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Flat Earth Investigations / Bolivia Salt Flat is not Flat
« on: December 12, 2021, 04:39:45 AM »
The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, or playa, at over 10,000 square kilometres in area.
It's in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes at an
elevation of 3,656 metres above sea level, and appears to be flat as far as the eye can see.

Using UNAVCO GPS reference stations Walter Bislin has proved that this salt flat curves exactly as
predicted by the WGS84 Globe Model.

You can check out Bislin's site here: Bolivia Salt Flat is not Flat.

The flat is around 125km E-W and around 115km N-S.

I think the accuracy and evidence of this 21st century scientific experiment far exceeds the accuracy and
reliability of Rowbotham's 1838 Bedford Level experiments. Atmospheric refraction can produce the results
observed by Rowbotham, as light rays travelling nearly horizontally close to the Earth's surface bend
downwards, so that the line of sight is a curve.  This downward curve could match the mean curvature
of the Earth's surface. The combined effects of assumed curvature, and refraction, could cancel each other
out, such that the Earth would appear flat in simple optical observations such as Rowbotham's.

Flat Earth Theory / Universal Zetetic Society - Scientific Accreditation?
« on: December 10, 2021, 10:46:43 PM »
I've checked the Wiki, and couldn't find any mention of accredited scientists (of the era)
who were actually involved in the formation of and/or operations of the Society.  The only
mention, by name, of anybody connected with it was Samuel Birley Rowbotham who was
merely a preacher, and who had no scientific qualifications, despite falsely styling himself
as Dr. Rowbotham.

In fact, Rowbotham's original FE map from around 1860 still forms the basis of current FE
maps—with virtually no amendments since that time, despite massive advances in the
sciences, with a commensurate understanding of the Earth's exact geometry and its relation
to the sun and the rest of our solar system.

So my question is:  Apart from the dubious Rowbotham, what were the names of its other
board and/or governing members?  Likewise, who formed the board of its 1956 iteration, the 
International Flat Earth Research Society?  Were its founders, William Shenton and William
Mills technologists—of any profession.  Or just fanciful dreamers?

And why was the Universal Zetetic Society so shrouded in mystery?

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