The Principle: Is It the Most Shocking Discovery in Science in 500 Years?

After watching a preview copy of a new documentary called The Principle, which premiers in Chicago tomorrow (Oct 24), I spent much of yesterday writing an in-depth review of the film, providing a general sketch of its content to give you a feel for the startling cosmological revelations that it covers -- recent developments in cosmology that have been brewing over the last year and a half and that will transform the way we see the universe.

This is what I wrote a couple days ago, 10 minutes after seeing the film, to give you a sense of how startling this documentary is:

"It will likely become one of the most controversial documentaries ever made...When I say controversy, I mean the same level of controversy and meaningful impact as when Copernicus made his claims about the nature of the universe or when Einstein dropped the theory of relativity on us. It is causing a crisis in the scientific community -- at least for those who are wholly invested in what 20th century science has embraced as indisputable. This is absolutely jaw-dropping. I look up into the heavens full of stars and everything looks different now -- just knowing what I know now compared to two hours ago...I just finished it 10 minutes ago, and my mind has been racing just considering all of the implications."