Monday, February 8, 2016

Total Eclipse of the Mind





Many people think that modern astronomy’s ability to accurately predict lunar and solar eclipses is a result and proof positive of the heliocentric theory of the universe.  The fact of the matter however is that eclipses have been accurately predicted by cultures worldwide for thousands of years before the “heliocentric ball-Earth” was even a glimmer in Copernicus’ imagination.  Ptolemy in the 1st century A.D. accurately predicted eclipses for six hundred years on the basis of a flat, stationary Earth with equal precision as anyone living today.  All the way back in 600 B.C. Thales accurately predicted an eclipse which ended the war between the Medes and Lydians.  Eclipses happen regularly with precision in 18 year cycles, so regardless of geocentric or heliocentric, flat or globe Earth cosmologies, eclipses can be accurately calculated independent of such factors.

Those who are unacquainted with the methods of calculating eclipses and other phenomena, are prone to look upon the correctness of such calculations as powerful arguments in favour of the doctrine of the earth's rotundity and the Newtonian philosophy, generally. One of the most pitiful manifestations of ignorance of the true nature of theoretical astronomy is the ardent inquiry so often made, ‘How is it possible for that system to be false, which enables its professors to calculate to a second of time both solar and lunar eclipses for hundreds of years to come?’ The supposition that such calculations are an essential part of the Newtonian or any other theory is entirely gratuitous, and exceedingly fallacious and misleading. Whatever theory is adopted, or if all theories are discarded, the same calculations can be made.”  -Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Zetetic Astronomy, Earth Not a Globe!” (151)

The Chaldeans used to predict the eclipses three thousand years ago; with a degree of accuracy that is only surpassed by seconds in these days because we have wonderful clocks which they had not. Yet they had an entirely different theory of the universe than we have. The fact is that eclipses occur with a certain exact regularity just as Christmas and birthdays do, every so many years, days and minutes, so that anyone who has the records of the eclipses of thousands of years can predict them as well as the best astronomers, without any knowledge of their cause.”  -Gerrard Hickson, “Kings Dethroned” (40)

The simplest method of ascertaining any future eclipse is to take the tables which have been formed during hundreds of years of careful observation; or each observer may form his own tables by collecting a number of old almanacks one for each of the last forty years; separate the times of the eclipses in each year, and arrange them in a tabular form. On looking over the various items he will soon discover parallel cases, or ‘cycles’ of eclipses; that is, taking the eclipses in the first year of his table, and examining those of each succeeding year, he will notice peculiarities in each year's phenomena; but on arriving to the items of the nineteenth and twentieth years, he will perceive that some of the eclipses in the earlier part of the table will have been now repeated--that is to say, the times and characters will be alike … Tables of the places of the sun and moon, of eclipses, and of kindred phenomena, have existed for thousands of years, and were formed independently of each other, by the Chaldean, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hindoo, Chinese, and other ancient astronomers. Modern science has had nothing to do with these.”  -Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Zetetic Astronomy, Earth Not a Globe!” (153-154)
                                                      
Another assumption and supposed proof of Earth’s shape, heliocentrists claim that lunar eclipses are caused by the shadow of the ball-Earth occulting the Moon.  The idea is that the Sun, Earth, and Moon spheres perfectly align like three billiard balls in a row so that the Sun’s light casts the Earth’s shadow onto the Moon.  Unfortunately for heliocentrists, this explanation is rendered completely invalid due to the fact that lunar eclipses have happened and continue to happen regularly when both the Sun and Moon are still visible together above the horizon!  For the Sun’s light to be casting Earth’s shadow onto the Moon, the three bodies must be aligned in a straight 180 degree syzygy.

