Posing a question for Newtonian believers
Works on Newtonian astronomy tell us that the planets, including our earth, revolve round the sun and also rotate on their axes from west to east, or from right to left.
The earth then, according to this theory, turns on its axis from west to east and revolves round the sun in the same direction.
Let the following diagram illustrate this:
Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, the earth travelling in its orbit around the sun. The earth is said to turn on its axis from right to left or from west to east; that is, from A to B, (No. 2).
It also revolves round the sun from right to left: that is, from 2 to 3. Since the sun is seen to rise in the east and set in the west, it travels, as viewed in this country, from left to right.
As the earth is supposed to rotate like a top in the direction from A to B, an inhabitant on the other side o f the “ globe ” could not see the sun until the earth turned round and brought him to A. He would then, from his position at A, see the sun rising on his right, that is, in the west; for, as we look at the sun, the west is on our right.
How is this, then? We know the sun rises in the east, that is, on our left; but according to the Newtonian theory, as illustrated by their own diagram, the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
Surely this is a poser for Newtonians. Who among them can explain this contradictory theory?