Regardless of what the moon is made of, should not the *earth* be the center of the universe?
I prefer that the sun and moon revolve around the earth. It concords with my observations, and surely my theory is just as valid as anyone else's.
WE ALREADY HAVE AN INROAD TO GET THIS INTO SCHOOLS: in today's NY Times 'Science Times', there's an article about a Jon D. Miller at Northwestern Univ., who studies what Americans know about science. He found that:
"American adults in general do not understand what molecules are (other than that they are really small). Fewer than a third can identify DNA as a key to heredity. Only about 10 percent know what radiation is. One adult American in five thinks the Sun revolves around the Earth, an idea science had abandoned by the 17th century."
I'm betting that in the state of Kansas the earth-centered universe has a stronger following, so let's start there.
Link to the story by Cornelia Dean, 'Scientific Savvy? In U.S., Not Much': http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/scien ... wanted=all