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Title: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on April 06, 2018, 04:29:57 AM
I told Pete that I had a list of Flat Earth works that I wanted to add to the library. Here it is for discussion. There is a lot here.

The Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes

https://archive.org/stream/the_christian_topography_of_cosmas_indicopleustes#page/n0/mode/2up


Terra Firma
by David Wardlaw Scott

Google Books Preview: https://books.google.com/books?id=crH7DAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=terra+firma&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix9O-Tzu7YAhVCY98KHXCWCS8Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=terra

The Shape of the Earth (1909)
by Arthur V. White

https://archive.org/details/arthur_v_white-the_shape_of_the_earth

The Midnight Sun
by Zetetes

https://archive.org/stream/zetetes-the_midnight_sun#page/n0/mode/2up

The Shape of the World
by A. E. Skellam

https://archive.org/stream/a_e_skellam-the_shape_of_the_world#page/n0/mode/2up

The Coming Man
by Zetetes

https://archive.org/stream/zetetes-the_coming_man#page/n0/mode/2up


Chart & Compass, Sextand & Sundial, Latittudes & Longitudes, Plumbline & Pendulum, Globe or Plane?
By The Zetetic Society

https://archive.org/details/ZeteticTheVol.1No.1July1872


The Newtonian or Solar System: - Is it Scientific?
By The Zetetic Society

https://archive.org/details/an_investigator-the_newtonian_or_solar_system-is_it_scientific

The Zetetic
Vol1, No. 1 July 1872

https://archive.org/details/ZeteticTheVol.1No.1July1872

Does the Earth Rotate
by William Edgell

https://archive.org/details/william_edgell-does_the_earth_rotate_201612

The Earth Does Not Move

https://archive.org/stream/shigeharu_matsubara-the_earth_does_not_move#page/n0/mode/2up

Plato's Doctrine of the Rotation Earth and Aristotles Comments Grote (1860)
By George Grote, ESQ

https://archive.org/details/George_grote-platos_doctrine_respecting_the_rotation_of_the_earth_and_aristotles


In Defense Of The Earth's Centrality and Immobility (1984)
American Philosophical Society
By Edward Grant

https://archive.org/details/InDefenseOfTheEarthsCentGrantEdward4580


Popularity of Error and Unpopularity of Truth (1869)
By John Hampden

https://archive.org/details/john_hampden-the_popularity_of_error_and_the_unpopularity_of_trut


Lady Blount Pic

https://archive.org/stream/lady_blount-collapse_of_the_globe_theory#page/n0/mode/2up


Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians

https://konstantinus.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Russell_Flat_Earth.pdf


World Beyond the Poles
By F Amadeo Giannini

https://archive.org/details/f_amadeo_giannini-worlds_beyond_the_poles.o

On January 13 1956 a US Navy air unit penetrated to the extent of 2300 miles beyond the assumed South Pole of the earth. That flight was always over land, water and ice.

Since December 12, 1928 US Navy Polar expeditions have determined the existence of indeterminable land extent beyong both pole points, out of bounds of the assumed "isolated globe" Earth as postulated by the Copernican Theory of 1543.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Pete Svarrior on July 05, 2018, 11:04:24 AM
I'm sorry, I completely dropped the ball on that one. Since there have been no objections, I suspect this is good to roll out as-is? Tom, could you confirm that nothing has changed since you posted the list?
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on July 12, 2018, 01:46:11 AM
I reviewed this list and I could not find any more to add at this time.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Pete Svarrior on July 13, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
I wanted to add

Metaphysics by Aristotle to the list of recommended texts as it has the foundations of celestial gears and lots of other FE in it. We pull quite a lot from that book.
http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/metaphysics.html
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on July 18, 2018, 07:27:43 PM
This one is a RET proponent's book, but the author makes many important points.

