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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 12:28:00 PM »
Holy semantics, Batman!  This super fine grain criticism of Trump is such a waste of time.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: sun rising below the clouds
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:09:33 PM »
Why doesn't the curtain hide the stars which fill the entire sky at night when the sun is supposedly still in the sky but hidden behind the curtain? Are the stars closer than the sun, so they are in front of the curtain? Why does the sun not just go out like a light switch when the curtain is drawn in front of it, instead of the gradual fading of the light at sunset that we see every day?
Perhaps I am having difficulty communicating the point.

The Sun never goes behind the curtain.

The stars and moon may produce a different type of light not affected by the properties of the curtain.

It might be better to use the word veil instead of curtain.

They never just blacken a movie theatre when they are about to show a movie, do they?

Nope, they slowly fade to dark.

A different kind of light sounds super implausible. This light would have to consist of a hitherto unknown subatomic particle that appears exactly like a photon, but for some reason, it does not interact with this veil. Another option is that the veil represents a new fundamental interaction which has never been observed which absorbs one frequency of light but not most.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:37:18 PM »
That was completely intelligible.  Maybe you aren't used to seeing transcripts of how people talk?  I had zero problem following any of it.  This is exactly the sort of talk you see in TV and Film scripts all the time.  He does meander a bit, but that is not uncommon when someone is trying to find a way to express themselves in the moment, rather than parroting a talking point.  Not saying he doesn't have talking points, but he clearly is not trying to hammer a specially crafted message in this interview, just boost his own standing in a general way. 

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: sun rising below the clouds
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:13:11 PM »
I do not know if the Sun is at a consistent 3000 mile altitude.

I can help with that.  It isn't.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 23, 2017, 11:37:39 PM »
Trump isn't with world leaders every weekend. Even if he were, that doesn't mean he is working hard.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:07:09 PM »
I think the point is that it is a semantic debate over what it means to be ruled. 

FACT: Korea was conquered by a progenitor of what is now China.

On this basis, it is fair to say that China ruled Korea.

However, Korea can maintain that the occupation never entailed any meaningful governance and so also say that they were never ruled by China, which is what I understand their position to be.  It is a distinction that is extremely important to these two powers, which is ultimately why Trump should have had some understanding of the geo-politics of the situation before talking with the PM of China about NK deescalation; it would avoid diplomatic pitfalls like this.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 23, 2017, 05:33:47 PM »
Because he is so fragile nowadays that he can't stand to be roasted.

Trump's rallys are actually televised speeches to the american public to communicate his progress and intentions. That seems to me to be a lot more valuable, and a better use of his time, than attending some dinner party.

How nice for you that you think that.  Trump obviously doesn't agree as he has done such things as attend one of his hotel's openings instead of doing his job.  I think it is more likely that he is not attending because he could not stand the roasting.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: April 23, 2017, 03:49:24 PM »
Fuck off until NFL preseason. Hockey, NBA and MLB until then.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 23, 2017, 03:47:50 PM »
Because he is so fragile nowadays that he can't stand to be roasted.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: April 23, 2017, 02:42:37 AM »
How about Jessica Jones?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 11:52:01 PM »
Tom, you think eyeballing a line is better than using a measuring stick. You really shouldn't insinuate someone else is clueless.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 06:50:12 PM »

Junker, it is an invalid experiment. You are replicating the direction, but not the angle of the moon. With the string you may end up making a path that connects the two bodies, but is not true to the angle of the moon:


Yet somehow, strangely, illogically, removing the string and eyeballing it is totally valid and eliminates this concern for you? 

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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Moderator editing of community posts.
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:21:16 PM »
ah cool!  Thanks!  This thread can be closed unless someone wants to claim a conspiracy?

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Suggestions & Concerns / Moderator editing of community posts.
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:17:33 PM »
Just wondering what would cause a moderator to edit a community post, such as this one without notice?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:53:38 PM »

Well quite! We've been arguing for 11 pages saying that it didn't prove a thing about flat/round, it's just an illusion, but Tom keeps going woo, I just want it to stop Junker, I can't  sleep.

Is the whole thing leaving you in... limbo?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:20:12 PM »
TL;dr

Be it resolved that a line drawn on the 2D projection of the sky, perpindicular from the chord of the lunar terminator intersects with the sun. FE has assumed the negative side.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 02:50:25 PM »
The illustration can easily be redrawn with him standing straight up and holding the string above his head.

Then why did you produce such a juvenile diagram?

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What a transparent and pathetic rebuttal. Limbo has nothing to do with it.

It just goes to how terrible your diagram, that you claim explains everything, actually is.  Perhaps you should put in a little more effort?

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Everyone can see what the problem is here with this "string thing" experiment.

Bold claim.  Evidence?  Or are you pretending you are "everyone"?

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The directions are to take a string, align with the crescent, and connect it from the moon to the sun. This would result in what I have illustrated.

Your thought experiment is inferior to actually doing the experiment.  This is your own standard, so start living up to it.

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You have provided nothing compelling to ensure that the string is pointing in exactly the same direction as the moon's phase. I must only assume that you have been outsmarted.

Just do it yourself.  You have wasted more time protesting the experiment than it would take to do it.  If you are correct, it should be trivial to demonstrate.  Everyone has a camera in their pocket after all  ;)

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 02:35:48 PM »

I concur, both as art and as an illustration of your understanding, it’s another failure I’m afraid, hopefully a member of the FE crew will attempt this in the true spirit of free thinking discovery, that this place is supposed to represent.

The test was critically evaluated and you have yet to explain how we can do this "string thing" experiment without repeating the flaw as illustrated.

The flaw of having too flexible a back?  Nirmala already explained the problem of the position of the measuring stick in a 3D space.  Maybe you should read it again?

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 02:16:22 PM »
Obviously better than drawing an imaginary line, like the OP.  Your illogic is astonishing Senor Bishop.

The illustration gives a better view of the experiment. Nirmala did the experiment for us on video, and I didn't accuse him of deception. I have no problem with the video showing what it shows. Why replicate again? How many videos of the same thing do we need?

The illustration I provided is a pungent point that the experiment is ultimately an invalid test of the moon's direction.

Your illustration is a stick drawing of worse quality than my 5 year-old son's; it demonstrates only your inability to critically evaluate anything that disagrees with you, and not a shred more.  Since it does not accurately reflect what happened in the video, drawing quality aside, I am not sure how you can make this argument with a straight face.

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Flat Earth General / Re: Moon and Sun Angles Don't Line Up
« on: April 21, 2017, 01:24:41 PM »
Obviously better than drawing an imaginary line, like the OP.  Your illogic is astonishing Senor Bishop.

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