Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not A Globe (2nd Edition)
Samuel Birley Rowbotham, George Davey
Earth now not A Globe!
An experimental inquiry into the real determine of the earth: Proving it a aircraft, with out axial or orbital movement; and the single fabric international within the universe!
"Samuel Birley Rowbotham, less than the pseudonym 'Parallax', lectured for 2 a long time up and down Britain selling his specific flat earth thought. This booklet, during which he lays out his international procedure, went via 3 variations, beginning with a sixteen web page pamphlet released in 1849 and a moment version of 221 pages released in 1865. The 3rd version of 1881 (which had inflated to 430 pages) was once used because the foundation of this etext.
Rowbotham used to be an finished debater who seemingly steamrollered all competitors, and his fans, who incorporated many well-educated humans, have been both tenacious. one in every of them, John Hampden, acquired taken with of venture with the recognized naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace concerning the flat earth. An test which Hampden proposed didn't get to the bottom of the difficulty, and the 2 ended up in courtroom in 1876. The pass judgement on governed opposed to Hampton, who all started an extended crusade of felony harassment of Wallace. Rowbotham tricks on the incident during this book.
Rowbotham believed that the earth is flat. The contients flow on an enormous ocean which by some means has a layer of fireplace beneath it. The lands we all know are surrounded by means of an unlimited wasteland of ice and snow, past the Antarctic ocean, bordered through a tremendous round ice-cliff. What we name the North Pole is within the middle of the earth.
The polar projection of the flat earth creates visible discrepancies with recognized geography, rather the farther south you pass. determine fifty four inadvertantly illustrates this challenge. The Zetetic map has a severly squashed South the US and Africa, and Australia and New Zealand in the midst of the Pacific. i believe that by means of the nineteenth century humans could have spotted if Australia and Africa have been millions of miles additional aside than anticipated, not to mention if Africa used to be wider than it used to be long!
The Zetetic sunlight, moon, planets and stars are all just a couple of hundred miles above the skin of the earth. The solar orbits the north pole as soon as an afternoon at a relentless altitude. The moon is either self-illuminated and semi-transparent. Eclipses should be defined via a few unknown item occulting the sunlight or moon. Zetetic cosmology is 'faith-based', established, that's, on a literal interpretation of chosen Biblical rates. Hell is strictly as marketed, at once less than us. Heaven isn't a mind set, it's a actual position, someplace above us. He makes use of Ussherian Biblical chronology to mock the idea that stars may be hundreds of thousands of sunshine years away. He assaults the idea that of a plurality of worlds simply because no different global than this one is pointed out within the Bible.
Rowbotham by no means appropriately explains his substitute astronomy. If the Copernican idea so correctly explains planetary motions, why discard it, and what could he use as an alternative? what's the sunlight orbiting round as soon as an afternoon and the way does it paintings like a focus, now not a 'point source'? If the moon is self-luminous, what creates its levels? If gravity seems to paintings the following on the earth, why doesn't it follow to the celestial items quite a few hundred miles up?
To make his procedure paintings he needed to throw out loads of technological know-how, together with the clinical approach itself, utilizing as an alternative what he calls a 'Zetetic' approach. so far as i will be able to see this can be easily a license to hire round reasoning (e.g., the earth is flat, therefore we will see far-off lighthouses, for that reason the earth is flat).
Zetetic Astronomy is a key paintings of flat-earth notion, simply as Donnelly's Atlantis, the Antediluvian global continues to be thought of required studying just about Atlantis. when you ever need to debate the flat earth seasoned or con, this booklet is a whole schedule of every element that you'll need to argue." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
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