Originally posted by Mid IA Hawk:
No, it's not nit-picking. Thousands of people were branded as heretics for challenging biblical (Aristotle's) view of the universe. Many were put to death.
The bible simply lost the battle of how the universe is organized. They bet on the wrong horse. The earth, as it turns out, is NOT the center of the universe.
Hadn't rained up until that time? How do you grow plants without rain?
Yes, branded heretics by the Catholic Church. Wouldn't be their first doctrinal error, either. The Bible hasn't lost any war, but narrow Christians have coughed up some battles along the way, to be sure.