OUr concern regarding the premise of a spherical earth
We quote from the first chapter of Copernicus' "Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres":
First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.
The first sentence of the first chapter states the universe is spherical, without any evidence or an argument. This statement is "an idea that is taken to be true, and often used as the basis for other ideas, although it is not known for certain".
The reason is either that, of all forms, the sphere is the most perfect, needing no joint and being a complete whole, which can be neither increased nor diminished; or that it is the most capacious of figures, best suited to enclose and retain all things; or even that all the separate parts of the universe, I mean the sun, moon, planets and stars, are seen to be of this shape; or that wholes strive to be circumscribed by this boundary, as is apparent in drops of water and other fluid bodies when they seek to be self-contained.
No objective argument is presented to accept that the perfect form is the sphere. The "sun, moon, planets and stars" are said to be spheres without any evidence, although they are round. Interestingly, the sun and the moon are listed separately from the planets. The implication is that the author does not consider the sun and moon as not planets. This opinion is contrary to the entire history of astronomical convention, as Greek astronomers employed the term asteres planetai (ἀστέρες πλανῆται), "wandering stars", for objects which moved over the sky.
Hence no one will question the attribution of this form to the divine bodies.
The appeal to authority is unsatisfactory for a scientific inquiry.
OUR RESEARCH ON THE FLAT EARTH
Examining the claim that lyrics and images from certain music videos by R.E.M. promote the flat earth.
Yours Truly acts on Apprentice Denver's advice and learns various astrological claims.
R.E.M. and I Feel Fine
Examining the claim that certain R.E.M. songs and videos promote the flat earth.
Twilight: The Final Analysis
Can sparkling vampires provide any information on the shape of the earth?
The Biblical Flat Earth Examined
Does the Bible promote the Flat Earth cosmology?
The Claims of Astronomy Examined
Does modern Astronomy realize there is an issue with its questionable assumption of earth as a planet?
Is the Earth Flat?: Select Commentary
Commentary on Dr. Faulkner's adherence to accepted opinions.
Four Issues Confronting the Flat Earth Theory
The problematic opinions regarding space, radiation, tidal forces, and the earth's rotation are discussed for the benefit of Apprentice Denver.
Potential Assistant Joey Contra Apprentice Denver
Potential Assistant Joey questions if Apprentice Denver understands the evidence for the flat earth.
"The slip that brought me to my knees..."
Our second attempt to discover whether certain R.E.M. songs and video promote the flat earth.
The History of Gravitational Theory [Incomplete]
On the Revolution of the heavenly SPHERES
(Copernicus) with commentary
(Copernicus) with commentary
Flat Earth memes