"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 am continuing a series of audiobook and PDF downloads to make them more easily and widely available."
Today's selection is Gerrard Hickson's 1922 book "Kings Dethroned."
Kings Dethroned: A History of the Evolution of Astronomy from the Time of the Roman Empire Up to the Present Day; Showing it to be an Amazing Series of Blunders Founded Upon an Error Made in the Second Century B.C.
Kings Dethroned is a book by Gerrard Hickson. It was first published in 1922.
The purpose of this book is to look at the development of astronomy throughout the ages, and to observe and chronicle the dramatic changes which have been made in order to make sense of the world around us. Hickson starts off by tracing the foundations for the erroneous beliefs of ancient astronomers. He then goes on to explore the various scientific methods which were used in order to correct these misconceptions and advance the field of astronomy.
Throughout the course of the book, Hickson looks at the theories of the ancient Greek philosophers and astronomers, the impact of Islamic scholars on the progress of science, and the emergence of modern astronomy. He also examines the astronomical insights of the Renaissance period, and the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution.
The basic premise of Kings Dethroned is that it is possible to trace the advancement of science by looking at the history of astronomical beliefs. By doing this, Hickson shows how we can learn from the mistakes of the past and better understand the errors which still exist in modern scientific understanding. This book is a great resource for anyone who wishes to understand the history of astronomy and the mistakes which were necessary for eventual progress.