Fascinating commentary by an atheist blogger on the history of geocentric theory. Sample:
"With the very, very notable exception of Aristarchus all of the cosmologies in the whole of history in the whole of the world before the sixteenth century CE are geocentric for the very simple reason that we live in a geocentric world. All the observation that we can make without the aid of the telescope and other later developed scientific instruments tell us quite categorically and without doubt that we live at the centre of all that we can perceive. In fact it takes a massive leap of faith to imagine otherwise. It is one of the great puzzles of the history of science that we don’t know how or why either Aristarchus of Copernicus took that leap."