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Flat Earth Debate / Rendered Picture of Flat Earth Universe
« on: February 23, 2006, 12:28:37 PM »


Is this an acceptable picture of the Flat Earth model of the universe?  Anything too big?  Too small?  Should Antarctica even be there?

The Sun and Moon are both 16x their supposed size because you'd almost not be able to see them if they're only 32 miles in diameter.  Their trails are not concentric so the two can be differentiated.

It's not complete yet.  I don't like the way the sun shines, but it 's very difficult to get a small lightsource so close to ground to illuminate half of the Earth's area properly.  The earth disc has almost no thickness right now.  There are no stars, no sky-dome, and I think I'm also forgetting something important...

Oh and a 150ft wall around the perimeter is impossible to see at this scale.

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The Lounge / To Dionysios: regarding Chinese leaders
« on: February 15, 2006, 04:11:44 PM »
This is in response to a passing comment from Dionysios in another thread:

Why do you think Mao is less evil than Chang?  I'm just completely baffled by this.  Naturally, as a Chinese who prefers democracy, I'm a little biased, but I'm willing to listen to any theory you may have.

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Flat Earth Q&A / The Earth's current velocity is NOT 9.81m/s
« on: February 15, 2006, 11:05:04 AM »
Too many people have made the mistake of using Earth's gravity as a velocity of 9.81m/s.  It is actually an acceleration at 9.81m/s/s (Note the extra "/s").

The other problem with Flat Earth gravity model is that 9.81m/s/s compounds quicker than you'd think:

Assume biblical age of Earth to be 6000 years, 365 days/year (1), 24 hours/day, 60 minutes/hour, 60 seconds/minute, the Earth has been accelerating for 189,216,000,000 seconds, resulting in a velocity of 1,856,208,960,000 m/s.

Speed of light:
         300,000,000 m/s

So we're currently at 6000 times the speed of light.

(Note 1) Leap years not included for simplification

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Flat Earth Q&A / Proposal for easiest way to disprove Flat-Earth theory
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:04:27 PM »
I've been reading the forum for days, utterly facinated by the spectrum of people here.  There's a fair amount of thinkers here, which is why I just joined.

This proposal, or rather a contest, is to come up with the simplest/cheapest way of actually disproving that this flat-earth theory is wrong (meaning the one using the disk-earth with north pole in the middle).  PROVIDED THAT one assumes the position of an FE completely (conspiracy and all).  Failing that, at least use as much of the FE-accepted rules as possible.

We can all play Devil's Advocate and point out possible pitfalls in each other's entries.

My reason?  Might as well get something useful out of these discussion, right?  If we can come up with a solid experiment that is actually rather easy, then we can perform it personally and post the results.

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