So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Stanley76 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:36 pm

Fainn wrote:
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Stanley76 wrote:What if the they are so highly developed that they see think and hear in four or more dimensions and therefore, to them, a sphere is flat. And they try to make the rest of us understand but we are so three dimensional that we can't understand.
We all do things in 3 and a half dimensions ( time only goes in one direction). There was a video on youtube of a supposedly 8 dimensional object, but it was bogus.

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Bogus to us maybe, but not to eight dimensionalers.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Fainn » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:37 pm

Having never flown or traveled out of the country, flat earth is my favorite conspiracy because I can easily debunk most others. Mandela effect is another cool one, but it can easily be debunked after some research.

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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 pm

I'll admit that I haven't looked into it, but I don't understand the supposed motivation for the government/intelligentsia trying to convince us that a flat earth is actually round. Is there a profit to be made somewhere? Does it make the general populace more controllable? Does it lead to goats pooping in fewer flowerbeds? I don't get it.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Cleon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:12 am

I so want to be a flat earther to yank the chain of people that know better just to see them melt down. But, alas, I am not.

Thinking of getting a pro-flat earth t-shirt to wear in public so I can see how many people feel at liberty to tell me I'm wrong. Then just tell them it's a social experiment.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by JimVH » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:58 am

Cleon wrote:
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Thinking of getting a pro-flat earth t-shirt to wear in public so I can see how many people feel at liberty to tell me I'm wrong. Then just tell them it's a social experiment.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:17 am

Google Eratosthenes.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Fainn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:28 pm

UncleBob wrote:Google Eratosthenes.
No

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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by durangopipe » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:57 pm

The Eratosthenes Experiment

Eratosthenes studied in Alexandria and claimed to have also studied for some years in Athens. In 236 BC he was appointed by Ptolemy III Euergetes I as librarian of the Alexandrian library, the center of science and learning in the ancient world, succeeding to Apollonius of Rhodes, in that post. He was the third chief librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria.

As chief librarian he read many documents and found out that at the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet (known in Greek as Syene, and in the modern day as Aswan) that is located near the tropic of Cancer on June there is a well where on certain day of the year the sunlight goes down to the bottom of the well. He knew that in Alexandria there was no day that the great Obelisk did not produce shadow and he measured the shadow angle on the day the Sun was directly above the well in Aswan. He needed to know the distance from the well in Aswan to Alexandria and there several different versions of how he found out its value. The most popular one is that he send a slave to measure it in footsteps. The value that he used in his calculations was 8000 stadia (1 egiptian stadium is about 157.5 m, though the exact size of the stadium is often a theme of discussion).

With this information he measured the circumference of the Earth without leaving Egypt by assuming that Earth was a sphere and that the Sun rays are parallel when they arrive to Earth.

Eratosthenes assumed that Earth is a sphere and that the solar rays are parallel when they reach Earth.

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If this was true then the angle (α) that the shadow made on the top of the obelisk in Alexandria would be the same as the diffrence in latitude between the two places.

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Eratosthenes used a simple formula that relates the proportionality of distance on the meridian (d ) and the difference in latitude (α) to the relation between the perimeter (P ) and the angle of the circle (360º):

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The shadow angle at the top of the obelisk measured by Eratosthenes was 7.2º, so he calculated that the Earth was about 252000 stadia.

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If we assume the Egyptian stadium this is about 39 817 km (252808 stadium x 157.5 m/stadium) which has an error of less than 1% when compared to the accepted value of the meridional perimeter of Earth that is 40 007.86 km.

Eratosthenes' experiment was one of the most important experiments in antiquity and his estimate of the earth’s size was accepted for hundreds of years afterwards. It was, in fact, the most accurate estimate until Man was able to go to Space.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by coco » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:10 pm

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 pm
I'll admit that I haven't looked into it, but I don't understand the supposed motivation for the government/intelligentsia trying to convince us that a flat earth is actually round. Is there a profit to be made somewhere? Does it make the general populace more controllable? Does it lead to goats pooping in fewer flowerbeds? I don't get it.
If it led to fewer goats I would be for it.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Jocose » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:44 am

Jocose wrote:
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Its freaking Hilarious to see Flat Earthers reject "science" but will conduct their own "experiments" to prove the earth is flat.
I'm now convinced that Mark Sargent is not a sincere flat earther but is simply enjoying his 15 minutes of fame and likely profiting heavily from his flat earth followers and from the Netflix show.

Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

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Hello FredS
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

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Hello FredS
It sounded better when the voices in my head were saying it.

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Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm

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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by Del » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:24 am

I'm feeling a little flat.
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Re: So... Do we have any Flat Earthers here?

Post by ChildOfGod » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:44 pm

The Earth is not round...










....it's an oblate ellipsoid

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