Windows

  • 13 Replies
  • 2107 Views
Windows
« on: May 29, 2008, 07:31:11 PM »
If the earth is indeed flat, why can't I wave hello to my friend in Las Angeles while I'm here in Sydney, Australia?

Also, can you guys explain continental drift to me if the earth is flat? Can you explain volcanoes? If there is a huge ice-wall, wouldn't that hold all the tectonic plates in perfect alignment?

Yours,
Concerned.

?

NW

  • 155
Re: Windows
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 07:33:53 PM »
Read the FAQ.

As for your first point, the air is not perfectly transparent.

*

TheEngineer

  • Planar Moderator
  • 15483
  • GPS does not require satellites.
Re: Windows
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 07:34:52 PM »
If the earth is indeed flat, why can't I wave hello to my friend in Las Angeles while I'm here in Sydney, Australia?
You can.

Quote
Also, can you guys explain continental drift to me if the earth is flat?If there is a huge ice-wall, wouldn't that hold all the tectonic plates in perfect alignment?
Outgoing plates subduct at the ice wall.

Quote
Can you explain volcanoes?
Pressure + Magma + way out = volcano.


"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."
        -- Bob Hudson

Re: Windows
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 07:35:23 PM »
Why can't I see them?

*

TheEngineer

  • Planar Moderator
  • 15483
  • GPS does not require satellites.
Re: Windows
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 07:36:19 PM »


"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."
        -- Bob Hudson

Re: Windows
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 07:38:29 PM »
My friend in Los Angeles...

*

TheEngineer

  • Planar Moderator
  • 15483
  • GPS does not require satellites.
Re: Windows
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 07:38:46 PM »
That wasn't your question.


"I haven't been wrong since 1961, when I thought I made a mistake."
        -- Bob Hudson

?

NW

  • 155
Re: Windows
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2008, 07:39:47 PM »
Pollution etc.

Air is not perfectly clear.

Re: Windows
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008, 07:41:07 PM »
Okay, well I've changed my question..
Why can't I see the other side of my city on a perfectly clear day?

?

NW

  • 155
Re: Windows
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008, 07:42:04 PM »
Because even when the day looks clear you still can't see through air over that distance.

Re: Windows
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 07:43:22 PM »
Jesus christ -_-'

Re: Windows
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 07:45:41 PM »
Jesus christ -_-'

Honestly now, you big is your goddam friend?

Did you really think this one through?  I can see a mountain miles away in the distance, do you honestly fing mother fing think I could fing see my goddam friend waving at me on the mountain?


?

NW

  • 155
Re: Windows
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 07:46:29 PM »
He can't help you. He doesn't exist.
Just like your round earth.

Re: Windows
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 07:46:45 PM »