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Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 27, 2020, 09:15:35 AM »

This video shows what happens when refraction is added to a scene in Cinema 4D. It might be of use to you perhaps.

https://youtu.be/1XoFnXX4UOI

What use is the video meant to be?  All it does is show that refraction can, depending on extent (which is unknown in that video) make it appear as though something in the distance is shorter than you'd expect, or even not visible at all.  In of itself it shows nothing about the shape of the Earth, only the possible effect of atmospheric refraction which is basically the same process in both models.  Maybe a curved surface alone would not be enough to create the pronounced effect as shown in some of the images earlier, but it would certainly compound the effect of refraction.


It shows how refraction can fool people into thinking the horizon curves downwards thus making them believe the world is a globe.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: November 23, 2020, 11:05:50 PM »
Haha I thought someone else had written that! :-[

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Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:05:45 PM »
For as long as I can remember I have always known the Earth is round, when I was a kid I went on a boat and saw the coastline disappear bottom first, as you would expect from a round object. I've always wondered since knowing about the FES how people could believe the Earth is flat, but that's my personal experience. How did you come to believe that the Earth was flat? I really want to know.

This video shows what happens when refraction is added to a scene in Cinema 4D. It might be of use to you perhaps.


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Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 22, 2020, 12:26:29 AM »
If you were standing on the beach watching boats disappearing over the horizon they're really not that far away at all. That's all I'm saying.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 21, 2020, 11:03:45 PM »
Standing by the water's edge in front of the ocean not from a height looking down is what I should have said.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:52:16 PM »
 Boats at the horizon disappearing bottom up They're not really disappearing over the curve as you might think. Even if the earth was a globe and the size we're told it is, the curve wouldn't be noticeable only a few miles out to sea which is more or less the furthest our eyes can see looking across a large body of water. What is happening is the atmosphere is acting like a lens. This short video explains it:



Watch the whole thing if you've got the time, it's quite interesting. If you haven't the time the demonstration begins at around the 1:45 mark.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: November 21, 2020, 06:17:39 PM »
I've only ever been able to find the Discovery Channel lake clip. If you know of any others please let me know.

That's the one I saw as well. I've never come across any others.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Questions for Flat Earthers
« on: November 17, 2020, 07:31:39 PM »
...why does it matter what the shape of the earth is? It could be a square for all I care. I mean if all works then why does it matter?

If it turns out that the oceans are all contained as you'd expect, I believe it would show that we live within a system that's been purposely built. By what or whom is the million dollar question.

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But we don't need to do that any more, we have the internet. I can look up the kings and queens of England.

It's not necessary but it makes thinking about the past more fun and interesting. If, say, you're reading about whether people believed in FE in the 16th century for example, if you know who was in power at that time the question comes to life more. For me that is.

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If it were in English I would be more than happy to answer your questions.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Questions for Flat Earthers
« on: October 04, 2020, 09:09:23 PM »
... I don't believe NASA because there's just too much evidence showing that they are misleading people.

What has NASA got to do with it (where "it" is the shape of the Earth)?

Many people become interested in Flat Earth after realising NASA has been lying to them. That's the connection.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: October 03, 2020, 04:17:25 PM »
I've only ever been able to find the Discovery Channel lake clip. If you know of any others please let me know.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:07:16 PM »
I've only seen one film 'out in the field' as it were where the curve is measured across a body of water showing it to exist but I've seen quite a few where measurements are taken that show there is no curve. If there really was a curve surely there would be many more films out there proving it or at least as many as the FE proponents have.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: October 01, 2020, 05:35:24 PM »
But if we can see a planet turning in the sky it does rather suggest that we're also living on one, especially if we can see topographical features on that planet, don't you think? Of course it doesn't prove anything but it makes the globe argument stronger imo.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Questions for Flat Earthers
« on: October 01, 2020, 04:47:31 PM »
I don't know where I stand on the issue. I know I don't believe NASA because there's just too much evidence showing that they are misleading people. Still, I don't know whether the earth is flat or not. I've been trying to work it out for some time. For instance I ask myself how is it that the atmosphere is able to turn at the same time as the earth as if it's glued in place. That doesn't make much sense to me. But then when I ask the question someone will come along and say something like Well, you don't understand how gravity works - which I have no answer for because they're right I don't understand how gravity works lol!

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: October 01, 2020, 04:39:19 PM »
Does the fact that Mars can be seen debunk flat earth or can the earth still be flat whilst Mars is a sphere?

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Flat Earth Community / Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:35:16 PM »
What do people think about it? Looks real to me and I don't get the impression he's lying.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Why doesn't the atmosphere drift off into space?
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:18:17 PM »
Ok, thanks.

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Flat Earth Community / Re: Why doesn't the atmosphere drift off into space?
« on: September 23, 2020, 06:04:03 PM »
But aren't you 'pulling' the air into your mouth when you breath?

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Flat Earth Community / Why doesn't the atmosphere drift off into space?
« on: September 23, 2020, 05:44:36 PM »
I asked the same question on YT and received this reply:
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Gas particles move at 0.4km per second. To expand into space, they would need to travel at 11km per second. It's very simple to understand... even for unqualified commoners.

I've no idea how to answer it. I mean it sounds like BS but what do I know. Perhaps someone can tell me if it's factual or not.

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