In the interest of preserving for posterity the wealth of flat Earth knowledge and research done during the late 19th and early 20th century, I will be starting a series of audiobook and PDF downloads to make them more easily and widely available. Today's selection is William Edgell's 1927 book, "Does the Earth Rotate? No!"
Unfortunately none of the book's illustrations are available online, but if you listen and use your imagination you should be able to envision them. I have also added relevant videos and pictures throughout the presentation making it not just an audiobook, but a "videobook" documentary.
William Edgell's 1927 book, "Does the Earth Rotate? No!" is a revolutionary work of science. The book questions the long-held belief that Earth rotates on its axis. By using evidence from various sources, Edgell presents a convincing argument that Earth does not rotate.
Edgell's book begins by outlining his methodology and how he reached his conclusion that the Earth does not rotate. He argues that if the Earth were to rotate, the stars would appear to move around the sky in a predictable fashion. However, Edgell observed that stars appear in the sky at varying positions, which implies the Earth must not rotate. Edgell then examines two prevailing theories at the time that attempted to explain the inconsistent positions of the stars. He demonstrates how both theories are flawed and argues that they are unable to account for the varying positions of the stars.
Edgell then presents his own theory that refutes the idea that Earth rotates. He argues that instead of rotating on its axis, the Earth is actually “stationary” and the stars move around it. Edgell provides evidence that the Sun is the center of the solar system, and suggests that the stars orbit around the Sun in a circular pattern.
In the final section of his book, Edgell argues against those who disagree with his theory. He gives an overview of the long-standing beliefs and adduces evidence to prove why those beliefs are wrong. He criticizes the arguments of other scientists and proclaims his own theory to be the correct one.
William Edgell's "Does the Earth Rotate? No!" is a groundbreaking work of science that turns conventional wisdom on its head. By using compelling evidence, Edgell convincingly refutes the idea that the Earth rotates on its axis; instead, he proposes that the Earth is stationary and the stars revolve around it. This book will surely challenge the minds of science enthusiasts for years to come.