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The Lounge / Interesting Facts
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:03:01 AM »
If you scaled up the average snooker/pool ball to the size of the Earth, it's imperfections would make mountains and valleys much bigger than Everest or the Grand Canyon.

Do you have any interesting facts?

Flat Earth Debate / Assumptions
« on: May 29, 2015, 02:11:54 PM »
It has been said that flat-earth theory, or the ever-more intricate dual-earth theory, must be true as they require fewer assumptions than the round earth reality.

So, what assumptions are needed for the universe, and the Earth, to be as they are currently understood by all of science? As far as I know, all that is needed is the following:

Electromagnetic force
Gravitational force
Nuclear weak force
Nuclear strong force
Constancy of the speed of light in a vacuum

All of these are very well, if not entirely, understood. Everything else takes care of itself.

Have I missed anything?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / FIFA
« on: May 28, 2015, 03:20:11 PM »
Bloody corrupt FIFA bastards. They awarded a World Cup to Qatar; a country with no historical links to the game, where you can't even play the game during summer as its so hot, a country with appalling human rights abuses. And they expect us to believe there were no kickbacks from the oil-rich Arabs.

During the building for the London Olympics sadly one worker was killed. In Bejing 2008 six workers were killed. In building the Qatar World Cup so far 1200 immigrant workers have been killed.

UEFA runs football just fine in Europe. There is no corruption. Shouldn't we just tell FIFA to f*ck off and leave the rotten organisation?

Flat Earth General / Who is JRowe working for?
« on: May 27, 2015, 08:31:08 AM »
JRowe stated today that he is just the "messenger" bringing us all those wonderful theories.
I tried asking this in the dual-earth q&a but he said it was irrelevant there. So I'll try again.

JRowe- Who or what are you a messenger for?

Flat Earth Debate / How can we see other planets?
« on: May 23, 2015, 05:12:57 AM »
It's easy to see other planets in the solar system, especially Venus and Mars. But if the Sun is a spotlight shining down on the earth, how is it possible to see other planets? Do they have their own light source?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Should We Send in the Troops?
« on: May 22, 2015, 04:52:42 AM »
FOR: Islamic State murders anyone who doesn't follow their fundamental Islamic way of life. They are recruiting from The West and increasing the danger of terrorist attacks in the US/Europe/Australia. They are destroying ancient world heritage treasures that can never be replaced.
The establishment of a new Caliphate in Syria-Iraq would be a disaster for the world, possibly leading to all-out world war against Islam.

AGAINST: We've been here before. Thousands of brave US/UK soldiers gave their lives in the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and all we achieved was the current shitty situation. Using ground forces would only make the situation worse, and increase the danger of terrorist attacks on home soil.
The whole region is f**cked - its not worth losing more US/UK lives for
Air strikes could achieve the goal of defeating IS.

What do you think?

Technology, Science & Alt Science / New ESA Space Shuttle
« on: May 20, 2015, 06:15:52 AM »
The Americans may have given up with the Space Shuttle concept, but this top secret video reveals a new ESA Space Shuttle is being tested in England.

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Flat Earth Debate / Has Anyone Ever Been Convinced?
« on: May 15, 2015, 06:33:05 AM »
Has anyone ever come to this site as a regular, normal person believing in a round earth and become a (genuine) flat earther?

Likewise, has any (genuine) flat earther ever conceded that it's all nonsense?

Flat Earth General / Telepathic Giant Turtles
« on: May 15, 2015, 02:09:40 AM »
I keep reading about the telepathic giant turtles that Vauxhall had sexy time with, but I can't find the thread. Can anyone post a link, or explain further?

Flat Earth Q&A / Daytime Equality in Both Hemiplanes
« on: May 12, 2015, 04:35:42 AM »
This has been asked before, but no luck so trying again.

In the most popular FET, the Sun moves in a circle around the North Pole (hub). In tracks a wider circle during the southern summer, and a smaller circle during the northern summer.
So during the southern summer the Sun travels further, and therefore must travel faster, as it always completes a circle in 24 hours.

Why then, are daylight hours not shorter in the southern summer compared to the northern summer?

The Lounge / Where's JRoweskeptic Gone?
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:52:24 AM »
Feel free to post other theories.  :)

The space shuttle needed enormous rocket engines to from the ground to orbit. I understand that it takes a huge amount of energy to escape the earth's gravity, but jet aeroplanes like the U2 can get to the edge of the atmosphere. So why can't a smaller-scale shuttle-type vehicle fly very high using jet engines and lift, and then use a small rocket engine for the final push to orbit? It would be a much more efficient way to service satellites and the ISS. Why can't we do this in 2015?

Flat Earth General / Does JRowe posess the greatest mind in history?
« on: April 26, 2015, 02:07:25 PM »
A dual-sided flat earth with the sun in its middle. No air. No gravity. Instananeous aetheric transmission. These are just some of JRowes claims.

If these were true, most of our knowledge of physics, biology, chemistry, astronomy and geology is wrong.

Surely if one person alone has worked out that knowledge built over thousands of years, by millions of people, is all wrong, then that person would have to be the greatest genius of all time. I mean like Da Vinci, Aristotle, Newton, Einstein all rolled in to one.

The only other alternative are that he's a troll or a crank.

So, JRowe, are you a genius?

Flat Earth General / Flat Earth Reds Under The Bed
« on: April 26, 2015, 06:34:10 AM »
Flat earthers claim there is a conspiracy. Well maybe there is.

Denying the USA's greatest achievements, trying to undermine NASA, claiming that lots of scientific advances made during the period of American dominance are bogus.