Newton, Einstein, and Velikovsky
By Charles Ginenthal

http://immanuelvelikovsky.com/NewtonEinstein&Veli.pdf

"Up until now, we have assumed that Newtonian/Einsteinian theory is as perfect as can be and perfectly reflects the force governing the motions of celestial bodies. It will be shown that mathematics has played a leading part in driving the entire scientific community regarding these matters of celestial mechanics blindly into error. This will be examined toward the end of the book that too great a reliance and belief in the absolute validity only of mathematics to explain the universe is not just a modern cosmological blunder, but a repetition of these same blunders of the ancient past like the Aristotelian geocentric theory."

A Reference Book:

The Worldwide List of Alternative Theories and Critics - June 2018

https://books.google.com/books?id=KnzBDjnGIgYC&lpg=PA100&ots=7SqslXOqBH&dq=Dr.%20Sergey%20N.%20Arteha&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on August 01, 2018, 03:09:54 AM
Galileo Was Wrong

https://archive.org/details/GallileoWasWrong

Galileo Was Wong is a modern book on geocentricism. The author conducts extensive research to show that the earth is motionless and at the center of the universe.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on August 27, 2018, 07:07:47 PM
One Hundred Proofs That The Earth is Not a Globe
by William Carpenter

https://archive.org/details/OneHundredProofsThatTheEarthIsNotAGlobeWilliamCarpenter1885

I understand that we already have a copy of the proofs on the Wiki. This version is the full version of the book and has commentary associated with them, along with some historical insight from the author.

Edit: It is also stated that this is the fifth edition. It is possible that the content of these proofs are different than the version we have.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on September 03, 2018, 07:21:23 AM
Gravitation Versus Relativity
By Professor Charles Lane Poor

https://archive.org/details/gravitationvers00chamgoog

"A Non-Technical Explanation of the Fundamental Principles of Gravitational Astronomy and a Critical Examination of the Astronomical Evidence Cited as Proof of the General Theory of Relativity."

Related Anti-Relativity papers written by Charles Lane Poor:

http://gsjournal.net/Science-Journals-Papers/Author/545/Charles%20Lane,%20Poor


Criticism of the Foundations of the Relativity Theory
By Dr. Sergey N. Arteha

http://vixra.org/pdf/1201.0082v1.pdf

"Contrary to the artificially maintained judgement, that the modern physics rests upon some well-verified fundamental theories, too frequently the ad hoc hypotheses appear (for a certain particular phenomenon), as well as science-like adjustments of calculations to the 'required result', similarly to students’ peeping at an a priori known answer to the task. The predictive force of fundamental theories in applications occurs to be close to zero (contrary to allegations of 'showman from science')."
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on September 03, 2018, 03:01:24 PM
Articles related to Relativity acceptance and history:

Why Was Relativity Accepted?
By Stephen G. Brush

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.535.1670&rep=rep1&type=pdf

An interesting analysis on why Relativity was accepted in science. The author appears to conclude that much of why it was accepted is because it was a world-model which purported to explain the Michelson-Morley experimental result of a non-rotating earth. Another top reason was because of an underlying desire for a unified, elegant physical theory.

On Einstein’s Opponents, and Other Crackpots
By Jeroen van Dongen

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1111/1111.2181.pdf

An interesting article which discusses the large historical controversy in science over Relativity when it was introduced. Einstein was claiming a world-wide conspiracy against him because he was Jewish, while his opponents in science insisted only on disagreement with the scientific merits and that it was, in fact, a conspiracy of the controllers of science who were pushing this through.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Diy on September 28, 2018, 11:37:18 PM
I have read "Flat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea" by Christine Garwood. Doesn't directly address the question of a ball or a flat plane but mentions a lot of the different flat Earth societies/people through the time.  https://www.amazon.com/Flat-Earth-History-Infamous-Idea/dp/0312382081 (https://www.amazon.com/Flat-Earth-History-Infamous-Idea/dp/0312382081)
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on October 01, 2018, 05:47:20 AM
The New Principia: Or, True System of Astronomy. In which the Earth is Proved to be the Stationary Centre of the Solar System, Etc
by R. J. Morrison, F.A.S.L., R.N.

https://books.google.com/books?id=m4daAAAAcAAJ

File this one in the 'Geocentric' section. The author argues for a Round Earth which is at the center of the solar system and makes points against the Heliocentric model and Newton's theories, which are important to preserve.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on October 02, 2018, 08:46:14 PM
There is a small collection of Flat Earth books here: https://vaultedearth.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/books-and-papers/

These ones are from more of the biblical Flat Earthers. They provide criticism of the heliocentric theory alongside the biblical arguments.

