If the earth is flat...

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« on: May 11, 2006, 06:46:26 AM »
Why can you see the masts of ships over the horizon?

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 07:31:15 AM »
the ships are not real, the goverment put them there to fool us.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 01:05:29 PM »
Search function says: Mirage.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2006, 01:55:12 PM »
Can anyone say... Denile?

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 06:09:09 PM »
Is that some river in Eqypt?
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 07:53:54 PM »
Quote from: "turin"
Is that some river in Eqypt?
no....... i think its something that happens to you when you get old :lol:  :lol:
hances are..... you are retarded

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006, 08:14:04 PM »
Quote from: "turin"
Is that some river in Eqypt?


If you speak like some prick from the 'hood' then maybe yes but otherwise I think you refer to "The Nile"

Denile - Unable to accept the truth.

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2006, 08:54:44 PM »
Quote from: "sven1988uk"
Denile - Unable to accept the truth.


I think you mean "denial".
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006, 05:15:53 AM »
Quote from: "Unimportant"
Search function says: Mirage.


mirages only happen in extremely hot weather
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006, 06:53:37 AM »
Quote from: "Marshy"
mirages only happen in extremely hot weather
This is not true.  If you restrict your definition to only the shiney puddle-like image that appears on the ground at a distance, then the phenomenon only requires the ground to be hot enough to heat the air above it.  Ironically, this is more prone to happen on a colder day with more direct sunshine.

There are also other phenomena that sometimes go by the name "mirage".

Under the right conditions one can see refracted images of harbor cities in the sky at night when the line of sight to the harbor is obstructed by the horizon.

Also, even in RE accepted theory in which the Sun sets, the light is refracted by the density gradient of the atmosphere (so similar to the mirage effect that the distinction is entirely academic) during sunrise and sunset so that you are able to see the image of the Sun even before and after your line of sight to the Sun has been occluded.  This is the REer explanation for the squashed appearance of the Sun when it osculates the horizon.
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