Why not go forward in any direction?

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Why not go forward in any direction?
« on: July 18, 2013, 04:32:05 AM »
 Prove it! Somebody that supports this theory must have enough money to plan a trip across the world. Why not do that? Then "non-believers" could actually see legitimate proof from a believer, and we could stop putting out real proof and real things that are happening right now. And then you could stop spending you're entire life proving something that cannot be proven.

 Or is there some kind of bullshit theory explaining why this cannot happen?

Re: Why not go forward in any direction?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 09:03:15 AM »
Prove it! Somebody that supports this theory must have enough money to plan a trip across the world. Why not do that? Then "non-believers" could actually see legitimate proof from a believer, and we could stop putting out real proof and real things that are happening right now. And then you could stop spending you're entire life proving something that cannot be proven.

 Or is there some kind of bullshit theory explaining why this cannot happen?

That's a good idea, actually. You could put Sigma Octantis on your left and sail. Sail only at nights, when you can see it. You wouldn't be going straight, but you could certainly keep track of how far you've gone with careful calculations of speed through the water. Factor in oceanic currents (which can be calculated by putting GPS trackers onto a million rubber ducks and releasing them into the wild), and you get a good idea of how far you've gone.

If Sigma Octantis revolves around the world in an FE model, you should turn about 180 degrees to the right every night, and be forced to turn back around come dusk, making for a very slow and aggravating journey. If, instead, Sigma Octantis remains relatively stationary in the sky, as the RE model predicts, then your journey will be swift and, with the exception of pirates, potentially hazard-free.

Re: Why not go forward in any direction?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 01:21:19 PM »
No-fly zones and surface to air anti-aircraft artillery come to mind.

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Re: Why not go forward in any direction?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 02:26:34 PM »
Prove it! Somebody that supports this theory must have enough money to plan a trip across the world. Why not do that? Then "non-believers" could actually see legitimate proof from a believer, and we could stop putting out real proof and real things that are happening right now. And then you could stop spending you're entire life proving something that cannot be proven.

 Or is there some kind of bullshit theory explaining why this cannot happen?

Why must someone who supports the theory have enough money?  Also, round-earth supporters have yet to circumnavigate the earth without turning.