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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Distance from Australia to Argentina dilemma
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:32:31 PM »
I've heard "flat-Earthers have an explanation for everything, but they've given up on this question. It seems no amount of mental gymnastics can explain something like this. Like, "why aren't you curious if Africa isn't actually right next to Florida?" Why aren't you interested in really measuring distances between geographic points?" "We don't have money to make a map?" Is there anything they know at all? Is there anything they are curious about?

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Distance from Australia to Argentina dilemma
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:45:06 AM »
@AllAroundTheWorld - I'm surprised that they can't come up with an explanation, even a crazy one. Is Cuba really close to Florida, or is it on the other corner of the Earth? Is Europe close or far away? Where is Australia? Where is Africa? How do we know it's not 50 miles away from New York? Aren't they curious?

P.S.I'm still interested to hear the response about jet streams. If they can speed up an airplane in one direction, how come they don't slow it down on the return flight?

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Distance from Australia to Argentina dilemma
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:34:46 AM »
1-3. This is the official Flat Earth Wiki map. If it is so inaccurate that even the positions of the continents are uncertain, why post it at all? Isn't this as inaccurate as posting a rotating globe on the site?
4. Which flights don't exist? Sydney to Buenos Aires in particular, or no flights exist at all? Because if Argentina and Australia are actually close, why fake a flight at all?
5. Point 5 kind of contradicts point 4. You are saying there are flights, but they are assisted by jet streams. But jet streams go in one direction - shouldn't the flight in the opposite direction be twice as slow?

Flat Earth Theory / Distance from Australia to Argentina dilemma
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:17:18 PM »
Here is the dilemma:
- Let's assume the diameter of a flat Earth is 40,000 kilometers, and this is the map which accurately represents it:
- This would make the distance between Australia and Argentina roughly 30,000 kilometers
- Direct flights from Australia to Argentina take roughly 16 hours, which would mean the airplane is traveling at almost 1900 km/h. How is this possible for an airliner?
- If the diameter of Earth is actually smaller, thus making a shorter flight possible at airliner speeds, then how come ground travel on shorter distances takes so long? For example, traveling between New Mexico and Kansas (via the 333 km. Tucumcari-Liberal highway) takes exactly 3 hours if you travel at 111 km/h. If the Earth were three times smaller, shouldn't that trip take 1 hour?

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