20 AUGUST 1831, Page 21

We have received a pamphlet by Captain WOODLEY, in answer

to some observations on 'this (Captain WOODLEY'S) System of the Universe." We are unlucky in never having before heard of the said system. We perceive, from the pages before us, that it confutes the Newtonian one, and demonstrates the stationari- ness of the sun. The error of the earth's mot ion is exploded, and the astronomical arrangement of Genesis confirmed in its literal int orpret at ion. The theorem, page 12, in which Captain WOODLEY proves that gravitation cannot be the cause of forcing heavy things to fall to the ground, fully satisfies us as to the nature of Captain WOODLEY'S pretensions as a scientific reasoner.