Geocentrism, or the idea that the Earth does not move, and is the center of the created Universe featured as the center point of the disagreement between Galileo and the Pope at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Galileo argued that Copernicus' ideas that the Earth was the third planet from the Sun was a better explanation of what we see in the sky than the Church's then traditional teaching that the Earth was motionless and the Universe revolved around it.
Most of us thought this was settled, with Galileo now being recognized as having been right to stand his ground and the Roman Catholic Church even going so far as to issue a formal apology in the latter part of the last century.
So it's more than a little surprising to stumble across this announcement of a November conference in South Bend near Notre Dame University that will argue that the Church was right all along. Call it neo-Geocentrism:
Galileo Was Wrong is a detailed and comprehensive treatment of the scientific evidence supporting Geocentrism, the academic belief that the Earth is immobile in the center of the universe. Garnering scientific information from physics, astrophysics, astronomy and other sciences, Galileo Was Wrong shows that the debate between Galileo and the Catholic Church was much more than a difference of opinion about the interpretation of Scripture. Scientific evidence available to us within the last 100 years that was not available during Galileo's confrontation shows that the Church's position on the immobility of the Earth is not only scientifically supportable, but it is the most stable model of the universe and the one which best answers all the evidence we see in the cosmos.
You can read a list of the topics to be presented and the list of presenters (most of whom have the letters Ph.D. after their names) on the site "Galileo was wrong"