Could Copernicus have been wrong after all this time? A new documentary that is currently playing in limited release has provoked controversy even before it has been seen by the masses. ‘The Principle’ sets out to prove (or at least convince) its audience that Copernicus may not have been correct in his assumption and that the Earth is, indeed, at the center of the universe.

After hundreds of years of accepting Copernicanism as the definitive idea of Earth’s place in the universe and scientists basing many of their work on this theory, it is easy to see why many are up in arms with the very thought that what we have been accepting as fact could very well be wrong.  Though interviews with scientists and astrophysical theories, ‘The Principle’ attempts to give evidence that instead of the Earth (and in essence mankind) being some insignificant rock that is hurling around a sun amidst all other trillions of insignificant chucks of rocks, the Earth is actually significant in the grand blueprint of the universe. And if the evidence the film presents is correct and our planet is as significant as we think, then why are modern day scientists loathe to accept the geocentric theory?

Here’s a synopsis for ‘The Principle’:

Everyone knows that the ancient idea of Earth in the center of the universe is a ridiculous holdover from a superstitious age, right? Modern science has proven that we are nothing special! We inhabit, in Carl Sagan’s words, “….an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”

Well….prepare to be shocked!

“The Principle”, destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time, brings before the public eye astonishing results from recent large-scale surveys of our universe- surveys which disclose unexpected evidence of a preferred direction in the cosmos, aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth.

Tracing the development of cosmology from its inception (Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid at Giza), through the great revolution of Copernicus, to the astonishing new discoveries of Earth-oriented alignments in the largest structures of our visible universe, “The Principle” leads us face-to-face with the question, and the challenge- what does this mean for the future of mankind?

The film is quite thought provoking as you can see. In fact, many of the scientists who were interviewed for the film have since denounced the film stating they were unaware of the true nature of the project and didn’t realize the subject pertained to geocentrism. As for Kate Mulgrew who narrated the film, her Facebook response to her participation was that she was a “voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that”.

It will be interesting to see the evidentiary elements of ‘The Principle’ ‘s reasoning for the Earth being at the center of the universe. While even in the film, scientists admit their own theories of how the universe works doesn’t necessarily fit with the latest data that is being uncovered, does that mean the filmmakers have a viable theory?

I guess the best thing to do is to wait until the film is released near you, nationwide, or on DVD or VOD and see for ourselves what the arguments are. Until then, we do have the trailer.

So what do you think? Is ‘The Principle’ the beginnings of a new scientific principle regarding the Earth?