posted on May, 30 2016 @ 04:52 AM
a reply to: TheEarthIsNotAGlobe
It is rare that I feel the need to contribute to a discussion recently but you made me need to log in to respond to that video. Oh my gosh that is
bad. I'm pretty sure a huge number of my brain cells died whilst watching it. Congratulations.
First: what does the range at which a candle can be seen by eye matter? It isn't a secret that the brightness of an object plays a part in determining
it's visible range. In marine navigation there are two ranges given for any navigation light. It's geographical range (the maximum theoretical range
at which the light will be observed as limited by the curvature of the earth based on the height of the light and the height of the observer) or the
luminous range which is based on the intensity of the light and the current atmospheric conditions. Whichever of the two ranges is smaller is the one
you will encounter. Either the light isn't powerful enough to reach the visible horizon or it is limited by the curvature. Easy to understand.
You also somehow implied that because we can't see a candle 3 miles away there is no way we would see a star light years away. You do realise that the
output of our sun (a typical main sequence star) is 3.85x10(26) watts?
Dismissing navigation due to oceanographic topography is an outstanding leap of ignorance that doesn't even come close to adressing the point being
made. Navigation has been based upon the use of the terrestrial sphere for hundreds of years and just does not work with the flat earth model. The
problem is your meridians of longitude. The flat earth model could kind of still work in the northern hemisphere but would break down instantly in the
south. longitude lines converge at our poles on a sphere where they would diverge on the flat earth map. One of the simplest navigation formulae in
existence would break entirely: East West distance = difference of longitude x cos latitude.
As someone whose career is based upon navigation across the globe (merchant navy navigation officer) I can guarantee that our spherical model is
proveable by navigation calculations as I live that truth every day.
Even concepts as simple as planetary retrograde motion don't work in anything but our heliocentric model.
If that is only the second video you have ever made then kudos, you should keep going as it's a good start: but please don't hang your hat on these
ludicrous flat earth shenanigans. Find something useful to develop your skills.