HU4039 : German theories controverted

taken 39 years ago, near to Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

German theories controverted
German theories controverted
This curious feature was engraved on the wall of a house in New Street in 1910 by William Johnson, a Scalloway stonemason and amateur scientist:

"This diagram illustrates the cause of the so called Earth Tides. Also each alternate Ocean Flood, the cause of which has never yet been understood. Re Earth Tides: we are told that the Moon raises the solid surface of the Earth under it about 8 inches and raises the OPPOSITE SIDE 8 [inches]. This I hold to be impossible. The phenomenon called EARTH TIDES IS CAUSED BY EARTH's WEIGHT PULLING AGAINST THE SUN'S ATTRACTION.
"The water flows back when attraction over & forms a heap on opposite side of Earth. to balance attn. flood. There is no ..." [the rest of the inscription is illegible and appears to have been deliberately effaced.]

The white circle is a diagram of the earth and is also marked:

Germans are Not The Favoured of Heaven."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 May, 1982   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 March, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 403 393 [100m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.2228N 1:16.4917W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 403 393
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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