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Anybody these days can get a drone, fly it straight up and observe the curvature of the earth. What I can’t wrap my mind around is how the moon is rotating on it’s axis in sync with the earth so the the same side is always visible. Have a few drinks or something else and try that mind experiment.

The Earth raised tidal bulges on the moon. As the moon rotated through these bulges, internal friction slowed the moon’s rotation until it achieved tidal coupling.

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I want one of the flat earth people to take a trip the edge of earth and take a picture or post video proof. Surely they have, this would prove their point. Facepalm Maybe an expedition is in order. Start traveling West or East and see if you can get back to their starting point. If they never return then they fell into space.
The other item that would need proven or disproven is mental illness. This kind of thought process should be a flag to authorities. Some of these folks could potentially be a danger to society.

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I want one of the flat earth people to take a trip the edge of earth and take a picture or post video proof. Surely they have, this would prove their point. Facepalm Maybe an expedition is in order. Start traveling West or East and see if you can get back to their starting point. If they never return then they fell into space. The other item that would need proven or disproven is mental illness. This kind of thought process should be a flag to authorities. Some of these folks could potentially be a danger to society.

the earth is not flat – but bootlickers that want thought police are the greater danger to us all.

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The sun is like a light bulb spinning on a flat surface.

I’ve heard this argument before. If the sun was a bulb spinning over a flat surface, an ultra-high powered telescope should be able to see it at night. If I place The Hubble Telescope on the top of Mt. Everest, I would have to be able to see the sun as it makes its rotation around the Earth, right?

But we all know this is not true. You can’t see the sun at night because the Earth obstructs your view.

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Yourrid wrote:
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The sun is like a light bulb spinning on a flat surface.

I’ve heard this argument before. If the sun was a bulb spinning over a flat surface, an ultra-high powered telescope should be able to see it at night. If I place The Hubble Telescope on the top of Mt. Everest, I would have to be able to see the sun as it makes its rotation around the Earth, right?

But we all know this is not true. You can’t see the sun at night because the Earth obstructs your view.

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With that theory wouldn’t it be daylight most of the time if not all? Very interesting to say the least.

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“They” believe it is due to “perspective.” That the sun really is visible 24/7, but because it is so far away, we can’t see it. Like trying to see a single bird 50 miles away. Their theory falls short when:

  • Ask to see the sun at night with a high powered telescope.
  • Ask why, when the sun sets over the ocean, you can clearly see the sun fade away from the bottom up.
  • Ask why a high powered telescope can’t see across as ocean.
  • Ask them to explain stars. If our star fades into oblivion within a matter of minutes, how can we see stars that are trillions of miles away?
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“They” believe it is due to “perspective.” That the sun really is visible 24/7, but because it is so far away, we can’t see it. Like seeing a single bird 100 miles away. Their theory falls short when:

  • Ask about a high powered telescope
  • Ask why, when the sun sets over the ocean, you can clearly see the sun fade away from the bottom up.
  • Ask why a high powered telescope can’t see across as ocean.

It’s amazing how the brain works, for some individuals. I can understand for those in the past when there was a lack of knowledge. Science is amazing. This shouldn’t be in question this day and age.

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You can’t live without a belief system, there must be a religion to link people. And yes atheist is also a religion ironically, but a materialist one.

Atheism is a religion like baldness is a hair colour, not collecting stamps is a hobby, and abstinence is a sex position.
Atheism has no dogma, no agenda, no teachings. There are prominent thinkers and leaders who are atheists, but no atheist leaders because it is not a movement.
Nothing represents atheism because atheism is not a thing that can be represented, it is an absence of theism.
The ONLY thing all atheists have in common is that they are not convinced any theism is valid.

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The world isnt round either tho.

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The world isnt round either tho.

go on.

tell us how round means ONLY perfectly spherical, and not approximately, also.

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Please, stop.

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Why does believing in a flat earth make someone crazy, but believing in a creation where the earth (and everything) is only 6000 years old just make someone religious?

Or, anyone that doesn’t accept the scientific accuracy of evolution is just as whacky as someone that doesn’t believe in gravity. If anything, evolution has held up better than gravity over the past 100 years.

