Tag Archives: William Carpenter

Gravity? Hocus-Pocus.

Snippets 113.  In Snippets 21 and 46 we looked at some of William Carpenter’s One Hundred Proofs that the Earth is not a Globe (published 1885). Amusingly, most of his ‘proofs’ can be explained away by Carpenter ignoring two simple … Continue reading

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Our Flat Earth Revisited (Snippets 46)

One of the most popular “snippets” on Windows into History so far has been  Our Flat Earth (Snippets 21), which looked at some of William Carpenter’s One Hundred Proofs that the Earth is not a Globe (published 1885).  So here … Continue reading

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Our Flat Earth (Snippets 21)

In 1885, William Carpenter published the entertainingly titled One Hundred Proofs that the Earth is not a Globe.  Amusingly, most of his ‘proofs’ can be explained away by Carpenter ignoring two simple facts: (1) the Earth is actually quite big, … Continue reading

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