Now, much like the next man, I have spent the past few years utterly gobsmacked that a growing vocal minority across the Internet have been harping on
about 'Flat Earth' & the web of associated conspiracy theory concepts & narratives peddled by the mainstream media concerning the supposed absolutely
assured reality of a globe Earth in a 3D galactic soup of trillions upon trillions of stars, a hundred billions galaxies, and the most glorious visual
wonders (& plenty of non-visual wonders) which come associated with standard astronomical interpretations, and the feats of modern technology.
I expected the Flat Earth issue to burst like a badly-conceived weather balloon project - but it continues to grow, it seems - certain strands of
evidence which is used to support an overall Flat Earth concept, simply refuse to bow to what should be an extremely straightforward means of
I don't want to get into the specifics of my own stance on this matter in this particular thread, as it's an evolving situation in terms of my
understanding, assumptions, inference & deductions on reviewing several classes of data. However, I just wanted to highlight this rather inexplicable
fact, which appears to be a literal piece of evidence that the tools needed to research the finer data surrounding (no pun intended) the Flat Earth
model are being ACTIVELY CENSORED
Several months ago I got into using the following amazing website, which uses supercomputer data to provide a near-as-dammit RealTime map of all
manner of atmospheric & oceanographic processes on Earth, both natural (wind, waves) & man-made (pollution by particulates of various sizes, CO2
levels, SO levels, and so on). It is an amazing tool to really get a grasp of how weather & other processes are acting upon our local
NullSchool.Net - RealTime Supercomputer-Generated -
Atmospheric & Oceanographic (etc) - Incredible Data Source (USE IT..!!!)
Not only does it have a complex array of what could be loosely termed 'filters' showing the various chemicals & particulates, weather & wave systems,
etc - but it boasts a decent number of different map projections which can of course be utilised by the scientifically-inclined site user for a range
of very specific & reliable scientific purposes, depending on the specialism being looked into.
One of those map projections which I came across several months ago showed the AZIMUTHAL EQUIDISTANT map projection (like the UN map, a bird's eye
view of a flattened Earth, both images shown below for comparison). This map, when properly & fully represented, shows the continent of Antarctica as
a sort of circular, ringed-around 'Wall' which fences in the oceans & continents within the circle/Antarctic wall.
I found the NullSchool.Net Azimuthal Equidistant RealTime Atmospheric/Oceanographic map to be utterly fascinating in & of itself - and indeed several
of the different projections are intriguing. A couple are literally mind-bending - such as the (suggestively named!) 'Atlantis Projection' & the
trippy 'Stereographic Projection'. I did enjoy messing around with all three projections named in this paragraph, and of course I utilised the
standard 'Orthographic Projection' for general tinkering with the various parameters, to get a feel for how things look using the traditional globe
projection which we are all familiar with.
However, a problem has developed. In the past few days I've been on a bit of an investigatory quest concerning SOME of the claims of the Flat Earth
model which have stayed annoyingly unresolved, or even worse, which have been tentatively CONFIRMED in my concluding thoughts as circumstantial
evidence that SOMETHING iffy is going on with regards our relationship with 'Space', the Moon & Sun, and the Earth beneath our feet.
On loading up the NullSchool.Net Worldwide Weather &
Atmospheric Research Website
, and thereafter on attempting to view that fascinating 'Azimuthal Equidistant Projection' map, I discovered that it
has been spoofed - either a member of the NullSchool.Net staff has altered the linked map projection (simplest explanation), or an external agency has
hacked & altered it - because it is no longer the Azimuthal Equidistant Projection.
Instead, it is a plain, simple, familiar, unremarkable 'Orthographic Projection', the same one which is the default view on loading the home page of
the site; the common globe which we are all entirely used to seeing in classrooms & on shelves across the entire world! You will note that the
projection, the Azimuthal Equidistant projection, is highlighted in yellow - but it's an Orthographic Projection..!!
This, to my mind, suggests a deliberate action to delete the exceptional tools which would otherwise be available - for FREE - in the analysis &
recording of unaltered, unadulterated data, in support of - or for debunking - the Flat Earth theory....!!
As far as our trust in official & scientific resources can be reasonably extended in all manner of circumstance with the best of intentions, with the
benefit of the doubt, in good faith, etc - this deletion/ substitution of a HIGHLY RELEVANT source of complex & incredibly useful data which could
otherwise be used in support of the flat earth model, or in defence of the Globe Earth model, depending on your stance at the given moment of
This is extremely worrying, as the data should have remained untainted, available for people to investigate the matter & come to their own
conclusions. I realise that the internet is becoming a highly controlled & coordinated environment in certain locales of cyberspace, but this really
takes the biscuit. Personally, I will be contacting the website owner to request that they resolve this 'ERROR'. Any resistance can be fairly safely
assumed to be resistance under duress, or due to simple corruption tainting the integrity of the very people who would be improving the understanding
of the human race.
Please join with me in seeking the reinstatement of this valuable (to both sides) data source for use in discussions & theorising concerning the
matter of the 'Flat Earth Conspiracy'....
edit on FebruarySunday1802CST05America/Chicago-060044 by FlyInTheOintment because: clarification