a reply to: Bedlam
I've looked into ways of "prooving" the earth is round, but something as simple as calling a friend in another time-zone won't do. Though I hope you
didn't get the idea I believe the earth is flat, I don't. I "believe" the earth is round (and hollow to a certain degree), but I have no problem
entertaining the idea of a flat earth in a fair and relatively unbiased way towards the theory.
There's plenty of "evidence" the earth is round. Seasons, the fact the moon always shows her same side regardless where u are on the planet, the fact
that other planets appear round (and there also have been spotted anomalies at the north and south poles of certain planets), and so on... However,
this evidence, just like most flat earth evidence, is what I would guess circumstancial. All these things prove certain concepts exist, but that
doesn't proof, for me anyways, the earth is round.
But for most people, the globe earth is just something they accept. Not that it doesn't make sense, again I'm somewhat educated in science, but can
you really point to emperical evidence that the earth is round? You could link a picture from NASA which they admitted isn't even a picture, but
rather a composite, which utterely defeats the purpose of using it for this arguement. And I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I have serious
questions about NASA's credibility, and I would assume alot of people on this forum do so to. Not that I believe space is hoaxed, but there's plenty
of (mainstream?) documentaries questioning pretty much all of NASA's released material.
As a direct reply to your experiment:
Having a friend in a different time zone only prooves that time zones exist, which I obviously do believe since i've been gaming online since I was
10. Time zones exist on a flat earth similar to how they exist here, only the explanation is slightly different. It's one of the earlier things
explained in most full-theory flat earth videos.
Why is it hard to get a big imaging sat into polar orbit? What about the pictures that do exist that clearly show holes? I think I read somewhere that
NASA themselves admitted they had problems mapping those specific holes due to the strong inclination. Now, I have no doubt that the earth's magnetic
field at the polar regions could cause disturbances for the sattelites, but as far as I can tell, these holes are acknowledge by NASA themselves. They
don't necessarily have to be the openings to inner earth (lulz, I feel funny typing it), but there's definitely holes there. And I would assume the
physical inclination of the holes (which do appear significant in size) is what's preventing anything to fly over.
Why couldn't the inner earth have a central sun? Because that's not how gravity works? Maybe I should link to one of my other posts, but essentially I
strongly believe our notion of forces (and fields) that rule the universe is flawed. Especially in the fields of astronomy and quantum theory, our
classical understanding of gravity just gets thrown out the window because it's not what we observe is happening. We invented/discovered dark matter
because our observation of galaxies' motions showed extreme discrepancy compared to what the formulas (gravity heavily involved) predicted. But rather
than revise our notion of gravity, scientists concluded there must be "an invisble force" (almost litterealy the Force from Star Wars) causing the
"error" in calculations. I'm not sure that was the right choice.
I can probably conjure op some other examples using search engines, but I hope the point I'm trying to make is sorta becoming clear. We assume we know
how gravity works, and there's no way a Sun could be inside earth, and there's no way people would "stick" to the inside floor, ... but that just
ain't true. TIme and tIme again, observations and experiments, have shown that our understanding of gravity (and other forces) is vastly incomplete.
Only recently someone made a thread about how we still haven't figured out how birds fly. (create the lift more specifically)
So to dismiss entire theories based on the notion that "science has already figured that one out" seems a cheap way out. Maybe u have no interest in
this subject, which is fine, but then it's still wrong to claim it's "impossible" based upon science, when specifically on topics related to gravity,
science has proven it's a flawed authority.