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Originally posted by bloodcircle
So they fly higher, then - Whats the problem? They still end up floating off into space after falling off.
That does not answer my question, if the other planets (not the moon) also 'orbit' the 'flat sun', how is this possible, since this 'flat sun' is only big enough to illuminate part of the 'flat earth' at any given time?
We don't see 'flat mars' or 'flat venus', for example, floating close enough to orbit such a small 'flat sun', and given that the sun is flat and facing us, surely there would be times when we'd bump into them.
Originally posted by Blue_Seven
First off, someone on the edge of this "flat earth" would indeed undergo a time dilation, but one so slight in comparison to a US city that such an enormous time dilation could not occur. Also, I believe I know where Cpt. Monty is going with his previous comment, do you or do you not concede that based on estimates made by numerous scientists the universe is between 12 and 16 billion years old?
Originally posted by _Del_
Originally posted by Earthscum
By that theory, the earth would be shaped like a bowl in order to not be standing at an angle or feeling like everything is downhill from you. Tie a washer to a string, and tie the other end of the string to a small hanging scale, and swing it around over your head. Measure the reading, then use a longer piece of string and do the same thing, and at the same approximate RPM. The weight increases. Gradeschool stuff.
Actually, it wobbles. That accounts for the tides.
Originally posted by IchiNiSan
reply to post by _Del_
no the mapis only to show a few direct flight routes, you can check out the flight duration byyourself. And answer and explain my questions why it take shorter to Argentina with a direct flight from Australia than to UK.
Originally posted by spanishcaravan
If the earth is a circular disk and not a sphere,then why do we have a horizon? Why do snipers need to take the Coriolis effect into their adjustments? When standing on the beach why does the tallest point of a ship always come into view before the rest of it? When the sun is setting and the disk has already passed the horizon,then why does the sunlight still reach the upper atmosphere illuminate the clouds,or tall mountains?
Originally posted by RuneSpider
Well, since you keep discrediting the people who have seen the curve of the Earth, I'll have to see what I can do.
You talk about how all sattilites are fake, as well as the ISS since according to your model they aren't possible.
All well and good, except on a clear night you can actually see the reflection of the sun off of the sattilites, and the ISS. It's hard to keep them in view with a telescope due to their speed, but it is possible, so they can be made out to manmade constructs. The fact that they can be continuosly obsevred by any group of watchers in contact with each other, keeping the schedule that the sattilites stick to, would show they do not land or change paths.
This isn't a theory so much as a lack of comprehension. Similar to how people can't comprehend time more than a few hundred years, some people also can't comprehendsize. Sure, it doesn't seem round, that's because its so incredibly large.
Originally posted by YarlanZey
I have to admit that I did enjoy reading this.
If there is a wall of ice at the edge of the earth disk, what happens when this all melts due to climate change? Is there anything beyond this to keep all the melted ice from pouring over the side?
If the earth is flat, then why is this a secret and who does it benefit to make us believe that it is round (apart from raking in money for fake space flights and probes, which are really CGI)?
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
So got any pictures of the bottom of the Earth? what does that look like?
Edit to add: OH and before I forget, the reason we don't perceive the earth curcature is as follows: Imagine being in a gigantic circular tunnel, much like the Large Hadron Colider, it will appear the tunnel is straight, but it's only because the curve is inperceivable.
Satelites have come down and they have been observed, explain to me why meteors come down if space travel is impossible, meteors travel through space, what about comets?
[edit on 4/20/2008 by GrOuNd_ZeRo]
Originally posted by Cyberbian
You don't know how wrong your premis is!
The earth is not flat, it is cylindrical.
All Mercator maps are based upon a cylinder. You can verify this for yourself. I defy you to prove this incorrect!
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
forgive me if this has been covered;
what would a cross section of your earth look like ?
how does your earth rotate around the sun ? if it is always facing the sun, there would be no darkness anywhere on earth, and if it does rotate like a coin spinning, the entire earth would be in darkness/light at the same time
Originally posted by hackbart
Before i start wasting my time with the most illogical and crude nonsense i've ever come across, providing you hundreds of flaws in your simple minded theory, i have a question for you:
How can earth cast a shadow on the moon, if it's a flat disc with the sun and moon hovering above it?
Originally posted by jesuscarwash
explain the 6 months of darkness/daytime by the poles then.
and dusk and dawn?
[edit on 21-4-2008 by jesuscarwash]
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by _Del_
First, as I said, the sattilites and the ISS can be seen with the telescope, but they can only be seen by the naked eye as spots of light. Take a good telescope and keep it in focus and you will actually be able to see them. A high flying jet would need fuel, need to land.
Originally posted by bknapple
Thanks for ignoring everything I said. Proof logic trumps conspiracy every time.
"We know that the difference between a heliocentric theory and a geocentric theory is one of relative motion only, and that such a difference has NO physical significance." –Astronomer/Cosmologist Dr. Fred Hoyle
“Nicholas Copernicus displaced Mother Earth from the center of the universe and replaced her with Father Sun.” -Leonard Schlain, “The Alphabet Versus the Goddess”
“This fool [Copernicus] wishes to reverse the entire scheme of astronomy!” -Martin Luther
“Think about it. If you wanted an excuse to globally centralize all government, finance, military, police and other institutions, you would need a threat to the planet as a whole. What better way than to kid the people they are being invaded from space? You would have a global problem, a global demand that ‘Something must be done’ and an opportunity to offer a global solution: a world government and army to meet this ‘threat’. That is the plan we are now being prepared for.” -David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (483)