The Newtonian hypothesis involves the necessity of the Sun, in the case of a lunar eclipse, being on the opposite side of a globular earth, to cast its shadow on the Moon: but, since eclipses of the Moon have taken place with both the Sun and the Moon above the horizon, it follows that it cannot be the shadow of the Earth that eclipses the Moon, and that the theory is a blunder.”  -William Carpenter, “100 Proofs the Earth is Not a Globe” (57)

That the eclipsor of the moon is a shadow at all is assumption--no proof whatever is offered. That the moon receives her light from the sun, and that therefore her surface is darkened by the earth intercepting the sun's light, is not proved. It is not proved that the earth moves in an orbit round the sun, and therefore, by being in different positions, conjunction of sun, earth, and moon, 'Day some-times occur.’ The contrary has been clearly proved--that the moon is not eclipsed by a shadow; that she is self-luminous, and not merely a reflector of solar light, and therefore could not possibly be obscured or eclipsed by a shadow from any object whatever; and that the earth is devoid of motion, either on axes or in an orbit through space. Hence to call that an argument for the earth's rotundity, where every necessary proposition is only assumed, and in relation to which direct and practical evidence to the contrary is abundant, is to stultify the judgment and every other reasoning faculty.”  -Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Zetetic Astronomy, Earth Not a Globe!” (301)

According to the globular theory, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are in a direct line; but it is on record that since about the fifteenth century over fifty eclipses have occurred while both sun and moon have been visible above the horizon.”  -F.H. Cook, “The Terrestrial Plane”

As early as the time of Pliny, there are records of lunar eclipses happening while both the Sun and Moon are visible in the sky.  The Greenwich Royal Observatory recorded that “during the lunar eclipses of July 17th, 1590, November 3rd, 1648, June 16th, 1666, and May 26th, 1668 the moon rose eclipsed whilst the sun was still above the horizon.”  McCulluch’s Geography recorded that “on September 20th, 1717 and April 20th, 1837 the moon appeared to rise eclipsed before the sun had set.”  Sir Henry Holland also noted in his “Recollections of Past Life” the April 20th, 1837 phenomena where “the moon rose eclipsed before the sun set.”  The Daily Telegraph recorded it happening again on January 17th, 1870, then again in July of the same year, and it continues to happen during lunar eclipses to this day.

It is alleged by the learned that at a lunar eclipse the earth casts a shadow on the moon, by intercepting the light of the sun.  The shadow, it is alleged, is circular, and as only a globe can cast a circular shadow, and as that shadow is cast by the earth, of course the earth is a globe.  In fact, what better proof could any reasonable person require?  ‘Powerful reasoning,’ says the dupe.  Let us see.  I have already cited a case where sun and moon have been seen with the moon eclipsed, and as the earth was not between, or they both could not have been seen, the shadow said to be on the moon could not possibly have been cast by the earth.  But as refraction is charged with raising the moon above the horizon, when it is said to be really beneath, and the amount of refraction made to tally with what would be required to square the matter, let us see how refraction would act in regard to a shadow.  Refraction can only exist where the object and the observer are in different densities.  If a shilling be put in the bottom of a glass and observed there is no refraction.  Refraction casts the image of the shilling UPWARDS, but a shadow always downwards.  If a basin be taken and put near a light, so that the shadow will shorten inwards and DOWNWARDS; but if the rod is allowed to rest in the basin and water poured in, the rod will appear to be bent UPWARDS.  This places the matter beyond dispute and proves that it is out of the range of possibility that the shadow said to be on the moon could be that of the earth.”  -Thomas Winship, “Zetetic Cosmogeny” (78)

In an attempt to explain away the inconsistencies in their theory, heliocentrists usually claim light refraction must be happening on a scale large enough to account for the phenomena.  George G. Carey in his “Astronomy and Astronomical Instruments” claims that this is the reason the full moon has sometimes been seen eclipsed above the horizon before the sunset, due to a “horizontal refraction of 36 or 37 minutes, generally about 33 minutes, which is equal to the diameter of the Sun or Moon.”  Even if this highly-implausible reverse-engineered damage-control explanation is accepted, it cannot explain how Earth-bound observers are supposedly able to see 12,000 miles 180 degrees around “the globe.” 

