Hello! I wanted to ask what made you believe that the earth is flat. I'm asking because I'm doing a research paper for college that looks at both sides of the argument and I'm also legitimately curious.  :)

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 01:13:41 PM »
That's a very good question. If you don't get any answers in this forum, try Youtube. There are dozens of videos where people "prove" with "experiments" that Earth is flat.

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 04:00:03 PM »
Hello! I wanted to ask what made you believe that the earth is flat. I'm asking because I'm doing a research paper for college that looks at both sides of the argument and I'm also legitimately curious.  :)

The lack of curvature over land and the natural physics of water (seeks it's own level) proved to me Earth is not a Ball.

If you would like to gain a lot of attention over your research, make the point "Globe believers cannot use their own established curvature chart for an Earth with a 3959 Mile radius to prove Earth's landmass has curvature."

The curvature chart is a Blueprint of the their Globe Earth, but if Earth were a sphere, they could easily prove Earth has curvature by applying it to landmass, but they can't. This is a Checkmate.

Another fact that reinforced my belief Earth is not a Ball, is the fact "Gravity" has never been proven.

"This textbook contains material on Gravity. Universal Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding the natural law of attraction. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered."

https://ncse.com/library-resource/gravity-its-only-theory
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If early astronomers could see what we see today, they would scoff at the thought of a Globe Earth.  Increased knowledge with technology has not been good for the RE community, nor is it on their side.

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 04:44:36 PM »
There are a lot of mis-information on here.  The quote "water seeks it's own level" should be corrected to "Water seeks the center of gravity" just like every other thing with mass in the known universe.  Seamen know that the earth is a globe.  All their navigational education, charts, and procedures are based upon the earth being a globe.  It's been that way for over 100 years.  When I go to sea and depend on the global navigation techniques to get me across the oceans, my getting to the next port without getting lost is actual, practical proof that the globe earth system works.  Now that I'm home and didn't get killed by King Neptune, I believe that I'm living proof that the earth is a globe.
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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 11:31:10 PM »
Hello! I wanted to ask what made you believe that the earth is flat. I'm asking because I'm doing a research paper for college that looks at both sides of the argument and I'm also legitimately curious.  :)

The lack of curvature over land and the natural physics of water (seeks it's own level) proved to me Earth is not a Ball.

If you would like to gain a lot of attention over your research, make the point "Globe believers cannot use their own established curvature chart for an Earth with a 3959 Mile radius to prove Earth's landmass has curvature."

The curvature chart is a Blueprint of the their Globe Earth, but if Earth were a sphere, they could easily prove Earth has curvature by applying it to landmass, but they can't. This is a Checkmate.

Another fact that reinforced my belief Earth is not a Ball, is the fact "Gravity" has never been proven.

"This textbook contains material on Gravity. Universal Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding the natural law of attraction. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered."

https://ncse.com/library-resource/gravity-its-only-theory
Please explain measured distances and satellite tv dish alignment.

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 12:21:04 AM »
The default position is that it's flat. Look out your window, look out over a lake. See? Flat.

Now convince me that it's actually globular!
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. - Galileo Galilei

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 12:43:16 AM »
OK, take a bucket of water down to the lake you see.  Throw that bucket of water into the lake.  You know for sure that the level of the lake just got a little higher, Right?  Can you measure the difference?  Trying to directly see that the earth is actually round is about as difficult but it is possible.  Just exactly how much work are you willing to do to convince yourself that the earth is a globe?  If you only want to spend 5 minutes, then forget it.  If 'inquiring minds' really want to know then you will have to knuckle down and put some time in looking at some books on the subject.  There is no way anyone can teach you what you really don't want to know.
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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 01:06:19 AM »
Hello! I wanted to ask what made you believe that the earth is flat. I'm asking because I'm doing a research paper for college that looks at both sides of the argument and I'm also legitimately curious.  :)


Please explain measured distances and satellite tv dish alignment.

I am not going to hijack the topic. Sorry,
If early astronomers could see what we see today, they would scoff at the thought of a Globe Earth.  Increased knowledge with technology has not been good for the RE community, nor is it on their side.

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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 11:09:56 PM »
Hello! I wanted to ask what made you believe that the earth is flat. I'm asking because I'm doing a research paper for college that looks at both sides of the argument and I'm also legitimately curious.  :)

There is some very old writings that explain all things were created by the Father (creator/God) and he says its flat as a pancake. He will kick your ass if need be but he loves you. I ain't arguing, he said the book would NEVER change and it hasn't in 2,000 years......
What kind of person would devote endless hours posting scientific facts trying to correct the few retards who believe in the FE? I slay shitty little demons.

Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 07:37:32 PM »
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The default position is that it's flat. Look out your window, look out over a lake. See? Flat.

Now convince me that it's actually globular!


My default position is that it's round. Look out of your window at the Earths shadow as it creeps across the Moons disk during a total lunar eclipse.  See? Curved!. 

Now convince me that it's actually flat!

You won't accept my statement as proof anymore than I will accept yours.

No lake in the world has a large enough surface area so show actually curvature of its surface. You are simply seeing too small a fraction of the circumference as a whole. If you keep zooming into a part of the circumference of a circle the amount of curvature you see of an increasingly small part of it will become increasingly less until it looks like a straight line.  That of course is the principle behind differential calculus as dy/dx tends to zero.


Seeing is not always believing in science. The Sun is 400 times bigger than the Moon but also 400 times further away so they appear (apparent disk size) the same size to us because we don't have any direct perception of distance in the sky. I know flat earthers won't accept this as it doesn't conform to their beliefs. But can FET show beyond reasonable doubt otherwise?
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Re: Question for research paper: What convinced you that the earth is flat?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 10:25:05 PM »
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Another fact that reinforced my belief Earth is not a Ball, is the fact "Gravity" has never been proven.


I am not sure how you 'prove' anything in essence.  I won't go into a historical account of Newtons and Einsteins work on gravity because that shouldn't be necessary and it is already very well known. As we moved into the 20th century certain weaknesses or limits of Newtonian gravity started to appear but these were more than adequately corrected by Einstein in his GTR.

If flat earthers don't accept that gravity is a force, then how do they account for the satellites of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn (including the ring system), Uranus and Neptune?  All of these are held in orbit around each planet by the mutual gravitational force between them. We also see gravity acting in multiple star systems. We have calculated the orbital sizes and periods of several shorter term binary star systems by using gravity calculations.  Observational data has been gathered using the worlds largest telescopes and this has precisely matched the predicted positions provided through gravitational calculations. Using gravity we can also calculate the mass of other stars when they have a binary companion through the orbital periods. 


Are you saying all this is down to something else other than gravity then?