What will you Flat guys do if you are proven wrong by commercial space flights?

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the spherical shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?

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General Disarray

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Dismiss it all as being part of the conspiracy.
You don't want to make an enemy of me. I'm very powerful.

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Thevoiceofreason

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lol, they'd yell conspiracy! and claim NASA drugged them

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Saddam Hussein

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I suppose we'll visit space like everyone else. ;D

Of course, NASA has been promising widespread space tourism since the 1960s.

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markjo

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Of course, NASA has been promising widespread space tourism since the 1960s.

No, they haven't.  NASA is not now, nor has it ever been, in the space tourism business.
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It is just the way it is, you understanding it doesn't concern me.

Of course, NASA has been promising widespread space tourism since the 1960s.

No, they haven't.  NASA is not now, nor has it ever been, in the space tourism business.

Markjo's right.  Many people have been predicting that we'd all be travelling in hover cars by now anyway, but some things just don't work out. 

And would anyone else pay to take Tom Bishop up in a private space shuttle and record his reaction when he finds out the Earth is round?  I sure would.

Trolling makes me angry.

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Lorddave

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Of course, NASA has been promising widespread space tourism since the 1960s.

No, they haven't.  NASA is not now, nor has it ever been, in the space tourism business.

Markjo's right.  Many people have been predicting that we'd all be travelling in hover cars by now anyway, but some things just don't work out. 

And would anyone else pay to take Tom Bishop up in a private space shuttle and record his reaction when he finds out the Earth is round?  I sure would.

I would, but I'm not sure Tom Bishop is a real flat Earther.  Or he'll lie/deny/make up an excuse.
You have been ignored for common interest of mankind.

I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

He'll probably accuse me of trying to get him into space with me where nobody can hear him scream, then I'll assassinate him in the name of the Conspiracy.

Trolling makes me angry.

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Death-T

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I don't know about you guys, but I am actually part of the conspiracy. Money, which is actually finacially impossible in most of the conspiracy theories, is just too good.
" Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. " - Albert Einstein

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I don't know about you guys, but I am actually part of the conspiracy. Money, which is actually finacially impossible in most of the conspiracy theories, is just too good.

Oh, we all are.  Those FE'ers are so damned smart!  They caught us :(

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Parsifal

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the planar shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Tom Bishop

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I already know what the earth will look like from the edge of the atmosphere.

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Lorddave

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I already know what the earth will look like from the edge of the atmosphere.

Of course you do.  And I bet the spotlight idea still works even though you can't actually SEE the whole dayside... right?
You have been ignored for common interest of mankind.

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the planar shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?

That implies that no one can currently go into space. Which is horribly incorrect in the first place. In fact, not even 3 years ago one of the professors in my department briefly went to the ISS. I believe him  :o

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Tom Bishop

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

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James

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It is remarkably easy to convince members of the public that they are in Space, as the Channel 4 documentary Space Cadets showed. I don't see why that kind of tomfoolery should convince me that the Earth is a giant ball.
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It is remarkably easy to convince members of the public that they are in Space, as the Channel 4 documentary Space Cadets showed. I don't see why that kind of tomfoolery should convince me that the Earth is a giant ball.


lol Reality TV

How do you know they weren't actors and you were the one being fooled?

Seems that's probably the most probable answer with your current track record.

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flyingmonkey

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

No, one cannot make out the entire Daylight facing side.

Especially since on FE, the Suns shape would change DRAMATICALLY during each hemispheres summer months.

Here's a diagram of an average Summers day over the Northern Hemisphere, note the area of shadow as darkness/night-time.



Okay, that looks fine and all for a spotlight, except that during the Summer months of the Southern Hemisphere, the dark region on that diagram would now be the light and vice versa, how do you FEers explain that one?

You cannot.

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General Disarray

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If I went into space and saw that the earth was indeed a flat plane and not a sphere, I would go ahead and apply for one of those "Flat Earth Believer" tags under my name.

It would be the first evidence I have seen indicating that FET was correct, so if I personally saw the things predicted by FET, you could sign me up.
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markjo

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It is remarkably easy to convince members of the public that they are in Space, as the Channel 4 documentary Space Cadets showed. I don't see why that kind of tomfoolery should convince me that the Earth is a giant ball.

It's amazing what you can do when you go to great pains to pick the stupidest people that you can find:
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Cadets#Audition_process
In order for the hoax to stand a realistic chance of succeeding, the Cadets would have to remain unaware of the true nature of the show, even given any production mistakes and implausible explanations.

