|08-21-2009, 03:54 PM||#121|
High Attitude Sniper
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sacto, Cally
This whole thing has me completely dumbfounded. It looks as though the initial page this discussion linked to was fake... read the bottom of the home page... it's ridiculous. But then, out of morbid curiosity, I looked up other sites... and sure enough there are plenty of web-sites and forums related to this.
I find the central theme to all of this... and the core of the belief in Flat Earth has to do with a complete ignorance of high-school level physics. The basic laws of mass and it's creation of gravity are thrown right out the window. The page this was all linked to uses gravity as a focal point in its explanation of Flat Earth, but completely ignores the physics of gravity and how it is generated.
The other big 'whoopsie' that was pretty blatant to me is how "Flat Earthers" can't explain the difference in distance traveled over a flat Earth versus a round Earth. Take something round, flatten it out, and the distance from point A to point B decreases… pretty simple.
A few other ‘Flat Earth’ Fun Facts…
- The oceans are kept in place, from falling off the edge of the Earth, by 150 foot walls of Ice.
- The sun and moon are both described as discs about 52 km (32 miles) in diameter.
- The stars and planetary bodies above the Earth revolve (at least roughly horizontally) above it, thereby causing sunrise and sunset to occur, and as the sun moves farther from an observer, its apparent size decreases to one too small for the eye to detect.
- The sun orbits over the Earth. The sun's orbit radius changes, causing it to be directly overhead at different locations at different times of the year
- The exact explanation for lunar eclipses in the Flat Earth theory is vague. However, two commonly accepted hypotheses are the Shadow Object Theory (that an object undiscovered and undetectable by science obscures the moon causing moon phases and lunar eclipses) and the Reflection hypothesis (the sun's light reflects off the Earth and reflects back to the moon, with some areas of the Earth being less reflective than others, thus producing shadows). There is also a minority which believes moon phases are caused by weather patterns on the moon.
This is awful science at it’s best.
|08-21-2009, 04:08 PM||#122|
Join Date: Mar 2008
It's all about Empirical evidence really... until you actually check for yourself it's all speculation. You choose to believe what you want to believe.
Some might even suggest that this sort of speculation is very, very healthy for society.
|08-21-2009, 04:11 PM||#123|
Join Date: Feb 2009
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|08-21-2009, 04:17 PM||#124|
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|08-21-2009, 04:22 PM||#125|
Cobra Deus Mors
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Look behind you.
Ha ha ha in my youth this name i use here (rasstis) was a legend in some circles in one of my old stopming grounds. I should be 8 foot tall and a killer/convitct with tattos all over me who eats childeren with tobasco. It's still funny to run into folks who know rasstis, but not me. Perception is power indeed, especialy when no one thinks for themselves or questions "truth". COBRA!
|08-21-2009, 04:25 PM||#126|
Master of Disguise
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
I find it all extremely hilarious in a very Monty Python sort of way. I wonder if they are serious or not. But people are free to believe what they want.
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|08-21-2009, 04:30 PM||#127|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
this has to be a joke man.... haha imagine the earth really was like a ritz cracker? wtf???? this has to be a joke, this cant be real.
|08-21-2009, 04:36 PM||#128|
Join Date: Apr 2008
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|08-21-2009, 04:43 PM||#129|
Join Date: Aug 2009
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I don't think Flat Earthers really believe the Earth is Flat.
I think it's all just a big jo... ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh... ke, uh.?!
Sorry about that, I just fell off the edge of the Flat Earth.
I landed on a parallel Flat Earth directly below us, Sub Earth.
|08-21-2009, 04:51 PM||#130|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
A 3-D object gives off a 2-D shadow, so it would make sense that a 4-D object would give off a 3-D shadow. It's impossable to represent a 4-D object in our world.
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