East-West curvature

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EvolvedMantisShrimp

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East-West curvature
« on: August 17, 2019, 08:27:03 AM »
On a flat earth, If you were to lay down a line connecting point A due east using a compass for a distance of 20 miles to point B, would the line curve northward from the perspective of a person standing at either point A or point B?
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Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 05:20:33 PM »
Nobody knows what a compass would read on a flat earth because nobody knows what a magnetic field on a flat earth would look like because nobody has ever measured the magnetic field on a flat earth because there is no flat earth.

This must be a trick question.

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Bullwinkle

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Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 08:25:00 PM »
. . .  nobody knows what a magnetic field on a flat earth would look like because nobody has ever measured the magnetic field on a flat earth because there is no flat earth.

rab a laba dibity ding walla babble . . .  ta da

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

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rabinoz

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Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 11:44:40 PM »
On a flat earth, If you were to lay down a line connecting point A due east using a compass for a distance of 20 miles to point B, would the line curve northward from the perspective of a person standing at either point A or point B?
The flat-earth equator would only curve about 0.18 in 20 miles.
There would be no way a magnetic compass could register whether you followed a straight line or the curved equator.

Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 04:14:18 AM »
If you stood on the equator of a flat earth on the equinox and watched the sun rise, shouldn't it rise a bit to the left of due east as it's really on a circular path with the north pole at its centre?
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rabinoz

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Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 04:59:30 AM »
If you stood on the equator of a flat earth on the equinox and watched the sun rise, shouldn't it rise a bit to the left of due east as it's really on a circular path with the north pole at its centre?
Yes, the sun should be to the North East or 45 to the left at sunrise..
That is unless you believe in Tom Bishop's "magic bendy light" that magically adjusts its direction to fit what we see everywhere on the Globe .

Smart little photons!

Re: East-West curvature
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 05:36:52 AM »
If you stood on the equator of a flat earth on the equinox and watched the sun rise, shouldn't it rise a bit to the left of due east as it's really on a circular path with the north pole at its centre?
Yes, the sun should be to the North East or 45 to the left at sunrise..
That is unless you believe in Tom Bishop's "magic bendy light" that magically adjusts its direction to fit what we see everywhere on the Globe .

Smart little photons!

They are so clever. Not only do they know to dive at the ground and then pull up at the last moment in order to fake sunrise and sunset, but they also know the difference between an observers left and right and bend around the curvature of the flat earth equator appropriately.

I wonder if all the other fundamental particles are as clever and know when and where to duck and dive.
The Universal Accelerator is a constant farce.

Flattery will get you nowhere.

From the FAQ - "In general, we at the Flat Earth Society do not lend much credibility to photographic evidence."