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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Skylab
« on: August 02, 2019, 05:53:50 PM »
The more I watch it, the more it looks like most of it was shot underwater, perhaps aided with very thin wires, in neutral buoyancy conditions.  Nobody's head is seen for more than a few minutes at a time and there are a number of cuts so breath holding time isn't an issue.  Everything looks suspended in water.

It looks nothing like it's under water, if it was you'd see the guy kicking his legs to move from one side to the other.

Science & Alternative Science / Re: Bill Nye debates Ken Ham on Creationism
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:49:29 PM »
Where am I the Bill Nye appreciation society?!  ;)

Flat Earth Theory / Re: This makes sense - doesn't it?
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:48:03 AM »

Well, that's where inertia comes to play. While flying, you can feel as if you were stationary high up above, even though you're not.

But isn't that an entirely different thing seeing as when we are flying we are contained by the plane. But getting back on point, how does inertia act on the oceans to hold them in place as it were, I can't quite grasp this point? You seem to be saying it's part gravity part inertia that prevents water from falling into the sky and beyond, my question still is how can a certain point in the centre of the Earth have that much influence over the elements? Obviously I'm not being very scientific here, I'm just curious to know if it's possible to get an explanation which I can understand and accept.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: This makes sense - doesn't it?
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:28:36 PM »
So you think the explanation given is enough to show that because of the total size/mass of the oceans they're going to remain seemingly stationary whilst the Earth hurtles through space at breakneck speed? Is gravity really that powerful?

Flat Earth Theory / This makes sense - doesn't it?
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:57:51 PM »
The following is a comment I received on youtube from someone after I asked for an explanation how it is that the oceans curve around the Earth if the Earth is indeed a globe. This explanation appears to make sense but I'm wondering if there aren't problems with it. Perhaps someone can help me with it.

Yes there is a reason why water does not shake itself off the earth.  It's called gravity.   Every atom in existence exerts a tiny force called gravity.  It is incredibly small as an atom is incredibly small.   However,  gravity is accumulative.    This is the single most important thing that you should remember.  As atoms pull together to eventually form objects, their gravity joins together to become a single force that this objects exerts.  The bigger the accumulation of atoms and their individual forces of gravity, the more gravity you have.  It's like one person pushing a car. He may not be able to do it but 5 people, all using the same force together, will start the car moving.  The strength of each individual atom's gravity, working together, increase the strength of the object that the atom becomes. 

The earth is one big object, made up of uncountable atoms.  Each atom adds it's tiny strength of gravity to the every other atom making up the earth, until that gravity is so strong that it will attract individual objects to it.  Moreover, you, Gordon Bennett also exert the force of gravity.  It's so small that it isn't noticeable but it's there.  That's why everything in close approximation to the earth falls down toward it, towards the very centre of that gravity, the centre of the earth.

Water is a liquid.  Water is also made of H2O molecules. Each molecule  is made up of 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen.  Since water is a fluid, each molecule of water will flow, almost independent of each other.  Also, because each molecule is made up of atoms, each molecule has a gravitational force.  That causes it to be attracted to the earth itself.  Each molecule of water will flow until it has reached as close to the centre of earth's gravity as it can.  A puddle of water may seem like a single object of water but in reality it is a collection of molecules of water with the ability to flow like a liquid. 

Since, each molecule of water must get as close to the centre of the earth as possible, the centre of gravity.  It's reacting to the force of gravity.  Each molecule will flow, jostling about until it can't get any closer to that centre of gravity.  So, if the earth is round,  the centre of gravity, the very centre of the earth will cause that water of the ocean to flow until the furthest distance of each molecule of water is equidistant to the centre of the earth or closer.  Every molecule of water in the ocean must be within this circle of of gravity pulling the water to it.  It has to because water is a liquid.  That's why the very top of the ocean curves around the earth.  Their molecules won't stack on top of each other like the molecules in your body.  Water molecules flow.  Your body's molecules do not.  The water molecules will flow until it cannot get any closer to the centre of gravity

The atmosphere is the same.  Air behaves like a fluid and each individual molecule of air will flow until it can't get any closer to the earth, forming a curved atmosphere around the earth.

This is rather simplistic but basic.  I'm not sure that I can explain it any better than that.

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