One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe

William Carpenter (1830 - 1896)

A bit of pseudo-science that will baffle, confuse, and amaze! Until the Space Age, there was little every-day, self-evident proof that the earth was a globe, and plenty of people believed in a flat Earth. (Even today, some are still of this opinion.) Here are 100 short arguments for a flat Earth. Some of them can be proven wrong fairly easily; others confound; and others are stated so confusingly that they MUST be true! - Summary by TriciaG

“‘One Hundred Proofs that the Earth is Not a Globe,’ by William Carpenter, is published by the author, whose novel and rather startling position is certainly fortified by a number of argumentative points, which, if they do not shake the reader’s preconceived notions on the subject, will, at least, be found entertaining for the style in which they are put.”—Evening Star, Philadelphia, July 22, 1886.

Genre(s): Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductions ToddHW
Play 01 Proofs 1-25 tommack
Play 02 Proofs 26-45 Jane Bennett
Play 03 Proofs 46-60 Larry Wilson
Play 04 Proofs 61-85 BettyB
Play 05 Proofs 86-100 Romano
Play 06 End Matter, Part 1 TriciaG
Play 07 End Matter, Part 2 TriciaG