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Flat Earth Q&A / I have a couple of questions...
« on: December 27, 2006, 11:00:36 PM »
Hey guys, I have a couple of questions regarding the FE theory. Sorry if I make any grammatical mistakes, I'm not really bilingual.

1. I've read some answers to the question "why would the governments make us believe the earth is flat? How do they benefit?", but I haven't found a valuable answer. It sounds like you guys are convinced the FE theory is true, and you're just trying to find excuses about the government.

2. If there are no satellites, how do satellite cellphones, radio and television work?

3. According to the FE map, the distance (for example) between the south tip of south america and the south tip of africa is bigger than the "regular" distance? I've once flew from Stanley to Cape Town, and the distance was about 6,300 km ( 3,900 miles ), wich is the distance on the round earth.

4. How do you explain the following measurement of the earth, by Eratosthenes, at around 200 B.C.?

Eratosthenes knew that on the summer solstice at local noon in the town of Syene on the Tropic of Cancer, the sun would appear at the zenith, directly overhead. He also knew, from measurement, that in his hometown of Alexandria, the angle of elevation of the Sun would be 7.2 south of the zenith at the same time. Assuming that Alexandria was due north of Syene he concluded that the distance from Alexandria to Syene must be 7.2/360 of the total circumference of the Earth. The distance between the cities was known from caravan travellings to be about 5000 stadia: approximately 800 km. He established a final value of 700 stadia per degree, which implies a circumference of 252,000 stadia. The exact size of the stadion he used is no longer known (the common Attic stadion was about 185 m), but it is generally believed that the circumference calculated by Eratosthenes corresponds to 39,690 km [citation needed]. The estimate is over 99% of the actual distance of 40,008 km.

thank you.

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