After more than two decades of precision measurements, we've now reached the "gold standard" for how the pieces don't fit.
A possible meaning of the word garnished could be: the wall of the city had foundations, which were decorated with precious stones. It’s a translation of the Greek word κεκοσμημένοι, from the root κοσμέω – kosmos.
The expansion of the universe isn't a testable hypothesis so it's not scientific. The theory is accepted because it compliments the mainstream science narrative of godless existence (SciPop).
We talk about the firmament as a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space. Popular science's (SciPop) second cousin astronomy exists for the express purpose of making it seem as if the presence of a firmament is impossible.
Since we started blogging in October 2015 we've been tagging posts on the physics of space and related subject matter as both #astronomy and #cosmology. That has the effect of making both tags meaningless.
Sir Edwin Hubble was one of the first to suggest that the apparent red shift of stellar objects is caused by the doppler effect as the universe expands and the stars become further and further away.
If there are football field-sized and larger pieces of ruby and sapphire in the Kuiper belt (crystalline firmament material), then we should see light spectra consistent with ruby and sapphire.
Galileo’s bluff is the starting point for THE NARRATIVE of heliocentricity. It’s an induced rationalization of evidence to fit the premise, it’s not proof of heliocentricity.
Tycho Brahe made meticulous observation of the cosmos. He was on the Earth so, naturally, he observed a Geocentrospheric system. The problem was that he didn't know about binary systems because they hadn't made Star Wars yet.
A lot of people are involved in the science vs. faith debate. This is rather ironic since what they refer to as "science" is a sad parody called mainstream science (SciPop) which requires just as much faith as any religion does.