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Who here believes that the Earth is flat?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by FlyingTeaPot, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. FlyingTeaPot

    FlyingTeaPot Irrational Rationalist. Educated Fool.

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    So, if the Earth is flat, is it a disc with no width at all?
     
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    SalixIncendium सच्चितानन्द
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    More like a plate or upside down frisbee, I think. Otherwise the water would spill off the edges.
     
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  3. Jedster

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    Actually it's a cube, but our eyes create the illusion that it is round.


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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I've done a simple experiment proving the Earth's nearly spherical shape and size.

    I've calculated the Earth's circumference by observing and measuring the North Star's angle of view from my horizon with a clinometer at 46 degrees latitude and then comparing Polaris' angle of view from my horizon at 43 degrees latitude. Using an odometer, I measured the 200 miles of distance I traveled north to south on I-29 between 46 and 43 degrees latitude.
    I then took the 200 miles distance difference and divided it by the 3 degrees latitude difference and calculated 66.666 miles per 1 degree of distance. Then I multiplied 66.666 miles * 360 to calculate the Earth's circumference at 24,000 miles.

    Maybe if educators and their students would do fun and interesting scientific projects similar to what I've described above, then they could measure and see for themselves that the Earth is nearly a perfect sphere with a circumference of around 24,000 miles instead of flat.
     
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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I've in fact measured part of the Earth's circumference; based upon my own observation, I've calculated the Earth's circumference to be around 24,000 miles in diameter.
     
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    Yes, but have you calculated the depth of the rim that holds all the water in?
     
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    SalixIncendium सच्चितानन्द
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    You're close.

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    #pyramidearthsociety
     
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    Gosh, I knew needed new glasses!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Surely there must be some round shapes to the planet...
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    *lol* how can the Earth be flat when we all know it's hollow? If it were flat where would the Hyperboreans and Vril-ya live?
     
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    Only in a 16km area!
     
  12. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Latest satellite photo

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  13. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    The flat earth society inform us that they have members all around the globe.

    But my view is the earth cannot be flat otherwise cats would have pushed everything of the edge by now
     
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    How much of the flat Earth stuff is a wind-up? There must be some trolling going on there.
     
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    I'm so glad I'm on Mondas.
     
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    I dunno. Looks kinda flat to me...

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    That's because you're a stupid earth human :p
     
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    Leveling with the Geographers
    Charles K. Johnson is president of the International Flat Earth Research Society, an organization of 1500 members, many of whom are doctors, lawyers, and other professional and educated people.

    He holds that scientific evidence supports the flat earth hypothesis, and, like creationists, appeals to "well known" and "easily observable" facts. One sample bit of observable evidence for his position is the flatness of water.

    Anyone can see that water is flat. Therefore, if you expand on what you see right in front of you, the only possible conclusion is a flat earth!

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    evidence for this disc shaped plane also abounds. For example, when Columbus sailed to America (and Columbus is one of the heroes of the flat-earthers), he didn't fall off like his men thought he would.

    This is because the earth is not a globe.

    Johnson's wife, Marjory, comes from Australia, and Johnson declares, "She's sworn out an affidavit that she never hung by her feet in Australia. She sailed a ship over here, and she did not get on it upside down and she did not sail straight up.

    She sailed straight across the ocean. We consider that a very important proof that the world is flat."

    To further complicate matters, Johnson sees the flat earth idea as a religious issue too.

    No doubt he can quote chapter and verse to show that the Bible, properly understood, supports his position. "The Bible is a great tangle of history and corruption and so forth," he says, "but the aim of it all is a one-world, flat-Earth society, for honesty and decency and that sort of thing."

    Certainly his view could be mentioned in comparative religion.

    Although Johnson isn't hard at work lobbying or fighting court cases, he has gotten his view heard in the public schools.

    For example, he addressed students at Beverly Hills High School on at least one occasion, and with the continuing good press he is getting he is likely to have other opportunities. NBC and the National Enquirer, not to mention local radio talk shows and newspapers all over the country have given his Society coverage.



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    The reason why so many believe the world is a globe, Johnson notes, is because science is promoting "a fraud to keep the common people in the dark."

    The Apollo moon program was just a movie. "Arthur C. Clarke wrote it and directed it. But he knows the Earth is flat."

    It seems the only redeeming feature of the globular theory is that it provides jobs.

    To get the truth out, Johnson publishes the Flat Earth Quarterly "with the objective to restore the world's sanity." "We consider this the world's most superstitious age," Johnson states. "We try to get people to use their minds logically." (Schadewald, 1977; Ashland Tidings, 1978.)

    Why Creationism Should Not Be Taught As Science
     
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    If the earth were flat, cats would have pushed everything off it by now,
     
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