Johannes Kepler: Galen Urso?
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.(John 15:13) KJV
We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) have been pondering Johannes Kepler. He was hired by Tycho Brahe as a mathematician to analyze the extensive charts and tables which documented Brahe’s observations of the cosmos.
Brahe had made meticulous records which reflected the empirical reality: Earth is the center of the observable universe. The problem was that the simplified model he had made, with circular planetary orbits, wasn’t able to predict planetary motion accurately. He knew something wasn’t right so he hired Kepler to figure it out.
We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.– Matty’s Razor
Can the Stargazers Save You?
Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.(Isaiah 47:13) KJV
Brahe was afraid that Kepler would use his observations to prove the speculative model of heliocentricity. According to the historical narrative, that’s what happened. But was it really that simple?
Kepler made calculations based on Brahe’s observations and showed that the planetary orbits aren’t circular, as Brahe had supposed, but elliptical. This was the reason why Brahe’s model didn’t work. What’s fascinating is that Kepler showed that the Sun is at one focus of elliptical planetary orbits. Ellipses have two foci. Kepler didn’t identify a source of gravity at the second focus. No did he give any reason as to WHY the orbits were elliptical. This is the part which is peculiar.
If Brahe’s observations of a Geocentrospheric cosmos were interpreted by Kepler to show that the Sun was at one focus of planetary orbits, and all this is observed from the Earth, then isn’t it obvious that the Earth is the second focus?
What kind of idiot could take Tycho Brahe’s data and come up with an empirical law that has no scientific explanation? It blows the mind. He was either stupid or he had an agenda. However, how could a genius mathematician be stupid, and what was the agenda?
We have previously speculated that Kepler was attempting to be strategic by compromising his Christian faith with the prevailing scientific narrative. There is another possibility.
Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.– Faith, definition
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;(2 Corinthians 10:4-5) KJV
Star Wars is a well known pop culture phenomenon, if we talk Star Wars then most people will understand us.
In 1977 when Luke Skywalker first blew up the Death Star we were all either too young or too impressed with the movie to really wonder why would anyone build a moon-sized space station which could be destroyed by two well placed photon torpedoes? As time passed however, a lot of folk began to wonder about what would seem to be a flimsy plot device. It turns out that there is much more involved.
Star Wars Rogue One tells the story of Galen Urso a grieving father who, in the bitterness of his soul, wreaks revenge on the empire by building its flagship planet-killer space station to have a weakness. He tells us, in his emotional holographic message to his daughter, that one blast anywhere in the reactor system will set off a chain reaction and destroy the entire station. This then becomes the mission: get the information into Rebel hands so that they can mount an attack to destroy the battle station.
What’s the comparison here? The Death Star represents the unopposed power of the Empire to subdue the universe and have dominion over every sentient race. Is popular science (SciPop) doing the same thing? SciPop is a rationalization of godless existence: it’s designed to make you think that there’s no God, no judgment, no hell, so that you can live an immoral life and not worry about the consequences. Children are indoctrinated in it from the first moment that they look at a screen of any kind, and that’s getting younger and younger.
It could indeed be said that SciPop has the ability to destroy an entire planet, though not through some accidental chain reaction, through the loss from eternity of an entire planet of souls who are on the broad wide road to eternal destruction. If this is the case, and Kepler saw it coming, could that be why he left a vulnerability in his Laws so obvious that no one can see it? This is a vulnerability so small, yet so profound, that people have been looking at it but not seeing it for over 400 years.
The reactor module is the weakness by which the Death Star is destroyed, Kepler’s laws are the weakness by which popular science (SciPop) is destroyed.
The reactor module is the weakness which allows the Death Star to be destroyed, Kepler’s laws are the weakness by which popular science (SciPop) is destroyed.
Enmity with God?
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.(James 4:4) KJV
Is this dominion? In a way it is. We’re enslaved by sin and, as a result, we’re at enmity with God. If we have been conditioned to believe that this is the normal state of being and that there’s nothing else, then we are truly enslaved by it.
The reason for creation is the manifestation of sentient life with free will.– The Reason for Creation
Seeing but not Perceiving
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.(Isaiah 6:9) KJV
It’s possible that no one saw the weakness in Kepler’s laws because God, in his wisdom. caused them not to. If this is the case, then it may be God’s will that this truth is now to be revealed because his agenda is advancing. Kepler may or may not have known what he was doing, but we must allow for the possibility that Kepler was a critical part of the working out of God’s plan, and he may have acted selflessly.
It’s also possible that the people of Kepler’s time were well aware of this deficiency but they simply chose to overlook it, because that was what they wanted: the antidote to God. The weakness has been allowed to persist because people simply aren’t taught anything anymore. No one learns how SciPop grew from an inkling. Everyone is simply shown the SciPop narrative and told that anything else is stupid.
The purpose of creation is to bring about the permanent physical separation of light from darkness, day from night, good from evil.– The Purpose of Creation
This People’s Heart is Waxed Gross
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.(Matthew 13:14-17) KJV
If Johannes Kepler is the type for Galen Urso, a picture of the sacrificial lamb who gave his life to save us, then Matty’s Paradigm is Luke Skywalker in a X-Wing Fighter… but let’s not get carried away.
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
Read through the Bible in a year
|Reading plan||April 13|
|Linear||1 Chronicles 2-4|
|Chronological||1 Samuel 18-20|
Psalms 11, 59