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1. After a certain distance, if you stand on land and watch a boat or ship go directly out to sea, it starts to move down, as if there is a curve there. Why is this? It moves downwards until you can't see it at all.

To add to Space Cowgirl's explanation. A wave blocks visibility on the ocean. When a ship is close there are relatively few waves to block it. As a boat moves farther away, there are more waves. The chances of these waves being big enough to block the entire boat go up and up until they approach 100%. Once a boat gets far enough away, the combination of poor visibility and ~90% wave coverage means that the boat appears to move below the horizon.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: FE moderators needed
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:56:34 AM »
I moved some posts here to CN. I think we all got a bit off topic.

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Flat Earth General / Re: What do luminous moon shrimp eat?
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:00:45 AM »
So, if the flat earth's moon is self illuminated by a population of luminous moon shrimp, then what do luminous moon shrimp eat?

While we're asking retarded questions, what keeps them on the moon if it isn't gravity?

I imagine that the environment of the moon is much like the thermal vents found deep under the ocean.

And how do you come to that conclusion. Donít you think the absence of water is a minor problem?

I didn't say it was exactly like it in every single imaginable way. Round-earthers have this problem often. If I say that Pepsi is like Coke, I don't mean that Pepsi is 100% exactly like Coke in every conceivable way. I mean that they are similar. I imagine that moon is likely similar to the thermal vent environment on earth in that it's an environment where creatures thrive without any meaningful amount of sunlight.

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This is an often asked question that I haven't answered in awhile.  I should be vigilant about the topic but after answering it so many times I suppose I just burnt out.  Anyways, here is the reason for the polar night and day in Antarctica.

As the sun circles above the flat earth it moves closer and further from the North Pole.  This explains the six months of day and night in the north.  To explain the six months of days and nights on the rim is a bit more involved.  As the sun journeys north and south, it also rises and falls so slightly it's nearly unperceivable.  In the North, the sun is at its closest to earth and in the South it's at its furthest.  Now, to explain how the sun can be seen from all of the rim at one time, simply take a look into your coffee cup http://www.plouffe.fr/simon/cercles/circles.html.  Just as light reflects around the entire rim of your drink, so it does around the rim of the earth.  I believe it's the firmament itself that reflects this light but others attribute it to how the light waves interact with aether.

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Dear conservatives,
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:40:37 AM »
The rules in Q&A are achieving nothing beyond forcing you to move 83% of threads out of the section, and of those that remain, hardly any get answers.

Are these some of the hard-hitting statistics you were referring to?

Also, thank you for your concern and endeavors to lighten our workload, Neal, but if you really want to help then perhaps you could stop generating work for us by following the forum's rules?

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Flat Earth General / Re: What do luminous moon shrimp eat?
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:01:42 PM »
So, if the flat earth's moon is self illuminated by a population of luminous moon shrimp, then what do luminous moon shrimp eat?

While we're asking retarded questions, what keeps them on the moon if it isn't gravity?

I imagine that the environment of the moon is much like the thermal vents found deep under the ocean.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Flat Earth believer fired
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:13:59 PM »
It must be nice to be an expert.

Everybody is an expert on something; often a few things. For me, it's non-newtonian fluids, chili con carne, radio wave propagation and superhero roleplaying games.

You're an expert in both non-newtonian fluids and radio wave propagation? That must be quite a CV.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Your very own Brave New World
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:42:36 AM »
Just as I thought, "brave" is not a word found in the FE lexicon.

I fixed the grammar in that sentence for you. Just another helpful service from your friendly neighborhood flat-earther.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: How do airplanes fly?
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:35:39 AM »
Hello.
I have just read some information on this forum and a question came to my mind. How do planes fly? I mean, if the gravity don't exist, then are they somehow "neglecting" the force that pushes them down? Or it doesn't work on them at all?

I you prescribe to the no-gravity flat-earth model then planes are negating the force from Universal Acceleration that pushed the earth upwards at 9.8 meters per second squared; a perfect substitute for gravity-from-mass that the round earth model speculates.