Even if we admit refraction, and that to the extent seemingly required to prove that when the eclipsed moon is seen above the horizon, we are still confronted with a fact which entirely annihilates every theory propounded to account for the phenomenon.  Taking the astronomers’ own equation of 8” to the mile, varying inversely as the square of the distance, for the curvature of the earth, where sun and moon are both seen at a lunar eclipse, the center of the sun is said to be in a straight line with the centers of the earth and the moon, each luminary being 90 degrees from the observer.  This would give about 6,000 miles as the distance of each body from the observer.  Now, what is the curvature in 6,000 miles?  No less than 24,000,000 feet or 4,545 miles.  Therefore, according to the astronomers own showing an observer would have to get up into space 4,545 miles before he could see both sun and moon above his horizon at a lunar eclipse!!!  As lunar eclipses have been seen from the surface of the earth with sun and moon both above the horizon at the same time, it is conclusively proved THAT THERE IS NO ‘CURVATURE OF THE EARTH,’ and, therefore, that the world is a plane, and cannot by any possibility be globular.  This one proof alone demolishes forever the fabric of astronomical imagination and popular credulity.”  -Thomas Winship, “Zetetic Cosmogeny” (78-9)



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18 comments:

nyse said...

You're killin it! Great article. Its true - many people don't realize that equally accurate predictions regarding the movements of the so-called celestial bodies was achieved by geo-centric models of the past; most think only under a helio-centic model can these movements be predicted with any accuracy and that it is a relatively new phenomenon. It is amazing.
Keep it up!!!

mastrobattista said...

Mamma mia Eric you're a big, I'm getting closer to the reality of the Flat Earth, and I have to think again about everything, and you ragione.E really true what they say Kosher Nostra of Zion, the project will be completed when all people will know and false, because lies and created to be believed, the truth NO.Ciao.

Barzini said...

Hi Eric, loving the recent articles.....

One question, how come you can't make the sun reappear by using a telescope just after it has set?

albumfixer said...

Thank you, and as always great stuff! The next obvious question is, what causes an eclipse? We know that the moon is self-illuminating, so does part of the light get blocked by something, and if so, what? And what is the sun, what is the moon, how do they stay suspended above us, are they attached to the dome, do they float, how do they keep their circular path, etc etc. I recently came across the theory that stars might even be sentient beings, and close up videos indicate they are definitely not what we've been told they are. Are these attached to the dome too? Too bad NASA uses their budget to deceive rather than teach. Imagine that, our tax dollars are funding our own enslavement.

Eric Dubay said...

Thanks everyone. Barzini, the ground horizon at ground level is only a few miles away, but by the time the Sun is on the sky horizon it is thousands of miles away, so zooming in on it isn't going to cause it to visibly rise. And for Albumfixer, it appears that "Rahu - The Black Sun," a third translucent celestial dark body is what causes eclipses. At least this is what was accepted all over the ancient world. Peace

Anonymous said...

As a newbie, it's fair to say that, I'm at the Hmmmm stage of my enlightenment. The first things that come to my mind are: Is the surface of Earth floating on a pool of magma? Do tectonic plates exist? Is the sun a fusion reactor? The answers to questions like these would go long way in explaining volcanic activity and earthquakes. If the ring of ice enclosing the oceans were melting and the oceans expanding would know and would it matter?

Barzini said...

Thanks for the response Eric (about why we can't make the sun re-appear after setting with a telescope)

If we are claiming that the reason the sun sets is because it is going beyond the vanishing point of the naked eye, I still don't understand why we shouldn't be able to bring it back into view using a telescope

Any chance you can explain this in layman terms?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm at the Hmmmm stage of my enlightenment.
You are already enlightened, my friend.

JDS said...

Eric, your research has been helpful for me and has answered most of my questions. But the main question that still nags me is why the time between sunrise and sunset at a certain line of latitude in the south (say, 50 degrees South) on (say) the first day of summer (December 21st) is the same amount of time between sunrise and sunset at the corresponding line of latitude in the north (50 degrees North) on the first day of summer (June 21st). This makes sense on a ball earth (spinning or not), but I'm having a hard time reconciling it with the flat-earth model. The time between sunrise and sunset on the first day of summer should be longer at 50 (or 40 or 30 etc.) degrees North than it is at 50 (or 40 or 30 etc.) degrees South on the flat-earth model, right? I'm fine saying that we don't have enough evidence to conclude that Antarctica has 24-hour daylight, as does the North Pole, but there seems to be evidence of symmetry between the length of days at corresponding degrees North and South on corresponding days of the seasonal cycle. What am I missing? Thanks for any help.

