What would convince you?

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General Disarray

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What would convince you?
« on: April 24, 2010, 05:02:59 PM »
Since you FE'ers refuse to back up any of your claims with a single shred of experimental evidence, and instead rely on fabricating additions to your theory as your only form of "proof", I have a question for you:

What, if anything, would convince you that the Earth is round? By that I mean what kind of evidence would you not be able to dismiss as part of this conspiracy?
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 05:12:21 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 05:13:50 PM »
I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.

So nothing could convince you?  Absolutely no evidence would be strong enough for your belief to change?

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 05:15:05 PM »
I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.

So nothing could convince you?  Absolutely no evidence would be strong enough for your belief to change?

I really don't think my belief needs to change, to be honest with you.  I'm content with the choice I've made.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 05:21:35 PM »
I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"

So you cling to your belief in FET with same religious fervor as a Christian clings to their belief in God?  Good to know.  ;)
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 05:31:23 PM »
Indeed, this was very enlightening.  Roudy could be taken into space, could look back down at the curvature of our planet, and would still believe it's all just a scam.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 05:46:28 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"
Could you please provide a link for those of use who don't have the time to dig for it?

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 05:53:24 PM »
Indeed, this was very enlightening.  Roudy could be taken into space, could look back down at the curvature of our planet, and would still believe it's all just a scam.

Well yeah.  That's true for all "True" FEers.
However, note that many people on this forum pretend to be FEers but aren't.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010, 05:57:40 PM »
Indeed, this was very enlightening.  Roudy could be taken into space, could look back down at the curvature of our planet, and would still believe it's all just a scam.

That's not what I said at all.  Please don't put words in my mouth and misrepresent my position.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010, 06:08:12 PM »
That's not what I said at all.  Please don't put words in my mouth and misrepresent my position.
Then there COULD arise evidence that would make you believe in a spherical planet?  There doesn't seem to be.  You've said it's impossible to prove that the Earth is spherical and that you are content with your decision, essentially: nothing the opposing side can say or do will ever change my mind.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 06:15:56 PM »
That's not what I said at all.  Please don't put words in my mouth and misrepresent my position.
Then there COULD arise evidence that would make you believe in a spherical planet?  There doesn't seem to be.

I never said that either.

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You've said it's impossible to prove that the Earth is spherical and that you are content with your decision, essentially: nothing the opposing side can say or do will ever change my mind.

Yes, that's true, and I stand by both statements.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 06:18:48 PM »
Been reading the Wiki, I can't find any repeatable scientific experiments on there that prove your viewpoints.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 06:19:38 PM »
Been reading the Wiki, I can't find any repeatable scientific experiments on there that prove your viewpoints.

I never said there were any.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 06:20:44 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

No u
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 06:24:43 PM »

I never said that either.


So you're saying there can't be evidence for a round planet, meaning no evidence that comes up would ever convince you of the planet's shape.  Absolutely nothing could change your mind.  In short: we COULD take you into space and you COULD see the curvature of the Earth, and would remain unconvinced.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 06:35:49 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"
Could you please provide a link for those of use who don't have the time to dig for it?
What if I said, "Please?"

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010, 06:37:08 PM »
Proving the Earth is round is not the same as proving the existence or non-existence of God.  We stand on the Earth, we have sent crafts over the Earth.  We have telecommunications systems based on the shape of the Earth.  If we could see God or measure God's effects on the world, we could form an argument one way or another.  But that just isn't the case.  We can however make observations about the shape of the Earth.

I honestly don't believe that the Earth can be proven round in any way that will satisfy a flat-earth theorist.  Maybe once space tourism finally takes off(pun unintended), but even then we'll start to see some bullshit about perspective and conspiracy.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2010, 06:39:04 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

No u

Exactly.  There's evidence, but proof and evidence are different things.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2010, 06:58:29 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"
Could you please provide a link for those of use who don't have the time to dig for it?
What if I said, "Please?"

My mistake, here it is.

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/tiki/tiki-index.php
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2010, 07:14:10 PM »
We have experimental evidence.  Please consult the FE Wiki.

I personally don't think it's possible to prove the Earth round.  For me this question is a bit like asking "What would convince you that God doesn't exist?"
Could you please provide a link for those of use who don't have the time to dig for it?
What if I said, "Please?"

My mistake, here it is.

http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/tiki/tiki-index.php
Here's something interesting.
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A view from Everest
Q: Isn't the world curved from the top of Mt. Everest?

A: It's not.

http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen2/full22.html (external link)
But when you screen capture and draw a line using MS Paint.

You notice how the horizon at the center of the line is above it, but at the ends it even with the line?

