ritual of cleaning a boy's penis with their mouth from the blood spilled by a circumcision? This practice has received much criticism and rightly so, I think, especially because of the transmitting of diseases to the boys due to their susceptability at such a young age.

Is the story of Moses and the tablets he was given that of one of how the Jews assimilated some other culture, esteemed warriors that they were? (Just had that idea)

The idea of having the fruit in the Garden Of Eden as the glans came independantly from my friend Andrew Villarubia after I told him my views on the snake.
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