A new documentary, “The Principle,” discusses astonishing new research that seems to indicate the entire universe may revolve around the Earth.

John Hartnett, a physics professor from the University of Adelaide in Australia, used the 2005 Sloan Digital Sky Survey to analyze the locations of 400,000 galaxies. What he found astounded him: the galaxies appeared to be arranged with the Earth at the center.

“[It was] as if the galaxies preferred to lie at some periodic spacing out from the Earth,” Hartnett said.

“This is sort of like saying that our galaxy is somewhere near the center of the universe, and when you look at the galaxies arrayed all around us, they’re on sort of like gigantic shells,” he added.

The study illuminates the controversy surrounding the Big Bang Theory, suggesting a specified pattern to the galaxies.

“If you’re a believer in the Big Bang, you believe that there’s going to be this smooth explosion that’s not going to have any distinguishing features,” said Sungenis, the film’s executive producer. “It’s not going to have any center. So if you find center in that big mass, then that means somebody had to make it that way. There’s a designer behind it.

“All of the radiation which comes from everywhere in the universe — there’s no place we don’t see it — it’s all coming toward us and aligned with us,” Sungenis said. “Well, we’re just like a little pea compared to the Milky Way. What’s the universe doing aligned with this little pea? But that’s what they found three times in 20 years.”

“If we are significant and if there’s something special about our home, this planet, then those concepts have tremendous implications,” Selbrede, vice president of the Chalcedon Foundation, said.

”In cosmology we’re off by a factor of 10 to the 120. That’s one with a 120 zeroes after it,” Michio Kaku, a theoretical physics professor at the City College of New York said. “This is the largest mismatch between theory and experiment in the history of science.”

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