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Flat Earth General / Is the Horizon an asymptote?
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:20:47 AM »
Just wondering.
For those who don't understand teh terminology, an asymptote is a curve that approaches another curve or line arbitrarily closely;
i.e. the horizon isn't flat, but approaches flat level arbitrarily closely.

Probs should be in Q+A, but discussion is good.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Teach me DET, please
« on: November 01, 2015, 03:15:34 PM »
JRowe, hi,
I was wondering if you could teach me the fundamental tenets and properties of the Dual Earth model.
I swear that I will approach this with an open mind, but might still ask questions.
Greatly appreciated if you do.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Gun Violence in the United States
« on: October 03, 2015, 01:10:15 AM »
Hi everyone,
I recently watched the president's address at the white house in the aftermath of the shooting in oregon.
I wondered what the opinion of the users of this forum was.
Please share what you think about this contentious issue.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Questions for Jroa
« on: July 30, 2015, 06:05:48 AM »
Hello Gary Sanderson,
This thread is for people of the round-earth persuasion to ask you questions about various flat-earth topics, due to you being the only real active flat earther.
Please note, i am fully aware that I can find the answers for these questions in previous threads, but this is more accessible, and allows for further discussion.

Questions
1. Could you please explain the midnight sun effect in antarctica on a flat earth, with a spotlight sun?

2. Could you please explain how you came to be a flat-earther?

3. Could you please explain what holes you see in the round earth model?

If you  could please answer in layman's terms, I will be much obliged.

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The Lounge / Why are we here?
« on: May 19, 2015, 01:41:07 AM »
Interested to see why people come here

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Suggestions & Concerns / Warnings for nothing
« on: April 24, 2015, 05:23:38 PM »
I have recently received my 3rd warning.
All of my warnings have been for offences, which in my mind, aren't worth a warning.

1st warning
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for low content posting and inappropriate use of the Q&A forum in regards to the message:

Re: Map

Please be contributive to the forums.

Regards,

jroa
In the offending post, I was reminding a fellow poster of the necessity of typing well.

2nd warning:
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for Misuse of the Q&A forum in regards to the message:

Re: Flat Earth Maps

Please be contributive to the forums.

Regards,

jroa
The offending post was in the Information repository, and someone had reposited(?) information.
I was critiquing said information. Not worthy of a warning.

3rd warning:
Quote from: The Flat Earth Society
Scroto Gaggins,

You have received a warning for misuse of the Q&A forum with regards to the following post:

Re: Would the horizon still be flat if the earth was round?

Please cease these activities and abide by the forum rules otherwise we will take further action.

Regards,
The The Flat Earth Society Team.
This one was a shocker.
Here is the post in context.

i've been mulling this one over for a while.
I thought that as, from our perspective, the horizon is a circle, with our viewpoint being the radius, wouldn't the edge of the circle, from our point of view, be flat.

The horizon would only be curved if there was a difference in altitude of the points on the horizon. (As, for the frame of reference that we have on the ground, the earth is essentially flat)
A way to see this is when looking at a theoretical ocean. Theoretical as there is no tides, and no obstruction on the horizon.
If one were to look directly north, and swivel clockwise, the horizon should remain an unbroken line.
This is demonstrable. So, if we see that, in our frame of reference, the horizon is flat, then flat-earthers can no longer use this as proof of the earths flatness.

Thoughts?

Question: If I am wrong (not unlikely :P ), then what form would the horizon take on a theoretical perfect sphere?

And I am not assuming that the earth is a sphere, I have proof. Sunsets. I have not seen any reason or explanation of how this would occur on a flat earth.
The thing  is you are actually debunking REers talking rubbish. You keep thinking, and soon you will be one of us.
I have found that REers generally believe you can see left to right curvature while standing on a beach.
Here is just one example do we need more?
http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61112.msg1587214#msg1587214
Well, yes and no.
The main reason why people say the earth is flat is because it looks that way.
I have shown (hopefully :P ) that this is possible on a round earth.
Ergo, that piece of evidence can no longer be used for proof of the earths flatness.
That last segment got reported. Why? I asked a question, tappet answered, and I commented on his answer.
If the mods don't like people debating in the Q&A section, then move the thread to debate. Simple.
Can a mod please tell me what was actually wrong with my last post.

