The Instigator
daithibru
Pro (for)
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The Contender
geho89
Con (against)
Winning
26 Points

The Earth is flat.

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geho89
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/16/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,132 times Debate No: 85075
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daithibru

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?
geho89

Con

If you really believe Earth is flat rather than a sphere, then you are mistaken. Pro has the burden of proof to present evidence to support the statement, "The Earth is flat." I will now debunk Pro premise.

With your premise, you are using sight to make the observation. Sight occurs when there is light. Light travels in a straight path [1]. Your perspective of a flat Earth is the limitation of sight. Earth is a sphere. You cannot see the downward curve, but you can see an upward curve (hills and mountains).

[1] http://www.cyberphysics.co.uk...
Debate Round No. 1
daithibru

Pro

daithibru forfeited this round.
geho89

Con

The reason why we can see the upward curvature of a mountain is because the speed of light is close to 300 * 10^6 m/s and light is being reflected from the mountain directly to the human eye. The speed of light is extremely fast and remember, light travels in a straight path! This, of course is just the basics since light can be manipulated. With this speed, combined with the ability of sight, an image in the brain can quickly be formed in the shape of the mountain. It is impossible to see behind a building, a downward curve, or in completely darkness because the light, or lack of lack from those areas do not reach directly into the human eye.
Debate Round No. 2
daithibru

Pro

daithibru forfeited this round.
geho89

Con

My opponent, Pro has provided the premise about Dublin Bay and proposed a question to lead to the asserted claim, "The Earth is flat". I have debunk the asserted claim by showing what Pro has provided is not sufficient nor related to the claim. Pro has forfeited the remaining rounds with no further evidence to support the claim so please vote for me, Con. Thank you for your time and enjoy your day on Earth, the not flat planet.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by deathblosomrules 1 year ago
deathblosomrules
And Stone he4rt, the earth's axis doesn't move side to side, it is always pointing at Polaris. During the summer, the tilt of the earth's axis, with respect to the sun has the north pole closer to the sun. That is why the northern hemisphere is warmer in the summer (June/July/Aug) and the southern hemisphere is colder. Then, 6 months later, as the earth orbits the sun, the axis doesn't move, it would take a lot of energy to move it, and the north pole is now furthest away from the sun, and 24 hour darkness. People that think the earth is flat just don't understand geometry and dynamics, but as long as you are willing to learn, that is cool.
Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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1 points to Con (Conduct). Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff many times, so conduct to Con.

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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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6 points to Con (Conduct, Arguments, Sources). Reasons for voting decision: FF. No sources used on PRO's part. PRO didn't attempt to argue after his argument was refuted.

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Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
No problem, just setting the record straight.
Posted by daithibru 1 year ago
daithibru
Ah I see, sorry Im a noob, obviously
Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
I'm the vote moderator for the site. I said I did not remove a vote on this debate on the basis that it would not be moderated based on the content (or lack thereof) in the debate.
Posted by daithibru 1 year ago
daithibru
white flame said what?
Posted by whiteflame 1 year ago
whiteflame
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7 point to Con. Reasons for voting decision: forfeit

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Posted by daithibru 1 year ago
daithibru
Like I said earlier I didn't reply because you were talking gibberish... "A carrot is a vegetable"... you just proved my point...
Posted by Stonehe4rt 1 year ago
Stonehe4rt
@ Geho

And also It was never my intent to prove the Earth flat or not. Just some facts for things to branch off of. As you said Part one and two are true and so is the Conclusion however it does not prove, they are just facts that aren't generally accepted nor thought on. I just didn't feel there was much of a debate here as one side forfeited yet the other side was no better because it was just commenting on the others argument but no argument of its own.
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