Politics, economics, and religion interact to create, maintain and perpetuate a widening gap between rich and poor.
Perception: How would the sun look if the sun were not moving around the Earth?
It would look exactly as it looks now. It is not our sensations that are at fault, but what model our brain uses to organize those sensations. It is our perception that is at fault.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Austrian philosopher
Humanity suffered from this delusion that the sun moves around the Earth.
NO ANCIENT RELIGIOUS OR MYTHOLOGICAL STORY OR TEXT GOT THIS RIGHT.
Aristarchus, (310-230 BC), a Greek, stated the Sun sits at the center of the solar system.
Ptolemy, (100-178 AD), known by his Arabic name Almages wrote, “The Greatest”, a geocentric interpretation of Earth in relation to the Sun. This remained the leading astronomical perception for over 13 centuries.
Copernicus (1473-1543), wrote, “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres”, an important shift from geocentric to heliocentric thinking, defined as the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System. The word heliocentric comes from the Greek (ἥλιος helios "sun" andκέντρον kentron "center"). He didn’t allow his book to be published during his lifetime knowing it conflicted with Roman Catholicism.
Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), professed the Earth went round the Sun, he was declared a heretic and burned at the stake.
Galileo (1564–1642), championed the sun-centered system in his “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems”. The Inquisition in Rome found him "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest where he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences.
Modern science describes the Sun existing as a magnetic variable star at the center of our solar system that drives the space environment of the planets, including the Earth.
Major changes of thinking developed during time of Copernicus, Bruno, and Galileo, not only in astronomy, but also in politics, economics and religion. It was a “tipping point” in history with many tortured and put to death because of their ideas. Not unlike propaganda and persecution happening now. No burnings, drownings, hangings, pressings, thank goodness.
We are presently at a tipping point in which we see that the institutions of our culture, flawed and creating problems, not only in our own nation but also in the nations of the world. Politics, economics, and religion interact to create, maintain and perpetuate a widening gap between rich and poor. They influence each other leaving small businesses and wageworkers in weakened positions.