By Samuel Birley Rowbotham, George Davey
Earth no longer A Globe!
An experimental inquiry into the genuine determine of the earth: Proving it a airplane, with out axial or orbital movement; and the single fabric global within the universe!
"Samuel Birley Rowbotham, less than the pseudonym 'Parallax', lectured for 2 many years up and down Britain selling his specific flat earth concept. This ebook, during which he lays out his international approach, went via 3 versions, beginning with a sixteen web page pamphlet released in 1849 and a moment variation of 221 pages released in 1865. The 3rd variation of 1881 (which had inflated to 430 pages) was once used because the foundation of this etext.
Rowbotham was once an comprehensive debater who seemingly steamrollered all rivals, and his fans, who integrated many well-educated humans, have been both tenacious. one in every of them, John Hampden, received thinking about a gamble with the well-known naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in regards to the flat earth. An scan which Hampden proposed didn't get to the bottom of the difficulty, and the 2 ended up in court docket in 1876. The pass judgement on governed opposed to Hampton, who began a protracted crusade of criminal harassment of Wallace. Rowbotham tricks on the incident during this book.
Rowbotham believed that the earth is flat. The contients glide on an enormous ocean which someway has a layer of fireplace beneath it. The lands we all know are surrounded by way of an unlimited barren region of ice and snow, past the Antarctic ocean, bordered by means of a huge round ice-cliff. What we name the North Pole is within the middle of the earth.
The polar projection of the flat earth creates seen discrepancies with identified geography, quite the farther south you cross. 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 feel that by way of the nineteenth century humans could have spotted if Australia and Africa have been hundreds of thousands of miles extra aside than anticipated, not to mention if Africa was once wider than it was once long!
The Zetetic sunlight, moon, planets and stars are all just a couple of hundred miles above the skin of the earth. The sunlight orbits the north pole as soon as an afternoon at a continuing altitude. The moon is either self-illuminated and semi-transparent. Eclipses will be defined by means of a few unknown item occulting the sunlight or moon. Zetetic cosmology is 'faith-based', established, that's, on a literal interpretation of chosen Biblical prices. Hell is strictly as marketed, without delay lower than us. Heaven isn't really a mind set, it's a genuine position, someplace above us. He makes use of Ussherian Biblical chronology to mock the idea that stars might be thousands of sunshine years away. He assaults the idea that of a plurality of worlds simply because no different international than this one is pointed out within the Bible.
Rowbotham by no means effectively explains his replacement astronomy. If the Copernican idea so correctly explains planetary motions, why discard it, and what might he use as a substitute? 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 stages? If gravity seems to paintings the following on the earth, why doesn't it observe to the celestial gadgets quite a few hundred miles up?
To make his approach paintings he needed to throw out loads of technology, together with the medical strategy itself, utilizing as an alternative what he calls a 'Zetetic' strategy. 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, therefore the earth is flat).
Zetetic Astronomy is a key paintings of flat-earth suggestion, simply as Donnelly's Atlantis, the Antediluvian international continues to be thought of required examining with reference to Atlantis. in the event you ever need to debate the flat earth professional or con, this ebook is a whole schedule of every element that you'll need to argue." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)