# The Flat Earth Society

## Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth General => Topic started by: stankann on November 10, 2019, 03:33:03 AM

Title: Tides
Post by: stankann on November 10, 2019, 03:33:03 AM
Enjoying a beautiful sunrise on the beach this morning.  All my observations of the sunrise tell me that the Earth is round and rotating; That model, fits perfectly with what I am seeing.
But, there are other observations that I can make here. I can go to a website and find the exact time for high and low tide.  The calculations are all based on the Earth and moon being spheres, and the positions of the two relative to each other.  I can see plainly that the predicted times for high and low tide are correct.
With a flat Earth model, how can these tides be predicted, and in fact, how do these tides happen at all?
Title: Re: Tides
Post by: rabinoz on November 10, 2019, 04:51:19 AM
Enjoying a beautiful sunrise on the beach this morning.  All my observations of the sunrise tell me that the Earth is round and rotating; That model, fits perfectly with what I am seeing.
But, there are other observations that I can make here. I can go to a website and find the exact time for high and low tide.  The calculations are all based on the Earth and moon being spheres, and the positions of the two relative to each other.  I can see plainly that the predicted times for high and low tide are correct.
With a flat Earth model, how can these tides be predicted, and in fact, how do these tides happen at all?
I might ask "With a Globe Earth model, how can these tides be predicted?" Because it's a case of "Here be dragons" as the old mapmakers used to write.
The question, "With a Globe Earth model, what causes these tides?" is not too hard but . . . . !

But it is a very interesting question.
Title: Re: Tides
Post by: Shifter on November 10, 2019, 05:58:07 AM
Enjoying a beautiful sunrise on the beach this morning.  All my observations of the sunrise tell me that the Earth is round and rotating; That model, fits perfectly with what I am seeing.
But, there are other observations that I can make here. I can go to a website and find the exact time for high and low tide.  The calculations are all based on the Earth and moon being spheres, and the positions of the two relative to each other.  I can see plainly that the predicted times for high and low tide are correct.
With a flat Earth model, how can these tides be predicted, and in fact, how do these tides happen at all?
I might ask "With a Globe Earth model, how can these tides be predicted?" Because it's a case of "Here be dragons" as the old mapmakers used to write.
The question, "With a Globe Earth model, what causes these tides?" is not too hard but . . . . !

But it is a very interesting question.

I miss Gabe as the presenter of PBS SpaceTime....  :( Well at least his replacement is an Aussie  8)
Title: Re: Tides
Post by: rabinoz on November 10, 2019, 11:49:01 AM
I might ask "With a Globe Earth model, how can these tides be predicted?" Because it's a case of "Here be dragons" as the old mapmakers used to write.
The question, "With a Globe Earth model, what causes these tides?" is not too hard but . . . . !