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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Q&A => Topic started by: Rossk #5!! on November 06, 2006, 04:21:26 PM

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Post by: Rossk #5!! on November 06, 2006, 04:21:26 PM
It's funny how when I prove the Earth is round people ignore me. So now I shall provide you with a simple experiment that will prove the Earth is indeed round. The FAQ says the reason a ship in the ocean will eventually float away from sight isn't because the Earth is round, but it's an optical illusion, because you can't see that far. So here is an experiment to prove you wrong on this. Get a telescope, and get it perfectly set on the horizon. Now get one of your friends to get in a boat and start heading out, or watch someone else who's sailing out. Now, get the telescope in line with the boat, as I stated earlier. Now watch the boat with your eyes, as it starts to slowly move away from sight. Now you can't see it, but try looking in your telescope. Will you see the boat? If the Earth was flat, the telescope, which helps you see farther distances, would help you see the boat. If the Earth was round, however, it wouldn't help at all. Discuss.
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Post by: Cheech6 on November 06, 2006, 04:33:01 PM
i see were your going with that, visibility can be a problem depending weather it is clear or foggy and such the day.
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Post by: 7string on November 06, 2006, 04:42:30 PM
so go to a place that's not foggy. this is one of the best arguments on here.
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Post by: Cheech6 on November 06, 2006, 04:45:06 PM
you would have to also go on a calm day when the waves are less than 2 foot.
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Post by: 7string on November 06, 2006, 05:50:29 PM
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 06, 2006, 05:52:46 PM
Quote from: "7string"
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.


Then why hasn't anyone done it?
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Post by: TheEngineer on November 06, 2006, 05:56:14 PM
I was wondering the same thing... :?
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Post by: Cheech6 on November 06, 2006, 05:57:14 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "7string"
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.


Then why hasn't anyone done it?


it has been done. WE HAVE GONE TO THE MOON!
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 06, 2006, 05:58:28 PM
Have we?
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Post by: Cheech6 on November 06, 2006, 06:00:15 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.

saying we have not gone to the moon is like saying we have not invaded iraq.
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 06, 2006, 06:02:57 PM
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.


Whether or not something is un-American has no bearing on whether or not it is true.
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Post by: woopedazz on November 06, 2006, 06:50:13 PM
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.

saying we have not gone to the moon is like saying we have not invaded iraq.


in an effort to seperate myself from everything american, i chose to state that we have not ventured to the moon...phew! still an aussie!
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Post by: phaseshifter on November 06, 2006, 07:05:46 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "7string"
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.


Then why hasn't anyone done it?


Thye did, you just ignored them.
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Post by: beast on November 06, 2006, 08:20:32 PM
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.



I've never been to the moon  :cry: I guess I didn't get the invite.  Well I'm not inviting you on my trip to Narnia so there.
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Post by: BOGWarrior89 on November 06, 2006, 08:27:20 PM
Quote from: "beast"
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.



I've never been to the moon  :cry: I guess I didn't get the invite.  Well I'm not inviting you on my trip to Narnia so there.


Oh!  Where's my invite!  I'm not inviting you to Blahfaceland then.
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Post by: Dioptimus Drime on November 06, 2006, 09:08:23 PM
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.

saying we have not gone to the moon is like saying we have not invaded iraq.


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 :lol:


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That's all I have to say...


~D-Draw
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Post by: Sgt. Pepper on November 06, 2006, 10:05:59 PM
Hmm....  So I guess this means the RErs win this round.  So if you're a flat earther, you don't have to worry about being paranoid your whole life.  Believe it or not, this is a good thing, you don't have to think the whole earth is just a big lie.
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Post by: CrimsonKing on November 06, 2006, 10:07:27 PM
No because if you're an RE, you are complacent and will be taken advantage of for the rest of your life... I consider it a Tie.
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Post by: TheEngineer on November 06, 2006, 10:50:27 PM
Wait, why do the RE'ers win this round?
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Post by: woopedazz on November 07, 2006, 12:43:51 AM
becos one of the made a stupid statement with the words "unamerican" and "war" in the same sentence i suppose. Go figure... :?
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Post by: Rossk #5!! on November 07, 2006, 03:59:15 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "7string"
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.


Then why hasn't anyone done it?


YOU could, GeoGuy. I just gave all FE'ers a simple experiment. Unless you:

1. Are not open-minded at all, have your heart set on a flat earth and will never NOT believe

2. Do not live anywhere near a large body of water

you can prove the Earth is spherical.

Quote from: "TheEngineer"
Wait, why do the RE'ers win this round?


Because I just gave all FE'ers and RE'ers a simple experiment that proves the Earth is round.
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 07, 2006, 04:05:37 PM
Quote from: "Rossk #5!!"


YOU could, GeoGuy. I just gave all FE'ers a simple experiment. Unless you:

1. Are not open-minded at all, have your heart set on a flat earth and will never NOT believe

2. Do not live anywhere near a large body of water

you can prove the Earth is spherical.


No, you gave an experiment that could potentially be strong evidence against the FE theory. I would hardly say "proof", because if the results are found to be explainable within the parameters of the FE theory, it isn't "Proof" of anything.
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Post by: Rossk #5!! on November 07, 2006, 04:12:04 PM
Ok, so let's assume that you did the experiment, and you saw what I said would happen (the boat is still out of view). So if that isn't proof, tell me how it could be that way on a flat earth.
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Post by: semperround on November 07, 2006, 04:13:26 PM
optical illusions man. :roll:
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 07, 2006, 04:17:59 PM
Quote from: "Rossk #5!!"
Ok, so let's assume that you did the experiment, and you saw what I said would happen (the boat is still out of view). So if that isn't proof, tell me how it could be that way on a flat earth.


