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Old 28th March 2017, 07:17 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
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Fisheye lens.
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Old 28th March 2017, 01:04 PM   #42
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Just curious - if the Earth is flat, what is below the surface? How deep down could you dig? Is it a giant rectangle? Square? Half-cylinder?
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Old 28th March 2017, 01:25 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
Just curious - if the Earth is flat, what is below the surface? How deep down could you dig? Is it a giant rectangle? Square? Half-cylinder?
Elephants standing on the shell of a giant turtle....
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Old 28th March 2017, 01:30 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
Just curious - if the Earth is flat, what is below the surface? How deep down could you dig? Is it a giant rectangle? Square? Half-cylinder?
It is a pancake. A very large, stale pancake.
Below is butter.
You can dig 1/2 inch unless you think it is actually a stack of pancakes.
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Old 30th March 2017, 05:55 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
Just curious - if the Earth is flat, what is below the surface? How deep down could you dig? Is it a giant rectangle? Square? Half-cylinder?
The one flat-earth troll I know uses this map:



The thickness question is up for some debate.
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Old 30th March 2017, 08:32 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by CynicalSkeptic View Post
The one flat-earth troll I know uses this map:

https://i.imgur.com/ULkqCIg.gif
And if he wants to prove it's true, he could phone anyone living on the equator tomorrow, at local 9am, and ask them to check if the sun is to their North East, rather than East as those pesky round earthers claim it should be. And at local 3pm call again to ask if the sun is now North West rather than due West.
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Old 30th March 2017, 09:17 AM   #47
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There is some comedy gold in the FAQ section of that website ...

"Most Flat Earthers think Astronauts have been bribed or coerced into their testimonies. Some believe they have been fooled or are mistaken."

"While one can see satellites in the sky at night, it is generally agreed upon that they are not actual satellites but pseudolites or stratolites put there to fool us."

"Gravity as a theory is false. Objects simply fall. "

"The Flat Earth Society, along with previous notable flatists such as Samuel Shenton and S. Rowbotham, believe there is no end to the Earth and that it continues indefinitely."
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Old 30th March 2017, 01:22 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by CynicalSkeptic View Post

The thickness question is up for some debate.
Thanks for that. On the bright side, if this guy is right, going to outer space would be as simple as scuba diving:

Originally Posted by how thick is the earth?
between 2 to 3 miles - this is diggable using modern mining techniques. It should also provide a permanent way for astronauts and space vehicles to enter outer space. A lot easier than firing rockets.
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Old 30th March 2017, 01:31 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by CynicalSkeptic View Post
The one flat-earth troll I know uses this map:

https://i.imgur.com/ULkqCIg.gif

The thickness question is up for some debate.
I suspect the people in the polar regions would be surprised to find out that it was sunny every day of the year.

And us folk in Chicago would be surprised that there are no seasons... Oh wait, skip that... crummy Smarch weather....
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
Thanks for that. On the bright side, if this guy is right, going to outer space would be as simple as scuba diving:
Pretty amusing since we have oil wells at least six or seven miles deep!
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Old 4th April 2017, 12:07 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Pretty amusing since we have oil wells at least six or seven miles deep!


Aha! So the discworld revolves on a layer of oil.
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It seems that Sfax university in Tunisia has allowed a PhD student to prepare (since 2011) a thesis which defends not only the flat earth theory but also geocentrism. Furthermore the dissertation (written in French) is filled with spelling and grammar mistakes and, apparently, religious references too.

This has raised strong reactions in Tunisian scientific and university circles : http://www.jeuneafrique.com/424393/s...ostFB_03042017 (in French, sorry for this)
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Old 4th April 2017, 05:54 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by Finster View Post
There is some comedy gold in the FAQ section of that website ...

"Most Flat Earthers think Astronauts have been bribed or coerced into their testimonies. Some believe they have been fooled or are mistaken."
This just shows how deluded conspiracy theorists are; as if all of those passionate people could be simply wrong or purchased. As for the assassins, you need assassins to keep them in line, too.

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"While one can see satellites in the sky at night, it is generally agreed upon that they are not actual satellites but pseudolites or stratolites put there to fool us."
That's hilarious. If this is true, it would require those false satellites to always be at the right place, at the right speed and trajectory for amateur astronomers around the world to find them. That's A LOT of commitment. One wonders what the benefit of hiding the true shape of the earth would be.

This isn't even getting into the fact that anyone can fly around the world.

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"Gravity as a theory is false. Objects simply fall. "
Simply fall? Why do they fall?

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"The Flat Earth Society, along with previous notable flatists such as Samuel Shenton and S. Rowbotham, believe there is no end to the Earth and that it continues indefinitely."
So if I fly from London to Tokyo to Toronto to London again, all eastward, what's their explanation?
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
Simply fall? Why do they fall?
I was having this discussion with a flat-earther on a local newspaper discussion page, and the best he could come up with was- direct quote - 'magic'.

