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I have no time for PSEUDO-INTELLECTUAL NONSENSE.
GRAVITY is not proven to even exist.
What is so very important to understand is that planes cannot fly level over 1000 miles, at the same altitude, over a spherical surface, because thousands of feet curvature cannot be accounted for. We can easily demonstrate this with models.
You must realize that a spherical surface is, in fact, the complete opposite of a flat surface?
A sphere, no matter how large, is NEVER flat. It cannot be a sphere if it was flat. A ball is round, everywhere.
originally posted by: turbonium1
originally posted by: Soulece
We got to really figure out a way to get people who believe the earth is flat to be banned from reproducing. We got enough stupidity in this world as it is.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and the human stupidity." - Albert Einstein
We got to. Flat earth people so dumb. We so smart. I go with club to smash all skulls...me so angry now
originally posted by: InhaleExhale
Draw a straight line, draw a curved line to make a circle.
These lines represents the ground, be it flat or curved.
Draw another line above the line and another circle around the circle and these represent the path of the plane.
It flies level on both demonstrations.
Why is that so hard to grasp.
A curved 3d surface will have a curved path when viewed in 2d, the plane if flying level to the curved ground.
originally posted by: TerminalVelocity
Aircraft flying stay level via the horizon indicator. The pilot or auto pilot keeps the plane on that level, which will change very slightly every mile the plane travels during it's level cruise part of it's flight. However, the change is so miniscule (0.0144467 degrees, remember?), that you will not notice it at all, nor really see it.
originally posted by: turbonium1
originally posted by: InhaleExhale
Draw a straight line, draw a curved line to make a circle.
These lines represents the ground, be it flat or curved.
Draw another line above the line and another circle around the circle and these represent the path of the plane.
It flies level on both demonstrations.
Why is that so hard to grasp.
A curved 3d surface will have a curved path when viewed in 2d, the plane if flying level to the curved ground.
You really can't be serious.
Read this carefully....
Parallel lines do not exist in spherical geometry. Any straight line through a point P on a sphere is by definition a great circle. Two great circles will intersect at two points at a Euclidean segment, which is the diameter of the sphere. The endpoints of this line segment lie both on the surface of the sphere and on the two great circles. Thus the great circles intersect at the endpoints of the diameter.
Since these two lines intersect twice, the distance between the two lines from one point on one line to a corresponding point on the other line is never constant. Lastly, if a third straight transversal line cuts the other two lines, the resulting corresponding angles would not be congruent. Therefore, the three criteria for parallel lines as defined by Euclide’s parallel postulate are not met. There are no parallel lines in spherical geometry.
spherelandma508.wordpress.com...
As I told you, a plane cannot fly level to a sphere below it. In level flight, the plane is flying level within air. No matter what the ground below is - a mountain range, ocean, or canyon - the plane is flying level within air. A horizontal trajectory. It has NOTHING to do with being level to the ground.
And as mentioned by the above source, parallels do not exist in spherical geometry. A plane cannot fly 'level' above a sphere, because there is nothing level along a spherical surface. Planes could only fly around it, as an arc. A circle within another circle.
Do you understand this yet?
originally posted by: bronco73
quick question... do the flat earth believers look up to the sky every night and think that all those stars and planets and the moon are flat too?
originally posted by: turbonium1
The question I have is that our oceans cover half the surface, and are perfectly flat, throughout.
Water seeks to be level, and flat, so what's different here?
originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
Let me explain something very, very, basic to you. The plane has an altimeter. The altimeter is set to sea level. The altimeter tells the pilot how high the plane is, from sea level. The pilot reaches the height allocated to the plane by whichever ground control station they are covered by and then stays at that level. As it flies the plane's altimeter keeps a constant reading on its height. In other words the plane is flying in an arc whilst giving the illusion of level flight.
I cannot stress enough how simple this is.
originally posted by: trailblazzr420
originally posted by: turbonium1
The question I have is that our oceans cover half the surface, and are perfectly flat, throughout.
Water seeks to be level, and flat, so what's different here?
So where does mountains and volcanoes fit into your narrative?
Also this is the first time I've seen someone use the ocean for being flat, meaning that the Earth must be flat as well.