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The velocity of the earth makes no difference to the light.  It's only the acceleration.

Damn... I just thought about that and it works.  The light is started going up at the velocity the earth was at when the light was produced.  Then the light is unaffected by the acceleration upwards, and so it goes down, but light travels so fast that this is hardly noticable.

But what's funny is that the speed of light is so great, and the effect of gravity so unnoticable, that this would mean we never see a hull disappear beneath the horizon, and would see the "shadow of air" or whatever engulf the ship before we saw it's hull disappear.  Either the whole idea of the hull disappearing first is a government lie, or there's something else affecting it.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Explain the horizon
« on: March 15, 2007, 10:40:32 PM »
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Do you think the press would believe someone claiming that the world was flat?

Of course not!  Only stupid people would belive such a thing!

(Sorry, I know I'm not helping the conversation, but I really wanted to say that)

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oh, I didn't notice that you had replied to that..  ::)

Either way, it's a good point  :D

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Due to the FE sun's closeness to the earth, it has been shown that by necessity it puts out less energy per square inch to warm the atmosphere than the RE sun.

In fact, this energy put out is so small that it's even less than the required energy to convert hydrogen into helium!  That's one helluva sun!

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Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Time to Speak Out
« on: March 01, 2007, 10:14:26 PM »
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Raindrops are flattened out, so...you may be on to something.

I believe he's referring to the fact that water is attracted to water, and so when it's splashed on something it forms little spherical drops instead of just staying flat (look on the window of your car next time it rains) because a sphere is the object with the most volume per surface area.

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