a flat earth?

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a flat earth?
« on: October 23, 2011, 09:12:26 PM »
I am confused about this "flat earth theory" people are saying that its not flat and that earth is a sphere because that would explain gravity. but flat or not the gravity could still work on a flat earth. for example there is an ant ontop of a sheet of paper held high. is there still a gravity attraction on the paper pulling the ant down? there should be. so my question is this, if we ever got real proof by ourselves that earth is flat, then would the gravity work the same way that it would on a spherical earth?

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 09:32:17 PM »
I am confused about this "flat earth theory" people are saying that its not flat and that earth is a sphere because that would explain gravity. but flat or not the gravity could still work on a flat earth. for example there is an ant ontop of a sheet of paper held high. is there still a gravity attraction on the paper pulling the ant down? there should be. so my question is this, if we ever got real proof by ourselves that earth is flat, then would the gravity work the same way that it would on a spherical earth?

Now turn you paper over and notice that the ant does not fall off.  See?  Thass rite!  The earth is flat.

Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 01:10:07 AM »
thats just you saying that Earth is flat, my question was would gravity work the same way for both flat earth and spherical earth!?

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:47:46 AM »
"Gravity" is caused by the upward movement of the earth, accelerating upwards at a rate of 1g.

This can be verified by getting up on a chair and walking off the edge. If you observe the earth carefully you will see that it rises upwards towards you. You do not observe invisible fairies/puller particles/bendy space pulling you to the surface. Why believe the invisible when you can observe the visible.

Just step off a chair. See for yourself. Be free. Think free.

Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 09:57:24 AM »
It's a question of repository. I'm not sure that a single human being is the best repository to start with.

And by the way the UA has to be created by something such as invisible fairies/puller particles/bendy space or whatever.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 10:02:49 AM »
And by the way the UA has to be created by something such as invisible fairies/puller particles/bendy space or whatever.

It doesn't have to be invisible or mysterious like the explanation for gravity. Lots of things can push.

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 11:15:59 AM »
Like what?
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 12:15:51 PM »
Like what?

Aether, Dark Energy, Davis Plane, etc.

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 12:25:43 PM »
Like what?

Like, everything. Pushing particles are well understood. A fan can push air, a super soaker can push water. But how do puller particles work? Quite a mystery.

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 12:36:43 PM »
thats just you saying that Earth is flat, my question was would gravity work the same way for both flat earth and spherical earth!?

As a measurement of acceleration, my guess is you might say it is the same for both the RE and for one model of the FE.  Then again, I'm apt to confuse things.

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 12:45:34 PM »
Like what?

Like, everything. Pushing particles are well understood. A fan can push air, a super soaker can push water. But how do puller particles work? Quite a mystery.

We still don' know really how gravitons et gluons work.

Got a better theory?
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 01:32:42 PM »
But how do puller particles work? Quite a mystery.

Indeed, the Insane Clown Posse bring up a similar question in their great work titled Miracles. They also share your distrust of the explanations of scientists.
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 09:16:34 PM »
"Gravity" is caused by the upward movement of the earth, accelerating upwards at a rate of 1g.

This can be verified by getting up on a chair and walking off the edge. If you observe the earth carefully you will see that it rises upwards towards you. You do not observe invisible fairies/puller particles/bendy space pulling you to the surface. Why believe the invisible when you can observe the visible.

Just step off a chair. See for yourself. Be free. Think free.

None of UA's invisible fairies/pusher particles/magic have ever been observed either. Plus, there are many particles that can pull on one another, magnets should immediately come to mind.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2011, 03:37:09 PM »
I don't know if any of you know this but gravity is the attraction between objects with mass or energy. So on a flat earth gravity is possible because the flat earth and you have mass. that is what the OP was trying to say.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 03:41:19 PM »
I don't know if any of you know this but gravity is the attraction between objects with mass or energy. So on a flat earth gravity is possible because the flat earth and you have mass. that is what the OP was trying to say.

And since gravity doesn't exist, your post is completely and utterly irrelevant.

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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2011, 03:44:29 PM »
Why couldn't gravity work on a flat earth?
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 03:55:07 PM »
I highly approve of this "the Earth is accelerating" theory.  I think I will agree with this theory too.

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 04:01:12 PM »
I highly approve of this "the Earth is accelerating" theory.  I think I will agree with this theory too.
In fact, I think I'll make my own version of the flat Earth theory that I like better, and is completely infallible.

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 08:34:15 PM »
Why couldn't gravity work on a flat earth?

First problem, if gravity existed on a flat earth, then gravity would cause the earth to be pulled into a sphere.

Second problem, gravity pull is greatest in the direction of the center of mass.  This is fine on a round earth since we are being pulled toward the center.  But, on a flat earth, the farther you get from the north pole, the more you will be pulled at an angle.  Things would not fall straight down, but at a slight angle that would increase as you move towards the rim.

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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2011, 09:11:16 PM »
The first straight answer to an OP I have seen on this website. Thanks jroa ;D
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2011, 01:02:20 PM »
Gravity? Preposterous. Anyone who is not an imbecile realizes that the Earth is constantly accelerating upwards. That's why airplanes always run into mountains and such. Most pilots are mindless roundies and never take the Earth's upward acceleration into account. If pilots would just accept the FET and make sure that they go upwards at 9.8m/s^2 then they would not run into the Earth nearly as often.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 01:04:25 PM »
My tribute troll is terrible. :(

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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 01:06:54 PM »
And not exceptionally bright.
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2011, 01:11:16 PM »
And not exceptionally bright.
No less bright than the sun 32 miles in diameter 5000 miles above this wonderful flat Earth. DEATH TO ROUNDIES

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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2011, 01:36:07 PM »
At least it lurked.




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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2011, 03:12:24 PM »
I thought the sun was 3000 miles above the flat earth, or was that recently changed?
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 05:19:01 PM »
I thought the sun was 3000 miles above the flat earth, or was that recently changed?
It was in some models. thorck is just failing.
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Re: a flat earth?
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2011, 02:27:40 AM »
The Sun is a star which stays above the Earth God knows how, which is a spotlight producing light God knows how, which circles around the Earth God knows how, etc.
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