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**Flat Earth Theory / MOVED: The Earth is Round and all of you are expletives **

« **on:**January 12, 2016, 09:15:23 PM »

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Thank you for the demonstration. I'm moving this to Flat Earth General because flat-earth topics are almost never talked about in the Tech and Info forum.

http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=4280.0

http://forum.tfes.org/index.php?topic=4280.0

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Have you ever seen rays of light shining down through the clouds? Something like this?

If you trace the rays back to an origin, you'll find that the sun must be very, very close to the earth which is consistent with flat-earth theory. The sun is certainly not ~8.5 light minutes away like round-earth theory states.

To prove flat-earth theory, sometimes it really is as simple as looking out your window.

If you trace the rays back to an origin, you'll find that the sun must be very, very close to the earth which is consistent with flat-earth theory. The sun is certainly not ~8.5 light minutes away like round-earth theory states.

To prove flat-earth theory, sometimes it really is as simple as looking out your window.

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So, I was doing some flat-earth research for a colleague and I ran across some facts about CN Tower that, among other things, boasted about being able to see ~100 miles on a clear day (fact 12). This seemed fishy to me so I dusted off some triganometry and used arc cosine to find out how far you can see from the observation deck before the "round-earth" curves away.

**Given Values**

Height of the observation deck: 1,135 feet

Generous height of eye level: 6 feet

Elevation of Toronto: 249 feet

Mean Radius of the Earth at sea level (lol) = 20,903,520 feet

h = Height of observation deck + Generous height of eye level + Elevation of Toronto

R = Mean radius of the Earth (lol)

h= 1390 feet

R= 20,903,520 feet

**Formula**

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = R*ACOS(R/(R+h))

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 20925524.9*ACOS(20925524.9/(20925524.9+1390))

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 241,057.18 feet

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 45.65 miles

45.65 miles isn't 100 miles... not by half. The only possible way you can see landmarks 100 miles away, such as Niagara Falls as they boast, is if the earth is flat. They even make note to say that it can only be seen on a clear day! Or, exactly what you would expect to see on a flat-earth.

Height of the observation deck: 1,135 feet

Generous height of eye level: 6 feet

Elevation of Toronto: 249 feet

Mean Radius of the Earth at sea level (lol) = 20,903,520 feet

h = Height of observation deck + Generous height of eye level + Elevation of Toronto

R = Mean radius of the Earth (lol)

h= 1390 feet

R= 20,903,520 feet

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = R*ACOS(R/(R+h))

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 20925524.9*ACOS(20925524.9/(20925524.9+1390))

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 241,057.18 feet

How far you can see if you were on a sphere = 45.65 miles

45.65 miles isn't 100 miles... not by half. The only possible way you can see landmarks 100 miles away, such as Niagara Falls as they boast, is if the earth is flat. They even make note to say that it can only be seen on a clear day! Or, exactly what you would expect to see on a flat-earth.