I modellen för den platta Jorden är Nordpolen ett fast centrum för Världen och hela universum. Polstjärnan Polaris är rakt över nordpolen och alla himlakroppar kretsar kring Polaris och jorden en gång per dag.
Solen kretsar över och runt Jordens omkrets varje 24 timmar. Den färdas från ekvatorn i mars under vårdagjämningen upp till Kräftans vändkrets i juni vid sommarsolståndet, sedan tillbaka ner till ekvatorn i september och höstdagjämningen och hela vägen ner till Stenbockens vändkrets i december och vintersolståndet.

Sydpolen finns inte. Antarktis är en gigantisk isvägg som sträcker sig omkring Jorden. Om du färdas söderut, var som helst på Jorden, kommer du oundvikligen vid eller före 78 grader sydlig latitud befinna dig ansikte mot ansikte med en enorm isvägg. Denna vägg omger världen.

“The ice-barrier, so frequently referred to in accounts of the Antarctic regions, is the fore-front of the enormous glacier-covering, or ice-cap, which, accumulating in vast, undulating fields from the heavy snowfall, and ultimately attaining hundreds, if not thousands, of feet in thickness, creeps from the continent of Antarctica into the polar sea. The ice-barrier, yet a part of the parent ice-cap, presents itself to the navigator who has boldness enough to approach its fearful front, as a solid, perpendicular wall of marble-like ice, ranging from one thousand to two thousand feet in thickness, of which from one hundred to two hundred feet rises above, and from eight hundred to eighteen hundred feet sinks below, the level of the sea.”
– Greely, General A. W. ”Antarctica, or the Hypothetical Southern Continent.” Cosmopolitan 17 (1894): p. 296

“It has been demonstrated that the earth is a plane, the surface-centre of which is immediately underneath the star called ‘Polaris,’ and the extremities of which are bounded by a vast region of ice and water and irregular masses of land. The whole terminates in fog and darkness, where snow and driving hail, piercing sleet and boisterous winds, howling storms, madly-mounting waves, and clashing icebergs are almost constant.”
– Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Zetetic Astronomy, Earth Not a Globe!” (117)

En vanlig fråga och ett stort mysterium är: Hur långt utåt sträcker sig Antarktis is? Finns det en gräns? Vad ligger bortom? Är det bara snö och is för evigt? Tack vare FN och ständig militär bevakning förblir Nordpolen och Antarktis höljt i sekretess. Civila piloter och kaptener motas bort och eskorteras tillbaka under hot av våld.

“How far the ice extends; how it terminates; and what exists beyond it, are questions to which no present human experience can reply. All we at present know is, that snow and hail, howling winds, and indescribable storms and hurricanes prevail; and that in every direction ‘human ingress is barred by unsealed escarpments of perpetual ice,’ extending farther than eye or telescope can penetrate, and becoming lost in gloom and darkness.”
– Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Zetetic Astronomy, Earth Not a Globe!” (91)

“Yes, but we can circumnavigate the South easily enough,’ is often said by those who don’t know. The British Ship Challenger recently completed the circuit of the Southern region – indirectly, to be sure – but she was three years about it, and traversed nearly 69,000 miles – a stretch long enough to have taken her six times round on the globular hypothesis.”
– William Carpenter, “100 Proofs the Earth is Not a Globe” (78)

“If we now consider the fact that when we travel by land or sea, and from any part of the known world, in a direction towards the North polar star, we shall arrive at one and the same point, we are forced to the conclusion that what has hitherto been called the North Polar region, is really the center of the Earth. That from this northern center the land diverges and stretches out, of necessity, towards a circumference, which must now be called the Southern region: which is a vast circle, and not a pole or center … In this and other ways all the great navigators have been frustrated in their efforts, and have been more or less confounded in their attempts to sail round the Earth upon or beyond the Antarctic circle. But if the southern region is a pole or center, like the north, there would be little difficulty in circumnavigating it, for the distance round would be comparatively small. When it is seen that the Earth is not a sphere, but a plane, having only one center, the north; and that the south is the vast icy boundary of the world, the difficulties experienced by circumnavigators can be easily understood.”
– Dr. Samuel Rowbotham, “Earth Not a Globe, 2nd Edition” (21-23)

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