Originally posted by Druid42
Picture to give a better idea of how thick the earth really is:
The Hollow Earth theory doesn't have any weight to it.
Yes but... I hope you know thats just a theory. Ok, so its the "mainly accepted theory" but still... just a theory. Kinda hard to believe that we
actually don't know what our planet really is like or what is it made of, but... truth is all we have is a theory so... embrace and accept our
ignorance regarding our own planet.
Actually... about pretty much everything - all we have is theories. Dinosaurs, extinction level events, human evolution, composition of the earth,
sun, etc, anything regarding the creation of the planet, moon, universe, how planets form, why are they all round, why do they spin and the directions
they spin, why are they tilted and even how our solar system works or what lies deep beneath our oceans... all theories. We can't even accurately
date man-man constructions like the pyramids - every year a journal comes out with a new date, a "oops we were wrong last year" note. Look we just
started drilling a LAKE, ok? And behold at least one new life form - we discover new species of fauna and flora everyday
That should tells us a
lot about our actual knowledge.
Problem is... sometimes we settle with theories and that's ok, because we have no other way of knowing it - think of it as "the explanation that
makes more sense according to our conventional thinking". Its so much easier to believe in a solid planet than in a hollow one - sure there are
people who study this, but as far as "mainstream knowledge" to teach in schools and all that, one thing you dont want to say is "look, this is A, A
= 1 of course it could be =2 or =3 or =4 we don't really know, so... in the next exam, A=1 is a correct answer. But if you want it to =2 or =3 or =4
its fine really because we really don't know jack - if you provide the right theory grounded on a solid line of thought, and if it makes sense, then
pretty much A=broccoli - good luck everyone" that would defeat the purpose of the completely obsolete teaching method we still have today that dates
back to the late 18th century virtually unchanged for 200 years and we, as a species (our minds, our average intelligence, our way of thinking,
ourselves actually) have evolved beyond that method, yet the method is still applied but thats a discussion for another thread.
Our really good theories usually take 100 years to be taken seriously (of course during that time, again few study it, but the large majority mocks it
due to mainstream theories) - just look at "tesla's wirless power" - 120 years and we still didnt manage to mass produce, or to bring to the masses
some 120 year old technology.
Not saying the earth is hollow, nor that is faithful to the model we learn in school, just saying that... it could be hollow - unless we prove its
not, it could be. It has not been written off as "impossible" so... I just take both the hollow and the solid as valid theories unless, again, we
have absolute proof of what we're talking about.
Funny how the human mind works - if your neighbor just came up to you and said "I've been to mars" you'd require proof, absolute proof, or else
you just wouldnt believe him - and well I need not to go that far actually - he could say he just won the lottery or that he shot a deer 5 miles away
with a bb gun, you'd require proof to substantiate such claim - yet, Mr Dr Phd whatever comes and says something as massive as "the universe was
formed 13.700 billion years" and we accept it as truth - hell taking mathematics and probabilities into consideration, I think its more probable that
your neighbor actually managed to shot a deer 5 miles away with a bb gun...