Scientific Falsehoods and The Flat Earth
At school in our unsuspecting childhood we are taught three great falsehoods as truth, and today our children are taught the same. First falsehood, “the world is a globe and round like an orange.” Second falsehood, “it rotates on its axis.” Third falsehood, “it revolves in an orbit round the sun.” Now it is not universally known that beside these two primary motions there are said to be five others, so that the globe of modern astronomy has seven motions!” But we dare for the truth sake tell these astronomers that when sentient beings are tossed and tumbled about in seven different directions at one and the same time, there must be “sensible effects” felt by them. No! Say modern astronomers, you must throw your senses to the winds, for those motions “are only appreciable to astronomers.” Happy innocence! What next? Let us look at theses seven movements in detail.
1 – Rotary motion producing day and night
2 – Orbicular motion round the sun annually
3 – Fulcrum motion, by some supposed to account for tides
4 – Motion of the aphelion and perihelion points round the ecliptic
5 – Progressive diminution of the angle of the earth
6 – Precession of the equinoxes
7 – Nutation to and from of the earth’s axis
How long is England going to pay men for these falsehoods? John Bull ought not to be ignorant that they are falsehoods, for this standing orders in the House of Lords and Commons proves incontestable that it is known. It is there declared that “a datum horizontal line, which shall be the same through the whole length of the work or any branch thereof,” shall be used, both in cutting canals and making railways. What would have been the use of “a datum horizontal line” in the cutting of the Manchester Ship Canal?
We affirm that it would not have been any use whatever, for if the world is a globe, with a rate of curvature of 8 inches to the miles, multiplied by the square of the distance in miles, one end of that canal should be, the canal being over 35 miles long, 800 feet below the other end. But a datum horizontal line was used and consequently the world is proved to be a vast irregular motionless plane, and the waters by which it is surrounded horizontal also at their surface. Let those who believe that it is the custom of surveyors to make alliance for earth-curvature ponder over the following from:
The Manchester Ship Canal Co.
Engineer’s Office, Manchester, February 19th, 1892
It is customary in Railway and Canal constructions for all levels to be referred to a datum which is nominally horizontal, and which is so shewn on all sections. It is not the practice in laying out Public Works to make allowance for the curvature of the earth.
Again, another authority writes: “As an engineer of many years experience, I say that this absurd allowance is only permitted in school books. No engineer would dream of allowing anything of the kind. I have projected many miles of railways, and many more canals, and the allowance has not even been thought of, much less allowed for. This allowance for curvature means this – that it is 8 inches for the first mile of a canal, and increasing at the ratio by the square of the distance in miles; thus a small navigable canal for boats, say 30 miles long, will have, by the above rule, an allowance for curvature of 600 feet! Think of that, and then please credit engineers as not being quite such fools.
Nothing of the sort is allowed. I must, however, state that college astronomers have made the student engineer to think that in his method of levelling what is known as the ‘backsight’ cancels any curvature by his ‘foresight’ and so on. It is only a theory, and if astronomers declare that our method of levelling cancels the obligation of making this allowance, we shan’t quarrel with them – it does no damage to our projects when we get into practice, but we no more think of allowing 600 feet for a length of 30 miles of railway or canal, than of wasting our time trying to square the circle.” W. Winckler, C.E.
Here then we have practical evidence that falsehoods are taught through astronomical theories to our children at school. Here we have practical testimony that the world is not a globe, and consequently has neither Rotary, Orbicular, or any other head-over-heels tumbling motion. Here we have practical evidence that the teaching of modern astronomy is mere theory and utterly false to Nature in every conceivable way possible and yet the teaching of this so-called “most exact of sciences,” is one of the strongest evidence Secularism has to “prove the Bible a myth!” Ha! Ha!