How do planes do it? I'm just curious.

The wing of a plane is shaped so that when air passes over it, it generates lift thereby converting forward momentum into vertical gain. But I'm not an aerophyscist and this is a bit outside the scope of flat-earth questions and answers. I recommend a YouTube search for a better and likely more accurate explanation.

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I'm new to the flat Earth idea and I was wondering if anyone who knows alot about the theory could explain it to me
One of the problems is there multiple, contradictory theories.

How's that Grand Unified Theory of Physics coming along?

Badxtoss: I recommend that you start with this link then ask specific questions you have after that: https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=1324.0

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Flat Earth General / Re: Flat Earth believer fired
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:25:27 AM »
Does anyone know of and have references to an instance of someone being fired from a job because of their belief in Flat Earth theory?

If so, does anyone know of and have references to any lawsuits filed because of it?

Flat earthers don't work at jobs where it matters whether or not they were flat earthers. But they do have to put on plastic gloves before making the sandwiches.

That's a misrepresentation. Many flat-earthers have lucrative jobs and one even works for NASA. Someone on the other site is working towards their PhD. To say we are all sandwich makers is not only patently false but an ignorant fabrication.

As for people fired for their beliefs, I don't think it's an issues unless they work somewhere that requires them to parrot round-earth propaganda.

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The Lounge / Re: Wish me luck...
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:16:52 AM »
Also, you don't need luck.  You just have to answer C.

That's not what your sig says.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: How do airplanes fly?
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:43:05 AM »
Hello.
I have just read some information on this forum and a question came to my mind. How do planes fly? I mean, if the gravity don't exist, then are they somehow "neglecting" the force that pushes them down? Or it doesn't work on them at all?

I you prescribe to the no-gravity flat-earth model then planes are negating the force from Universal Acceleration that pushed the earth upwards at 9.8 meters per second squared; a perfect substitute for gravity-from-mass that the round earth model speculates.

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Flat Earth General / MOVED: Funny
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »

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Flat Earth General / MOVED: Earth
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:08 AM »

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Redacted.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The edge of the earth
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:41:37 PM »
Wow, my mistake.  Right over Antarctica, am I right?

They got you good, Jroa. You may need to take some time and rethink your world views.

On topic though, this is a standard round-earth style of argument. They are demonstrably wrong, yet will never admit it despite the mountains of evidence before them.  It's like the people who believe in dinosaurs. Dinosaur fossils are clearly just carved out of rock like how a sculptor would cut a statue out of marble, yet people still believe this lie hook, line, and sinker.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Those Beautiful Stars...
« on: May 08, 2017, 06:48:08 AM »
Hi. Quick and painless.

Recently started flight training, impressive how far you can see up there. Well...
Some FE'thers cialm (if anyone wants, I'll provide you with links.) I can't see cities far away because of the atmospheres density. Alright.

But, how am I able to see stars above the horizon then? Shouldn't they be even furthey away than the nearest city?

-Cpt

The answer we would "try and come up with" is the same for a round earth. There is no more atmosphere after the terminus of the atmosphere.

you could even put this question in the Q&A section of this forum and see how they try to come up with an answer.

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Flat Earth General / Re: The earth is flat?
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:46:51 PM »
Shifter, please don't post low-content posts.

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As the title suggests, I'm an A Level physics student and I'm here for anyone that believe in flat earth theory to answer any questions they have and hopefully convince you that the earth is indeed round, which has been theorised for thousands of years and proven for the last four hundred years.

Ask me anything, and please try and explain using EVIDENCE why you believe the earth is flat.

Hi Charlie A, I have a quick question. What proved that the earth was round 400 years ago?

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As everyone knows, the idea of lunestrial sonoluminescent shrimp-like creatures has been a mainstay of flat-earth theory for years now. It appears that the scientific community is subtly telling us more about them. A newly discovered species of sonoluminescent shrimp has been discovered off the coast of Panama on the moon.
Well, that pretty much settles it for me.  I hereby retract all my globulist beliefs and see them for the work of Satan that they are.

That's really all we ask.

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