The Earth is flat
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Con will argue against the topic.
For a very long time people have considered the Earth to be flat. Why throw away years of culture and tradition based on a few pictures using advanced technology that very few have seen with their own eyes? Have you or anyone you know personally seen the Earth is round, and not just a photograph?
If you ever read hitchhiker's guide the galaxy you will learn the concept of filtered perception. Quite simply are senses often deceive us. Bias, prejudice, etc. Just use your favorite search engine and search "optical illusions." You'll find many.
II. Rebuttal of Con's arguments
"Every picture of Earth ever taken shows only a circular shape, and the only geometric solid which looks like a circle from any direction is a sphere." Con
Yes, but this is only a picture. The picture could have been altered or forged. There is also some doubt whether we landed on the moon.
"10 Reasons the Moon Landings Could Be a Hoax
Josh Fox" 
Are you seriously implying that you would rather believe people from hundreds of years ago, who have never been in space, rather then the austronauts today, who HAVE been in space? Who have actually SEEN Earth from a distance? Wouldn't it be more ideal to believe the people with evidence, rather then the people without?
And as for your argument stating that the photograph could have been forge, may I ask you, what benefits would NASA gain from claiming false information about the world's shape?
One of the oldest proofs of the Earth's shape, however, can be seen from the ground and occurs during every lunar eclipse. The geometry of a lunar eclipse has been known since ancient Greece. When a full Moon occurs in the plane of Earth's orbit, the Moon slowly moves through Earth's shadow. Every time that shadow is seen, its edge is round. Once again, the only solid that always projects a round shadow is a sphere.
Taking credit for something they didn't accomplish.
"One of the oldest proofs of the Earth's shape, however, can be seen from the ground and occurs during every lunar eclipse. The geometry of a lunar eclipse has been known since ancient Greece. When a full Moon occurs in the plane of Earth's orbit, the Moon slowly moves through Earth's shadow. Every time that shadow is seen, its edge is round. Once again, the only solid that always projects a round shadow is a sphere." Con
The Earth is flat. The vast majority of people believed this for a very long time.
Yes, and just because people from hundreds of years ago believed that, it MUST be true, right?!
You also failed to address my point on the Earth's shadow on the moon, which clearly proves that the Earth has a spherical shape.
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Vote Placed by HomelySherlock 11 months ago
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