Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?

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If the earth was flat wouldn't the set on the entire planet for at least half the day?

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JRoweSkeptic

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Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 07:50:43 PM »
Wow. Such incredible intelligence, that really is an amazing thought that hasn't been thought of by hundreds to thousands of other new users on the site, and there's no possible way any FEer could have thought of an answer in that time, and there's no way there could be any childishly simple response, because no one has ever thought of such a smart, revolutionary objection before.

If you don't like being treated with sarcasm and don't like it when people get annoyed then read the fucking FAQ before posting into the forum like you're anything more than the latest in a line of a hundred obnoxious morons who think they're smarter than everyone while refusing to be informed about the slightest thing.
I mean seriously what the hell is with you people?! What kind of arrogance do you need to think that you must have thought of a brand new objection and be so confident in it that you don't even bother reading the FAQ that is right in front of your face in every part of the FE forums that you go into?

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Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 10:27:29 PM »
If the earth was flat wouldn't the set on the entire planet for at least half the day?
I guess if it went under Earth.  It circles above it though... depending on which model you run with.

Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 03:30:32 AM »
So you're saying the sun is a tiny little spotlight that only illuminates part of the flat earth and circles around it?

Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 09:55:15 AM »
So you're saying the sun is a tiny little spotlight that only illuminates part of the flat earth and circles around it?
They.... are saying the sun is a tiny (32ish miles in diameter anyway) object that is either a sphere or a disk (neither really works) that illuminates part of Earth.  That's one model.

Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 04:01:01 AM »
So you're saying the sun is a tiny little spotlight that only illuminates part of the flat earth and circles around it?

Here is an earth observation that supports that conclusion:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Crepuscular_rays_in_GGP.JPG

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Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 05:14:52 AM »
So you're saying the sun is a tiny little spotlight that only illuminates part of the flat earth and circles around it?

Here is an earth observation that supports that conclusion:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Crepuscular_rays_in_GGP.JPG
Could you please explain your picture why it should support the conclusion of the sun being a tiny spotlight which circles around above a flat earth?
I don't get it.
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Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 08:33:02 AM »
So you're saying the sun is a tiny little spotlight that only illuminates part of the flat earth and circles around it?

Here is an earth observation that supports that conclusion:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Crepuscular_rays_in_GGP.JPG

So either you are saying the sun is right behind the trees and only about 30 feet off the ground or you are trolling. 

Re: Why doesn't the sun rise across the whole planet at once if it is flat?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 08:34:01 AM »
It's a valid question, and it also raises some other questions.  Why are there time zones, or at least so many time zones, with a flat planet?   Newton, besides articulating the laws of gravity and motion, also articulated the laws of optics and light - and the peculiar excuses offered by FEers about why stuff disappears over the horizon but doesn't actually fall off, or why we can't see London or even Boston from the top of the Empire State Building, etc., on a flat planet seem to violate those laws.

Here's another question:  At or near the north pole, watching the stars move around the pole they move counter-clockwise; at or near the south pole, watching the stars move around the pole they move clockwise --- that makes sense if the earth is a globe but it seems impossible to explain if the earth is flat.