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Flat Earth Debate / The Lit Portion of the Earth Disagrees with FE.
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:29:11 PM »
There was a thread by some guy a little while ago--he kept saying the sun would have to have a lampshade to work.  He was using pretty much the argument I'm going to post, but he didn't explain it very well from what I remember.

What shape will the light from the Sun make on the ground?  It would make sense if it was a circle.  But, if you map the actual lit portion the world on an FE map, it definitely isn't a circle.  On an equinox, a semicircle is lit up.  It's actually worse when it's Summer in the Southern Hemisphere because there is a ring of light around Antarctica (Ice Wall).

What could possibly explain this in FE?

Flat Earth Debate / FE is internally inconsistent
« on: August 12, 2009, 08:35:13 PM »
Okay, the Equivalence Principle says you can't tell the difference between the Flat and Round versions of the Earth.  So, FE and RE both create the same results in all these experiments, BUT:  FE has over 9000 unrelated explanations, and RE has TWO (Round Earth, Gravity, possibly a few more).

All of FE's explanations work fine in one situation, but all together it's a mish-mash and nothing has anything in common.  However, just "Earth is round" can be used to explain most threads on this site.

Occam's Razor?

Flat Earth Q&A / How were the celestial measurements derived in FE?
« on: July 23, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »
How do we know the Sun/Moon is 32 miles wide and 3000 miles high?  I don't know about the Sun's size/distance, but I do know about the Moon.  Different space agencies left reflectors on the moon.  A large laser is aimed at a reflector, and the time delay for it to return is used to calculate the distance.  Note that the measurements continue to be refined as technology advances.  See:  Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment

As for the size, I'm sure they measured it when they were in orbit or something.

Flat Earth Q&A / Flat Earth, air resistance, and gravity
« on: July 23, 2009, 01:08:41 AM »
Okay, so how air resistance works in FET is the Earth pushes the atmosphere up which pushes "falling" objects, extending "fall" time.  So, here is what I think is a fairly simple and completely doable experiment.  Take a jar, put a feather in it (or most anything, really), then drop it. 

-If there is gravity, the feather will be at the top of the jar as it falls because the jar is moving down. 

-If FET is true, then the feather will sit at the bottom. 

Now, I'm not sure about air's effect on this.  Also, you may want to build a giant cone and use it instead of a jar, so it will fall predictably.  Also, I need someone who knows physics, since I'm not very good with physics at all, really.  These thought experiments hurt my head.

The FAQ says you can circumnavigate the Earth by flying East or West, and arrive where you started your trip.  Now, the further South you go in FET, the longer your trip will be.  So, you take two planes, put one at 50* North and one a 50* South, at the same longitude; then, you send them both West.  The North plane should arrive at it's starting point long before the Southern plane arrives at its own.  But...they'll get there at about the same time.  Explain pl0x.

Now, I haven't done this experiment, I'm just going to say that so you don't have to ask.  But planes in the Southern hemisphere don't carry 4 times the fuel that planes in the Northern hemisphere-disc do.

Flat Earth Q&A / Why is there a horizon?
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:20:00 PM »
If the Earth is flat, why is there a horizon at all?  Shouldn't you be able to see across the Atlantic to England?  Maybe the Earth doesn't have enough RAM to have a draw distance that long without substantial lag.

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