Close thread. Do you realize how many things wouldn't be possible if the earth was actually flat?
It is my understanding that flat earthers believe the earth is constantly moving upwards which causes the effect of gravity. The main problem with
this is satellites. How could your cell phone or GPS work if the earth is flat? You can't just send a satellite up with infinite fuel to keep
accelerating upwards. Plus if we are in a fixed location just moving up, then how do you explain the stars rotating around the earth and the Sun, the
moon phases, the rest of the planets are round, etc etc. Nothing makes sense with a flat earth. It is the silliest theory I've ever heard. Even
hollow earth is rational compared to this. This is in the wrong section, however. Instead of making a list of inconsistencies, prove the earth is
flat. Have you ever ridden on an airplane and traveled from North America to China, Then China to Japan, Then Japan to North America? You CAN head
the same direction the entire time and the fact that you end up back in America proves it. Plus the countless pictures from space, Einstien's theory
of relativity and every thing else wouldn't work with a flat earth. There's a reason objects need to reach orbital velocity to exit the earth's
BTW, if you have a perfectly level surface and the bus is moving 40 miles per hour, THE BALL WILL NOT MOVE unless the speed changes or makes a turn.
This is the basic law of momentum. You can't jump and expect the earth to move under your feet, just like if you jumped on a moving bus, you wouldn't
crash into the back window, because you are already moving with the bus. The fact that we live on a huge mass like the earth, slows down our
perception of time, which is why we don't really feel the earth rotating even though its rotating at 1000 mph at the equator. This is much much worse
than disputing evolution, although it fits in the same category. A bunch of nutjobs disputing scientific fact. We've sent probes to other planets
and filmed earth from space. Let's get realistic here.
I believe that we are told the earth is a sphere floating in a vacuum (I don't think people remember what vacuums do) simply to make people
feel trapped and worthless on top of being nothing in comparison to the awesomeness of the vastness of the huge and ever expanding universes that are
46 billion light years away in a 13.6 billion year old universe. Simply to make you feel helpless and insignificant. It cuts off your true potential
as a creator.
What could the powers that be possibly gain if they have no fear to exploit via religion? Why would it be more beneficial for them to convince people
we aren't unique to the universe (and we are obviously not)? I don't feel trapped and worthless, do you? I can't see that as a logic reason at all,
especially when the government can exploit fears and actions by having people follow a religion and think they are special.
Don't they fly North and arc over rather then fly strait across the ocean? It cuts time and is actually shorter to go north as opposed to
flying directly there? Tell me how this is impossible on a flat earth?
It's simple. The earth isn't actually a perfect sphere. It's more of
an ellipse. If you fly around the equator it will take much longer because you are going around the longest part of the earth. If you fly near the
north pole, it saves time precisely because the earth is an ellipse. If it was flat, none of it makes sense, plus you can follow the sun as it rises
and sets. On a flat earth this would never happen. This is why jetlag is a real thing.
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