Where did you first get the idea from?

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Where did you first get the idea from?
« on: July 11, 2009, 07:17:49 AM »
What were you doing before you had the idea that the Earth was flat? I mean was in common practice in Medieval villages you may have lived in? Reading too many discworld novels? It's just I was really wondering how you all came across the idea of a "flat" Earth.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 07:20:29 AM »
What were you doing before you had the idea that the Earth was flat? I mean was in common practice in Medieval villages you may have lived in? Reading too many discworld novels? It's just I was really wondering how you all came across the idea of a "flat" Earth.

Please read the FAQ (click), as it will answer many questions you may have.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 07:25:02 AM »
What were you doing before you had the idea that the Earth was flat? I mean was in common practice in Medieval villages you may have lived in? Reading too many discworld novels? It's just I was really wondering how you all came across the idea of a "flat" Earth.

Please read the FAQ (click), as it will answer many questions you may have.

I want everyone in the forums real story of how they found it. People can post here their stories of how they first found out that the Earth was flat...

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 07:46:47 AM »
It's simple, really. I came to this website, read the content here with an open mind, and realised that the only reason I ever thought a Round Earth made sense in the first place was because I had been brainwashed.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 10:47:55 AM »
What were you doing before you had the idea that the Earth was flat? I mean was in common practice in Medieval villages you may have lived in? Reading too many discworld novels? It's just I was really wondering how you all came across the idea of a "flat" Earth.

The Earth was commonly believed to be a sphere by most Medieval villagers, that mistaken and antiquated doctrine has been floating around for thousands of years.

I always suspected the Earth was flat, but I believe the first time I really came across evidence for this was when I read Earth Not a Globe, probably the most important science textbook of the last 500 years, and countenanced the great many experiments which prove it to be flat beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 12:15:31 PM »
About 8 years ago, Someone from NASA was giving a presentation and answering questions.  One person asked about the faked moon landing theory.  he mentioned it was from the flat earth society, and only recently did i look it up on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flat_Earth_Society

it referenced this website.  As with any wikipedia article, i cant guarentee it's accuracy.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 01:14:55 PM »
I have never seen the curvature of the earth, or any evidence for a round earth over a flat earth. Since the earth appears flat from our local area, I assume it is flat until sufficient evidence is given otherwise.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 08:20:42 PM »
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I always suspected the Earth was flat, but I believe the first time I really came across evidence for this was when I read Earth Not a Globe, probably the most important science textbook of the last 500 years, and countenanced the great many experiments which prove it to be flat beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I tend t agree. Earth Not a Globe is the only science text book which seeks only by inquiry, without assumption or hypothesis to get in the way. All other works, such as Copernicus' "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium," start with many assumptions such as the earth being a sphere and the earth being a part of the solar system. Never are any of those things demonstrated from scratch - they're just assumed.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2009, 04:17:11 PM »
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I always suspected the Earth was flat, but I believe the first time I really came across evidence for this was when I read Earth Not a Globe, probably the most important science textbook of the last 500 years, and countenanced the great many experiments which prove it to be flat beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I tend t agree. Earth Not a Globe is the only science text book which seeks only by inquiry, without assumption or hypothesis to get in the way. All other works, such as Copernicus' "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium," start with many assumptions such as the earth being a sphere and the earth being a part of the solar system. Never are any of those things demonstrated from scratch - they're just assumed.

It's just a pity that many of Rowbotham's experiments are faulty.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 04:21:29 PM »
I came to this site and Tom's excellent arguments, combined with his dreamy good looks, soon had me convinced.
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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2009, 04:46:49 PM »
[Earth Not a Globe is the only science text book which seeks only by inquiry, without assumption or hypothesis to get in the way.
In my opinion Rowbotham assumes quite much in his book. There are many and many sentences which consist the sentence "if the earth were a globe then..." or some variations of it.
Rowbotham had bad eyesight
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http://thulescientific.com/Lynch%20Curvature%202008.pdf - Visually discerning the curvature of the Earth
http://thulescientific.com/TurbulentShipWakes_Lynch_AO_2005.pdf - Turbulent ship wakes:further evidence that the Earth is round.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009, 05:18:26 PM »
In my opinion Rowbotham assumes quite much in his book. There are many and many sentences which consist the sentence "if the earth were a globe then..." or some variations of it.

Rowbotham begins his inquiry into the true mysteries of the universe and lets reality do the talking.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2009, 05:27:05 PM »
In my opinion Rowbotham assumes quite much in his book. There are many and many sentences which consist the sentence "if the earth were a globe then..." or some variations of it.

Rowbotham begins his inquiry into the true mysteries of the universe and lets reality do the talking.
No. He assumes something that he doesn't know. He says that "if the earth were a globe then this happens or this wouldn't happen". It is very clearly visible in his Experiment 7 where he assumes that the curvature of the earth should certainly be detectable at ground level if the earth only were a globe. But the curvature of the earth is not detectable at the ground level.
 And as I see it he doesn't want to detect the shape of the earth. If you only read the ENaG then it's quite obvious that he definitely wants to show that the earth is flat.
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Rowbotham had bad eyesight
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http://thulescientific.com/Lynch%20Curvature%202008.pdf - Visually discerning the curvature of the Earth
http://thulescientific.com/TurbulentShipWakes_Lynch_AO_2005.pdf - Turbulent ship wakes:further evidence that the Earth is round.

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Re: Where did you first get the idea from?
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 12:41:58 AM »
But the curvature of the earth is not detectable at the ground level.

I know its not. The Bedford Canal Experiment already put that matter to bed.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 03:26:04 AM by Tom Bishop »