The "Flat Earth" Theory

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The "Flat Earth" Theory
« on: July 15, 2005, 03:51:18 PM »
Before I thoroughly own each and every person whom advocates the "Flat Earth" theory, I would like to have an accurate understanding of your theories.  I just want these simple questions answered.

1.  Why do you believe that the Earth is flat?
2.  If the Earth is flat, how do people fly around the world and end up where they started?
3.  What is at the Earth's edge?
4.  Why do you believe that NASA faked the moon landing?
5.  How do you explain the fact that different parts of the Earth are lighted at different times of day?
6.  From what I've seen, the founder of your society believed that the Earth was flat based on things he read in the bible.  However, most people think that the Earth isn't round because they haven't seen it for themselves.  They believe that since they can't see the Earth from outer space with their own eyes, they cannot be sure that it is round.  However, they have blind faith that God exists.  Ironic, no?

I may have missed a few important questions, but feel free to add any more information about your theory.

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I would also like to see a map (it could be a 5 minute paint endeavor, I don't care) of what you all believe the Earth would actually look like as viewed from outer space.  Since you believe that the Earth is flat, it should be quite easy to draw it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2005, 06:16:48 PM »
So have none of the flat earthers looked at this topic, or are they merely ignoring the fact that they may be wrong?

Edit:  It would seem that I've been duped.  Since nobody's really responded to this topic, I have come to the conclusion that you "flat earthers" were just screwing with us, and you actually all believe the Earth is round.  It was very cruel to put us all on like that  :oops:

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 03:58:51 PM »
I'm not a 'Flat Earther' but just looking around for a few minutes will lead you to some of those answers. For example, I think they believe the Earth is round and flat like a record with the continents and oceans spread around it. The North Pole is in the center and there is no South Pole. If the Earth was like that, you could fly 'around' the world and end up where you started.

Here's a page with a few pictures that aren't too good, but you can get the idea:

http://www.indian-skeptic.org/serviam/azimut.htm
he minute you resort to name calling, you lose, no matter how nutty you think the other person is.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2005, 06:46:09 PM »
Guys, the proof is everywhere. Look at Terry Prachetts scientific works, Discworld. FLAT world sitting on the backs of 5 elephants who are on an giant turtle. I mean, this 'round-earth' is just a cover up so we dont question whats beyond the turtle.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2005, 06:55:50 PM »
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Guys, the proof is everywhere. Look at Terry Prachetts scientific works, Discworld. FLAT world sitting on the backs of 5 elephants who are on an giant turtle. I mean, this 'round-earth' is just a cover up so we dont question whats beyond the turtle.

Oh, I thought it was 5 elephants on the back of a giant squirrel. Thanks for correcting me.
he minute you resort to name calling, you lose, no matter how nutty you think the other person is.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 12:09:08 AM »
Er... havn't we already question what is beyond the turtle?  I mean that is kind of why we built Hubble right?  to see what was beyond to turtle.
gnorance can be excused, Stupidity cannot.

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 02:02:45 PM »
So could somebody please answer my first post?  I have heard many different things about each one, and I would just like to see what a flat earther thinks about the whole thing, not just one part.

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2005, 05:55:20 PM »
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Before I thoroughly own each and every person whom advocates the "Flat Earth" theory


LOL, flat earth smack!

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2005, 11:56:08 AM »
Quote from: "Ender50"
Guys, the proof is everywhere. Look at Terry Prachetts scientific works, Discworld. FLAT world sitting on the backs of 5 elephants who are on an giant turtle. I mean, this 'round-earth' is just a cover up so we dont question whats beyond the turtle.


It's four elephants. One fell off and crashed to earth (upwards?). Try and keep up.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2005, 03:10:32 PM »
while terry prachetts' work is extremely funny, its fiction.

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2008, 11:26:36 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 04:17:18 AM »
while terry prachetts' work is extremely funny, its fiction.
Or is it?

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Re: The "Flat Earth" Theory
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 06:19:17 AM »

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Before I thoroughly own each and every person whom advocates the "Flat Earth" theory, I would like to have an accurate understanding of your theories.  I just want these simple questions answered.

1.  Why do you believe that the Earth is flat?

Because, when looked at objectively the RE 'theory' is ridiculous. A universal force which sucks everyone to the centre of the planet yet mysteriously pushes galaxies apart? please.

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2.  If the Earth is flat, how do people fly around the world and end up where they started?

They are following a compass which tells them where North is.... the centre of Earth. so you go in a huge circle.

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3.  What is at the Earth's edge?

A wall of ice.

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4.  Why do you believe that NASA faked the moon landing?

To attract billions of dollars of funds into the 'space industry'

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5.  How do you explain the fact that different parts of the Earth are lighted at different times of day?

A spotlight sun orbits over the equator shining a circle of light underneath it.

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6.  From what I've seen, the founder of your society believed that the Earth was flat based on things he read in the bible.  However, most people think that the Earth isn't round because they haven't seen it for themselves.  They believe that since they can't see the Earth from outer space with their own eyes, they cannot be sure that it is round.  However, they have blind faith that God exists.  Ironic, no?

Erm...yes? no? what's the right answer here?

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I may have missed a few important questions, but feel free to add any more information about your theory.

Maybe some other time, there's plenty in the questions section of the forum.

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I would also like to see a map (it could be a 5 minute paint endeavor, I don't care) of what you all believe the Earth would actually look like as viewed from outer space.  Since you believe that the Earth is flat, it should be quite easy to draw it.

There are a few floating around but the logo at the top of the page gives you a fairly good idea.

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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 07:32:23 AM »
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I just want these simple questions answered.
There is a section dedicated to that:

QUESTIONS AND CLARIFICATION:
http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?board=12.0
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