‘The Principle’ is a pseudoscientific documentary that promotes geocentrism, that the Earth is stationary and the center of the universe. Despite the fact that the film has almost nothing to do with flat-Earth, some flat-Earthers decide to use this film to bolster their beliefs. Because after all, in the flat-Earth model, the Earth is stationary and the center of the universe, right?
This actually gets more complicated than that. We are dealing with two forms of pseudoscience, that sometimes even goes against each other.
First, the movie ‘The Principle’ itself is dishonest. Scientists were tricked into appearing in the film. Using clever editing, their statements were deliberately misinterpreted. Practically every scientist who appeared in the film rejects their part in the movie, and that they all were misled into saying something far from the intended message.
Amusingly, the filmmaker himself is actually all-out against flat-Earth! He went as far as accusing flat-Earthers of attacking the documentary. In the movie’s official website, it is stated that flat-Earth is a plot to keep the world from seeing the documentary.
‘The Principle’ promotes geocentrism, that the Earth is stationary and the center of the universe. It is pseudoscience, like flat-Earth. Just because they are against each other, it doesn’t mean one is better than another.
- Flat Earth is NOT the Answer – The Principle Movie
- The Principle – Wikipedia
- Why Physicists Are In A Film Promoting An Earth-Centered Universe – NPR
- The Conspiracy Theorist Who Duped The World’s Biggest Physicists – Popular Science
- ‘Clever Editing’ Warps Scientists’ Words in New Geocentrism Film – LiveScience
- I Have No Idea How I Ended Up in That Stupid Geocentrism Documentary – Slate
- Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew Says She Was Duped on Film Narration – TIME