Offline TSB

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Question for flat Earthers.
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:03:05 AM »
I've gone ahead and drawn 3 pictures (not accurate at all) of what some maps I've seen look like, and how they depict the Earth being flat.

The first image is just the badly drawn depiction.

The second image is plotting 2 points in a straight line, as if someone were flying from Point A (in the Americas) to Point B (In Europe).

The third image is where the question comes in.

What would happen if someone were to fly from Point A to point B in a straight line (flying East in a straight line), and always flying in the same direction, flying to Point A again. Assuming that there is an edge to flat Earth, would a plane flying East across the Earth hit an edge or would it reach the Western side of the Americas?

Another question: If we were to draw a diameter line on a flat map of Earth and fly on it, would we reach an edge/border?


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Re: Question for flat Earthers.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 05:23:14 AM »
Welp, there are a few theories.

One is the pacman theory. You just go off one end and reappear on the other without knowing.

Another is the deceptive navigation theory where its not possible to go straight. Compasses, the sun, stars, radio waves ... all things will tell you that you are going straight but actually just get you walking around the perimeter. You can only ever get near the edge and start walking around it. To actually go straight would be counter-intuitive to all your senses and you would be met with impassable terrain anyway.

That last one might need a bit more illustration. What is East? Sounds easy. Isn't easy.
The definition of east is a cardinal point of the compass, 90° to the right of north.
That isn't a straight line across a flat earth. It is a circle around a point in the middle of it. You travel East and you are going in a circle ... not a straight line. The straight line is South in all directions from North. But as you get close to the edge, East and South, as well as West and South will converge. You can't follow anything South because you are running out of South, so you'll end up going East or West instead.
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Re: Question for flat Earthers.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 11:37:36 AM »
OP, you should really read the FAQ before posting here.
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