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The Earth Is Flat.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 1/22/2016 Category: Science Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 446 times Debate No: 85393
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 Pro Dublin Bay is a horseshoe shape which spans about 6.2 miles. Standing at sea level using binoculars you can clearly see waves crashing against the shore on the far side of the bay. How is this possible if the horizon line is 2.9 miles away?Report this Argument Con Theoretically I don't think you can if Dublin bay is infact 6+ miles across. However, I can provide you with some possible solutions for your dilemma. 1) It depends on how tall you are, the taller you are the farther you can see. 2) Another explanation could be refraction, where light rays bend which allows us to see even further than we normally would be able too. Given the weather conditions this could be the case, more refraction tends to take place in colder climates, and when frost is present. 3) The third explanation would be that the part of the waves your seeing are higher than sea level, thus the point of the rock they are hitting could actually be the top of the rock and that is why you are able to see it from that distance. 4) Think about water in a test tube, it is concave. This tends to be a unique property of water, and it is thought that you are able to see farther than normal at sea level when you are looking from land mass to land mass. 5) THE EARTH MUST BE FLATReport this Argument Pro 1) "Height above sea level". This is basic trigonometry. I am referring specifically to the 5ft 10inches above sea level Google (Nasa/Your science teacher...) claims you need to be at in order for the horizon line to be calculated at a distance of 2.9 miles. You're point is invalid. 2)"Could be refraction". This is debate, not a think tank for fairytale stories. Evidence please. Point invalid. 3)"Sea is not level". Lucky for you I thought of this problem ahead of time and was sure to perform tests on calm days with swells of height less than that of 3 feet. Point invalid. 4)"Meniscus". Don't make me laugh. Point invalid. 5)This was fun, but don't bother wasting my time again unless you've got a real point, thanks ;) xReport this Argument Con FuckleBerryJuJu forfeited this round. Pro 1. The horizon Line is not 2.9 miles away. Go look. (Bring your binoculars, head to the beach, have fun) 2. The sun is not 93,000,000 miles away. Go look. (You don't really think you can only see 10 miles on earth yet easily see 93,000,000 miles in space do you?) 3. Then moon is not 238,855 miles away. Go look. (Same point again...) 4. The earth evidently does not rotate around the sun. Did you feel that? No? Go look (If the Earth really was moving through the universe at over 3 million mph don't you think you'd feel it? Basic physics & biology tell us that when it comes to external forces acting upon the body our senses simply cannot be fooled. A person always knows when they are moving whether its 1 mile an hour or 1 million. Also if you track the sun throughout the sky you can clearly see that the pattern it moves through could not possible conform to a heliocentric model.) The evidence for a flat earth is all around you, all you have to do is look.Report this Argument Con FuckleBerryJuJu forfeited this round. Pro daithibru forfeited this round. Con FuckleBerryJuJu forfeited this round. Pro daithibru forfeited this round. Con FuckleBerryJuJu forfeited this round.
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Posted by Youngastronomer 1 year ago
I apologise for my grammar mistakes.
Posted by Youngastronomer 1 year ago
You askedon't howith to see the sun 93,000,000 miles away. You do realise the sun is 1,300,000x bigger than Earth. You'really comparing not beingoing able to see a small object at a few miles. That is a silly comparison. The moon is also 1,737 km in size. Course we can see it. Your logic is 100% flawed.
Posted by Youngastronomer 1 year ago
We're really in a giant spheroid spinning, same as being in a plane except a plane doesnt stay at a steady speed. We don't go around the sun at a million mph, who told you that? The speed is 67,000 mph, and we rotate at 1,040. Earth being round is easily proven by going to the stratosphere and looking down seeing it round. Yes they have definitely done it, look at the highest freefall ever.
Posted by U.n 2 years ago
I think 4 rounds of forfeited turns would be sufficient.
Posted by daithibru 2 years ago
Sorry posted this in the comments by accident #noob
Posted by daithibru 2 years ago
1. The horizon Line is not 2.9 miles away. Go look.

2. The sun is not 93,000,000 miles away. Go look.
(You don't really think you can only see 10 miles on earth yet easily see 93,000,000 miles in space do you?)

3. Then moon is not 238,855 miles away. Go look.
(Same point again...)

4. The earth evidently does not rotate around the sun. Did you feel that? No? Go look
(If the Earth really was moving through the universe at over 3 million mph don't you think you'd feel it? Basic physics & biology tell us that when it comes to external forces acting upon the body our senses simply cannot be fooled. A person always knows when they are moving whether its 1 mile an hour or 1 million. Also if you track the sun throughout the sky you can clearly see that the pattern it moves through could not possible conform to a heliocentric model.)

The evidence for a flat earth is all around you, all you have to do is look.

If you plotted the time humans have been on earth (6000 years) on a 24hr clock we would have only started believing it was round 1 minute and 48 seconds ago....

Think about how insignificant that is 1m 48s out of 1,440 minutes. Its not very long is it?

So why did everyone else think it was flat the other 1,438m 12s?

Well people were harder to fool, they spent a lot more time outside than we did... Go look

Not so smart now are we?

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