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Earth is round not flat

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Started: 3/23/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Greetings to the one who accepts, I (pro) will argue Earth is round, Con will argue it is flat.

1) Acceptance
2) View/Opinion
3) Rebuttals
4) Defense

Good luck!


Hello Youngastonomer and fellow Brit.

Sonofcharl will accept your challenge. Just for the fun of it.

I think the Earth should actually be regarded as spheroid.

I will suggest that the earth could be regarded as both spheroid and flat. It's all to do with human perception.

Consequently I probably will not offer much in the way of rebuttal in round 3.
Debate Round No. 1


This debate was for people who think we live on a disk or for people who think we live on an infinite plane, sorry about that.


As I stated in reply to your comment.

No one actually thinks the Earth is flat or an infinite plane.

Some people might say they do just for the sake of needing to appear different or radical.

As it stands your debate proposition should be impossible to loose. Notwithstanding the vagaries of the DDO voting system of course.

Nonetheless. I am not going to forfeit this debate. I will leave that decision up to you. So here is a bit of flattish rhetoric just for good measure.

I recently cycled across the USA. 2700 miles coast to coast. At no time was I aware of the curvature of the Earth.

American roads always appeared very long, very straight and flat.

Ok. There was the occasional undulation.

Similarly, at no time during the 10 hour flight to Los Angeles was I aware of proceeding in an arced trajectory.
Apart from take of and landing, all seemed level and flat.

99.99% of the Earth's population Will never be able to view their planet from space. They will always have to accept second hand confirmation of the Earth's spheroid appearance.

Apart from astronauts, most peoples day to day perception of their earthbound environment is of flatness, not curviness.
Debate Round No. 2


Wouldn't say Earth is particularly oblate, as most videos have shown Earth being nearly spherical, maybe not completely perfect but it is quite spherical, so it's more of an imperfect sphere.

He went 128,000 feet up into the stratosphere and looking at the Earth, we can see a clearly spherical planet


Hello again young man. Nice to see you haven't given up on me.

As for chocninjaman. I think he needs to get a girlfriend and stop worrying about his sister!

By the way. How many times have you popped up to 128000ft lately and viewed that gorgeous curve.

Your probably much more likely to be whizzing into London along the flat old M4.
Debate Round No. 3


I wouldn't pay 75K bucks to get out into the stratosphere, I'd see it filmed.

I don't live in London either.


Slough it said.

I'm pretty sure the M4 whizzes past there somewhere.

I would love to join you for that ride into the stratosphere. Couldn't quite afford 75k though.

I expect stratospheric pleasure flights will become commonplace and affordable in your lifetime.

Better still. Work hard at school and get a job as astronaut on the international space station.

Then you could enjoy the Earth in all it's spherical glory.

Anyway. I'm off for a ride now, on a nice flat length of earthbound road.

Well that's the way I perceive things from down here!

Best of luck Youngastronomer.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Youngastronomer 3 years ago
Oops, my grammar mistake, so it costs "60,000/$75,000
Posted by Youngastronomer 3 years ago

It says here that you can get a hot air balloon to fly you into the stratosphere, it costs $75,000 though ("60,150) though.
Posted by Youngastronomer 3 years ago
Sort yourself out mate, hahahahaha.
Posted by chocninjaman 3 years ago
My sisters breasts are flat
Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
No one actually thinks the Earth is a disk or an infinite plane.

Some people might say that is what they think. But they are only being deliberately argumentative and trying to appear clever and radical.

Whereas, in reality they are just jerks.
Posted by Youngastronomer 3 years ago
A spheroid is still technically round, this debate was meant to be for people who think Earth is a disk or infinite plane.
Posted by Sonofcharl 3 years ago
Irrefutably Cosmojarvis.

But round is a descriptive that can be applied loosely to many things.

I feel the Earth is worthy of better.
Posted by CosmoJarvis 3 years ago
A spheroid is still round.
Posted by red_x 3 years ago
I feel this is very one sided, because one side is inarguably wrong.
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