I accidentally triggered a debate on Craigslist. Oops.

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Daniel

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I accidentally triggered a debate on Craigslist. Oops.
« on: November 18, 2009, 02:37:11 PM »
I posted an announcement about the re-launch of the Society on craigslist earlier tonight.  It got deleted and I asked why.  Now it's sparked a bit of a debate about Flat Earth Theory and differing views of science.  In case anyone is interested and/or wants to participate, it's here in the Science & Math forum:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/forums/?forumID=96

Or you can go to that specific post here:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/forums/?act=Q&ID=142709774

I'm DanielFES in there.  You probably would have figured that out anyway, though.

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Tom Bishop

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Re: I accidentally triggered a debate on Craigslist. Oops.
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 02:42:42 PM »
This is the only post on that page worth reading:

I've recreated the Bedford Level Experiment  <  danielFES >  11/18 14:32:59

I follow the tenets of Zetetic Astronomy and I have conducted my own experiment. Or rather, I recreated the experiment that Samuel Rowbotham conducted in the mid-19th Century which provided evidence of a Flat Earth. If you'd like more detail about the experiment, do a Wikipedia search for "Bedford Level Experiment". But as a quick summary:

If the Earth is a sphere which followed the mainstream model of gravity, a still body of water would have a measurable curvature. As an object travels away from you on the surface of the water, it should gradually "sink" until it eventually disappears below the horizon. The amount of drop would be predictable based on the presumed size of the Earth's sphere. On a flat Earth, this curvature would not be present.

Long stretches of smooth, relatively still water are difficult to come by. Thankfully, there is a canal in Welney, England which is quite still, very straight and over 6 miles long. Over that 6 miles, a spherical Earth should produce a significant drop. When I conducted the experiment, I did not observe a drop which was in any way consistent with a spherical Earth model.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/forums/?ID=142726684

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Re: I accidentally triggered a debate on Craigslist. Oops.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 05:01:20 AM »
This is the only post on that page worth reading:

I've recreated the Bedford Level Experiment  <  danielFES >  11/18 14:32:59

I follow the tenets of Zetetic Astronomy and I have conducted my own experiment. Or rather, I recreated the experiment that Samuel Rowbotham conducted in the mid-19th Century which provided evidence of a Flat Earth. If you'd like more detail about the experiment, do a Wikipedia search for "Bedford Level Experiment". But as a quick summary:

If the Earth is a sphere which followed the mainstream model of gravity, a still body of water would have a measurable curvature. As an object travels away from you on the surface of the water, it should gradually "sink" until it eventually disappears below the horizon. The amount of drop would be predictable based on the presumed size of the Earth's sphere. On a flat Earth, this curvature would not be present.

Long stretches of smooth, relatively still water are difficult to come by. Thankfully, there is a canal in Welney, England which is quite still, very straight and over 6 miles long. Over that 6 miles, a spherical Earth should produce a significant drop. When I conducted the experiment, I did not observe a drop which was in any way consistent with a spherical Earth model.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/forums/?ID=142726684


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