“Samuel Birley Rowbotham, under the pseudonym ‘Parallax’, lectured for two decades up and down Britain promoting his unique flat earth theory. This book, in which he lays out his world system, went through three editions, starting with a 16 page pamphlet published in 1849 and a second edition of 221 pages published in 1865. The third edition of 1881 (which had inflated to 430 pages) was used as the basis of this etext.
Rowbotham was an accomplished debater who reputedly steamrollered all opponents, and his followers, who included many well-educated people, were equally tenacious.
Zetetic Astronomy is a key work of flat-earth thought. If you ever have to debate the flat earth pro or con, this book is a complete agenda of each point that you’ll have to argue.” (Quote from sacred-texts.com)
Kings dethroned : a history of the evolution of astronomy from the time of the Roman empire up to the present day; showing it to be an amazing series of blunders founded upon an error made in the second century B.C.
This unusual early work on ‘Flat Earth Theory’ was originally published in 1901. It comprises a comprehensive series of essays which use scripture, reason and fact to (attempt to) prove that the earth is not a planet. The text makes for an entertaining and informative read, providing a wonderful insight into the philosophy of a bygone age. Its chapters include discussions of: The Adamic Creation, The Nebular Hypothesis: Examinatin of three Alleged Proofs of the World’s Globarity, The Horizontality of Land and Water Proved, The Sun, according to the Scriptures, The Deluge-Biblical Account, The Great Deep a Proof that the Earth is not a Planet… and much, much more!
This is a reproduction/facsimile of the original book first published in 1899. Zetetic Cosmogony; or Conclusive Evidence that the World is not a Rotating Revolving Globe but a Stationary Plane Circle Originally published in 1899 by Thomas Winship. Thomas Winship (aka “Rectangle”) was a South African author and Flat Earth advocate working in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. His best known work is Zetetic Cosmogony; or Conclusive Evidence that the World is not a Rotating Revolving Globe but a Stationary Plane Circle (1899).
100 proofs that the earth is not a globe. First published in 1885. This book is a reproduction of the original text. William Carpenter (February 25, 1830 – September 1, 1896), an English printer and author was a proponent of the Flat Earth theory active in England and the United States in the nineteenth century. Carpenter immigrated to the United States and continued his advocacy of the Flat Earth movement.
[UPDATED] Edited version of both gyroscope experiments (far more viewer friendly)
Since uploading the original 6hr gyroscope test to determine whether the
earth was turning or not, I have been keen to run a test confirming the
bearing in the gyroscope gimbal was sensitive enough for the job at hand.
This sounded like an easy enough task, but after a number of attempts
with bits of things I had lying around, I soon found out it was actually
The experiment is a follow-up to the original 6hr gyroscope experiment found here
or the much more palatable 3min summery here:
The purpose of the experiment was to test whether the friction in the main bearing of my gyroscope gimbal would be strong enough to overcome the proposed slow rotation of the Earth
The initial experiment spanned 6 hrs and was designed to demonstrate the Earth
rotation (ala Foucault 1852), however, as predicted the gyroscope didn't move at all.
The YouTube comments suggested (some quite rationally & politely) that friction in the bearing was to blame for the non-movement, and invalidated the whole thing.
(click the images to enlarge)
About year ago I contacted the owner of the manufacturing company that made the Precision Gyroscope and had some in-depth discussion on the topic.Mr. Turner was convinced that his Precision Gyroscope was not capable of registering any movement of the earth, [wait for it] due to the amount of friction on the main bearing, and therefore it was not capable of registering 15 degrees
of movement every hour, or the rotation of the earth.
I maintained that it would be sensitive enough, due to the high 12,000 rpm
being able to generate more than ample energy to overcome any bearing
friction from an already precision tooled main bearing.
This was, of course, just my opinion.
Unfortunately Mr. Turner has not been back on twitter since we talked, but
I will email him shortly to inform him of the results.
So, I've been working on a viable way to #TESTITIn order to test this opinion, I obtained a high torque 24 hour clock mechanism
where the hour hand shaft rotated 360 degrees in 24 hours (same as the
proposed spin of the earth)
I attached a platform to this hour hand shaft and placed the gyroscope on top of the platform
I could see two possible outcomes
If the gyroscope was not sensitive enough to register the hour hand turning, then the entire gyroscope and gimbal would have rotated with the 15 degree per hour platform.
Alternatively, should the gyroscope be sensitive enough for the job, then we would see the gimbal legs move with the platform, BUT the gyroscope would remain ‘rigid in space’ and pointing in the same direction it was when it was spun up.
[Unedited raw version)
As we will see from this initial 2 hour test, the gyroscope performed perfectly and remained rigid, thus demonstrating that it IS sensitive enough to register a rotation rate of 15 degrees per hour,or 360 degrees per 24 hours., or the claimed rotation of the spinning ball earth
So What Does This All Mean
Though the video is mind numbingly boring, despite something actually moving this
time, It’s significance is literally world stopping
What this means is that the main criticism regarding the initial “Spin of the Earth Detection Experiment” has now been shown to be unwarranted. Meaning the 6hr non-rotation demonstration and results still stand, unchallenged.
Via the Scientific Method –
EARTH IS STILL A STATIONARY PLANE
[PS. Please feel free to provide any counter evidence that refutes this, but I do mean actual evidence not just opinion from the peanut gallery]
If the earth was a ball, we can calculate the curvature at 8 inches per mile squared (8x^2). This means for example, that at 15 miles away we should have a 150 foot drop. This would easily hide islands, boats, lighthouses, cities and so much more. However that is not what we see. In fact, we can sometimes see 50 plus miles away on a clear day which should be impossible. Since it would result in thousands of feet of curvature. Even at 15 miles there should be a staggering 150 foot drop. However boats, islands and many other things are easily seen at that distance. There is an overwhelming amount of videos showing this. So the myth of things disappearing over the water line has other causes. Over the water there is a lot of refraction and extremely dense air which can occasionally block the bottom of buildings and boats. This air and refraction can cause “Inferior Mirage”, “Fata Morgana” and “Superior Mirage” which can cause light to bend up or down. Air to dense water bends down, dense water to less dense air bends up. Temperature can effect this as well. Air density can block things that are too far away like looking through 1000 sheets of glass. Compare to a foggy day where you can’t see even a few feet in front of you. However, things are seen even at 100 miles away such as Corsica which would be over a mile of curvature. There are too many examples of this to ignore. Also independent high altitude balloon footage not fitted with a fish eye lens shows no signs of curvature even at 20+ miles of altitude. There are so many proofs for example the lack of observable spin, longitude lines and distances over the southern hemisphere, experiments that invalidate curvature and so forth. All of the best information on the subject is scattered throughout the internet and YouTube. However there are priceless gems of information in corners of the internet. A good place to start looking for proof is in Eric Dubays “200 proofs the earth is not a spinning globe”. It should be stated here, that the flat earth movement is about disproving the globe theory and providing a superior model to replace it with. It is a search for truth using science and it is a model of fewer assumptions.