Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed

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Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed
« on: May 13, 2007, 01:30:23 PM »
Here are the problems of FET as they currently stand:

1. The differences in g in different parts of the Earth.    \
                                                                            |- Possibly related to non-universality of gravitation by mass.
2. The mechanism for the sun, moon and stars' motion. /

3. The impossibility of sunset (particularly Rowbotham's wave crest effect).

4. The constant rate of the sun's motion through the sky, impossible in FE.

5. The lack of power source for the sun (or an explanation for the sun's lack of explosion).

While there are more, these are the strongest and most ignored, particularly (1) and (5).

REers please resist temptation to add to this list, as there is enough here for a good thread's worth. FEers, please try to properly address the issues presented, and Tom: don't copy-paste, it's very very irritating, unless it answers the point (not just mentioning a few key words).
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Re: Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 01:36:05 PM »
Here are the problems of FET as they currently stand:

1. The differences in g in different parts of the Earth.    \
                                                                            |- Possibly related to non-universality of gravitation by mass.

Explained by Planar Earth.


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2. The mechanism for the sun, moon and stars' motion. /

Explained by Planar Earth.


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3. The impossibility of sunset (particularly Rowbotham's wave crest effect).

Explained by Planar Earth.


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4. The constant rate of the sun's motion through the sky, impossible in FE.

Disproven by Planar Earth (there is more than one sun).


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5. The lack of power source for the sun (or an explanation for the sun's lack of explosion).

Disproven by Planar Earth (there is more than one sun).

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Re: Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007, 01:41:36 PM »
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Re: Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 01:47:08 PM »
4. The constant rate of the sun's motion through the sky, impossible in FE.

Actually, I always enjoyed that one, because of course, the suns motion through the sky isn't constant.  Sometimes it appears to move across the sky at a quicker rate, and sometimes at a slower rate.  If any of you have a sundial, you'll be familiar with this effect as the "equation of time" which tells you how much your sundial will deviate from "true time" during the year.

http://www.dupageco-il-vetsmemorial.org/seasonal.jpg

This is also why the analemma (the shape formed by taking the suns position at the same time every day for a year) has a width, instead of just a height.

In RE, this is perfectly explained by letting the Earth move in a slightly elliptical orbit, but I can't imagine what kind of FE explanation could possibly be forthcoming.
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Re: Flat Earth Problems - Updated and Condensed
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 01:52:29 PM »
I've got one:
The impossibility of a 90o sun.