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01. Orbis Tertius | 5. The horizon of our concerns | b. Muggletonian pursuits i.

i. Not unlike the original flat earthers, the Muggletonians prefered to take their understanding of the cosmos from the Bible as opposed to science. A 1846 book, Two Systems of Astronomy, proposed an alternative to the prevalent heliocentric, Newtonian description of the heavens. In it the Earth is a fixed point about which extraterrestrial bodies orbit.