this mutant stepchild of the flat earth claim : the " slightly convex " earth is even more ludicrous that the absolute flat plane for the following
1 - ANY claim of ANY curvature actually debunks a large percentage of the actual flat earth claims and certainly all of those that deny the spheroid
2 - water // gravity i would love to see the " SCE " [ i am using the abreviation cos i CBA typeing slightly convex repeatedly ] " for gravity -
for reasons that should be obvious
if its not - then the "SCE " must come up with a magic explaination for the behaviour of water - or explain why the gravitional centre of the SCE is
in the plce it is - and whats there [ its distance below the surface will be a function of the exact radius of the "slightly convex " element of the
3 - all the reasons other posters have brought to your attention so far
4 - the absurdity of the edge becomes even more pronounced in the SCE claim - as it should now be easier to see it from higher latitudes than the FP
[ flat plane ] claim
5 - i am loosing the will to exist on a planet that has so many utterly scientifically illiterate creatures
not # 5 is not a valid argument against the SCE claim - but its true none the less
The earth being flat or round is one thing but the main question here should be, the only real evidence we have for anything, anything! in this world
comes from academic books and teachings, where does their academic books and teachings come from, well their academic books and teachings. Point is,
whoever concieved the first plot about anything, the rest are blindly following. I am not enforcing this point on whether the earth is flat or not
however. I would believe its round, considering how we revovle around matter out in space and it to us and im sure many pilots could speak wonderful
a reply to: BlackProject
Is simple geometry some kind of conspiracy?
BTW, I realized how Polaris demonstrates the shape of the northern hemisphere myself after coming across the information about the altitude of Polaris
matching your latitude while researching something else. I didn't realize this was a "thing" until later. Nobody told me this.
Point is, whoever concieved the first plot about anything, the rest are blindly following.
To be clear, my point is your post is BULL#! That card is played ad nauseam and it does not apply here.
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A 2000 year old dead guy figured out the circumference of the Earth using simple geometry. It's so easy to understand that if you dont have the
ability or just can't see it then you're f**ked in life. You may think you're doing fine, but you're definitely not. You don't know what's going or
where you're at in any given moment. I didn't realize Alzheimer's was this prevalent on this board. You don't even need a picture or to fly in a
spaceship that will take you far far away so you can look down at that bright blue sphere in front of you. Hell, you don't even need to take the
measurements. Just picture what a flat earth is and think about it for a little while. If you can't conclude that the idea is retarded then I don't
even know how to help you. It's over for you. Oh and just because you can question something doesn't mean you always should nor does it make you a
"thinker". People here seem to be under the impression that questioning things which are blatantly irrefutable makes them smart. It doesn't. It makes
their kindergarten teachers cry because they see that all their effort put towards you was an utter failure.
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BrokedownChevy because: For fun
Again this flat earth thing to a large degree has so little to do with flat earth in many ways. It's an analogy of living and thinking. Can you think
outside the box. The ideas you've been told your whole life. Like I remember there was a time in my life were even the though of perhaps living one
day in a different country was totally unheard of. Completely unrealistic. Not a chance. And although I haven't moved I started thinking about it. And
now all of a sudden some possibiliies to do so are opening up for me. And I'm being to be a lot more open to the idea, and would be very open to
trying it. But again, that's only because I started thinking outside my little box. Ya that doesn't relate well to flat earth but again it has to do
with thinking. Can you think at all outside of what you've been told is possible? Or will you forever be trapped in this little bubble of your life.
That being that you're not actually a living person. ...
let me explain....
See many of us, are not actually alive at all. We're essencially zombies. We move, but we can't think, we can't do anything different outside of what
we've been taught. We're totally and completely locked in. And the way this happens is we get taught things and we get into routines of doing and
thinking. And once locked in for long enough we're stuck.
So for example, you are say: an accountant or a plumber. You're a father. You believe 911 was done by 2 planes. You believe the 6 oclock news and
newspaper headlines, you vote and have a leaning toward liberal or conservative, you play a sport or two, you smoke, and drink socially, you think
drugs are extremely bad for people, you think perscription drugs are good for people, you believe anything a dr tells you as gosple truth. etc
And that list goes on and on....
You're locked in. You can't think outside of certain norms. You didn't even choose half this stuff for yourself. You dont' even want to be a plumber,
but it pays the bills so you're stuck. You didn't choose any of this. But you fell into it, someone told you it was that way, you did it, and then
next think you know you're a smoker for life.
You'll never break out. You've become a zombie. You'll never think for yourself. You'll never try anything outside of the normal day to day.
So if someone tells you something thought provoking, like there's a God, or the earth is flat, or whatever, you can't even begin to go there. The
narorrative of what you've always been taught kicks in. You must not dare to explore even a new idea as it goes against everything you've been told
your whole life. or against your pride or ego.
Anyway I'm just saying we're all basically zombies. Me included.
Like there's this scene in blade runner were the Daryle hanna realizes that they're just too stupid to make it. And she says: "we're stupid and we'll
die". She's an andriod. She's not suppose to think for herself. But she shows a small glimpse into the ability of this zombie like creature to wake up
and have a realization. A unique thought. A thought that's outside the box.
so that to me is like us. Like I said we're zombies. But can we even get to the point were we wake up even just enough to say: "I wonder if it's
really like this? " I just think for most it's impossible. We're way too pre programmed and locked in. Most are run by the ego and or the norm of
there lives and they can't wake up at all. It's just very sad. We're just too stupid and we'll die.
Thinking outside the box is all well and good but when it leads you to start thinking outside reality it can cause problems. It isn't license to
ignore the real world, it is a way to find unorthodox, yet LOGICAL solutions to problems.
Flat Earth theory, what solutions does it offer in the real world? What practical purpose can it have? What do people get out of it?
again your demonstrating a well conditioned responce. Being defensive and belitting what's tptb don't want us to know or think about. What you're
doing just proves everything I just said. It proves we can't think.
I probably go with globe too. Only for the simple reason that I have way too many other things that are pressing matters to have to worry about. I
don't have the luxury to figure out if the world is flat. But I know we didn't go to the moon that's for sure. It's just a means to steal money from
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