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Flat Earth Q&A / Sokarul Principle
« on: April 16, 2007, 09:38:33 AM »
A new principle developed by Gin

The Sokarul Principle
This principle explains the behavior on Flat Earthers on this forum.  It is explained by a simple equation:
D = K EF

Where D is the difficulty of a question on a scale of 1 through 10, K is the Sokarul Constant and EF is the number of Flat Earthers willing to answer the post.  The Sokarul Constant is defined by 9.  In other words, if a question is defined in difficulty as "1", then

1 = 9 EF

And EF = 9

At a difficulty of 9,

9 = 9 EF

EF = 1, or Tom Bishop.

As we go up, the number of Flat Earthers goes down, until we reach the Sokarul Barrier, in which a question at a difficuly of 10, or Round Earth ultimate truth, is ignored.

"The difficulty of question is inversely proportional to the number of FEers willing to answer it"

Flat Earth Q&A / Round Earth FAQ *READ BEFORE POSTING!*
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:46:30 PM »
Hi!  This is to help the Flat Earthers understand Round Earth Theory.  Plus it'll be fun to say Read the FAQ! Anyway, here we go.

RE (Round Earth): A theory which states that the Earth is a spherical shape, orbiting around the sun along with the other planets.

RE'er: A person who believes in the Round Earth Theory.
Q: Why do you believe the Earth is round?

A: Many scientific experiments done by many scientists have proved the Earth is round.  Also, with today's scientific theories, it makes the most sense to us.
Q: Do you believe in the conspiracy?

A: No.  We believe it would take to much money and would be a waste to hide the fact that the Earth was round.  Plus, somehow, someway, word would have to leak into the general public.  A conspiracy this big couldn't las.
Q: Do you trust the round earth photos?

A: Yes.  Even in the Apollo Moon Mission conspiracy theories, it hints at details in the pictures left there by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and others.  However, there is nothing like that.  Plus, how could every photo be photoshopped or edited?  There's no possible way to keep something that big hidden.
Q: What is the circumference, diameter, and area of the Earth?

A: Around the equator, it is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers).  Around the poles, it is 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km).  This is caused by a slight bulging due to the centrifugal force of the spinning of the Earth.  The diameter is 7926 miles (12,760 kilometers) at the equator and 7,900 miles (12,720 kilometers) at the poles.  The area is 196,935,000 miles2 (316 936 160 kilometers2).
Q: What is the circumference and diameter of the Earth's orbit?

A: The circumference is about 584,000,000 miles (936,000,000 kilometers) and the diameter is about 93,000,000 miles (149,000,000 kilometers).
Q: What is the circumference and diameter of the sun?

A: The sun is 2,713,406 miles (4,366,813 kilometers) in circumference and diameter is 864,142 miles (1,390,704 kilometers)
Q: How does the sun keep burning?

A: In the center of the sun, hydrogen atoms combine to create helium atoms in a nuclear reaction.  They give off radiation, the energy we receive.
Q: How are day and night produced?

A: As the Earth rotates on it's axis, part of it turns away from the sun and receives no light.  It still has heat though because the atmosphere traps heat in.
Q: How are the phases of the Moon created?

A: As the moon goes around the Earth, different perspectives allow us to see the moon's shadow on the other side.  This causes phases.
Q: What is the atmosphere?

A: The atmosphere is a group of several layers of gases held to the Earth by gravity.  It is how we are protected from the sun.
Q: What is gravity?

A: Gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces.  It is changed with mass and distance.  The equation is:
F = GMm/r2
with F as force, G as the gravitational constant (6.67300 10-11m3kg-1s-2), M as the mass of one body, m as the mass of another, and r as the distance between them.
Q: What is inside the Earth?

A: Molten rock and iron, which spurt out volcanoes.  At the inside is an iron core:
Q: How is the magnetic field produced?

A: The movement of charged particles inside the molten center of the Earth.
Q: Where is a map of the round Earth?

A: Here:
Q: What creates seasons?

A: There is a slight tilt of the Earth's axis.  When the northern hemisphere is pointing toward the sun, sunlight is more direct and therefore warmer, while in the southern hemisphere, light is not as direct and cooler.  This also explains why as you move from the equator, it gets colder.
Q: How are tides created?

A: The Moon has a gravitational pull that pulls water toward the end of the Earth it is on.  This is why tide charts correspond with the Moon.
Q: Is there a South Pole and has someone been to it?

A: Yes.  On December 4, 1911, Norwegian Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole with a crew.  However, after the return trip from the pole the entire crew died.
Q: The Earth doen't appear flat.  Why is that?

A: The Earth is a huge object.  Up close it appears flat because you are only looking at a tiny degree of the curvature.  If you were on a flat plane, you would be able to see miles off into the distance, instead of the limited 3 miles.  This can further be explained by a ship moving over the horizon.  The ships hull will disappear before the mast.  This is caused by the ship moving over the horizon and your line of vision being blocked by the Earth.

Q: Where is the graviton particle?

If there are any questions you want to add, reply in this thread.

Flat Earth Debate / Gravity
« on: April 11, 2007, 06:29:26 AM »
If the Earth is accelerating upward at a rate of 9.8m/s2, then why is acceleration not always constant?  9.8m/s2 is only true at sea level at 45o latitude.  At higher altitudes, the acceleration is less.  Now, why would this be so?  On a flat earth, this would remain constant no matter where you are.

Flat Earth Debate / Energy
« on: April 10, 2007, 06:58:44 PM »
Where is the energy that keeps the Earth accelerating?  This energy would have to be a whole lot.  What keeps the Earth accelerating?

Flat Earth Q&A / How to disprove flat earth.
« on: April 10, 2007, 06:41:05 PM »
With a little money, this can be done.  Go about ten miles from your starting location, in any direction.  After ten miles, turn at an exact 90o angle right (or left,  but it has to be the same).  Then go ten miles.  After this, turn 90o again, same direction, and go ten miles.  On a round Earth, you should be in the same place (which is what happens) and on a flat earth, you'll be ten miles from your starting location.


Flat Earth Debate / Proof of Gravity
« on: April 10, 2007, 04:42:14 PM »
In 1798, Henry Cavendish stated the Gravitation Constant (or G).  He measured this with a balance with two lead balls.  Other balls were near them, and when moved, the lead ball oscillated slightly toward the other balls, proving that they had a gravitational pull.  Now, we can assumed with quite good reasoning that the Earth, having mass, also has a gravitational field.  Your turn.

Flat Earth Q&A / ISS
« on: April 10, 2007, 11:12:44 AM »
What is FEer\'s view of the International Space Station?  You can see it.  How did people get up there?  What\'s the deal?

Flat Earth Debate / Magnetosphere
« on: April 09, 2007, 03:23:24 PM »
How do flat earthers explain the Earth's magnetic field?  Magnetic fields are created by the movement of charge particles (namely the magma inside the earth).  This creates a magnetic field going from the south magnetic pole to the north magnetic pole.  Compasses work by aligning with that magnetic field.  In fact, it can be proven that the earth has a magnetic field going north and that this field has changed by studying the magnetic domains of rocks on the Earth.  Deeper rocks have different magnetic domains and are aligned differently than rocks today.  It has changed so much that the south pole was once the north pole.  How does a flat earth incorporate a changing magnetic field? (Originally in Angry Ranting)

Oh!  And second point.  How do you explain the International Space Station.  The one you can see in the sky if you try.

The Lounge / Tripped out computers
« on: February 24, 2007, 02:38:08 PM »
Anyone think their computer is FRIGGIN AWESOME?!?  If so, post some pictures.  We want to see!  :D

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