# If the earth is constantly accelarating upwards...

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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2008, 08:16:24 AM »
Are you recognising the validity of all four fundamental forces?

No, I am recognising the validity of all four fundamental interactions, of which three are forces.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2008, 09:09:28 AM »
Goody.

So you accept that all objects with mass exert a gravitational force on all other objects with mass?

No, because gravitation is not a force.
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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2008, 09:16:14 AM »
No it's a brilliant exercise because it highlights the logical fallacy of drawing equivelences.

How do you think it does that?

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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2008, 09:18:57 AM »
Ah the old FE chestnut.

So you accept that all objects with mass exert a gravitational "interaction" on all other objects with mass?

Yes.
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2008, 10:39:07 AM »
Or the Moon and the Sun?

Or the Moon and planets

Or the Moon, Sun and stars?

Or the Earth and everything above it?

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« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2008, 12:13:52 PM »
Or the Moon and the Sun?

Or the Moon and planets

Or the Moon, Sun and stars?

Or the Earth and everything above it?

Don't forget the shadow object and the anti-heavens.
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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2008, 08:21:25 PM »
What is it that counters the interaction between the earth and the moon then?

Dark Energy.

Or the Moon and the Sun?

Orbital motion.

Or the Moon and planets

Orbital motion.

Or the Moon, Sun and stars?

Orbital motion.

Or the Earth and everything above it?

Dark Energy.

Orbital motion.

and the anti-heavens.

Dark Energy.
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#### Earl i.s Roundberg

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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2008, 12:12:12 AM »
hello fellow flat earth socitians i have recently read the documents from Professor Van Steak'in Burger of Munich, Germany on how the government hides the gravatational fields around the planes, and how they make the windows curve in to make the earth look round!!! there tricksters arent they trying to makes us out like foolz, all my life ive been bullied for believing in "such conspiracies" but know i know that their are others like me who share the gift of intelligence. I hope to keep in touch with my fellow societians and please comment back on your philosophies and recent revellations!

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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2008, 12:15:58 AM »
hello fellow flat earth socitians i have recently read the documents from Professor Van Steak'in Burger of Munich, Germany on how the government hides the gravatational fields around the planes, and how they make the windows curve in to make the earth look round!!! there tricksters arent they trying to makes us out like foolz, all my life ive been bullied for believing in "such conspiracies" but know i know that their are others like me who share the gift of intelligence. I hope to keep in touch with my fellow societians and please comment back on your philosophies and recent revellations!

yours in science
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This board is for serious debate. You are allowed to post this sort of thing, but please post it in one of the other boards, such as Angry Ranting. Thanks.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2008, 04:16:07 AM »
I'm not even sure if orbital motion is an answer. I mean I can understand how in basic phsyics on mass orbiting another can counter the gravitational (ahem) interaction. (But not forever...)

True, not forever. However, the Universe is not infinitely old.

But that's normal physics not the wonko world of the flat earth, where the sun and the moon essentially float about on a circular path over the earth. Both "orbits" are quite close to each other.

So what stops the gravitational pull towards each other?

They appear close from the ground because they have the same radius. The Sun actually orbits a bit higher than the moon, and is also less dense than the moon, so it is accelerated more by Dark Energy, keeping it where it is despite the moon's tendency to pull it down. Similarly, the denser moon is accelerated less by Dark Energy and therefore the Sun's upward gravitation is countered by the lower upward force from Dark Energy.

You do realise that essentially you are arguing for somekind of selective "God-like" force which assesses each heavenly body and makes some arbitary ruling on the forces which should apply.

Are you religious? If not now would be a good time to start.

No, I am not.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2008, 07:09:17 AM »
Hmm. I'm not sure what your point is.

Orbital motion is a valid explanation in a Universe with a finite age.

First off, the sun and the moon have the same radius, yet the sun orbits higher than the moon. How then can we have solar eclipses where the sun is wholely obscured?

Why would that not be possible?

Second, the sun accelerates?! Whaaa?!

Everything in FET is accelerating up at around 9.8 m s-2 due to Dark Energy.

Third, it sounds like you're proposing that the relation between a given mass and the "Dark Energy" it receives is inverse (so kind of like an anti-gravity). that the lower the mass, the higher the impact of dark energy. Is my reading correct?

No. See Newton's second law of motion.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2008, 09:21:32 AM »
Umm I guess. In general terms orbital motion would be a valid explanation, for somethings I guess, in a universe with an infinite age. That statement by itself gets us nowhere.

