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Flat Earth Q&A / Why is Atmoplane Locked?? (Or Why Can't I Post?)
« on: August 01, 2007, 01:17:26 PM »
I'm not sure why the thread is locked, or why I can't post.

Anyhow, in response to Dogplatter, you are probably correct.

Flat Earth Debate / Artillery
« on: July 21, 2007, 06:59:08 AM »
When long-range artillery was invented, people at first could not accurately used them because of what we call the curvature of the earth.

We could assume that the path of the shells would travel in a parabola. Now if the Earth were flat, we could simply use high school mathematics to predict where the shells would land given an initial velocity and angle of attack. When engineers realized that they had to take into account the curvature of the Earth, the artillery became MUCH more accurate. How would FE'ers explain this phenomenon?

Flat Earth Debate / Rhumb Lines and Great Circles
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:15:54 PM »
Since sailors have been using map and compass, they have known that (except in very special cases) you cannot hold a constant bearing (travel on a rhumb line, or loxodrome) while traveling on a geodesic (path of least distance). On a flat Earth, rhumb lines and geodesics would be the same. How do the FE'ers explain this?

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