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    So, you thought the earth was round?

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by Steerpike, Sep 29, 2015.

    Debate room seems the best place for this, though I don't expect anyone will actually debate it (at least I hope not). Shows how people can use images and scientific terminology and misunderstanding to push some really fringe ideas. The comments demonstrate at least a few people who are on board with this guy's thinking:

    http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2015/08/200-proofs-earth-is-not-spinning-ball.html
     
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    Thanks for the laughs. :superlaugh:
     
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    Strange but True: Earth Is Not Round



    Sorry, I am pedantic about scientific facts.:p
     
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    @GingerCoffee yeah, it occurred to me someone would point this out when I wrote the thread title, but it wasn't worth getting into for purposes of making fun of the flat earth post. But yes, the planet is not a "sphere."

    Now we just need to get you to apply that same level of pedantry when it comes to discussing things like statutory language, where being pedantic actually has a real impact on how things come out :)
     
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    Pretty sure I didn't not address the statute you quoted. It required intent which, IMO, you didn't address.
     
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    I did address intent. In fact, that was the entire point of my reply to Simpson, who claimed to know the subjective intent of the kid with absolute certainty (presumably through some sort of mysticism, since that's the only way to do it). I think that's pretty clear from a reading of the thread.

    So, how about that flat earth, people...
     
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    Sigh. No, you were arguing over semantics and I pointed that out. If you'd just said you disagreed with his wording, that would have ended it.

    However, it's on topic ---->>>>> That way
     
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    I wasn't about to read all 200 so I scrolled down to the end. Suddenly it's all a Freemason plot, and there are Illuminati Jews controlling the governments, as laid out in a book from 1798.
     
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    I don't have time to read all of them, but from what I have read, pretty much all of them are some variation of:
    "I'm an idiot with no idea of how gravity works."
    and/or
    "I have absolutely no idea how geometry works, and the concept of curvature eludes me."
    and/or
    "I have no idea how wind resistance/velocity/basic physics works."
     
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    Uh, yeah, the Earth is round. We've seen it. From space. You don't have to be Neil deGrasse Tyson to know that the Earth is round. Seriously, whoever wrote that article must've come from a rock somewhere...
     
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    But don't you know? Space is a conspiracy! As is Antarctica! It's all a giant conspiracy designed to keep the public ignorant of our flat Earth in order to ... something ... I guess. Something bad, probably.
     
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    Those pictures, like the Moon landing, are faked. :p
     
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    TMW @GingerCoffee and @Steerpike just won't stop fighting with each other no matter what happens.
     
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    If the earth is round, then how come NASA hadn't taken one complete picture of the earth in 25 years. Why are all of the earth pictures actually multiple pictures joined together (yes, that's actually true).
     
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    If a 3D camera existed then yes we could take a full picture of the Earth, but at the moment we're limited to 2D cameras.
     
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    Maybe I worded it wrong.
    You can take a tennis ball, and take one photo, with the entire tennis ball within the shot. According to NASA earlier this year, they hadn't done this with the earth in 25 years.
     
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    Wait are you talking about all sides of the object in one shot or just the size of the object?
     
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    One shot, like we might take a photo of our dog, cat, car , etc. It must have been June or July it was in the papers. I took it as more NASA garbage, like how they announce they've found proof there's water/life on Mars every 6 months.
     
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    Why would not taking a picture in 25 years make is less round?
     
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    This is the last picture taken of Abraham Lincoln
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    It was taken in 1865. There have been no new pictures of Lincoln for 150 years.
    Bam. Proof the Civil War never took place.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ginger did the right thing. If the Earth is not round, do not call it round. We have someone on this forum who thinks humans have been around for millions of years. Posters need to be careful with their words.
     
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    With everything NASA has put up into space, and what everybody else has put into space, why hadn't they managed to get even one picture in 25 years?
     
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    Maybe it's because NASA hasn't sent anything beyond low Earth orbit in that time. You can't get a full picture of a round Earth unless you're far enough away from it to get the whole Earth in one shot. Low Earth orbit just doesn't cut it. When we were doing moon missions, we got far enough away and took plenty of picture of the round Earth in one shot. When you're shooting from low Earth orbit, you have to assemble your image from many shots.
     
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    Well, we've been knowing the world was round since Ancient Greek times. So yeah, myth debunked.
     
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    They've launched satellites going to every single planet, plus to other objects in the solar system. Actually, I should say allegedly. How do we know that these satellites are actually in space if we don't see a photo proof? Because, if they haven't gotten a single unpatched photo of a round earth in 25 years, how do we know anything else is real? After all, most of their stuff is computer imagery anyway.
     
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