In a round earth the orbital force acts against the force of gravity, creating momentary equilibrium (in the grand scheme of the billions of years over which planets orbit, collide and so forth)

In the flat earth the orbital force is perpendicular to the earth so offers no counter to the earths gravity "interaction". If the concept is hard to grasp, try stopping another car from going forward by hitting it side on.

The equations don't balance, not even for a second.

If you'll go back and reread my post, I didn't claim that orbital motion countered the Sun's gravitational interaction with the Earth.

First off, the sun and the moon have the same radius, yet the sun orbits higher than the moon. How then can we have solar eclipses where the sun is wholely obscured?

Why would that not be possible?

I posted a link, but somehow it didn't appear. Try again...

During a solar eclipse the moon covers the sun so perfectly, it causes a total eclipse to be visible from a (relatively) small area of the earths surface.

Again, why would that not be possible?

Third, it sounds like you're proposing that the relation between a given mass and the "Dark Energy" it receives is inverse (so kind of like an anti-gravity). that the lower the mass, the higher the impact of dark energy. Is my reading correct?

No. See Newton's second law of motion.

But you said this earlier:

"The Sun actually orbits a bit higher than the moon, and is also less dense than the moon, so it is accelerated more by Dark Energy"

...and...

"the denser moon is accelerated less by Dark Energy "

You're either contradicting yourself or Newton. Pick one.

a = ΣF / m
m = ρV
ΣF = pA

a = (pA) / (ρV)

But A = πr2 and V = (4/3)πr3, so:

a = (3pπr2) / (4ρπr3)

a = (3/4) * (p / ρr)

The Sun and the Moon have roughly equal radius (the Sun is very slightly larger), so assuming constant pressure from Dark Energy, what happens to the acceleration in that equation when density is significantly increased?
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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2008, 10:35:39 AM »
I'm not even sure if orbital motion is an answer. I mean I can understand how in basic phsyics on mass orbiting another can counter the gravitational (ahem) interaction. (But not forever...)

But that's normal physics not the wonko world of the flat earth, where the sun and the moon essentially float about on a circular path over the earth. Both "orbits" are quite close to each other.

So what stops the gravitational pull towards each other?

Same apparent size does not mean same mass.

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You do realise that essentially you are arguing for somekind of selective "God-like" force which assesses each heavenly body and makes some arbitary ruling on the forces which should apply.

God-like source?  I have to say it.  LIKE GRAVITY?

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Are you religious? If not now would be a good time to start.

What does that even mean?
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« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2008, 06:33:18 AM »
In a fluffy, non maths kind of way it would be possible. It would cause a shadow of the radius of your sun/moon, which is 32 miles. But solar eclipses are observed covering much wider radii. Typically a hundred odd miles.

Time to get out wonko light methinks.

You aren't making any sense. The part of the Earth that experiences a total eclipse is very small, as fits current FET. The part of the Earth that experiences a partial eclipse is very large, as fits current FET.

You're being cryptic again, which usually means you're trying to hide something. I think you might be beginning to define the physical characteristics of Dark Energy, so I'd like to just get you a chair and a cup of tea.

We could be on the brink of something here.

But before you take a sip I'll point out that you've confused density with pressure, and one of your equations declares acceleration (m.s-2) to be equal to Area (m2) divided by volume (m3).

And in answer you your question, the density/pressure is cancelled anyway. Acceleration appears to be merely a function of radius. Which is nice.

To plug some figures into your final equation, if we're travelling at 9.8ms-2 then the radius of the earth is about 13m(etres).

"p" is the lowercase Roman letter P. "ρ" is the lowercase Greek letter rho. They are not the same thing.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2008, 08:09:09 AM »
Your sun and moon are the same size. How can they ever produce the effects witnessed first hand?

So you're saying a piece of rock the size of the RE sun could never cast a shadow over an area a few kilometres across in RET?
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2008, 08:12:47 AM »
So you're saying a piece of rock the size of the RE sun could never cast a shadow over an area a few kilometres across in RET?

Well, if the rock was the same size as the RE Sun, and as close proportionately at the FE Moon is to the FE Sun, it would be making a much larger shadow than is produced by the RE Moon on RE.

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« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2008, 08:28:24 AM »
So Goldstein is saying the shadow in FET wouldn't be big enough, and Rig Navigator is saying it would be too big. How exactly am I supposed to argue here?
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2008, 08:49:27 AM »
So Goldstein is saying the shadow in FET wouldn't be big enough, and Rig Navigator is saying it would be too big. How exactly am I supposed to argue here?

Well, it probably depends which FET you are trying to argue.  If you use the spotlight sun/bendy light model, the observed shadow is too small.  If you are trying to have a small, spherical Sun that emits light normally, then the shadow couldn't be large enough given the size of the bodies involved.