Frankly, flat-earthers don’t bother me any more than some of the crazier religious beliefs out there. I’m not against religion; believe what you want to believe. But if someone accepts that religious beliefs are okay, they should also leave the flat-earther’s alone too.

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they should also leave the flat-earther’s alone too.

Flat earthers don’t want to be left alone, they are the most successful internet trollers of all time. They’re licking up the attention like a kid with a lollypop.
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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
they should also leave the flat-earther’s alone too.
Flat earthers don’t want to be left alone, they are the most successful internet trollers of all time. They’re licking up the attention like a kid with a lollypop.

Sadly that is so true. This is the day and age of, “look at me, look at what I can do”, even if it’s idiotic and sometimes dangerous. There are teenage and early twenty somethings making millions of dollars for doing stupid stuff and posting it online. Self celebration. Two things to blame. Parents unwillingness to teach their children about personal responsibility at a young age and unhealthy doses of social media. I am not trying to start parenting classes here, I am not perfect and make my fair share of mistakes but, it’s imperative that parents hold their own child responsible, there should be consequences for bad decision making. Hopefully they learn something before those decisions become deadly. Ya know, like falling off the edge of earth. Big Smile

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I am a member of the fat earth society

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Yeah, but flat-earthers don’t hurt anybody else, or even themselves. They’re not like anti-vacc’ers or people that peddle fake health treatments. They’re harmless.

Frankly, they probably put more thought into their “theory” than most people that just accept the world is round, so at least they’re thinking (even if their conclusions are wrong). I’m sure if you asked the average Joe in the street how to prove the world is round, they’d just shrug and have no idea.

Flat-earthers don’t scare me. What scares me is the huge numbers of people that believe stuff just because some celebrity said it was true.

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Flat-earthers don’t scare me. What scares me is the huge numbers of people that believe stuff just because some celebrity said it was true

Don’t laugh, one got elected to congress and now states that we (the earth) only have 12 years to get control of the climate before the world ends.

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Folks,

Please abide by the Forum rules.  There are forums for political discussion.  This is not one of them.

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I am a member of the fat earth society

Nice AVATAR!

I will not feed into this Flat earth BS!

I am a member of your “avatars” circle of friends!

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Flat-earthers don’t scare me. What scares me is the huge numbers of people that believe stuff just because some celebrity said it was true
Don’t laugh, one got elected to congress and now states that we (the earth) only have 12 years to get control of the climate before the world ends.
Interesting. What state was that Deputy Dog?

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Just Imagine how dumb and gullible people can be if the earth is really flat. Grad

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Flat-earthers don’t scare me. What scares me is the huge numbers of people that believe stuff just because some celebrity said it was true
Don’t laugh, one got elected to congress and now states that we (the earth) only have 12 years to get control of the climate before the world ends.
Interesting. What state was that Deputy Dog?

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress again made headlines when she said Monday that she and other young Americans fear “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y

I don’t believe this is a political story. Flat earth, sky is falling or that stupid statement, what’s the difference?

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If the world is going to end in 12 years, it’s far too late for us to do anything about it. Instead, let’s party like it’s 1999! You know… preparing for all the Y-2K bugs that were going to destroy civilization.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
Blackbeard wrote:
I am a member of the fat earth society

Nice AVATAR!

I will not feed into this Flat earth BS!

I am a member of your “avatars” circle of friends!

James Allan Hendrix and I in his home in April/May of 2000,,,Seattle,Washington.

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Deputy Dog wrote:
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Interesting. What state was that Deputy Dog?
The youngest woman ever elected to Congress again made headlines when she said Monday that she and other young Americans fear “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y

I don’t believe this is a political story. Flat earth, sky is falling or that stupid statement, what’s the difference?

Oh… OK. I should have put 2 & 2 together on that one. Thanks for the info.

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… preparing for all the Y-2K bugs that were going to destroy civilization.
Y-2K…. A blast from the past!! I had forgot all about that hoopla. Big Smile

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so Y2k, 12 years later 2012, both massive fails lol, now another 12 year interval before world ends? fool me once…..

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They’ll keep predicting the end of the world until it happens.

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They’ll keep predicting the end of the world until it happens. Facepalm

Yeah, but then they’ll get the last laugh!

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