How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?

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BINATKO96

How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« on: December 05, 2010, 08:51:00 AM »
If the Earth was flat, shouldnt there be a be a drop off point of where you just fall?

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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 12:10:37 PM »
There is.  But it's located deep within the frozen terrain of Antarctica.  You aren't just going to be driving along some day and suddenly go tumbling off into space.

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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 10:47:05 AM »
No, that would be silly. I find it more likely that the Earth is infinite.

Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 07:18:24 PM »
First of all we have bases in Antarctica and have had many expeditions into that area. However, there has never once been a time when anyone has ever seen the edge of Antarctica or ever fallen off. Also, they have thoroughly mapped the region on foot and with satellite data and never once have they seen any drop of point. Also, what is underneath the earth. Because you so conveniently say that the cosmos and sun and moon are all a few thousand miles above us and are rotating around us, what is below us. Please Explain.
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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 07:33:16 PM »
First of all we have bases in Antarctica and have had many expeditions into that area. However, there has never once been a time when anyone has ever seen the edge of Antarctica or ever fallen off.

That's not quite true.  Lots of people have seen the edge of Antarctica.  It's called the Antarctic coast.
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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 03:50:57 PM »
Please Explain.


Good luck with that.

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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 04:15:32 PM »
No, that would be silly. I find it more likely that the Earth is infinite.

The entire Universe would have to be infinite and observations do not support it.
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Re: How is there no possibility of falling off the Earth?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 05:41:23 PM »
No, that would be silly. I find it more likely that the Earth is infinite.

The entire Universe would have to be infinite and observations do not support it.

I'm sceptical of these 'observations'. However, even supposing they're true: it simply mean the flat Earth is expanding at the same rate as the universe.