Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #60 on: October 23, 2017, 12:55:55 AM »
No, why?

Because you didn't really leave room to properly respond. You just made a statement.

It was actually a question, like "do I understand you right?". I'm a slow thinker.

I can tell. I write very deliberately.

But, again..isn't it a remarkable thing, that this combination of the movement of the celestial gears and atmoplanic lensing results in a movement of the stars that can be perfectly described with the assumption that earth is a ball?

Not really. There are often multiple explanations for an observed phenomenon.

Yes really.  Explanations dependent on a flat, geocentric earth result in contradictions.  Those dependent on a spherical, heliocentric earth do not. 
With all the woes facing our planet do we need a flat earth to add to them...

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #61 on: October 23, 2017, 12:58:52 AM »
I can tell. I write very deliberately.
Yes, you are certainly are the local expert in writing "very deliberately" and saying nothing.

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #62 on: October 23, 2017, 09:45:23 AM »
Just admit it: because Flat Earthers cannot grasp the complex mathematics behind rotating three dimensional spheres they've made it flat.

Flatters aren't necessarily bad at math, they are AFRAID of math.
Math proves they are delusional.  Math proves they are wrong.
Take AltSkepti/R2dc3po for instance, he even flees his own thread when faced with doing the math for satellite directions and elevations.
Same with distances between cities.
They are afraid of doing the math, they know it proves them wrong.

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #63 on: October 23, 2017, 10:25:12 AM »

And you genuinely believe that earth is a flat plain?

Are you seriously asking me that for a third time? What is your degree in? Redundancy? Poor reading comprehension?

That one was neat.  ;D
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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2017, 11:26:26 AM »
Flatters aren't necessarily bad at math, they are AFRAID of math...

Particularly non-Euclidean geometry it would seem.  Which is why they can't comprehend the spherical earth.  Quite funny actually.  Cause and effect?

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2017, 12:29:01 PM »
Flatters aren't necessarily bad at math, they are AFRAID of math...

Particularly non-Euclidean geometry it would seem.  Which is why they can't comprehend the spherical earth.  Quite funny actually.  Cause and effect?

They fear any math that proves them wrong:
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=72137.msg1975520#msg1975520

Math is not their friend.

Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2017, 01:21:45 PM »
Yes they are, take the Eratosthenes measurements of shadows, if they understood mathematicians they would know that a flat and round earth would give different results when three locations are used.
Btw if you use three locations, it matches a round earth.

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2017, 02:36:06 PM »
Flatters aren't necessarily bad at math, they are AFRAID of math...

Particularly non-Euclidean geometry it would seem.  Which is why they can't comprehend the spherical earth.  Quite funny actually.  Cause and effect?

They fear any math that proves them wrong:
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=72137.msg1975520#msg1975520

Math is not their friend.

You're pretty proud of this huh? I asked you to do it and we can discuss the math a few times now and you refuse to. I think it's you that's afraid. Why else would you not solve the problem?


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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2017, 09:48:37 AM »
Since a flat earth leads to major contradictions in basic geometry,
i would say yes, they are indeed very bad in math.

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2017, 10:56:59 AM »
Not only bad at maths, none of them seem capable of performing and reporting the results of simple observations;

Posted on the other site;
No one else observed the sun's elevation at the solstice?

The geometry is quite interesting. I'm about 77.25 North of the Tropic of Capricorn. Each degree is 60 Nautical miles which works out that I'm 5334 miles North of the Tropic of Capricorn. Using trigonometry to calculate the vertical height of the sun above the Tropic on a flat plane, 5334*tan(13) = 1234. That doesn't fit with a 3000 mile height of the sun above a flat plane!
The 13 elevation does fit with the 77 angle between the Tropic and my location on a globe with a far distant sun (ok, I might have been 1/4 of a degree off in my measurement of the sun's elevation)


Observations and calculations poke great big holes in their beliefs.
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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2017, 11:09:48 AM »
Just admit it: because Flat Earthers cannot grasp the complex mathematics behind rotating three dimensional spheres they've made it flat.

What complex maths are you referring to, exactly?

Trigonometry.
>complex maths
>trigonometry

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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
I'm bad at math and I'm a round earther.
The Bible doesn't support a flat earth.

Scripture, facts, science, stats, and logic is how I argue.

Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2017, 11:24:26 AM »
I'm bad at math and I'm a round earther.
Yeah, but you're from 'murica, that explains your math deficit.
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Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2017, 11:25:43 AM »
I'm bad at math and I'm a round earther.
Yeah, but you're from 'murica, that explains your math deficit.

Actually I was born in Italy and moved to the states when I was five. Maybe I spent too much time here.
The Bible doesn't support a flat earth.

Scripture, facts, science, stats, and logic is how I argue.

Re: Are Flat Earthers Bad in Mathematics?
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2017, 11:54:42 AM »
I'm bad at math and I'm a round earther.
Yeah, but you're from 'murica, that explains your math deficit.

Actually I was born in Italy and moved to the states when I was five. Maybe I spent too much time here.
I don't think you have learned too much maths before the age of 5.
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