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Deception to prove a point?
« on: May 24, 2017, 08:57:05 PM »
This video claims that the plane is flying at 70,000 ft and you can't see any curvature.  However at the 3:42 mark the altimeter clearly shows 40,400



Do you have a citation for this sweeping generalisation?

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Re: Deception to prove a point?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 10:48:59 PM »
You'd probably have to ask whoever made the video.
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Re: Deception to prove a point?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 01:24:59 AM »
You'd probably have to ask whoever made the video.

More like educate whoever made the video. 
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Re: Deception to prove a point?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 05:29:23 PM »
Did anyone else notice that the plane in the video is actually a U-2, not an SR-71?
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Re: Deception to prove a point?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 03:33:48 PM »
This is a badly done piece of video footage.   While I don't believe the Earth is flat - it's hard to prove with a shaky video made through god-knows-what curvature of plexiglas and god-knows-what camera lens.

There are better ways to prove that the Earth is round.

How the new moon looks from various places around the world is my current favorite - still nobody here claims an answer to that one - nor to double-tides, shadows of crater rims on the moon - clockwise rotations of stars in the southern hemisphere/hemiplane....etc, etc, etc.

These are things you can EASILY see with your own eyes...you don't have to rely on any external evidence whatever...and that's a "gold standard" level of proof.

Hey Tom:  What path do the photons take from the physical location of the sun to my eye at sunset?