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Hello AllAroundTheWorld and WTF_Seriously!

I would be curious to hear your thoughts about my original question: what makes the shape of the earth obvious, whether round or flat? I'm wondering if my statement "what's intuitive is not the roundness of the earth but its flatness" because "every day we encounter the earth as being flat" makes sense to you?

Hello MetaTron!

That's a neat experiment! I can clearly see how the dome "refracts" (I'm not a science expert, I think that's the term?) what part of the earth is visible from a high distance.

I also think it is very illuminating that you flipped my premise: what's intuitive is not the roundness of the earth but its flatness. This is because every day we encounter the earth as being flat. If I may put words in your mouth (please correct me if I'm wrong): a round earth is only intuitive because we are taught that by society, especially through pictures from space looking back down.

(I also noticed that your model takes Antarctica as the center of the disk. I think there is some internal debate within the community about what exactly the arrangement of the flat earth is? I still need to look into that particular set of threads.)

Flat Earth Community / What makes the shape of the Earth obvious?
« on: May 05, 2022, 04:53:04 AM »
Hello Everyone!

I first heard about Flat Earth when Vice News went to the conference in 2017. Even though I am still a Round Earther, after reading news articles and exploring TFES forum and wiki, I began to wonder what made the shape of the Earth obvious. I am not sure why people, including myself, think (thought?) it was obvious that the Earth was round.

This year I decided to write a paper for class about this. I wanted to hear from the Flat Earth community. Since you made the jump from Round to Flat Earth, I would love to hear your perspective about what makes the shape of the Earth seem obvious to Round Earther types, and if that feeling of obviousness carries over to Round Earth. I'd also love to hear about how you felt or thought about this.

Thank you all for your thoughts!

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