I am so defeated.
a Mod, like roundy?!
Aether is the characteristic of action or inaction of charged & noncharged particals.
Sorry to clog the thread, but can something also be added about the superluminal velocity objection to UA? It gets annoying to constantly explain special relativity to people.
Thork is always angry.
i was just swallowing it whole no problem.
Locking this thread would be a good idea.
1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1? Also wasnt the video 10 reasons? (there are 9 answers)
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We get this video a lot, so I thought I'd make an easily found thread debunking it. If a mod could sticky this that would be awesome.1. Other planets are roundAccording to Flat Earth Theory, the Earth and other planets are not really the same type of celestial body. To put it another way, which I'm sure everyone everywhere will take offense to, the Earth is different.2. Time ZonesThis is the first of a trend in this video, in which Henry (the host of MinutePhysics, for those not subscribed) assumes that the Flat Earth is exactly the same as the Round Earth in every way except for shape. The sun works in a manner similar to a spotlight in Flat Earth Theory, which is why time zones exist. When the Sun isn't pointing overhead, it's nighttime.3. The Coriolis EffectOnce again, Henry is making assumptions. There are a few differing opinions about this, as Flat Earth Theory is not a unified theory. Some people doubt the existence of Coriolis as anything more than a theorized force, as the evidence for it is largely contrived. Others have various explanations for it, such as the Shadow of the Aetheric Wind theorized by myself.4. TrianglesThis is little more than conjecture. It is literally impossible to perform this experiment on the scale required.5. The SunHenry is assuming again. The Sun's apparent movement is caused by the Sun actually moving. As for Eratosthenes's famous experiment to measure the diameter of the Earth, that assumes a Round Earth. If we assume a Flat Earth, the same experiment gives us the distance to the Sun.6. Stars ChangeAnother assumption. This time, he's assuming that FE geography is just a Mercator map. It's not. The Earth is a disk centered around the North Pole, which would provide the same effect.7. MagellanAgain, the Earth isn't in the shape of a Mercator map. That would be silly. Magellan and many others simply made a circle around the disk of the Earth.8. The HorizonThis is just a perspective effect. First of all, apparently large waves will obscure apparently small objects. Therefore, looking out long distances over water you will of course be unable to see land on the other side. In addition, refraction has an effect. Some flat Earthers theorize an electromagnetic acceleration which appears to bend light upward.9. EclipsesEclipses are caused by the sun going behind the moon, or vice versa. It's that simple. Once again, Henry is assuming everything is exactly the same.10. Photographic EvidenceMost photographic evidence actually demonstrates what we would expect to see on a disk shaped, flat Earth: a circle with little to no apparent curvature. Add in camera distortion, and that's our explanation for low Earth photos. As for photos like the famous Blue Marble, that the space agencies of the World are involved in a conspiracy is depressingly obvious if you look at the evidence.____I'd appreciate it if you didn't respond to this thread, or if a mod locked it. It's not up for discussion. This is just to let newcomers know that they can't 'destroy FES with a single video' as so many hope to. It's not that easy. Sorry.Seriously, this isn't a debate thread. If you want to debate it, feel free to make a new thread. I'm not responding to questions or concerns in this one.
Maybe I'm missing something but why would these higher powers, government or other, spend all this time planning an elaborate hoax to convince the people that the Earth is flat?
Another question I wanted to ask is, is this society of the belief that the government has caused events such as 911 and other disasters?
Also does anybody running this have an actual degree in advanced mathematics or physics from any respectable college or university?
I have 13 [academic qualifications] actually. I'll leave it up to you to guess which, or simply call me a liar. Either is fine.
I'm a newcomer to this site so excuse me if I seem to be pushy or asking questions that have already been answered. I just do not understand the theory. Scientific disagreements aside.