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Additions to the Library
« 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.
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 01:46:11 AM »
I reviewed this list and I could not find any more to add at this time.

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« Reply #3 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
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 07:07:47 PM »
One Hundred Proofs That The Earth is Not a Globe
by William Carpenter

https://archive.org/stream/ZeteticCosmogony1899WinshipRectangle1899/BW%201885%20One%20Hundred%20Proofs%20World%20not%20a%20globe%20Carpenter.o#page/n1

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.
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« Reply #7 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')."
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« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Additions to the Library
« Reply #9 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

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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 12:43:27 AM »
Kings Dethroned
by Gerrard Hickson
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"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."

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« Reply #13 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