PREFACE I. "The New Earth."
This little work is put before the public as a brief introduction to what must ultimately prove to be one of the most revolutionary discoveries in the history of the human race. In presenting this discovery I make no claims to any special revelation of Truth hitherto withheld, but I do maintain that for some unaccountable reason there has been in the world of science an astonishing " marvel of oversight," in that scientific thinkers have never subjected the surface of our earth to a rigid, rational and thorough examination in order to ascertain its true contour. Thousands upon thousands of careful and painstaking observations of the heavenly bodies and of their movements have been made with powerful telescopes, ingenious spectroscopes, and with many other instruments, - the best and most accurate that human ingenuity could devise; yet, when we come to look for records of equally careful and painstaking examinations of the earth's surface, we fail to find any, for the simple reason that no such examinations have ever been made, - or, if they have, the scientific world, and hence the public in general, has never had the benefits of them.
I have done what any normally intelligent person would have done, had the thought occurred to him: refusing to accept for granted all the teaching of our modern scientific text-books concerning the nature of the universe, I have made a series of observations of various phenomena at the earth's surface itself, more especially over bodies of water where a better study of the phenomena may be carried on. The results of these observations are briefly set forth in this volume. The edition is necessarily a limited one, since I am preparing a fuller treatment of the whole subject matter for publication within the next year. An outline of the work presented in this larger edition is given on page 64......
Preface II. "The New Heavens."
I began this work with the intention of saying very little about the probable structure of " the new heavens" as related to "the new earth"; since the rigid principle upon which I base my arguments for a hollow earth requires that all evidence, of whatsoever kind, obtained from observations of celestial phenomena shall be considered as secondary - decidedly so - to the one great fundamental fact, namely: that the earth's surface is concave- Our previous conception of the probable structure of the heavens must undergo such a revolutionary change, when viewed in the light of this new fact, that it would require many more pages of illustrations and explanations to satisfy the host of critical minds in the vast number of questions that would arise.
It required years and years of patient labor on the part of hundreds of brilliant minds to arrive at the present conception of the universe, based primarily on the one apparently simple assumption of Copernicus that the earth is not fixed but has a rotational and orbital motion. It would be folly, therefore, on my part to presume, at once, a final explanation of the entire universe, or even of some of the most common celestial phenomena, such as Day and Night, change of Seasons, etc., based on the one simple discovered fact that the earth is a hollow sphere. There are so many possibilities involved in such a new conception that it will require the service of all the brilliant minds in science for the next hundred years or more to work out, on the new and true basis, a final conception of the universe as a whole; and even then we can never be absolutely sure of its conclusiveness for the very nature of celestial phenomena, in contradistinction to phenomena at the earth's surface, forbids absolute penetration, by the most sagacious of mortal minds, into the mysteries of the upper regions.show more