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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why do many many youtube videos of people with home made rockets show curvature?
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:52:39 AM »

https://wiki.tfes.org/High_Altitude_Photographs

It's another piece of FE "heads I win, tails you lose" reasoning.
Some one of the common FE arguments is "The world looks flat ergo it must be. Where's the curve?".
The RE response is "No, the earth is a globe but it's a very big one, you can only see the curve when you're very high. Look, here's a photo".
And then FE comes back with "Yes, obviously you can see a curve if you're that high, you're seeing the edge of the daylight.

...but you literally just used a flat horizon as proof that the earth is flat, now you're saying that the curve is consistent with your beliefs?!

It comes back to the spotlight sun problem. There's no explanation for that which really works.

That logic may work for some videos but what about the one I posted where it is high enough and far enough back to show clearly a globe, there is no way around that.

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##### Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why do many many youtube videos of people with home made rockets show curvature?
« on: April 18, 2019, 09:35:39 AM »
When you say the image is a pretty compelling image I assume you mean for a sphere as you can clearly see from that 1 image curvature at each side and if you watch more of the video then it is a giant sphere from every angle. The fact that a fish eye or super wide angle lens is not used for this video exactly why you don't get a larger view of the planet. But there is plenty enough to show the curve!

But the mere fact that there are all these people sending things up and freely videoing them and undoubtedly time after time after time showing our round planet should be, unbiased, un-tampered empirical  observable evidence.

So I ask again who from the FES has sent up something high with a reliable camera (would be easy enough and not particularly expensive).

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##### Flat Earth Theory / Why do many many youtube videos of people with home made rockets show curvature?
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:30:38 AM »
So I am not a FE and am not here to troll or pester or otherwise I believe in mutual respect and the scientific process. The question I have is how can you refute evidence such as this

Low budget homemade rockets going high enough to clearly show curvature. Why has this society not repeated the same simple experiment and given a decent explanation of this. They all cannot be cover ups, if there are literally thousands of homemade videos getting uploaded every other week from hobbiests, drone fliers etc that show curvature.

What could be a possible argument against this evidence?

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