Is the Bible from Heaven? Is the Earth a Globe? (1890)
By Alex Gleason
PDF: https://vaultedearth.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/is-the-bible-from-heaven-is-earth-a-globe.pdf

Terra Firma: Earth Not a Planet Proved from Scripture, Reason and Fact (1901)
By David Wardlaw Scott
PDF: https://vaultedearth.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/terra-firma-the-earth-is-not-a-planet-proved-from-scripture-reason-fact.pdf

Fifty Reasons: Copernicus or the Bible (1915)
By By F.E. Pasche, Morris,Minn.
PDF: https://vaultedearth.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/fifty_reasons_copernicus_or_the_bible.pdf
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on October 03, 2018, 12:43:27 AM
Kings Dethroned
by Gerrard Hickson
PDF Link (https://vaultedearth.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/kings-dethroned-gerard-hickson.pdf)

"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."
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on December 06, 2018, 01:41:51 AM
‘Joshua’s Long Day & the Dial of Ahaz’ (1890)
By Charles Totten

Advocating spherical geocentrism, it has a wealth of useful information. It contrasts very favourably when compared with Robert Sungenis’s work ‘Galileo Was Wrong’ because Totten does not believe all the pseudoscientific rubbish that Sungenis naively bought into when getting his degrees and which now plague his books.

https://archive.org/details/joshuaslongdaydi00tottrich/page/n5
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on May 06, 2019, 04:03:05 AM
I came across a geocentric work by Professor C. Schoepffer in the year 1900 called The Earth Stands Fast.

https://archive.org/details/earthstandsfast00schoiala
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on July 17, 2019, 10:19:27 PM
This one is more of an educational resource on the history of Flat Earth Theory through the ages:

The Earliest Cosmologies: The Universe as Pictured in Thought by the Ancient Hebrews, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Iranians, and Indo-Aryans. A Guidebook for Beginners in the Study of Ancient Literatures and Religions. (https://archive.org/details/theearliestcosmo00warruoft)

"In the judgment of those who have seen it the following treatise sheds a new light on not a few important questions. It ought to prove helpful to all students of ancient thought, preeminently to all teachers of ancient literatures. It deals with a theme fundamental beyond all others. Back of every religion, and of every philosophy or science worthy of the name, lies a "world-view"--a concept in which are included all localities and all beings supposed in that religion or philosophy or science to exist. In proportion to its clearness and completeness, it in every case groups and mentally pictures these localities and beings in certain relations to each other, and thus also in their total unity as a universe. The science which critically investigates and expounds the world- view of any people, or of any system of doctrine, is called Cosmology; the branch which does this for a group or class of world-concepts is known as Comparative Cosmology. The present work may be regarded as an introduction to this fascinating study."
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: dirtysnowball on July 17, 2019, 10:41:43 PM
Quote
I came across a geocentric work by Professor C. Schoepffer in the year 1900 called The Earth Stands Fast.

I have a question about a statement made early on in this publication but I will post it on Flat Earth Theory instead.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: PaulRainesFE on February 10, 2020, 01:28:47 AM
I am currently looking for some rare Flat Earth books, digital or hardback. I will purchase them if I must. Can anyone lead me in the right direction.

Flat Earth, fixed Earth 2009 by Sadek Adam.