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i've been mulling this one over for a while.
I thought that as, from our perspective, the horizon is a circle, with our viewpoint being the radius, wouldn't the edge of the circle, from our point of view, be flat.

The horizon would only be curved if there was a difference in altitude of the points on the horizon. (As, for the frame of reference that we have on the ground, the earth is essentially flat)
A way to see this is when looking at a theoretical ocean. Theoretical as there is no tides, and no obstruction on the horizon.
If one were to look directly north, and swivel clockwise, the horizon should remain an unbroken line.
This is demonstrable. So, if we see that, in our frame of reference, the horizon is flat, then flat-earthers can no longer use this as proof of the earths flatness.

Thoughts?

Question: If I am wrong (not unlikely :P ), then what form would the horizon take on a theoretical perfect sphere?

And I am not assuming that the earth is a sphere, I have proof. Sunsets. I have not seen any reason or explanation of how this would occur on a flat earth.

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The Lounge / Round Earth Mods
« on: April 18, 2015, 05:58:12 AM »
If the mod team actually got off their asses, and were serious, then it logically follows that there should be some round earth moderators. The question is, who?
Probably someone who is on the forum quite a bit. I reckon Lemmiwinks. He's a boss.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / World superpowers
« on: April 14, 2015, 09:57:18 PM »
Which countries do you think they are now?
Which countries will be superpowers?

The US should be, although they are not quite as powerful as they think.
Getting neutered by Nth Vietnam for instance.

China also, but they are on the rise, unlike the US, which is declining.

Thoughts?

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Flat Earth Debate / What is wrong with the earth being round
« on: April 14, 2015, 08:26:43 PM »
I know that I'm not the first person to ask this, but what is actually the problem?

I have yet to see the actual reason why one should reject the round earth.
NASA could be a conspiracy, sure. But that doesn't mean that the earth is flat.

This question is directed mainly to jeranism, JRowe, Pongo, juror and any other flat earthers.

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Flat Earth Q&A / Jeranism
« on: April 13, 2015, 02:13:11 AM »
I have tons and tons of questions about this chaps video, as I'm sure many others do.
If you would make your presence known on this thread, then we can get started.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Obama- good or bad
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:15:05 AM »
Title says it all, really.

Play nice.

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Flat Earth Debate / On the subject of a curve
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:37:43 AM »
Lots of FE'rs, trolls or not, cite the common 'proof' of the earths flatness as the fact that one cannot see curvature on the ground. People have then tried to explain that the earth is too big to notice any difference. People like JRowe have been very adamant that a curved line cannot look flat.
They're wrong. Reasons why:
Consider a Cartesian plane. On it, an exponential graph of the formula y=2x
I cant post one, but a quick google search will show what i mean.
It is quite clearly a curve, any asshole can see that.
But if one looks at the 'tail' end of the line (i.e. x<-2 or so) then it begins to look rather flat.
When you look at the coordinates, it is most assuredly a curve.
Similar principal with the curvature on the horizon.

tl;dr- the horizon can be curved without it being noticeable. Maths

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Intelligent design debate
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:22:39 AM »
This is for my homeboy st james
Lay down thy points my brotha

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Flat Earth Q&A / Geology of a flat earth
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:46:36 AM »
Hi all,
I was just wondering what the internal mechanics are of a flat earth.
What is the depth of the earth? What is the composition?
Are there convection currents and similar? If so, where?

To preempt the inevitable "Oh, we can only answer one question at a time" , jroa and pongo, i'm okay if you only answer one.
I would like it if you took the time to answer more, but if i had it my way this forum wouldn't exist.
Thanks

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Flat Earth Q&A / Specifications of a flat earth
« on: January 24, 2015, 06:41:49 AM »
Hi all, I just have a few questions.
Firstly, how thick is the earth in the flat earth model? What is its composition?
How far does the earth extend past the wall/barrier?
How can you explain convection currents, volcanoes, tectonics without the round earth model?
Thanks.
PS. I am a round earther now and always, but are still interested in others' points of view

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