# what would it look like?

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#### Pythagoras

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##### what would it look like?
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:03:35 PM »
so i have always wondered what flat earth people would say to this so hear goes.

if a sphere had a diameter of 12 756.2 kilometers and you were standing at the very top and you were lets say 6ft tall, what shape would you assume the the object you were standing on to be if you had no other perspective of the object you were standing on ?

maby someone knows of a piece of software that could create the sphere of that size and allow us to look at the horizon from 6ft above its surface.

#### Tom Bishop

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 12:45:13 PM »
The earth would be flat until demonstrated otherwise.

#### Foxy

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 12:47:10 PM »
Why don't you demonstrate how the Earth is flat?

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#### Thork

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 12:48:16 PM »
Why don't you demonstrate how the Earth is flat?
Tom has 15,000+ posts along those lines. Feel free to use the forum search function.

#### Foxy

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 01:18:35 PM »
Why don't you demonstrate how the Earth is flat?
Tom has 15,000+ posts along those lines. Feel free to use the forum search function.

Not really. I haven't seen one of his explanations backed up by evidence or testing. And by his own admission, he does not test this stuff. I apologize if this is kind of off the topic itself, but I just have to point out that it doesn't work one way.

#### Pythagoras

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 01:23:17 PM »
The earth would be flat until demonstrated otherwise.

so within the peramiters of the question. what you are standing on is a globe but from your perspeective you just said it would appear flat am i right or reading your reply right wrong?

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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 02:36:21 PM »
That observation is also consistent with the top of a giant starfish or doughnut or snow man -- any shape of sufficient size. Should we assume the earth is any of these shapes?
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#### markjo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 04:38:22 PM »
That observation is also consistent with the top of a giant starfish or doughnut or snow man -- any shape of sufficient size. Should we assume the earth is any of these shapes?

No, but if observations do not conflict with the earth being any of those shapes, then you should not dismiss them out of hand.
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#### Lord Wilmore

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 10:31:22 PM »
That observation is also consistent with the top of a giant starfish or doughnut or snow man -- any shape of sufficient size. Should we assume the earth is any of these shapes?

No, but if observations do not conflict with the earth being any of those shapes, then you should not dismiss them out of hand.

What is the difference between not dismissing any given model, and not accepting any given model?
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#### markjo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 05:26:34 AM »
That observation is also consistent with the top of a giant starfish or doughnut or snow man -- any shape of sufficient size. Should we assume the earth is any of these shapes?

No, but if observations do not conflict with the earth being any of those shapes, then you should not dismiss them out of hand.

What is the difference between not dismissing any given model, and not accepting any given model?

It's the difference between disproving a given model and choosing to not even consider a given model.  If you cannot show a reason why a particular model is not true, then there is no reason to assume that the model is false.

It's sort of like the difference between you winning and me losing.  Just because I lose, that does not always mean that you win.  Or, to put it another way, just because you find problems with RET, that does not mean that FET is correct.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2013, 05:29:56 AM by markjo »
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#### Dinosaur Neil

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 05:42:35 AM »
That observation is also consistent with the top of a giant starfish or doughnut or snow man -- any shape of sufficient size. Should we assume the earth is any of these shapes?

Since the reason often given for your assumption of flatness is "because it looks flat", I don't think Starfish Earth or Doughnut Earth should be dismissed out of hand. How do you know these are not correct shapes?
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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 02:56:09 PM »
The same reason that I don't assume invisible, flying, pink elephants are peeing when it rains. Just because I cannot prove something is not does not mean I must assume them likely or even possible.
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#### Dinosaur Neil

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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
The same reason that I don't assume invisible, flying, pink elephants are peeing when it rains. Just because I cannot prove something is not does not mean I must assume them likely or even possible.

Is that Zetetic? I'm no expert, but anything that's possible should be considered equally as long as your senses agree with it, right?
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#### markjo

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 06:54:51 PM »
The same reason that I don't assume invisible, flying, pink elephants are peeing when it rains. Just because I cannot prove something is not does not mean I must assume them likely or even possible.

If someone were to assert that invisible, flying, pink elephants are peeing when it rains and you couldn't provide any evidence that contradicts that assertion, then why shouldn't you assume it possible?
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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2013, 10:58:53 PM »
Why should I believe that assertion over the self-evident facts available?
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#### Salviati

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 02:14:34 AM »
Why should I believe that assertion over the self-evident facts available?

Do you realize that your statement is a nail on FET's coffin, don't you?
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#### Pongo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 08:43:17 AM »
Why should I believe that assertion over the self-evident facts available?

Do you realize that your statement is a nail on FET's coffin, don't you?

I don't see how that's a "nail in the coffin" at all.

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#### Thork

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013, 08:45:22 AM »
FET grows by the day and so does the list of members.

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#### Pythagoras

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 08:48:52 AM »
even FET admits that on a round earth the earth horizon would appear to be flat so how is the fact that the horizon is flat evidence that the world is flat?

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#### squevil

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2013, 09:04:53 AM »
Flat earth theory doesn't have an opinion. I'm pretty sure it's not conscious.

#### Pythagoras

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2013, 09:18:21 AM »
well its easy enough to do. draw a circle any size you want and zoom in until you get to a scale ratio approaching the size of a human standing on its surface. and look and see. if your not happy with that. do it on a computer with a sphere on a CAD design software and repeat for the scale. you will see the horizon is flat. thus proven with once again a OBSERVABLE EXPERIMENT.

#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2013, 12:09:31 PM »
even FET admits that on a round earth the earth horizon would appear to be flat so how is the fact that the horizon is flat evidence that the world is flat?

Even Globularist Atheists admit that if angels were pushing the sun, it would move about the sky. So how is the fact that the sun is moving in the sky evidence that the earth is moving about the sun?
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#### Pythagoras

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2013, 12:19:39 PM »
angels pushing the sun? is their any meaning to this post or are you just trying to get your post count up?

#### Dinosaur Neil

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2013, 02:57:08 PM »
Why should I believe that assertion over the self-evident facts available?

Nothing is self-evident, other than perhaps the self, and even that is disputed. To bring the term into discussion is idiotic.
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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2013, 03:56:13 PM »
I will use the term "most direct inference" in its stead, just for you.
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#### markjo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2013, 04:34:23 PM »
Why should I believe that assertion over the self-evident facts available?

I'm not saying that you should believe it, I'm just saying that as a Zetetic (or open minded scientist if you aren't a Zetetic) you shouldn't dismiss it without any evidence to the contrary.
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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2013, 10:29:15 PM »
I've already admitted that a giant globe seems equally likely as a giant star fish; I'm not sure what else you could want of me.
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#### markjo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2013, 05:18:23 PM »
I've already admitted that a giant globe seems equally likely as a giant star fish; I'm not sure what else you could want of me.

How about admitting that, on a very small scale (like, say, the view out your window), a giant globe is equally likely as a flat plane?
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#### Ski

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2013, 05:38:31 PM »
Why is a room full of invisible fairies just as likely as the room being empty? Isn't it more likely that the room is just as it appears?
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#### markjo

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##### Re: what would it look like?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2013, 06:32:20 PM »
What do invisible fairies have to do with the shape of the earth?
Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.
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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.