Terra Firma 1901

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Lord Wilmore

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Terra Firma 1901
« on: April 16, 2010, 06:13:53 PM »
Terra Firma 1901, David Wardlaw's wonderful Flat Earth text, is now available for download from the Internet Archive:


http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924031764594


You can read it on the site, or download a PDF scan via the menu on the left. It really is wonderful to see more and more Flat Earth literature becoming available for free online. Of course, if like me you prefer reading from paper rather than a screen, you should know that Terra Firma 1901 is available brand new from both Amazon and the Book Depository, though it's not cheap (mine cost me nearly 30 euro).
"I want truth for truth's sake, not for the applaud or approval of men. I would not reject truth because it is unpopular, nor accept error because it is popular. I should rather be right and stand alone than run with the multitude and be wrong." - C.S. DeFord

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 06:59:30 PM »
Interesting. I will definitely give it a read. Thanks for the link.

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Lord Wilmore

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 08:27:17 PM »
Also, if like me you're not a religious person, you may find Scott's constant references to scripture in Terra Firma 1901 a bit annoying. However, it's worth doing your best to ignore this and concentrate on the rest of its content.
"I want truth for truth's sake, not for the applaud or approval of men. I would not reject truth because it is unpopular, nor accept error because it is popular. I should rather be right and stand alone than run with the multitude and be wrong." - C.S. DeFord

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Saddam Hussein

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 08:52:26 PM »
This is a contemporary text, right?  I wonder if the author is involved in any FE-related activities today.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 09:07:35 PM »
This is a contemporary text, right?  I wonder if the author is involved in any FE-related activities today.
The book is published in 1901. I don't know if you consider this contemporary.

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Tom Bishop

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 04:25:52 AM »
I have a paperback copy of this book. The structure of the book is a little scattered, but there are some excellent proofs for the earth's non-globularity. I would rate this as one of the better Flat Earth books.
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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 06:11:27 AM »
This is a contemporary text, right?  I wonder if the author is involved in any FE-related activities today.
The book is published in 1901. I don't know if you consider this contemporary.
Bang up to date compared to Rowbottom.
Gayer doesn't live in an atmosphere of vaporised mustard like you appear to, based on your latest photo.

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 08:23:46 AM »
This is a contemporary text, right?  I wonder if the author is involved in any FE-related activities today.
The book is published in 1901. I don't know if you consider this contemporary.

Oh, looks like you're right.  I was basing that off a note that said it was published in 2007.  Although I still don't why it wasn't published for so long.

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 10:25:32 AM »
I dont see any evidence that proves a flat earth.

All I see is a very religious guy making a bunch claims to keep his belief alive.

His rant about gravity is enough to show that he has no idea what he is talking about.

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They
assumed the world to be a Planet, with a circumference
of 25,000 miles, and took their measurements from its
supposed centre, and from supposed spherical angles of
measurement on the surface. Again, how could such
measurements possibly be correct while, as we are told,
the Earth was whirling around the Sun faster than a
cannon ball, at the rate of eighteen miles per second,
a force more than sufficient to kill every man, woman,
and child on its surface in less than a minute?

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 10:42:16 AM »
I will also confirm that the book doesn't get off to a good start. Apparently, gravity is "not only....an absurdity but an impossibility" due to the "inextricable confusion which it would necessarily create"...

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 11:57:17 AM »
Notice the book had been published in 1901, even 4 years before Einstein published his Special Theory of Relativity, and 12 years before the General Theory of Relativity. As seen in this light, the only theory of Gravitation was Newton's, deduced by having the RE model and Heliocentric Solar System in mind.

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James

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 04:20:43 AM »
I have a copy of this book. It's a personal favorite.
"For your own sake, as well as for that of our beloved country, be bold and firm against error and evil of every kind." - David Wardlaw Scott, Terra Firma 1901

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Re: Terra Firma 1901
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 01:47:43 AM »
I much appreciate all the information from Wilmore.  Although I photocopied all the books posted so far back in the 1990's thanks to interlibrary loan, I definitely intend to get the actual reprints which did not exist back in the 1990's (it was either photocopy or look for hundred year old books).

One rather informative book (more than any other I have seen from the zetetic movement except for 'Earth Not a Globe') and which I have not yet seen either reprinted or on-line is the hefty 1893 flat earth book by the seventh day adventist Alexander Gleason.

'Is the Bible From Heaven?  Is the Earth a Globe?'
By Alexander Gleason
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bible-heaven-parts-also-chronology-classification/dp/B000868AMG