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Flat Earth Debate / Speed of Light Variance?
« on: September 02, 2008, 10:13:28 AM »
If the Earth is accelerating at 9.8 m/s/s, and is accelerating because the space it inhabits is acclerating at 9.8 m/s/s, is it not possible for the earth to be going faster than the speed of light because it is possible for space to expand faster than the speed of light, just not for things to travel THROUGH space faster than the speed of light?

Flat Earth Debate / The Definitive Star Trails Thread
« on: September 02, 2008, 08:35:23 AM »
So here we go. According to RET, stars trails are created by the revolution of the earth around its axis, which is also exactly the celestial axis. Now if one were to take a camera, point it at the North celestail pole, or the south celestial pole, depending on what hemisphere you are in, all the stars in the sky would revolve around that point, and you would get a picture that looks like this:

Now the fact that there is one celestial pole on earth, pointing in both the true north and south direction, easily explains why this happens on a RE. But, if I am not wrong, on a FE, this would not happen because there is no one point in FET that is south.

Miss anything?

Flat Earth Q&A / General trash talk on the new OS Windows Vista
« on: May 22, 2007, 06:21:38 AM »
I have Windows Vista.
It is alright.
My touchpad sucks.

Flat Earth Q&A / Would like help about laptop problem
« on: May 17, 2007, 11:20:27 AM »
i recently got a brand new toshiba laptop with vista already installed on it.
sometimes whem i am not touching the touchpad or even the keyboard, it clicks on things on the screen.
it is slightly annoying, can anyone help me?

The Lounge / tom Bishop's Occupation (seriously)
« on: March 08, 2007, 12:53:02 PM »

Flat Earth Q&A / Asteroids and Comets
« on: March 01, 2007, 12:03:05 PM »

I imagine that is what the Big Bang looked like. After the Big Bang happened, that means everything is moving up and away from each other. So my question is, how can there be asteroids and comets? Everything in the universe would be moving away from each other, not zig zag and other ways like asteroids and comets move. I guess the Oort Belt is fake.

Flat Earth Q&A / Gravity (again)
« on: March 01, 2007, 11:23:53 AM »
WHat I have gotten from this site:

1. WHat physics says about gravity is wrong. Only the Equivalence Principle is true.
2. Earth has no gravity.
3. The moon and stars have gravity, albeit, the universal law of gravity doesn't apply. So no Fg=G((m1m2)/r2). It is a lie or not true, or whatever.
4. The sun and moon don't orbit. They just move. Apparently Chuck Norris is pushing them?
5. Most of what astronomers claim is false.

AM I wrong?

Flat Earth Q&A / The Number of People in the Conspiracy
« on: March 01, 2007, 06:14:23 AM »
I would like to find out how many people the FE people belive to be in on the conspiracy and paid.
Here's my off the top of my head list:

1. People who fake the pictures/ Probaly working for NASA - ABout 100 I would say.
2. People who claim to have seen the curvature of the earth in that one English plane that could fly that high in the seventies- About 50
3. Guards of the ICE Wall- I heard 100
4. Mechanics for the patrol vehicles of the Ice Wall (assuming the guards no not how to fix things)- 10
5. The people who filmed March of the Penguins - 10ish
6. People secretly making stratellites - 50 ish
7. Most astronomers/these bastards claim stars are light years away/-1000
8. The people who claim to have done the cavendish experiment - I would say 40

The budget of NASA for the year 2007 - $16.8 Billion (2007)

If everyone got the same cut - $12,352,941.18 Wow, they are livin' high.

If I missed people, the cut they get will obviously be smaller.

Flat Earth Q&A / The Movement of the Sun
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:45:12 AM »
Fe people claim the Sun is moving around the top of the atmosphere (one person claiming it rested on top of the atmosphere) and heats and lights the earth.

Question, why is the sun moving around and what is it moving around? Obviously it is not in orbit because gravity doesn't exist. SO what keeps it there? Why is it moving around?

Flat Earth Q&A / DO Asteroids Exist (in FE Hypothesis)?
« on: February 28, 2007, 05:59:27 AM »
I was just wondering this. SInce, what I can make from this site, everything is accelerating at 9.8 m/ s*s, and I imagine everything started accelerating at the same time, nothing is goning faster than anything else, or so I think. SO How can asteroids and comets exist, since they are flying all over the place and their tragectories(?) are based on gravity?

Do asteroids and comets exist in Flat Earth Hypothesis? :o

Flat Earth Q&A / Velocity of the Earth
« on: February 23, 2007, 11:22:14 AM »
I do not have a complete u7nderstanding of the Theory of Relativity.