Come on guys, who are you working for? The Russians? The Chinese? North Korea?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Islam
« on: April 23, 2015, 04:25:50 AM »
We all know about IS, 9/11, 7/7, Charlie Hebdo. Here in Britain we have a fairly large Muslim  population, and young British Muslims are going to fight for IS. If they dont get killed, at least some of them will want to come back.

The actions of the US and UK in the middle east so far haven't exactly helped the situation.

So what do people think we should do about it, at home and abroad?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Where would you choose?
« on: April 21, 2015, 09:36:54 AM »
If you were going to be born tomorrow, and you could choose your birthplace and where you were going to grow up, where would it be?

I'd go for New Zealand as its peaceful, beautiful, and has an excellent standard of living.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / China
« on: April 17, 2015, 09:43:17 AM »
It's been 25 years since Eastern Europe stood up and threw out their communist dictators. Why haven't the Chinese managed to do the same? Yes, their economy has boomed, but the rich are a small proportion of the population, and there is huge inequality between rich and poor.
I realise the government would likely be brutal in suppressing any uprising - I am old enough to remember Tiannamen square - but surely with 1.5 billion people they could organise a coup if they wanted to.

So, do you think there will be a revolution in China? Do the Chinese just like communism? Or are they just cowards?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Hillary for President!
« on: April 13, 2015, 02:59:29 AM »
What do my American cousins here think of her? Will she win? And how would she affect the conspiracy/curbing of freedom/mountains/(insert tin foil theory here)

Flat Earth General / Two Suns
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:22:07 AM »
I would like to point out that the two suns idea in dual-earth was mine. It was a joke, but was instantly incorporated into dual-earth theory  ::).

I thought I would mention this as JRowe keeps insisting that he uses only observational evidence, and logical deduction. Well a big part of the model was just meant as joke.  :D

The Lounge / Who's the craziest of them all?
« on: April 04, 2015, 03:27:13 PM »
What is the craziest, most entertaining claim you have seen on this site?

I like moon shrimps but I don't think it was a serious claim, so I have to go for air doesn't exist. (sorry JRowe ;D)

Philosophy, Religion & Society / UK General Election
« on: March 31, 2015, 05:13:39 AM »
Next month we have a general election in the UK choose a new government and a new Prime Minister (or the same bloke)  for the next 5 years.

What I want to know is, is it worth voting? How does the great conspiracy work? Are all the political parties in on it? Or is the result already decided?

Flat Earth Debate / Flat Earth Theory is Dead?
« on: March 25, 2015, 06:37:31 AM »
It's been pointed out, in the last few days, that the flat earth model used in the FES FAQ does not explain some very simple and undeniable facts: the equality of daylight in north and south hemispheres; the very small difference in average temperatures between north and south; and the fact that it gets dark in the arctic at all.

Can we then assume that flat earth theory is dead? Or does anyone have a model that can explain these observations?

(not dual earth - that's being covered enough elsewhere)

Flat Earth General / Dual Earth Challenge
« on: March 24, 2015, 12:59:32 PM »
As JRowe now has his dual-earth model, he will be required to defend it as part of its development.

I understand it's in early development, so I'm not going to ask anything too difficult for now, but maybe more people can challenge it as time goes on.

Challenge 1.

JRowe: Convince one other person that dual-earth is now the leading flat-earth model. Must be someone on, or prepared to join, this forum. No sneaky Alts!

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Are GPS devices accurate?
« on: March 22, 2015, 08:50:54 AM »
There not 100 percent accurate, obviously, but do they give a good approximation of distance?

I use a GPS watch when running. It's measure of distance agrees pretty closely with my car odometer. I have paced out a mile, and my watch agrees pretty closely. I have used it on measured 400m tracks, and it matches the distance very closely.
It agrees with distances on maps.

How then, can the distances on mainstream maps be wrong?

Flat Earth Q&A / Map
« on: March 21, 2015, 03:13:32 PM »
It would be fun to see a map of our flat world with approximate distances. Has there been any progress on producing this?

It seems like a fairly essential aspect of the flat earth proposal.

Flat Earth Q&A / Universal Acceleration
« on: March 21, 2015, 06:34:43 AM »
If I understand correctly, universal acceleration (UA) theory says that all matter is accelerating away from the site of the big bang. If this were the case, all matter in the universe would be expanding like the surface of a balloon being inflated, and there would be a void in the middle of this universe. We would therefore expect to observe the stars and galaxies on the same plane in the night sky, and there would be large areas of nothingness.

What we actually observe is that matter is evenly distributed, and we see stars and galaxies in all directions.

Can anyone explain this?

The Lounge / The Rationality Room
« on: March 19, 2015, 02:20:12 PM »
I thought I would start a thread for round earthers, where we can share particularly "interesting" flat earth claims we have seen, discuss the best way to refute particular flat earth claims, or generally moan.

Shills can also discuss their tactics and frustrations here.  :D

NOTE: No personal attacks on, or bullying of flat-earthers.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Dark Matter tV programme
« on: March 17, 2015, 05:09:55 AM »
For UK members:

Tomorrow 18/03/2015

BBC2 23:20: Horizon: The End of Physics? A look at dark matter and dark energy ahead of the large hadron collider being switched on in March 2015 following upgrade.

(after the eclipse coverage)

I don't know if Vauxhall is UK? If not I'm sure it will be uploaded to YouTube.

Flat Earth Q&A / The Sun
« on: March 14, 2015, 04:39:52 PM »
As I have now been taught that the Sun is much closer, and much much smaller, than I had been led to believe, it raises the question of what powers it. As it doesn't have the mass for main sequence fusion, what is its power source, and how has it managed to burn for such a long time?

The Lounge / RIP Sir Terry
« on: March 12, 2015, 10:21:32 AM »
The greatest flat-world designer of all died today at 66.

Thanks for all the laughs Sir Terry Pratchett.

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