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Arts & Entertainment / Round Earth Theme Song
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:35:33 PM »

The Beach Boys, "I Get Around" 

Flat Earth Believers / How Did You Come To Believe In A Flat Earth?
« on: October 27, 2016, 02:53:06 PM »
I came to believe in a flat earth, because I was convinced that the earth wasn't spinning and I kept seeing videos of flat earth associated with a stationary earth.  I kind of resented that, because I thought it was making stationary earth look crazy.  After a while though I gave in and watched some of the videos.  Eventually, I started trying experiments on my own and could see that a lot of it made sense.  For example, something falling off a table and hitting the floor could be explained by a lot of other things, besides "gravity."  And that was easy to accept for me, because a stationary earth had already got me thinking about that.  You know, if the earth isn't spinning at a thousand miles per hour, you don't have to worry about flying off of it!  lol 

Flat Earth Debate / Round Earth Illusion vs Flat Earth Reality
« on: October 08, 2016, 08:36:46 PM »

When I look down my street, the houses look smaller and smaller the further away they are.  I notice the same thing with telephone polls, trees and electrical towers.  However, if I walk down to where the last telephone poll looks like it is one inch tall, I find that it is still over 30 feet tall!  One way to explain this is that the earth is curving down;  another is that it is just an illusion, caused by our limited vision.  The second explanation seems to be correct, since a zoom lense will reveal the entire lenght of the tower, not just the top of it.  Moreover, with the naked eye, I can still see land and the top of the telephone pole, even though it appears to be only one inch tall!  So, it must be an illusion. 

The drop on the round earth is supposed to be as follows:  8 inches first mile, then 32 inches at the second mile, then at 90 miles it jumps to over a mile, then at 6,250 miles, the total drop becomes nearly 5,000 miles, which is about 1,000 miles too much on the round earth model, because the diameter of the earth on their model is less than 8,000 miles. 

O.k., so if you accept that, then you aren't saying that the earth curves 8 inches per mile, because over 6,250 miles, that would only add up to a total drop of less than eight tenths of a mile and round earthers are claiming a drop of nearly 4,000 miles, over just 1/4 of the earth's circumference (assuming it is round). 

Alright, so if your perspective is supposed to change, based on where you are on the ball and that model is actually correct (enough for government work), then you would only observe 8 inches of drop, for the first mile in any direction.  Of course, with telephoto lenses, we don't.   :o

According to Richard Dawkins...

I've heard the curve formula and it's supposed to make sense, because of "trigonometry," but it doesn't.  Even if the Earth were a ball, their formula for measuring the curve doesn't make sense. 

The Earth, according to NASA is nearly 8,000 miles in diameter and about 25,000 miles around.  So, figuring the triangle from the center of the Earth is easy.  From the North Pole to the Center of The Earth should be about 4,000 miles and from the  Equator to the Center of The Earth should be about 4,000 miles as well.  When those two lines intersect at the Center of The Earth, they should form a ninety degree angle.  The distance from the North Pole to the Equator should be about 6,250 miles.  So we know our way around. 

If it is 6,250 miles from the North Pole to the Equator and the radius of the Earth is 4,000 miles, then the curvature of the Earth should be on average about .64 miles, per mile, because 4,000 divided by 6,250 equals .64 or 3,379.2 feet of drop per mile.

THAT'S INSANE!  NOBODY SEES THAT!  THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE THAT STUPID FORMULA!  because it asserts, with junk math, that the curve starts out at just 8 inches per mile, but then it gets really big, once it's too far for you to see with the naked eye. 

Flat Earth Debate / The Earth Is Not Spinning
« on: January 09, 2016, 07:11:47 PM »
I don't think The Earth is spinning.  Nasa says it is spinning at around 1,000 miles per hour.  Wikipedia says commercial jet aircraft generally cruise at around 500 m.p.h.  I flew from the northeastern united states to china, which is about half way around the world.  Nasa says the world is round and at the equator it is about 25,000 miles in circumference.  So, I flew about 12,500 miles each way. 

Nasa also says the Sun, relative to the earth, is not moving.  In other words, they claim when the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, it is because the earth is spinning west to east.  So, my flight from northeastern united states should have encountered, after take off, a earth that was spinning away from the plane at around 1,000 m.p.h.  The plane cruises at around 500 mph.  So, the planes combined speed should have been about 1500 m.p.h., on its way to China and should have taken a little over 8 hours.  However, on it's way back to the states, it would have encountered an Earth spinning away from it at around 1,000 m.p.h.  So, it's combined speed should have been around a negative 500 m.p.h., since the earth is supposed to spin about twice as fast as the plane flies.  Thus, flying backwards from China to the states and taking about 24 hours to arrive in America. 

Unfortunately, it appears Nasa was not correct.  My flight took about 24 hours both ways and on the way home from China, I had a layover in Hawaii, which would have been impossible, if we flew home backwards.  Thus, it seems, Nasa is incorrect about the Earth spinning.

this is not a picture of the earth spinning at over 1,000 mph from outer space

Flat Earth Q&A / The Tides
« on: December 30, 2015, 02:52:25 PM »
I was looking for an explanation of the tides and couldn't find anything that made sense to me.  So, I started thinking about it and I realized that air pressure might explain the tides.  Our atmosphere is miles thick and gas has mass.  So all that weight is bearing down on the ocean's surface and, since the oceans and lakes have borders their tides might be explained by changes in air pressure, that vary throughout the day and year with the seasons and weather.  Also, as the Sun moves over a patch of air, observable from hot air balloon videos, it seems to cause "hot spots," which should cause them to expand and as they cool they would contract.  Also, if the Moon's light really does have a cooling effect, then the inverse should be true for an area of atmosphere it passes over. 

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