Terra firma- the earth, not a planet - PDF by David Wardlaw

 Terra firma:: the earth, not a planet, proved from scripture, reason, and fact 

Terra firma- the earth, not a planet


I am now an old man, and, had I consulted my own comfort, would never have penned a line of this book, as for some years I have had a cataract in both eyes so that it was not without difficulty that I could read or write. So great, however, appeared to be the need, and being still anxious to serve my generation, I determined to undertake this work, in order to expose the fallacies of Modem Astronomy, which are so contrary to the Word of God, and so conducive to the promotion of Infidelity. I do not enter the lists arrayed in the panoply of Neo- Science, to fight this great Goliath, but only with a few pebbles of the brook, yet I trust that, with God's blessing, the attempt may not be altogether fruitless.

Not being a professional Astronomer, I was required to read and think much while writing this book and had to weigh every matter in an even balance, so as to make no statement that is not in strict conformity with Scripture, Reason, or Fact.

Some contents:

Introductory Remarks.
1. A few words about Gravitation ... i
2. Fundamental difference of opinion among Modern
Astronomers - - - 9
3. Testimonies of some able men against l<be Copernican
Theory ... 17
4. Quotations showing some of the Atheistical Results of
Modern Astronomy - - 21

The Adamic Creation.
J. The Days of Creation not long periods of time, but Six
Natural Days of twenty-four hours each - - 31
2. Not two races of Adamites ... 37
3. Refutation of the Theory of two different authors of
Genesis, from the use of the distinguishing words
Elohim and JEHOVAH-Elohim - - 43
4. No Discrepancy exists, regarding the Adamic Creation,
in the accounts given in Genesis I. and II. 47
5. Primeval Fauna and the Ages - - - 50
6. Chipped Flints - - 55
7. The supposed Glacial Period - "57

The Nebular Hypothesis: Examination of three
Alleged Proofs of the World's Globularity.
1. The Nebular Hypothesis - - 63
2. The Circumnavigation of the Earth - 67
3. The Appearance and Disappearance of Ships at Sea - 73
4. The Earth's shadow in a Lunar Eclipse - - 77

Remarks on some other Alleged Proofs of the
World's Globularity.
1. Variability of Pendulum Vibrations - 85
2. Supposed Manif^tation of the Rotation of the Earth 86
3. Railways and Earth's Centrifugal Force 89
4. Declination of the Pole Star - - go
5. Motion of Stars North and South - 91
6. The Planet Neptune - 93

Author: David Wardlaw
Scott Publication Date: 1901