Is de aarde rond 1953 by Klaas Dijkstra

The Earth Review Vol 2 (1-12) editor Lady Blount

The Big Flat World 193? By Earl C. Butterworth

The Teachings of Jesus Christ Zetetically Considered by Samuel Rowbotham (possibly never published)

I have many more but these are some of the main ones I need.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on February 25, 2020, 02:59:17 AM
Earth Not a Globe Review Vol 2 is available on archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/earth_not_a_globe_review_1893-1897/page/n101/mode/2up/search/The+Earth+Review+Vol+2?q=The+Earth+Review+Vol+2

I don't believe that we have these in our library either.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on May 30, 2020, 05:22:22 AM
History of Zion City:

PhD Dissertation on Zion City  (https://epublications.marquette.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1807&context=dissertations_mu)

John Alexander Dowie and the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion (https://books.google.com/books?id=8SgXAAAAYAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0%20city&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Book (Partial): Zion City, Illinois: Twentieth Century Utopia (https://books.google.com/books?id=DJlzw1OhcT4C&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Flat Earth

Picard - Ten Miles High (https://archive.org/details/1931PopularMechanixAugustePiccardTenMilesHighInAnAirtightBall)

William Carpenter - Is the Newtonian Theory True? (https://archive.org/details/william_carpenter-is_the_newtonian_astronomy_true/mode/2up)
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 08:10:56 PM
‘The Bottom of the Universe: Flat Earth Science in the Age of Encounter’
By Professor James J. Allegro

This approximately 25-page article offers evidence that flat earthism was still alive and active in Western Europe in the 1400’s and did not decline until the decades after Magellan’s voyage in the 1500’s.

More specifically, flat earthism in Western Europe persisted longest in certain strata of the catholic countries of southwestern Europe, especially Spain and Italy. 

 Zacaria Lilio is the centrepiece of the essay. His flat earth book was published in Florence in 1496 to refute propaganda accompanying Columbus’s travels. Lilio was priest of Saint John Lateran Church in Rome and had a network of like minded individuals of which I’ll mention two.

Lilio was a personal friend of Girolomo Savonarola who was the foremost human rights activist in Europe at the time which is significant in that it makes a connection between partisans of Traditional science like flat earthers and ethics and human rights. Savonarola was the mayor of Florence when Lilio’s book was published there.

Savonarola was also a major critic of Pope Alexander III who was arguably the most corrupt pope of all time and the one who authorised the division of the far west between the Spanish and Portuguese Empires. Alexander III ultimately had Savonarola put to death.

Tostado was an influential and respected monk with the Inquistion in Spain who was Lilio’s mentor. It is perhaps necessary to mention that the Inquisition was a broad institution and that Tostado was an enemy of the notorious Torquemada family. Tostado and Lilio both opposed Spanish and Portuguese colonialism as unethical. Propaganda that celebrated Columbus has ridiculed Tostado for his opposition, but Tostado was a precursor to the catholic Bishop Bartolomeo de Las Casa, the famous sixteenth century advocate of indigenous peoples’ rights in Mexico and the Americas.

Zacaria Lilio’s book ‘Against Antipodes’ is available (in untranslated Latin) for free online.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 08:20:07 PM
In view of the fact that some flat earthers (mostly evangelical Protestants) have ignorantly and quote wrongly claimed that the early Protestant Reformers were allegedly pro-flat earth, it should be mentioned that although they were spherical geocentrists, John Calvin’s own commentary on Genesis explicitly calls the earth “a little globe” which is very different from constituting the bottom half of the universe. Calvin’s pathetic form of geocentrism already theorised the earth as a small object in space and was therefore only a short step away from heliocentrism.

https://calvin.edu/centers-institutes/meeter-center/files/john-calvins-works-in-english/Commentary%20001%20-%20Genesis%20Vol.%201.pdf

Luther likewise wrote that the heaven is a full globe - not a half sphere above which is exactly what early Christians thought according to Saint Jerome of Bethlehem’s commentary on Isaiah 40.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 08:26:02 PM
James Allegro’s article on flat earthism during the renaissance concludes with a useful bibliography, but it is primarily based upon the 50 year research career of William Randles, an American scholar based in France and Western Europe.

The highlights of Randles’s career are brought together and published in 2000 in: 

‘Geography, Cartography, and Nautical Science in the Renaissance’

The outstanding lead article describes four competing views of the earth still active in the 1400’s. One of these was the flat earth view which Randles calls Homeric. The other three were different schools of globe earth thought, the idea of Crates of four continents on a globe being one of them. This first essay concludes by describing the rise of the current theory of a terraqueous globe during the 1400’s concomitant with the rise of Portuguese colonialism.

