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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Religious Confusion
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:18:08 PM »
I've been wondering this for a little while.

If Christians believe that dead babies go automatically to heaven and atheists believe that they just turn into plant food, then why don't their views on abortion match their beliefs?

To a christian, the best chance for their child to get into heaven is to kill it before it's born. If they let it grow up, there's a chance it'll go to hell, and what christian would want a 50% chance of heaven over a 100% chance ticket to heaven. Of course, most Christians don't do this, they would rather risk their child going to hell, than insure their arrival to heaven

To an Atheist, there is no life after death, so this life is the only one you get. Wouldn't it make more sense for the atheist to want to keep their child so that it may enjoy the only existence it will ever know. Isn't a mixed good/bad existence better than none at all? This may not be the norm, but the majority of atheists I've spoken to are pro-choice.

Don't their actions and thoughts seem a bit switched?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Belief in God
« on: December 09, 2011, 04:46:11 PM »
For the atheists in the crowd (myself included), what would it take to make you believe in God?

Flat Earth Debate / Origin of bendy light
« on: December 06, 2011, 09:46:58 PM »
Hello all,

I was thinking about bendy light the other day and I couldn't come up with a known mechanism, besides gravity or diffraction, that could cause light to bend. How exactly does one accelerate an electromagnetic wave?

Flat Earth Q&A / Views from Space
« on: November 10, 2011, 09:14:13 PM »
For those of you who accept the Davis model of the Earth, where it is infinite in extent and possesses gravity, I have a question.  How is it possible for an object (space shuttle, moon, etc.) to orbit an infinite plane?

Flat Earth General / Conspiracy?
« on: November 07, 2011, 01:49:41 PM »
Does anyone really believe in the Conspiracy? Give any proof you think you have for your answer.

Flat Earth Debate / UA violates laws of space and time
« on: October 17, 2011, 02:53:21 PM »
With my results I believe I have discredited the theory of UA...

There are many symmetries concerning space and time, and as summed up in Noether's theorem (, each posits the existence of a conservation law. Conservation of linear momentum is a result of the translational invariance of space, conservation of energy comes from invariance in time, and angular momentum results from the rotational invariance of space.

Since we have never witnessed a breaking of these symmetries, Noether's theorem proves that the conservation laws are equally resolute. The first problem with UA is it violates the conservation of linear momentum. With UA, the momentum of the system (in this case the Universe) would be constantly increasing. The second problem with UA is that it violates the conservation of energy. With an ever accelerating Earth, the total energy in the Universe would increase without bound and would most certainly would not be constant.

The next bit doesn't pertain to the UA, but it represents another conservation law broken. In FET, the sun moves in a circle that changes its radius (and goes faster near the edge, and slower near the center), this would mean that the total angular momentum of the sun would not be constant and would violate the conservation of angular momentum.

Flat Earth Q&A / Proof the Earth is not accelerating
« on: October 13, 2011, 11:55:10 AM »
Hi everybody, I was reading a post by Tom Bishop the other day and I decided to test his proof that the Earth is accelerating. I stood in a chair and jumped off. What I find particularly interesting is that I didn't observe the Earth "rushing up to meet me," instead I felt myself being pulled towards the Earth. Obviously since the Earth cannot be stationary and accelerating at the same time, we must conclude that UA has been disproved.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Faster than light neutrinos
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:25:24 PM »
Hello everyone, what do you make of this?

Flat Earth Debate / Zeteticism Proves Earth Rotation
« on: September 03, 2011, 01:50:55 PM »
Hello all, I'm currently doing physics research at Florida State University which means that at the very least I have a working knowledge of physics from countless experiments that I have performed. As one of my projects, I proved that the Earth does indeed rotate.

Here's some background information

To set up the experiment, I used a 30 meter wire connected to a 30 kg spherical weight in a sealed room with a camera and a remotely activated release mechanism.

I observed a procession of approximately 7.5 degrees/hour.

On a flat Earth, no procession would be observed. On a round Earth, however, this procession matches theoretical values quite well.

The Zetetic part of the experiment...
1) I set a pendulum in motion not knowing what data I would record...
2) I observed a property of the pendulum (that it processes)
3) I made the simple, logical conclusion that the Earth rotates.

I'm glad to have cleared that up for you guys  :)

Flat Earth General / UA in detail
« on: August 25, 2011, 12:44:42 AM »
Hi everyone, this is my first post here. That having been said, I have been following several threads and have a question regarding the FE answer to gravitation, Universal Acceleration.

According to the FE, UA accelerates the Earth, the stars, the planets, pretty much everything in the Universe EXCEPT for everything on the Earth including me, you, rocks, cats, etc. That is the only way that UA could explain the observation of gravitation. If UA affected everything equally then there would be no apparent force because there would be no relative acceleration.

Now to my question, what does UA accelerate, if not everything?   

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