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an apple doesnt move away from the earth because it is of the earth and yes its magic.
Earlier, he gave this explanation (apologies for the lack of punctuation, this is direct cut and paste)

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the reason an apple fals to the ground is because the molecules of the apple are denser than the molecules of air so the air cant support it
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"the reason an apple fals to the ground is because the molecules of the apple are denser than the molecules of air so the air cant support it "
Yeah but without gravity, why would it need to be supported? He's just handwaved the question away.
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Yup. It was a whole lot of handwaving. I never got a clearer response than 'magic'.

He also didn't believe that rockets worked.

The mind boggles really.
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Yup. It was a whole lot of handwaving. I never got a clearer response than 'magic'.

He also didn't believe that rockets worked.

The mind boggles really.
Yeah it takes quite a level of practical ignorance to be so utterly unable to grasp the basics of reality like that. I means he's never been at 40,000 feet, or on a sea or ocean, etc.
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Old 20th May 2017, 03:27 PM   #58
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It's pretty obvious earth is pyramid shaped.
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I wonder what the FE people thought when they saw a ship with a tall mast sink over the horizon and then return to port?
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It's pretty obvious earth is pyramid shaped.
I was thinking more cock and balls shaped...
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I wonder what the FE people thought when they saw a ship with a tall mast sink over the horizon and then return to port?
I wonder how many people have actually ever seen that happen.

I also wonder why you ended a statement with a question mark.
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One can not argue with stupid.
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Clearly you've never been to the ISF forums!
Really any forum for that matter.
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I was thinking more cock and balls shaped...
Huh, you may want to talk to a medical professional about those thoughts.
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I wonder if there are any Flat Earthers with a degree in Geography (from a credible institution, of course)?
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I wonder what the FE people thought when they saw a ship with a tall mast sink over the horizon and then return to port?
They call it "perspective" .
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I wonder if there are any Flat Earthers with a degree in Geography (from a credible institution, of course)?
Rarer yet would be one who has navigated a ship over the ocean.
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I wonder how many people have actually ever seen that happen.

I also wonder why you ended a statement with a question mark.
I haven't seen that exact scenario happen, but I do remember several years ago, on a Saturday afternoon in Chicago, seeing a lot (hundreds, probably) of sailboats on Lake Michigan. Only the tops of the sails of the more distant ones were visible.
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This just shows how deluded conspiracy theorists are; as if all of those passionate people could be simply wrong or purchased. As for the assassins, you need assassins to keep them in line, too.



That's hilarious. If this is true, it would require those false satellites to always be at the right place, at the right speed and trajectory for amateur astronomers around the world to find them. That's A LOT of commitment. One wonders what the benefit of hiding the true shape of the earth would be.

This isn't even getting into the fact that anyone can fly around the world.



Simply fall? Why do they fall?



So if I fly from London to Tokyo to Toronto to London again, all eastward, what's their explanation?
On the map cynicalskeptic posted, North on a compass always points to the centre of the map so to follow East or west will take you in a circle.
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They call it "perspective" .
Don't they actually call it "The Law of Perspective", haha.
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Don't they actually call it "The Law of Perspective", haha.
yep. And apparently this law means that the bottom parts of objects will no longer be visible, while the top will, even if you use a telescope, the bottom part will still not be visible.
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What is the flat earther explanation for the North Star getting lower to the horizon as you approach the equator, then not being visible in the southern hemisphere?
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What is the flat earther explanation for the North Star getting lower to the horizon as you approach the equator, then not being visible in the southern hemisphere?
Maybe all the flat earthers are in the northern hemisphere, and they don't travel much?
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What is the flat earther explanation for the North Star getting lower to the horizon as you approach the equator, then not being visible in the southern hemisphere?


<handwaves> Refraction in, umm, the crystal spheres means as you move away from the North pole the angle... No, hang on, that goes the wrong way. Wait a minute. Umm. Well anyway it's going to be refraction.
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<handwaves> Refraction in, umm, the crystal spheres means as you move away from the North pole the angle... No, hang on, that goes the wrong way. Wait a minute. Umm. Well anyway it's going to be refraction.
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xkcd has recently explored one side effect we'd see of a Flat Earth:

https://xkcd.com/1830/

It's not explicitly described as a Flat Earth comic, but based upon the "cosmology" described by the typical Flat Earther, Troll or serious, this appears to be a reasonable approximation of what could be expected.
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PERSPECTIVE!
No no, it is called the 'reflective receptive perspective corrective'
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Does anyone know if the flat earthers have an interpretation of the Cavendish experiment? Do they deny it explicitly, perhaps through some conspiracy theory, or only it's implications?
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What is the flat earther explanation for the North Star getting lower to the horizon as you approach the equator, then not being visible in the southern hemisphere?
Perspective actually does that. The North Star isn't nearly as high as we've been lied to, so it appears lower from greater distances. The same happens if you move away from a tall building.

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