As such, a strict set of criteria were applied to filter out inappropriate applicants:

    * Eliminating anyone who had ever served in the armed forces, or who already had a significant interest in space travel or science fiction.
    * Psychological tests used to single out the highly suggestible and those who would conform to groupthink
    * Physiological tests to determine claustrophobia, including being in restraining jackets and trapped in a full lift
    * Being asked to dance blindfolded, without music, and with others watching, to gauge inhibition levels
    * Asking the candidates to nominate a friend or relative they trusted implicitly, to make a vital and important decision for them. These friends or relatives were contacted, and fully let in on the hoax, and given the final say of whether or not the Cadet should be included

The intention was to obtain a group of Cadets who were highly gullible, conformist, and ignorant about the show's subject matter; and also ideally suited to appearing in a Reality TV show (e.g. uninhibited extroverts, "wacky personalities", or characters otherwise able to capture the public's attention).
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Besides, perhaps FET is a conspiracy too.
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It is just the way it is, you understanding it doesn't concern me.

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Thevoiceofreason

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the planar shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?

You are clearly trolling, since there is a post by another user with the same language.
As for me personally, I'd say, well don't I feel stupid, then get rly mad at the government and stuff.

then an hero will be made

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Thevoiceofreason

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

So I'm guessing you'd go into cranial prolapse.

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Vongeo

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I'd start A commercial space flight company.
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Thevoiceofreason

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

No, one cannot make out the entire Daylight facing side.

Especially since on FE, the Suns shape would change DRAMATICALLY during each hemispheres summer months.

Here's a diagram of an average Summers day over the Northern Hemisphere, note the area of shadow as darkness/night-time.



Okay, that looks fine and all for a spotlight, except that during the Summer months of the Southern Hemisphere, the dark region on that diagram would now be the light and vice versa, how do you FEers explain that one?

You cannot.


question. how does a spotlight look like a weird polar coordinate graph thingie

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flyingmonkey

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question. how does a spotlight look like a weird polar coordinate graph thingie

I'll let a FEer try to answer that one.

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Parsifal

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the planar shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?

You are clearly trolling, since there is a post by another user with the same language.

Nope, not trolling. Simply pointing out that the OP can be applied in either direction, and I could equally well ask "what would you do if somebody proved the sky was pink?" and it would be just as hypothetical and useless as this thread is.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Thevoiceofreason

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When technology progress to the point where you can go out into space and see the planar shape of the Earth, what will you do? Seriously, I'm not trolling, what would you do?

You are clearly trolling, since there is a post by another user with the same language.

Nope, not trolling. Simply pointing out that the OP can be applied in either direction, and I could equally well ask "what would you do if somebody proved the sky was pink?" and it would be just as hypothetical and useless as this thread is.

troll: "most commonly encountered on the internet, is any person who purposely causes controversy in a web community"
-Encyclopedia Dramatica.

you aren't posting a question you want to know the answer to. OP also could have been trolling, but you definitely are.
besides, I answered your question, I'd be legit pissed at the Gov, and wondering why the media didn't leak it. then, as it invalidated my love of NASA, Science, and ultra-modern technology, I might have to an hero
« Last Edit: May 13, 2010, 09:45:47 PM by Thevoiceofreason »

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Tom Bishop

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

No, one cannot make out the entire Daylight facing side.

Especially since on FE, the Suns shape would change DRAMATICALLY during each hemispheres summer months.

Here's a diagram of an average Summers day over the Northern Hemisphere, note the area of shadow as darkness/night-time.



Okay, that looks fine and all for a spotlight, except that during the Summer months of the Southern Hemisphere, the dark region on that diagram would now be the light and vice versa, how do you FEers explain that one?

You cannot.

Have you confirmed this, or is this your imagination?

You're assuming that the earth is a globe in your assumptions. It's not.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2010, 11:03:11 PM by Tom Bishop »

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One can see the whole day-lit part of the earth from the edge of the atmosphere. Much of the details are simply too tiny to make out.

No, one cannot make out the entire Daylight facing side.

Especially since on FE, the Suns shape would change DRAMATICALLY during each hemispheres summer months.

Here's a diagram of an average Summers day over the Northern Hemisphere, note the area of shadow as darkness/night-time.



Okay, that looks fine and all for a spotlight, except that during the Summer months of the Southern Hemisphere, the dark region on that diagram would now be the light and vice versa, how do you FEers explain that one?

You cannot.

Have you confirmed this, or is this your imagination?

You're assuming that the earth is a globe in your assumptions. It's not.
You're assuming the Earth (note: Earth always has a capital) is flat. Have YOU confirmed it with anything other than Rowbotham's crazy book of lies, or is it YOUR imagination? I (and all of the general public (aka Round Earthers)) want to see REAL proof the Earth is flat. So far it's: 1. Read the wiki 2. Read ENaG or 3. Conspiracy.  Will you prove something for once or will you continue to prove to be an idiot, which you prove on a daily basis.                       

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Thevoiceofreason

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I might be wrong, but aren't there equally dark and equally light regions on the earth at any given point in time?
surely you can draw that.