Lack of Water Bulging?

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The Communist

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Lack of Water Bulging?
« on: August 01, 2007, 08:21:20 AM »
A common statement, regarded as evidence for FET, is that the surface water on a placid water body remains flat and does not follow the curvature of the Earth.  Since it is generally assumed that water takes the shape of its container, a flat surface of water therefore means a flat Earth.  However, the water within a container, or any container (e.g. Earth) produces a meniscus when reacting to the container.  This makes the waters of the earth slightly concave, but since they are measured to be flat, then the Earth-disc must be slightly convex to cancel out with the concavity.
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Ulrichomega

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 10:41:56 AM »
That, my friend, is....









FUCKING BRILLIANT!  ;D



But Engy will come along and argue that the meniscuse is so shallow, that no effect will be seen.
I'm so tempted to put a scratch and sniff at the bottom of a pool and see what you do...

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The Communist

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 10:50:51 AM »
Then I will counter that the curvature is also shallow.
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Trekky0623

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 11:20:46 AM »
You mean it ISN'T CONCAVE?!?!?!  OMG!


But really, good work...I should give you a medal too (don't tell Gulliver).


Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 12:09:23 PM »
Omfg Trekky you rock.

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Ulrichomega

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 01:19:43 PM »
I demand Tom's presence here.
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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 02:06:35 PM »
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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 02:43:13 PM »
A common statement, regarded as evidence for FET, is that the surface water on a placid water body remains flat and does not follow the curvature of the Earth.  Since it is generally assumed that water takes the shape of its container, a flat surface of water therefore means a flat Earth.  However, the water within a container, or any container (e.g. Earth) produces a meniscus when reacting to the container.  This makes the waters of the earth slightly concave, but since they are measured to be flat, then the Earth-disc must be slightly convex to cancel out with the concavity.
Well, there's a few problems here. 1) The meniscus may be convex or concave and 2) A meniscus created due to surface tension and as we've successfully argued elsewhere surface tension does not work at such distances. 3) The sides of the container must be smooth and regular to support the surface tension. Antarctica is not.

Interesting though.

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Ulrichomega

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 05:00:33 PM »
Shhhh..... Don't tell us that.
I'm so tempted to put a scratch and sniff at the bottom of a pool and see what you do...

Avert your eyes, this is too awesome for them...

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Re: Lack of Water Bulging?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 05:01:37 PM »
A common statement, regarded as evidence for FET, is that the surface water on a placid water body remains flat and does not follow the curvature of the Earth.  Since it is generally assumed that water takes the shape of its container, a flat surface of water therefore means a flat Earth.  However, the water within a container, or any container (e.g. Earth) produces a meniscus when reacting to the container.  This makes the waters of the earth slightly concave, but since they are measured to be flat, then the Earth-disc must be slightly convex to cancel out with the concavity.
Well, there's a few problems here. 1) The meniscus may be convex or concave and 2) A meniscus created due to surface tension and as we've successfully argued elsewhere surface tension does not work at such distances. 3) The sides of the container must be smooth and regular to support the surface tension. Antarctica is not.

Interesting though.

I tore my miniscus last year.  Had to get surgery.  It fucking HURT!
Where did you educate the biology, in toulet?