I have this question, is it possible to measure the velocity of the Earth, according to FE? TOm Bishop said that we could just drop a rocket for space exploration off the edge of the Earth. Another question (or maybe the same question, sort off), hwhat would the occupants of the shuttle, or rocket, observe?

Flat Earth Q&A / On Arguements Involving the FAQ
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:44:55 PM »
I do not believe articles involving the Flat Earth FAQ are quite substancial. SO what if all the information on the FE hypothesis is not explained in it? Maybe if they put all their views in a book, all their experiments and everything they have, it would be more valuable. (what did I just say??)

Anyways, keep away from arguements involving the FAQ, you can clearly make better arguements involving science, can't you?

Flat Earth Q&A / My Biggest Complaint Against Flat Earthers
« on: February 20, 2007, 01:54:54 PM »
It seems to me, through the weeks of reading posts on this forum, that FE people offer up very little evidence on the subjects on which they post.

What I mean is, the FE people have many explanations for many different events. That's fine. But where, may I ask, is your scientific evidence for many of these CLAIMS? They are mostly not answers, but what the scientific community(which I hope to one day be apart of) call a hypothesis.

A hypothesis is "a suggested explanation for a phenomenon or of a reasoned proposal suggesting a possible correlation between multiple phenomena."[1]

That is what many of FE people claim to be proof of their theories. They claim their hypotheses are scientific fact. As I see it, FE theory may not even be theory.

A theory is "a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena."[2]

For example, FE people claim there is no such thing as gravity, or that gravity only plays a minor role in the universe. They site no experiments to back this up.

Tom, recently, claimed the moon's phases are caused by a shadow object. Although I can find no direct quotes of him saying this, he must be furthering its hypothesis by claiming it has an orbit.[3] Yet, he provides no evidence of it existing.

My whole point is to say to everyone on this forum, please use the scientific method(as defined here: when making arguements and this site quite possibly could become a better debating forum.



Flat Earth Q&A / Cavendish Experiment pt. 2
« on: February 20, 2007, 06:01:03 AM »
Link to original:

I put this down as a loss for FE Hypothesis. Flat Earthers need to mention how gravity works if they insist it is "not the primary force that holds our feet down." Then what does it do, I ask? What is the FE take on gravity?

Flat Earth Q&A / A challenge to REers.
« on: February 12, 2007, 11:24:26 AM »
WHat is your evidence that the earth is a sphere?

Lay it all down here and let's see what we get.


Flat Earth Q&A / On plate tectonics and the Ice Wall
« on: February 08, 2007, 06:05:20 AM »
According to someone on this forum who I believe is a FEer, but I forget their name, said that there still are plates. And they move. And one thing he mentioned was that the plates that go off the end of the earth curl on move downwards off the edge.

Questions: 1. WHat is the flat earth theory of plate tectonics?

2. If you believe the same thing as this unnamed person, wouldn't the Ice Wall fall off the earth?

3. Sayin

Edit: Here. They subduct at the ice wall apparently. TheEngineer

The Engineer
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 Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject:    

No, they subduct at the ice wall.

Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Never drink and derive.

Flat Earth Q&A / On plate tectonics and the Ice Wall
« on: February 08, 2007, 05:57:23 AM »
According to someone on this forum who I believe is a FEer, but I forget their name, said that there still are plates. And they move. And one thing he mentioned was that the plates that go off the end of the earth curl on move downwards off the edge.

Questions: 1. WHat is the flat earth theory of plate tectonics?

2. If you believe the same thing as this unnamed person, wouldn't the Ice Wall fall off the earth?

3. Sayin

Flat Earth Q&A / On the Moon
« on: January 30, 2007, 06:01:59 AM »
I have some questions.

1. Is the moon flat according to FE belief?

2. Is the moon accelerating upwards comparative to how the earth is accelerating?

3. If it is accelerating, is it accelerating at the same speed?

4. If it is accelerating at the same speed, does that mean if I were to land on it, I would feel the same amount of what we call gravitity?

5. What if I were to stand on the bottom of the moon, the part we see?

Flat Earth Q&A / Space Travel for rich FEers.
« on: January 10, 2007, 01:33:55 PM »
When civilian space travel becomes possible in the near future for vacational reasons, will an FEers go into space and see for yourself if the earth is a sphere or not?

This, of course, is assuming any of us normal people can afford this.

Flat Earth Q&A / A question for FEers.
« on: January 08, 2007, 12:50:05 PM »
If the earth is flat, how come acceleration due to gravity is different at different elevations? If the earth cis hurtling through space, and gravity due to this movement, would not gravity be the same all across earth regardless of where you were?

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