Poll

Which model do you believe in?

Heliocentric (RE) model
10 (55.6%)
Bi-polar flat earth model
3 (16.7%)
Dual Earth model
1 (5.6%)
Monopole flat earth model
3 (16.7%)
Other...
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Which model do you believe in?
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:53:15 AM »
For discussion, it would be good to know which model is the most prominent.
If you have another model which you believe is relevant to the poll, I would be glad to add it to the poll.

*

Offline Pete Svarrior

  • e
  • Planar Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7750
  • (◕‿◕✿)
    • View Profile
    • The Flat Earth Society
Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 08:04:25 AM »
Can you clarify what you mean by the "heliocentric model"?
Read the FAQ before asking your question - chances are we've already addressed it.
Follow the Flat Earth Society on Facebook and Twitter!

Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:47:25 AM »
Can you clarify what you mean by the "heliocentric model"?
The earth is spherical, the moon orbits the earth which orbits the sun.
Generally put, its just an option for people who do not believe in the flat earth, but if another name suits it better, then I'll rename it.

*

Offline Pete Svarrior

  • e
  • Planar Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7750
  • (◕‿◕✿)
    • View Profile
    • The Flat Earth Society
Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
I would suggest "Round Earth Theory" or "RET" - this is generally the name used around here. My worry is that there might be a heliocentric FET model out there somewhere (though I must admit I'm not familiar with one)
Read the FAQ before asking your question - chances are we've already addressed it.
Follow the Flat Earth Society on Facebook and Twitter!

Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 01:07:43 PM »
I would suggest "Round Earth Theory" or "RET" - this is generally the name used around here. My worry is that there might be a heliocentric FET model out there somewhere (though I must admit I'm not familiar with one)
Tom frequently uses 'heliocentric' in reference to the... I guess I'd call it 'general' model espoused by the wiki. He's right enough about calling it that. But that only reinforces the point it should be described as RE or FE.

Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 01:15:33 PM »
I would suggest "Round Earth Theory" or "RET" - this is generally the name used around here. My worry is that there might be a heliocentric FET model out there somewhere (though I must admit I'm not familiar with one)
I've changed it now to Heliocentric (RE) model, which I hope will be easier to distinguish. =)

*

Offline Pete Svarrior

  • e
  • Planar Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7750
  • (◕‿◕✿)
    • View Profile
    • The Flat Earth Society
Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2018, 02:19:19 PM »
Sounds good to me!
Read the FAQ before asking your question - chances are we've already addressed it.
Follow the Flat Earth Society on Facebook and Twitter!

*

Offline JRowe

  • *
  • Posts: 359
  • Slowly being driven insane by RE nonsense
    • View Profile
    • Dual Earth Theory
Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 02:39:45 PM »
For discussion, it would be good to know which model is the most prominent.
If you have another model which you believe is relevant to the poll, I would be glad to add it to the poll.
This poll may not achieve that. Even if you just want to take the classical 'monopole flat Earth model,' there are several subsequent variations upon it. That is one of the strengths of FET, the freedom to develop rather than to blindly follow the leader.
Plus it neglects certain subtleties; many models have more in common than they do differences even in separate categories there. (For example, DET is a bipolar model but it has more in common with the Pole-Centered monopole models).
My DE model explained here.
Open to questions, but if you're curious start there rather than expecting me to explain it all from scratch every time.

Re: Which model do you believe in?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 02:45:38 PM »
This poll may not achieve that. Even if you just want to take the classical 'monopole flat Earth model,' there are several subsequent variations upon it. That is one of the strengths of FET, the freedom to develop rather than to blindly follow the leader.
Plus it neglects certain subtleties; many models have more in common than they do differences even in separate categories there. (For example, DET is a bipolar model but it has more in common with the Pole-Centered monopole models).
I know, there are many aspects to the theories, like question if the sun and moon are inside or outside the filament and other theories, but the base model would be generalized in these models I believe.

I've heard a lot about the bi-polar model being the model of choice for the most prominent people on this site for example, so I primarily wish to know if this is just an empty claim or some truth behind it.