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Thanks for the count !  Does that "we" include yourself ?
But I think it has been said close to 7 billion times  "around"  (if you'll pardon the pun) the world !

Celestial gears: Oh man, that's a great one.  Does anyone have to lube the gear bearings or is there a celestial grease gun?

Please refrain from off-topic, and low-content posting in the upper fora, especially Flat Earth Debate. Gecko, you already know better.

Consider this a warning to you both.

Noted.  I replied to a low content post with one of my own.   Celestial gears.
Flat Earth General / Re: Paradox Moon
« Last post by TomInAustin on Today at 02:29:59 PM »
And what about both the moon and the sun's light appearing localized, does anyone have an answer for that?
Rounder told you above it was due to Crepuscular Rays. An optical illusion, similar to what makes parallel railway lines appear to converge in the distance.
That's not what I'm referring to right now, why does both the sun and moon primarily illuminate the clouds and landscape appearing to surround them?
Where the sun and moon appear in the sky is also due to perspective, since they're so big/far, they're hardly anymore where they appear to be than where they don't appear to be.
If the sun and moon are as big as they say, and as far as they say, they should be illuminating everything evenly.

Furthermore, why don't the rays come from every part of the sky, I'm not talking about how the rays diverge, that in some, not all, but at least in some cases can be attributed to perspective, but how come all the rays come from where the sun appears to be in the sky, the rays should be coming from every point in the sky, regardless of whether they're appearing to diverge due to perspective or not.

To a minor degree, they do as the light is scattered by the atmosphere but the majority of the rays are extremely close to parallel.  Do some reading on coherent light rays.  The sun is our best source of coherent light.  A well-tuned laser is pretty close as well.

Flat Earth General / Re: Paradox Moon
« Last post by Curious Squirrel on Today at 02:05:58 PM »
Antithecystem, have you seen such moon/sun videos?
Moon video is about a fake news article. Sun video lies in it's own description. Not to mention he says nothing about the 3rd object easily seen that points to it being a reflection of some kind. Could you please elaborate what you are trying to say with posting these two videos?
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Shots Fired at republicans!
« Last post by Ghost Spaghetti on Today at 01:48:00 PM »
Wow, there are so many problems with that article I don't know where to begin.

Firstly, it is taking really modern trends and extrapolating. The author hasn't shown one nation there that started as a 'Open, free, democratic society' which followed the curve they extrapolate. It's also ignoring nations which don't fit the curve, like Iran which was pretty secular and open whilst still being largely, if not totally, Muslim.
Bosnia is another major outlier. The population has been about 50% Bosniak Muslim, 30% Serb Christian and 20% Croat Catholic even while a part of Yugoslavia, in the nineties it was largely (but not exclusively) Serbs bombing and massacring Bosniak Muslims. Nowadays, it is amazing how modern and multicultural Bosnia is. In Sarajevo it's not uncommon to see women in full hijab walking alongside office women in short skirts.

There are a number of glaring problems with some of the countries in the 10% bracket, like India, where Muslims have been massacred by Hindu nationalists, and Chechnya in Russia which... do we need to go into why Chechnya is radically atypical?

The 60% bracket also includes figures which are radical reversals of the truth. they note that it includes: 'sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide)' and includes Albania where, again, the ethnic cleansing and genocide was often targeted at Turkish Muslims under Serbian Christians.

The whole piece takes isolated examples, massive overstatements, blatant historical distortions, and flat-out lies and weaves them into a story which fails to describe even one country which has travelled the path they lay out from 0% Muslim multi-cultural society to total 100% Muslim control.
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Lord Dave on Today at 12:51:44 PM »
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Shots Fired at republicans!
« Last post by Dither on Today at 10:23:22 AM »
Likewise, if a party was threatening to take over through threats, intimidation, and violence, then I'd argue that the people have the right to resist violently.

This article kind of scares me,
I recognise the article may be a little biased in its approach as the Indonesia Muslims are a reasonably peaceful bunch, but maybe they are an exception and they do burn down the odd church now and then.

Flat Earth Debate / Re: What is the Sun?
« Last post by ErnestV1 on Today at 08:05:44 AM »
So... what is the sun again? Why can we not determine it's composition from its spectrum analysis when we can determine any plasma composition in a lab using a spectrum analysis?

What happened to the original topic on this thread?
Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« Last post by honk on Today at 04:33:48 AM »

We've heard rumors like this before, but if THR is reporting it, it's almost certainly true. (Affleck has denied it, but of course he would.) It's a shame, as I liked Batfleck, but WB/DC were bound to run into this problem before too long, even if BvS had been well-received. What can you do with a Batman who's clearly at the end of his career? There's the Justice League, sure, but it's not the best jumping-off point for a solo Batman movie, let alone a new trilogy of them. It just goes to show how shortsighted it was to immediately jump to partially adapting TDKR for no better reason than it being the most famous and successful Batman story. It's interesting that the author speculates about legacy characters inheriting the name, because the idea that WB would make a Batman movie without Bruce Wayne being the man in the cowl is fucking insane. I'm not saying that there aren't any worthwhile stories about different Batmen, but for a big-budget, mainstream tentpole film - no, there's no way it'll happen, at least not any time in the next several years.
Flat Earth Debate / Re: Sunrise and Sunset
« Last post by Tom Bishop on Today at 04:02:51 AM »
No, the sun does not rise directly east and set directly west. The direction the sun rises from ranges through the year from the North-East to the South-East, and the direction it sets ranges from North-West to South-West.
Flat Earth Q&A / Re: Antarctic 24-hour sun cycle
« Last post by Tom Bishop on Today at 03:52:41 AM »
The sun being visible from both poles can be explained in RET because in Spring and Autumn the earths tilt is tangential to its orbital path. This means it does not appear tilted relative to the sun and neither pole would be in the earths shadow.

And how is it impossible for the sun to be seen from both poles at some point in the bipolar model?
If that were the case the sun would be visible from all points on earth all the time... no?  In the spot light model painted by the wiki.

Clearly, the sun is not seen at all times. It was agreed that the midnight sun (24-hr sun) did not occur at both the North and South pole simultaneously, but there is no reason that at some point in the year the sun can't be seen from both the North and South pole simultaneously if the area of light contained both those distant locations.