Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not A Globe (2nd Edition)
Samuel Birley Rowbotham, George Davey
Earth no longer A Globe!
An experimental inquiry into the real determine of the earth: Proving it a airplane, with out axial or orbital movement; and the one fabric international within the universe!
"Samuel Birley Rowbotham, less than the pseudonym 'Parallax', lectured for 2 many years up and down Britain selling his special flat earth idea. This booklet, within which he lays out his global process, 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) used to be used because the foundation of this etext.
Rowbotham was once an entire debater who apparently steamrollered all rivals, and his fans, who incorporated many well-educated humans, have been both tenacious. one among them, John Hampden, received excited by a big gamble with the recognized naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace concerning the flat earth. An test which Hampden proposed didn't unravel the difficulty, and the 2 ended up in courtroom 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 go with the flow on an enormous ocean which one way or the other has a layer of fireside beneath it. The lands we all know are surrounded through an unlimited desert of ice and snow, past the Antarctic ocean, bordered by way of an important round ice-cliff. What we name the North Pole is within the heart of the earth.
The polar projection of the flat earth creates seen discrepancies with identified geography, fairly the farther south you pass. determine fifty four inadvertantly illustrates this challenge. The Zetetic map has a severly squashed South the United States and Africa, and Australia and New Zealand in the course of the Pacific. i feel that by way of the nineteenth century humans might have spotted if Australia and Africa have been millions of miles extra aside than anticipated, not to mention if Africa used to be wider than it was once long!
The Zetetic solar, moon, planets and stars are all just a couple of hundred miles above the outside 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 might 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 costs. Hell is precisely as marketed, without delay under 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 concept stars will be hundreds of 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 competently explains his substitute astronomy. If the Copernican conception so competently explains planetary motions, why discard it, and what might 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 right here 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 clinical process itself, utilizing as an alternative what he calls a 'Zetetic' approach. so far as i will see this is often easily a license to hire round reasoning (e.g., the earth is flat, therefore we will be able to see far-off lighthouses, consequently the earth is flat).
Zetetic Astronomy is a key paintings of flat-earth concept, simply as Donnelly's Atlantis, the Antediluvian international remains to be thought of required examining with reference to Atlantis. in case you ever need to debate the flat earth professional or con, this publication is a whole time table of every aspect that you'll need to argue." (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
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