Whether or not I can give you a reason is not indicative of whether or not there is a reason.
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Post by: fathomak on November 07, 2006, 04:39:58 PM
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Whether or not something is un-American has no bearing on whether or not it is true.


Yes it does.  Don't you know anything?  America is always right.
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Post by: Rossk #5!! on November 07, 2006, 04:54:49 PM
Quote from: "semperround"
optical illusions man. :roll:


No, that's the FE'ers' explanation for how it is normally. I just proved you wrong, and you say it's still an optical illusion? Hehe, that is the kind of answer I was expecting... :roll:

Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Whether or not I can give you a reason is not indicative of whether or not there is a reason.


Yes, there is a reason. The earth is round. :)
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 07, 2006, 05:06:00 PM
Quote from: "Rossk #5!!"

Yes, there is a reason. The earth is round. :)


I meant "A reason why it happens on a flat Earth". I just didn't think it would be necessary to make that distinction.
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Post by: Rossk #5!! on November 08, 2006, 05:14:46 PM
Haha, I have now observed what I guessed would happen. This thread has fallen down, when I have given an easy experiment for all FE'ers to learn the Earth is round. I guess they're too scared to be proven wrong. ;)
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Post by: TheDerangedWang on November 08, 2006, 06:13:40 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "7string"
True. Too bad it's not that difficult to prove that the world isn't flat.


Then why hasn't anyone done it?


Thats the whole point of the argument, everytime it is proven, FE's ignore the evidence. How hasnt the earth been proven round. The whole point of this debate is to show how FE's dont accept any arguments, you have just won RE's this argument geoguy..TY..oh by the way, you still havent answered the question about the telescope.
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Post by: GeoGuy on November 08, 2006, 06:43:16 PM
Quote from: "TheDerangedWang"
..oh by the way, you still havent answered the question about the telescope.


From another thread:

Quote from: "GeoGuy"
I have watched ships sail out to sea. And they were obscured by the atmosphere long before I could see them sink over the horizon.
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Post by: beast on November 08, 2006, 06:51:50 PM
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "TheDerangedWang"
..oh by the way, you still havent answered the question about the telescope.


What question about the telescope?


You are the pilot of a telescope.  You fly 2000 km North North East at 800km per hour and then 5000 km West South West at 900km/hr.  You land and have a 3 hour stop over before flying 7500km at 750 km/hr flying due South.  You then begin to fly a distance of 4000km due West at 660 km/hr but 45% through the journey your engines explode and you crash land in the sea.  You swim 2 km at 5km per hour facing due North but swimming perpendicular to a 10km/hr cross current until you reach an island.  You remain on the island for 4 weeks before being rescued.  What was the name of the pilot of the telescope?
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Post by: BOGWarrior89 on November 08, 2006, 07:00:39 PM
Quote from: "beast"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "TheDerangedWang"
..oh by the way, you still havent answered the question about the telescope.


What question about the telescope?


You are the pilot of a telescope.  You fly 2000 km North North East at 800km per hour and then 5000 km West South West at 900km/hr.  You land and have a 3 hour stop over before flying 7500km at 750 km/hr flying due South.  You then begin to fly a distance of 4000km due West at 660 km/hr but 45% through the journey your engines explode and you crash land in the sea.  You swim 2 km at 5km per hour facing due North but swimming perpendicular to a 10km/hr cross current until you reach an island.  You remain on the island for 4 weeks before being rescued.  What was the name of the pilot of the telescope?


You can't fly a telescope ...
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Post by: beast on November 08, 2006, 07:04:02 PM
ORLY?
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Post by: BOGWarrior89 on November 08, 2006, 07:09:26 PM
Quote from: "beast"
ORLY?


Your uncle did WHAT now!?
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Post by: Jveritas8 on November 08, 2006, 07:55:59 PM
(http://www.synthstuff.com/mt/archives/orly.jpg)
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Post by: TheEngineer on November 08, 2006, 08:04:08 PM
Quote from: "beast"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Quote from: "TheDerangedWang"
..oh by the way, you still havent answered the question about the telescope.


What question about the telescope?


You are the pilot of a telescope.  You fly 2000 km North North East at 800km per hour and then 5000 km West South West at 900km/hr.  You land and have a 3 hour stop over before flying 7500km at 750 km/hr flying due South.  You then begin to fly a distance of 4000km due West at 660 km/hr but 45% through the journey your engines explode and you crash land in the sea.  You swim 2 km at 5km per hour facing due North but swimming perpendicular to a 10km/hr cross current until you reach an island.  You remain on the island for 4 weeks before being rescued.  What was the name of the pilot of the telescope?

TheEngineer.  Of course, this changes for each person who reads it...
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Post by: Teenbas6 on November 10, 2006, 05:20:15 AM
Shakira is having sex!
http://shakiranudeworld.info/movies/
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Post by: Connor. on November 10, 2006, 11:27:03 AM
Quote from: "beast"
Quote from: "Cheech6"
Quote from: "GeoGuy"
Have we?


not sure what country your from but here in the us of a we have been to the moon many times. and it is un American to say otherwise.



I've never been to the moon  :cry: I guess I didn't get the invite.  Well I'm not inviting you on my trip to Narnia so there.

Wow I can see from that post, your crazy. Okay we did land on the moon there was a video and auido broadcast of it. I could honestly prove it to you right here, But I know from your other posts all you would go is "lalalalalal, Im right your wrong".
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Post by: TheEngineer on November 10, 2006, 11:51:24 AM
I want proof of this 'audio' broadcast.  :shock: