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Pretty simple- Earth not Flat.

Kaman
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5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

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5/7/2016 4:42:53 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

None whatsoever.

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

Flat earther's will create an explanation that no only raises so many other questions, the explanation itself will often violate well know physical laws.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Flat earthers believe there is a giant wall of ice a the edges protected by killer penguins.

And yes. flat earthers are indeed insane.

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5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/7/2016 5:52:10 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.

Please tell me you are sarcastic. Please.
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5/8/2016 1:27:38 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 5:52:10 PM, ZeldaMafia wrote:
At 5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.

Please tell me you are sarcastic. Please.

I am. But my point is that this is not actually so simple.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
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5/8/2016 1:56:14 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.

So if you keep going past the end of one copy, you end up in another copy. Except you really don't, because there are infinitely many copies of you doing the same thing. There's a copy of you going into the copy you came from. So it's like you just teleport back to the other side.
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."
Humanity-the-destroyer
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5/8/2016 3:43:17 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/8/2016 1:56:14 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.

So if you keep going past the end of one copy, you end up in another copy. Except you really don't, because there are infinitely many copies of you doing the same thing. There's a copy of you going into the copy you came from. So it's like you just teleport back to the other side.

haha that's an interesting concept that demonstrates that in some cases the flat earthers could provide unfalsifiable claims similar to theories such as the multi-verse and/or parallel universes
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5/8/2016 3:55:28 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 5/8/2016 3:43:17 PM, Humanity-the-destroyer wrote:
At 5/8/2016 1:56:14 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/7/2016 5:03:50 PM, user13579 wrote:
At 5/6/2016 6:19:31 PM, Kaman wrote:
Is there a real answer to this question form the flat world people;

if you get in a plane at one city and fly continuously west, you will eventually return to the city you started at.

in above example, if you wanted to prove this, it's easier to do either further north or further south of the Equator.

Further, if the world is flat, where on earth are the edges?

Thanks,

There aren't any edges. Earth just repeats infinitely. There are actually infinitely many copies of everything on Earth's surface. Oh yeah I almost forgot, and Earth works in mysterious ways to make it look like it's not flat.

So if you keep going past the end of one copy, you end up in another copy. Except you really don't, because there are infinitely many copies of you doing the same thing. There's a copy of you going into the copy you came from. So it's like you just teleport back to the other side.

haha that's an interesting concept that demonstrates that in some cases the flat earthers could provide unfalsifiable claims similar to theories such as the multi-verse and/or parallel universes

The only thing I can't figure out is that the positions of the stars would look different from different copies of Earth. That means they wouldn't really be exact copies! But I can always resort to "mysterious ways".
Science in a nutshell:
"Facts are neither true nor false. They simply are."
"All scientific knowledge is provisional. Even facts are provisional."
"We can be absolutely certain that we have a moon, we can be absolutely certain that water is made out of H2O, and we can be absolutely certain that the Earth is a sphere!"
"Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty -- some most unsure, some nearly sure, none absolutely certain."