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Title: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: mightyfletch on June 19, 2007, 10:56:46 AM
The Earth curves at 8in per mile.  Even in a place like the salt flats, you'll never be able to discern that small of a curvature even on a 4000 mile radius sphere.   So you can't use that observation to say that the Earth is flat. 
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Gulliver on June 19, 2007, 11:00:33 AM
The Earth curves at 8in per mile.  Even in a place like the salt flats, you'll never be able to discern that small of a curvature even on a 4000 mile radius sphere.   So you can't use that observation to say that the Earth is flat. 
You'll find this explained, and in agreement with you, in Experiment 1 of the RE Primer.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Skeptical ATM on June 19, 2007, 11:02:40 AM
Everyone except Tom acknowledges this. Good one for pointing it out and reminding him though.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: mightyfletch on June 21, 2007, 02:21:39 AM
I've waited two days on this and no FEer has posted to rebuke it.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Mr. Ireland on June 21, 2007, 04:44:30 AM
Because all that's there is ENaG, and really nothing more.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Skeptical ATM on June 21, 2007, 05:13:21 AM
The only person who will try is Tom. I believe a quote of his is

"The Earth is flat. Look out your window."
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Mr. Ireland on June 21, 2007, 05:26:32 AM
"The Earth is flat. Look out your window."

And then the replies of:

"When I look out my window, I see exactly what I should on a RE."
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: mightyfletch on June 21, 2007, 06:22:50 AM
what is ENaG?
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Gulliver on June 21, 2007, 06:42:20 AM
what is ENaG?
Earth not a Global, by Parallax. Have you had a chance to read the RE Primer? If not, you should do that next.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Ulrichomega on June 21, 2007, 11:58:45 AM
Best resource for all things RE.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Skeptical ATM on June 21, 2007, 12:00:06 PM
Not yet it isn't. Well actually, it is, but I mean it isn't complete.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Ulrichomega on June 21, 2007, 12:01:37 PM
All suggestions are to be filled out in triplicate and submited to the appropriate thread.

Have a nice day.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Gulliver on June 21, 2007, 12:43:22 PM
Not yet it isn't. Well actually, it is, but I mean it isn't complete.
Fair enough, but do feel free to contribute any of the missing parts yourself.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Skeptical ATM on June 21, 2007, 01:13:48 PM
While I'm not qualified to write new sections, I'll endeavour to find new material, and if you like, edit it for the purposes of reading it easily.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Gulliver on June 21, 2007, 02:51:42 PM
While I'm not qualified to write new sections, I'll endeavour to find new material, and if you like, edit it for the purposes of reading it easily.
Thanks, of course. I appreciate your help.
Title: Re: Just because you can't see the curvature doesn't mean it's not there
Post by: Dioptimus Drime on June 21, 2007, 03:42:46 PM
True, it doesn't mean it CAN'T be there, it just means that as far as we know from observing it with our eyes alone, it's not.

~D-Draw