The Copernican Conspiracy: Buy the Novel
Come on a life-changing journey with college sophomores, Joshua Gemelli and his sweetheart, Mary McGinnis, along with their newfound friend, Suresh Verma, as they seek for academic freedom at St. Robert Bellarmine College to express their new discoveries in science. Devout Catholics, Josh and Mary have cultivated a renewed trust in the traditions of their Church, since they now understand why the Church rejected Galileo’s universe over four centuries ago. Like everyone else in the world, they had grown up believing the Earth revolves around the sun; and this belief was no more to be questioned than the fact that gravity holds us to the ground. To their utter amazement, the three students discover that the very physics courses they are studying at the college, if given the most obvious and fitting scientific interpretation, show the Earth is motionless in the center of the universe. They discover that this information is clearly stated in the scientific literature but has been systematically covered up as part of a worldwide conspiracy to keep the truth from coming out. With this new knowledge, these two idealists want to reveal the truth and change the world. They have just what the world needs – a whole new and better perspective with which to view themselves and the God who created them. They are full of vim and vigor, anxious to begin their new lives.
But all is not well at the college. The three students face stern and often belligerent opposition from Professor Samuel Richenstein, the epitome of the reigning science establishment wedded to the Copernican Principle and the Big Bang theory, which claim the Earth is not in any special place and that it moves along with everything else in the universe. The professor will stop at nothing to silence what he believes is little more than three academic vigilantes who are bent on resurrecting superstitious and discredited beliefs that have no scientific validity.
Who will win this battle of ideas? Whose worldview will be victorious? Who has the right interpretation of the scientific data? Will this be a battle in which David is victorious over Goliath, or more like Noah preaching to a stubborn and wicked generation who will not change?
As you read this story, you will laugh; you will cry; and you will even learn a little physics. But the outcome of it all will not be determined by Josh, Mary, Suresh, or professor Richenstein. It will be determined by you. Come and see why.