Review:
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Geography%2C+Cartography+and+Nautical+Science+in+the+Renaissance%3A+The...-a099012029

Table of Contents:
http://opac.regesta-imperii.de/lang_en/anzeige.php?sammelwerk=Randles%2C+Geography%2C+cartography+and+nautical+science+in+the+Renaissance
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 08:39:53 PM
In 1999 William Randles capped his career with:

‘The Unmaking of the Medieval Christian Cosmos: 1500-1760’

He devotes a chapter in this book to the union between Protestant Reformers and Renaissance humanists who both viciously attacked flat earthism and the old world culture and science of which it was a part.

Book Review:
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/385085?mobileUi=0&
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 08:42:12 PM
‘Contra Antipodes’
By Zacaria Lilio
(1496)

https://archive.org/details/ita-bnc-in2-00001445-001
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 09:00:15 PM
‘The Christian Topography of Kosmas Indikopleustes’
Edited by Jeffrey C. Anderson

This book is a technical history of the manuscripts and influence of the book ‘Christian Topography’ by Cosmas Indicopleustes in the Christian East, particularly in the Byzantine Empire and in Russia.

Also, half of the book consists of high quality full colour illustrations from the “Florentine” manuscript of the Christian Topography - one of three extant Byzantine Greek manuscripts.

The book is marvellously summarised in this review which actually constitutes an outline history of flat earthism in the Christian East:

https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2014/2014.07.23

The history broadly falls into two categories: Byzantine and Russian. The Florentine manuscript is proved to actually be a Constantinopolitan manuscript made in that city about the year 1080. It was only later after the Crusades taken to the house of a wealthy Medici which is how it became the Florentine Codex.

Cosmas Indicopleustes originally wrote this flat earth book in Egypt in the 500’s, and this proves that flat earthism was still alive in the Byzantine Empire and copies of his book were still being made 500 years after he lived.
It is also mentioned that this Constantinopitan manuscript closely follows the Sinai manuscript.

The final chapter dealing with Russian flat earthism indicates that over 90 Slavonic manuscripts of the ‘Christian Topography’ survive, and these were made from the 1200’s to the 1800’s. This means that Russia is the champion at preserving flat earthism since the Crusades.

After Peter Romanov westernised Russia in the early 1700’s, Russian flat earthism persisted among Russian Old Believers who continued to produce Slavonic manuscripts of the ‘Christian Topography’ after the Romanovs and the Russian government abandoned flat earthism.
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 09:03:03 PM
A Slavonic copy of the ‘Christian Topography’ of Cosmas Indicopleustes (in pdf) produced by Russian Old Orthodox Christians in the early nineteenth century:

https://dl.wdl.org/16970/service/16970.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1v4pD-NZ2SsDxdn3-TaJVtvAJb0XpS6Vc07Esg5fgPnJpxjv3ljduQaaM
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Dionysios on June 13, 2020, 09:05:45 PM
A brief article about the Russian preservation of the Byzantine flat earth tradition of Cosmas Indicopleustes and his book in Slavonic:

https://www.wdl.org/en/item/16970/#fbclid=IwAR0OXiNbyhSoF6UkBLNEpdRGNY4LXnL_sG9zfjgiVbepsa41eokJWUhW3GA
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on March 04, 2021, 03:31:22 AM
Modern Geocentric work by Walter Van Der Kamp

Airy's Failure Reconsidered

http://www.ldolphin.org/geocentricity/Kamp2.pdf
Title: Re: Additions to the Library
Post by: Tom Bishop on October 02, 2021, 08:10:27 AM
16 Emergency Landings Proving Flat Earth by Eddie Alencar

https://www.flatearthresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/covered16emergencylandingsprovingflatearth-191007025918_compressed.pdf

This one is interesting and is used a lot by the wider FE community. Allegedly planes have made emergency landings that make more sense if the planes are traveling according to a Flat Earth map. The sources containing links referencing the landings are at at the end of the book.