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Flat Earth General / Space tourism
« on: July 11, 2021, 04:30:53 PM »
So now the era of space tourism has begun.  The conspiracy is way beyond NASA. It involves many countries and corporations, and now people unaffiliated with any corporation or country can book a flight into space.   At what point does this conspiracy stuff end.  A flat Earther can book a trip to Antarctica, can book a trip on a flight in the Southern Hemisphere that by their beliefs cannot exist, and now can book a flight into space.  A flat Earther can look through a telescope or high powered binoculars and see the International Space Station.  No one is stopping anyone from doing any of these things. 

Flat Earth General / Can't figure it out
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:12:17 PM »
I am trying to understand the FE model, but it just doesn't make sense.   Can someone explain this to me?  The Sun rises in the East.  Let's say it is the equinox, and the sun will rise due East and set due West.  Please don't argue with me about whether this is true.  We can see it with our own eyes.  So, if the Earth is flat and I watch the Sun set (or leave) in the West at 7:34 PM here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.   To my friend in Jerusalem, Israel, the time is 7 hours later or 2:34 AM in the morning.   In Jerusalem the Sun will rise in the morning at 5:41 AM.   This means that 3 hours after the Sun sets for me in the West,  The Sun must rise (or arrive) from the East for my friend in Jerusalem.   How can the Sun travel that distance in that short length of time.  It is easy to see how it works with a RE, but makes no sense to me with a FE.  Anyone have a real explanation for this?  Please don't debate word minutia.  I am interested in an explanation.

Flat Earth Q&A / What is the speed of the Sun
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:02:07 PM »
I am trying to understand FE theory.  To be honest my questions never seem to get answered acceptably.  Here are two very specific ones.
1. What is the speed of the Sun as it moves over the Earth?
2.  What is the distance of the Sun to an observer, when it sets?

Flat Earth General / Two sunsets
« on: May 26, 2021, 05:14:41 PM »
So I flew from North Carolina to Pennsylvania the other day.  I was looking West from the airport terminal, and watched the sunset.  The sunset was completely done and it was dark when the plane took off.  I cannot tell you the cruising altitude of the plane, but by the time it leveled off, there it was for the second time;  The sunset.  The Earth being a globe affords a simple explanation for this phenomenon.   Flat Earthers say that the sun can't be seen due to its distance, and the density of the air makes it vanish earlier when you are on the ground.  Can someone from the Flat Earth community tell me how far away the sun is when it vanishes from full size to nothing within minutes?  And, why can't I continue to see the sun if I use these high powered binoculars that my cousin gave me if it is the distance that causes the sun to vanish.

Flat Earth General / Ice wall
« on: November 22, 2020, 06:38:32 AM »
 I want to discuss the ice wall, but first, I need a clear understanding of what FEers believe it to be.  What is the latitude of the ice wall?   If latitude does not exist in the FE model, how far in miles or kilometers South of the Southern tip of Africa, or the Southern tip of South America is the ice wall?  Also, how tall is it?  Does it go up as high as the "dome"?
Is there a land mass under the ice wall, or does it rise up out of the sea?

Flat Earth General / Gravity again
« on: October 26, 2020, 01:24:05 AM »
If Gravity does not exist, and it is the "upward" acceleration that causes us to stay put on the planet, why do objects have different weights?   Why would a balloon filled with helium float upward? 

Flat Earth General / Venus
« on: August 22, 2020, 09:55:18 AM »
A round Earth, round Venus, orbiting a round sun, with Venus inside the orbit of Earth, works to explain the phases of Venus. What is the Flat Earth explanation for the phases of Venus?

Flat Earth General / Comet
« on: July 14, 2020, 11:34:25 AM »
So now we have a comet that can be seen from Earth.  A question to FEers.  What is the comet?  Is it under the dome or outside the dome.  Does it circle the Earth as you believe the sun and the moon do? 

Flat Earth Debate / Solar eclipse on Sunday
« on: June 19, 2020, 11:28:00 AM »
So I will be the first to admit that it is beyond my astronomy abilities to predict a solar eclipse.  However, scientists/mathematicians have predicted with tremendous precision the time (down to the second) the arrival of the eclipse in different places in the world.  Sadly it will not be visible from where I am.  I can tell you that the last eclipse back in 2017 occurred at exactly the moment it was predicted, as I saw it happen with my own eyes.  The predictions of eclipses are based on the round Earth model.  Can a flat Earther  here explain to me how you would predict an eclipse?  Are those scientists/mathematicians actually using a flat earth model and lying to us? 

Flat Earth General / Experiment
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:13:06 AM »
Can an FEer here give me an experiment that I can do with limited resources that would prove the Earth is Flat.  I am not talking about an experiment that might work if the Earth was either flat or round, but one that would only work if the Earth was flat.
Can you give me something that I can do, where I will say.  Wow, the Earth must be flat for this to happen.

Flat Earth General / Sun circling the flat Earth
« on: November 30, 2019, 01:21:28 PM »
I remember seeing an animated gif of the sun circling a map of the flat Earth.  Can someone point me to where that is? 
I can't wrap my head around how sunrises and sunsets wouldn't be happening in the wrong places when the Sun circles a flat Earth.

Flat Earth General / Tides
« 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?

Flat Earth General / Weather sattelites
« on: September 02, 2019, 05:40:46 AM »
I've been looking at some of the weather satellite pictures tracking hurricane Dorian.   Just to understand the FE position on this.  You guys think that there are no satellites right?
How are these images that are used to so accurately track storm systems created?  Is there an enormous fleet of planes that fly around the clock above the clouds returning images of the entire planet?  How is this tracking accomplished without satellites?  A massive fleet of planes and a massive amount of manpower would be needed if it were done by non orbiting aircraft. 
Please give a reasonable response to this question.   

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