# If a person was standing on a ball

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#### jimster

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##### If a person was standing on a ball
« on: March 07, 2019, 01:17:47 PM »
with a million mile radius, would it look flat to him? Yes, or

If he was standing on a ball with 10 foot radius, would it look flat? No, or

If the person is put on progressively smaller balls, at what radius will that person see that the surface underthem is not flat?

Is it possible for something to be both true and unproven?

Are things that are true and proven any different from things that are true but not proven?

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##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 02:33:07 PM »
with a million mile radius, would it look flat to him? Yes, or

If he was standing on a ball with 10 foot radius, would it look flat? No, or

If the person is put on progressively smaller balls, at what radius will that person see that the surface underthem is not flat?

(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Hmmmmm.........Good question. I don't have an answer.  :-(:  I would have to do some research on that one ?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 02:35:10 PM by Googleotomy »
Stick close , very close , to your P.C.and never go to sea
And you all may be Rulers of The Flat Earth Society

Look out your window , see what you shall see
And you all may be Rulers of The Flat Earth Society

Chorus:
Yes ! Never, never, never,  ever go to sea !

#### Bullwinkle

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##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 07:29:39 PM »
I would say the smaller the balls the flatter they would be.
RE can never win this argument.
FE can't be disproved.

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#### psionicinversion

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##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 04:59:16 AM »
I would say the smaller the balls the flatter they would be.
what?!!! oh yeah i forgot for a second that a tennis balls curvature is smaller than a basketballs!

#### rabinoz

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##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 02:57:35 PM »
I would say the smaller the balls the flatter they would be.

Einstein you ain't!

Let's extend this and see if we can "Einsteinify" you a tiny bit:
 QuoteCurvature, Curvature of plane curvesGiven any curve C and a point P on it, there is a unique circle or line which most closely approximates the curve near P, the osculating circle[1] at P. The curvature of C at P is then defined to be the curvature of that circle or line. The radius of curvature is defined as the reciprocal of the curvature. So And strangely this is closely related to the old 8 inches/(mile squared) formula.
[1] Osculating Circle = Kissing Circle - no, no not the spin the bottle kind!
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 09:29:59 PM by rabinoz »

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##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 08:32:20 PM »
I would say the smaller the balls the flatter they would be.

Yes.
If he stood on a small ball he would most likely flatten it.
Otherwise, the larger the ball the flatter it would appear to anyone standing on top of it.
Stick close , very close , to your P.C.and never go to sea
And you all may be Rulers of The Flat Earth Society

Look out your window , see what you shall see
And you all may be Rulers of The Flat Earth Society

Chorus:
Yes ! Never, never, never,  ever go to sea !

#### Bullwinkle

• Flat Earth Curator
• 16026
• "Umm, WTF ???"
##### Re: If a person was standing on a ball
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 11:32:32 PM »
I would say the smaller the balls the flatter they would be.

Yes.
If he stood on a small ball he would most likely flatten it.
Otherwise, the larger the ball the flatter it would appear to anyone standing on top of it.

RE can never win this argument.
FE can't be disproved.