JDS said...

Put another way, why do the days in the southern half of the earth get longer as you move south of the meridian that the sun is traveling on? For example, we can verify that the days at the southern tip of South America (at roughly 54 degrees South) are longer during their summer months than the days in places north of there. On the flat-earth model, during the southern summer months, the days should get shorter as you move south of the sun's meridian. Right? What am I missing?

Mary Martha said...

Eric, This ridiculous site "State of the Nation 2012" says people behind the flat earth movement are in fact a CIA PSYOP in conjunction with the Tavistock Institute and the NSA....Good Lord!!! What in the world will these desperate people come up with next?
http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=28951
Actually they also said something as stupid as this, "If ever the CIA and/or Tavistock Institute wanted to test out a new mind-control program, the Flat Earth Theory would be the perfect theme for the program."
Morons at State of the Nation...your bus is leaving.....
The powers that be must getting really worried that people are starting to think for themselves and shake the shackles on all of the lies. Keep up the good work Eric Peace Mary Martha

Eric Dubay said...

Hey JDS, if you read the following article you'll see how the length of days/seasons certainly do make sense on (and only on) a flat, stationary Earth:

http://ifers.ace.st/t159-polar-zones-vs-temperate-and-tropic-zones

And Antarctica absolutely does NOT have 24 hour sunlight ever. This is a lie to fit with their model:

http://ifers.ace.st/t68-no-midnight-sun-in-antarctica

Thanks Mary, they are trying everything they can to discredit the exploding Flat Earth movmement and failing miserably. Peace

Anonymous said...

If I may ask...what is their overall motive in globe earth? To support Darwinism and Big Bang? Where and how do ETs fit in the picture. Safe to say that other distant planets are also created like earth (terraforming etc.) and despite flat earth model it would still be accurate to apply astrology in ethereal forces/subtle energies onto humans? Our leylines and vortices still connect to outer realms? All so intriguing and if one can explain their motives for this globular indoctrination it would help to understand where we and other races fit in this picture.

Anonymous said...

The motive? The James King Bible is one of the earliest books people can get a hold of that describes a flat earth. The Quraan describes a heliocentric model. The people who worship Lucifer want to destroy the faith of humanity in an intelligent creator. If the world were to be officially proven worldwide that the world is flat, there would be a resurgence in faith in non-pagan Christianity. This is was my own two cents seeing how you asked a question. That or NASA wants to scam people of money or stop "discovering" new planets. P.S. some people say that satellites are a hoax.

albumfixer said...

Thank you, and the theory of another unseen celestial body blocking the sun or moon during eclipses makes a lot of sense, and in their own way the ancients had already figured it out. I also saw somewhere that blood red moons may be caused by a semi-transparent body passing in front of the moon. We have an eclipse coming up in a few weeks so maybe we can try to observe what is really going on.

Mary Martha said...

Eric I just picked up a copy of "Rear Admiral BYRD and the Polar Expeditions by Coram Foster. It is a vintage copy with a copyright of 1930. There is a letter dated November 30, 1929 from President Herbert Hoover stating, "To commander Byrd: I know that I speak for the American People when I express their universal pleasure at your successful flight over the South Pole. We are proud of your courage and your leadership. We are glad of proof that the spirit of great adventure lives. Our Thoughts include also appreciation of your companions in flight and your colleagues whose careful and devoted preparation has contributed to your great success." I thought you couldn't currently fly over Antarctica because "They" say it is "Too Cold" Boo Hoo! How to I get this book to you? (without the baddies who monitor your blog finding you) Is there a 3rd party where I can send it? You need to see this book!!!

Anonymous said...

Greetings Eric Dubay.

Do you think it's possible that just as the moon, and sun, circle a flat Earth (I'm not convinced), that human made satellites can circle the flat Earth?

Anonymous said...

Mary Martha, It seems that book is a novel written by Delos W. Lovelace under the Pen name of Coram Foster, but I could be making that up too.