Pick one.

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« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2008, 08:54:37 AM »
I'll explain with a diagram when I'm less tired and prone to making mistakes.
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2008, 12:55:36 PM »
I'll explain with a diagram when I'm less tired and prone to making mistakes.

We wait eagerly.

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#### CataclysmicEvent

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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2008, 12:58:57 PM »
I cant really comprehend how people can believe in this crap.
Ever been on a plane? you can clearly see the earth is a curvature.
As far as the earth being flat it wouldn't appear as a sphere with continents clearly not visible on just one side.
As far as that crap about light bending backwards, if light bent backwards you would be able to see your back.
Also let me ask you this, if all other planets are round why are we some "special planet" in a never ending universe.
Also in the FAQ the diameter of the sun given in the text isn't big enough to create the type of nuclear fusion possible
I don't know physics that well so I really cant play ball when it comes to talking about physics.
But I'm sure you would be schooled by any college physics professor if you tried to say "the world is flat".
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2008, 01:04:16 PM »
I cant really comprehend how people can believe in this crap.
Ever been on a plane? you can clearly see the earth is a curvature.

Yes I have.

I doubt that you have been on a plane that flies at a high enough altitude to see the curvature.  The number works out to about 60,000 feet; significantly higher than the altitude commercial airliners fly.

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As far as the earth being flat it wouldn't appear as a sphere with continents clearly not visible on just one side.

??!?

I don't understand where you were going with that one.

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As far as that crap about light bending backwards, if light bent backwards you would be able to see your back.

They don't say that it bends backwards.  They say that light is bent perpendicular to the surface of the Earth giving the illusion of a horizon.

Of course, accepting that theory requires you to accept that light is bent.

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« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2008, 12:59:16 AM »

It's difficult to draw scale diagrams in OpenOffice.org Draw, but you get the general idea. The moon is supposed to be directly below the Sun, and the solid lines should be curved, but both of those things are tricky to do with such a badly written piece of software.
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#### Dr Matrix

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« Reply #53 on: September 20, 2008, 07:58:38 AM »
EDIT: original post fail

Just draw it by hand The only thing you have to be sure of is that the ratio of sizes to distances is the same as in the RE model (which is that the ratio of sizes is about equal to the ratio of distances...).  So if in your FE model the Sun is 10% bigger than the Moon then it must also be 10% further away... I believe this will then produce the same effects as the RE model for eclipses.

I have no idea what bendy light does to this however... FE'er input for that one, methinks.
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« Reply #54 on: September 20, 2008, 10:24:35 AM »
EDIT: original post fail

Just draw it by hand The only thing you have to be sure of is that the ratio of sizes to distances is the same as in the RE model (which is that the ratio of sizes is about equal to the ratio of distances...).  So if in your FE model the Sun is 10% bigger than the Moon then it must also be 10% further away... I believe this will then produce the same effects as the RE model for eclipses.

I have no idea what bendy light does to this however... FE'er input for that one, methinks.

The easiest way to explain it, methinks, is just to say that the Sun and Moon obviously appear to be the same size from the surface of the Earth, regardless of what causes them to do so. Therefore, moving a fairly short distance while the Moon is eclipsing the Sun will cause part of the Sun to appear due to parallax.
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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #55 on: September 20, 2008, 10:33:31 AM »
A few kilometres across? Yes. (We're back to fluffy again)

32 miles, as FE predicts? Yes.

150 miles, as seen in real life? No.

Take a lighbulb.

Take an orange or something the same size, or smaller, as your lighbulb.

Take a flat surface.

Turn on light, and place the orange anywhere you like between the bulb and flat surface. Can you make a (full) eclipse shadow whos diameter is greater than the bulb or the orange?

Nope.

Oh, I catch your drift. I didn't realise the area of total eclipse could be so large. Gimme some time to turn it over in my mind.
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« Reply #56 on: September 20, 2008, 10:34:18 AM »
ETA: Can't see that picture you promised us...

I posted one in another thread, but it doesn't explain the largest areas that can be eclipsed.
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#### Rig Navigator

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« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2008, 05:52:28 PM »
I posted one in another thread, but it doesn't explain the largest areas that can be eclipsed.

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#### Dr Matrix

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« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2008, 01:43:00 AM »
Take an orange or something the same size, or smaller, as your lighbulb.

Take a flat surface.

Turn on light, and place the orange anywhere you like between the bulb and flat surface. Can you make a (full) eclipse shadow whos diameter is greater than the bulb or the orange?

This is a good example - nice work! Can bendy light break it? I suppose it depends on what the supposed mechanics of it is...
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