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2010, 07:17:28 PM »
Ellipsis, I think I see where the confusion is.

Roundy is saying it's impossible because the Earth is Flat.  As in it's impossible to present the evidence because it doesn't exist.

At least, that's what I think the confusion is.  Am I right roundy?
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2010, 07:58:04 PM »
But when you screen capture and draw a line using MS Paint.

You notice how the horizon at the center of the line is above it, but at the ends it even with the line?

Well, sure, there will always be some apparent curvature when you look at a picture taken with a wide-angle lens.


Proving the Earth is round is not the same as proving the existence or non-existence of God.  We stand on the Earth, we have sent crafts over the Earth.  We have telecommunications systems based on the shape of the Earth.  If we could see God or measure God's effects on the world, we could form an argument one way or another.  But that just isn't the case.  We can however make observations about the shape of the Earth.

I disagree with the former part of your response.  I don't see how we could ever know we were truly witnessing God, or His effect on the world.

As to the latter part, we certainly can.  I have observed it countless times to be flat.  But it didn't prove anything.  Similarly, no matter how sure we were looking down on something that appeared to have curvature, we could never know for sure.

So you're saying there can't be evidence for a round planet, meaning no evidence that comes up would ever convince you of the planet's shape.

Not at all.

Ellipsis, I think I see where the confusion is.

Roundy is saying it's impossible because the Earth is Flat.  As in it's impossible to present the evidence because it doesn't exist.

At least, that's what I think the confusion is.  Am I right roundy?


No.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2010, 09:18:22 PM »
Roundy:

If you won the chance to go up into space and you observed a round, spherical Earth, would that convince you? If not, why?

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2010, 09:19:20 PM »

Ellipsis, I think I see where the confusion is.

Roundy is saying it's impossible because the Earth is Flat.  As in it's impossible to present the evidence because it doesn't exist.

At least, that's what I think the confusion is.  Am I right roundy?


No.

Then I admit to being confused.

You said that you had your beliefs and that it was impossible for anyone to "prove the Earth is round" yet say that it's not because it couldn't be true.  Does that mean you simply don't want to accept it if it is true?
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2010, 09:25:44 PM »
Roundy:

If you won the chance to go up into space and you observed a round, spherical Earth, would that convince you? If not, why?
 

Such an event would prove nothing more than that the Earth appears round from high altitudes.  As it seems a lot of REers like to point out, appearances can be deceiving.  It would do nothing to prove that the Earth actually is round.

yet say that it's not because it couldn't be true.

When did I say that?  ???
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2010, 09:30:19 PM »
But when you screen capture and draw a line using MS Paint.

You notice how the horizon at the center of the line is above it, but at the ends it even with the line?

Well, sure, there will always be some apparent curvature when you look at a picture taken with a wide-angle lens.

Yet the link you gave me says this picture is proof that the curvature of the Earth cannot be seen from Mt. Everest.  And you're wrong.  Check out this wide angle image from a skyscraper.

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2010, 09:33:27 PM »
Roundy:

If you won the chance to go up into space and you observed a round, spherical Earth, would that convince you? If not, why?
 

Such an event would prove nothing more than that the Earth appears round from high altitudes.  As it seems a lot of REers like to point out, appearances can be deceiving.  It would do nothing to prove that the Earth actually is round.

yet say that it's not because it couldn't be true.

When did I say that?  ???
Let's go hypothetical for a second.  Let's say you were able to tag along on the next NASA shuttle mission.  While you're up there, you look out the window and see the Earth in all it's spherical glory.  Would that convince you?

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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2010, 09:38:15 PM »
Yet the link you gave me says this picture is proof that the curvature of the Earth cannot be seen from Mt. Everest.  And you're wrong.

LOL, I didn't realize you took the picture from the wiki.

On further inspection of the picture with the line through it I don't see how you can possibly conclude that there's visible curvature.  Yes, there are spots where the background rises above the line slightly but there are also spots where it seems to dip slightly below.  On the whole I think the horizon is far too irregular to conclude that there's any actual curvature there.

Let's go hypothetical for a second.  Let's say you were able to tag along on the next NASA shuttle mission.  While you're up there, you look out the window and see the Earth in all it's spherical glory.  Would that convince you?

No, that would not convince me that a round Earth could be proven, and I already explained why just a couple posts ago when someone else asked exactly the same question.
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2010, 10:06:58 PM »
Why would you expect to see curvature in a 360 degree panorama?
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Re: What would convince you?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2010, 10:13:24 PM »
Why would you expect to see curvature in a 360 degree panorama?

Frankly I have no idea.  Putting that picture in the wiki, obviously, was not my idea.
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