The truth: Stalled earth!!
Animation showing the rotating earth fallacy on wikipedia.
Diehards still believe in the heliocentric universe and Druid Darwin's evolution despite all the scientific advances since Sputnik 1 in 1957.
They will do anything but admit that the Holy Bible is true.
By 1851, despite Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler no proof existed of the rotation of the earth.
The Jesuits were getting DESPERATE because without a rotating earth the theory of evolution falls flat on its face.
At that time a Jesuit named Leon Foucault "invented" a contrivance that supposedly PROVED the rotation of the earth.
The Foucault pendulum was just another Jesuit hoax like the Piltdown man. ssss