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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Q&A => Topic started by: MiniCooper on May 16, 2006, 01:40:46 PM

Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: MiniCooper on May 16, 2006, 01:40:46 PM
You were taken into space yourself and orbitted the earth?

Or would you just say that the whole thing was faked and you weren't in space and that it was all a gigantic hoax just for you?
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Marshy on May 16, 2006, 03:37:08 PM
this has been asked and yes one member said they would use video simulation :roll:
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: JtMax on May 16, 2006, 03:43:07 PM
How can a plane fly around the entire earth? Without turning?
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: sven1988uk on May 16, 2006, 06:14:34 PM
Quote from: "JtMax"
How can a plane fly around the entire earth? Without turning?

Whats that got to do with the price of bacon?
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: GeoGuy on May 16, 2006, 06:21:05 PM
Quote from: "JtMax"
How can a plane fly around the entire earth? Without turning?


You would fly from east to west by following your compass just as you would on a RE. Of course, you wouldn't be able to fly around from north to south but how often do airlines do this anyway?
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: MiniCooper on May 16, 2006, 06:34:36 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "JtMax"
How can a plane fly around the entire earth? Without turning?


You would fly from east to west by following your compass just as you would on a RE. Of course, you wouldn't be able to fly around from north to south but how often do airlines do this anyway?


If you did that you would fly off the edge.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: GeoGuy on May 16, 2006, 06:41:12 PM
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If you did that you would fly off the edge.


Not if you where flying east to west. Take a look at the logo at the top of the page, if you went from east to west you would be flying in a circle in between the "North Pole" and the "Ice Wall".
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: MiniCooper on May 16, 2006, 06:54:11 PM
Satellites orbit in longitudinal orbits. North to south and back up again.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Unimportant on May 16, 2006, 07:18:24 PM
Quote from: "MiniCooper"
Satellites orbit in longitudinal orbits. North to south and back up again.

I don't think so.

And if you're curious, you can research a tv show (I think it was made in the UK) where they did just that; they tricked a group of young adults into thinking they were going through space camp, training, and finally blasting off into space to orbit the earth.

The entire experience of space flight, however, was faked.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: MiniCooper on May 16, 2006, 07:25:05 PM
Quote from: "Unimportant"
Quote from: "MiniCooper"
Satellites orbit in longitudinal orbits. North to south and back up again.

I don't think so.

And if you're curious, you can research a tv show (I think it was made in the UK) where they did just that; they tricked a group of young adults into thinking they were going through space camp, training, and finally blasting off into space to orbit the earth.

The entire experience of space flight, however, was faked.


I think so, satllites used in longitudinal orbits are used for ground surveilance. You see as they orbit the earth, the earth rotates and so the satellite can scan the earths surface in about a week, maybe faster.

I think it's called a geo-stationary orbit.

Also, I saw that show. the people they had on it were idiots. If they had anyone with the slghtest bit of intelligence they would have realised it was faked.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Erasmus on May 16, 2006, 08:18:29 PM
Quote from: "MiniCooper"
I think so, satllites used in longitudinal orbits are used for ground surveilance. You see as they orbit the earth, the earth rotates and so the satellite can scan the earths surface in about a week, maybe faster.

I think it's called a geo-stationary orbit.


Unimportant is right.  Not all satellites are in longitudinal orbits, though certainly some are.  For example, some satellites are in equatorial orbits -- i.e., in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal orbits.

A geostationary orbit is one whose period is equal to the Earth's and which lies in the equatorial plane.  Thus, geostationary orbits in fact have nothing in common with longitudinal orbits.

-Erasmus
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Chaltier on May 22, 2006, 09:33:42 AM
Quote from: "MiniCooper"
... I saw that show. the people they had on it were idiots. If they had anyone with the slghtest bit of intelligence they would have realised it was faked.


Yes, these people are called "Flat-Earthers."


--Chal
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Yourworstnightmare on May 23, 2006, 04:29:23 PM
Someday, space travel will be accesable to the public and no one will have any doubt that the world is round, at least I hope so
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Scruffy on May 23, 2006, 04:34:02 PM
Trust me,

As long as humans as a species exist and the Universe hasn't ended,

THere will always be idiots and they'll never run out of material
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Noodle on May 26, 2006, 08:45:21 AM
Quote from: "Unimportant"
Quote from: "MiniCooper"
Satellites orbit in longitudinal orbits. North to south and back up again.

I don't think so.

And if you're curious, you can research a tv show (I think it was made in the UK) where they did just that; they tricked a group of young adults into thinking they were going through space camp, training, and finally blasting off into space to orbit the earth.

The entire experience of space flight, however, was faked.


Yes, they did do this program - it was called Space Cadets, although there are lots of theories of whether the actual program was NOT faked, and it was really hinting at that the audiance were the gullible party. It was actualy pretty lame, to be honest. :shock:
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: You undeducated morons on May 26, 2006, 11:33:04 AM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "JtMax"
How can a plane fly around the entire earth? Without turning?


You would fly from east to west by following your compass just as you would on a RE. Of course, you wouldn't be able to fly around from north to south but how often do airlines do this anyway?

You would have to turn in the flat earth model to fly from east to west or vice versa. Besides, how would a compass function in the FE model? There is only one pole, and all electro-magnetic fields consist of two poles on one axis.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: mattz1010 on May 26, 2006, 01:16:27 PM
Because the south 'pole''s magnetic effect is spread out around all the edges of the world.

Sheesh, spatial logic, yours = none.

Even though I just used this in another thread, it's fitting here.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/2539/earthgif1fe.gif)

See?
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Erasmus on May 26, 2006, 07:19:14 PM
It's nice to see reposting of all the old ideas, eh?

-Erasmus
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: You undeducated morons on May 26, 2006, 08:28:34 PM
Quote from: "mattz1010"
Because the south 'pole''s magnetic effect is spread out around all the edges of the world.

Sheesh, spatial logic, yours = none.

Even though I just used this in another thread, it's fitting here.

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/2539/earthgif1fe.gif)

See?

Ok, but a magnet does not have one pole in the center, and another pole forming a circle around the edge. It has two poles aligned on the same axis. The south pole of the earth cannot be all around the supposed ice wall simultaneously.
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: Erasmus on May 26, 2006, 08:51:51 PM
Quote from: "You undeducated morons"
Ok, but a magnet does not have one pole in the center, and another pole forming a circle around the edge. It has two poles aligned on the same axis. The south pole of the earth cannot be all around the supposed ice wall simultaneously.


Who said it was just one magnet?  Check out this theory (http://theflatearthsociety.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1361).

-Erasmus
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: mattz1010 on May 26, 2006, 11:18:34 PM
Odd, perhaps, though. I never saw that theory until now, Erasmus.

I just  figured that out myself
Title: Would you believe the earth was spherical if....
Post by: MiniCooper on June 01, 2006, 10:08:04 AM
Quote from: "Erasmus"
Unimportant is right.  Not all satellites are in longitudinal orbits, though certainly some are.  For example, some satellites are in equatorial orbits -- i.e., in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal orbits.

A geostationary orbit is one whose period is equal to the Earth's and which lies in the equatorial plane.  Thus, geostationary orbits in fact have nothing in common with longitudinal orbits.

-Erasmus


Whatever, I just got the terminology wrong is all.