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Thread: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

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    Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core? - CNN

    A YouGov survey of more than 8,000 American adults suggested last year that as many as one in six Americans are not entirely certain the world is round, while a 2019 Datafolha Institute survey of more than 2,000 Brazilian adults indicated that 7% of people in that country reject that concept, according to local media.
    Okay, so "round" may not be the scientifically proper word. A sphere. To be a bit more specific:
    oblate spheroid, or oblate ellipsoid
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    But for the sake of making this easier can we just call it either "flat" or "spherical"?
    And if "round" is what you wish to call it that's fine too. A squished ball works too.

    So is this really a growing trend? Are more people being convinced that the Earth is flat?

    Anyone here wish to confess to being a flat-earther?

    How is it that we have an International Space Station orbiting a flat earth (for decades), yet no pictures to prove the flatness?

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    I think we are more cube shaped a planet. Like nature's Jack In The Box waiting for something to pop out the top.

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    "And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped"


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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core? - CNN



    Okay, so "round" may not be the scientifically proper word. A sphere. To be a bit more specific:
    .

    But for the sake of making this easier can we just call it either "flat" or "spherical"?
    And if "round" is what you wish to call it that's fine too. A squished ball works too.

    So is this really a growing trend? Are more people being convinced that the Earth is flat?

    Anyone here wish to confess to being a flat-earther?

    How is it that we have an International Space Station orbiting a flat earth (for decades), yet no pictures to prove the flatness?
    I voted "Other".

    My jury is still out.

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    "And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped"
    No matter how far I travel, no matter where I go, no matter who I converse with, there is always some pertinent line from Monty Python that can be interjected into any current conversation!

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    I voted "Other".

    My jury is still out.

    Really?

    Seriously?

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    "And that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped"
    Who are you that is so wise in the ways of science?
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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Really?

    Seriously?
    Well, we were fairly certain it was essentially round, most of our life, but then with all this string theory and membrane theory and alternate dimensions where everything thing that could be likely is, came along, and, well, we just aren't so sure anymore.

    Perhaps the earth is flat and it is just our vision that is curved?

    Who knows?

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LouC View Post
    Well, we were fairly certain it was essentially round, most of our life, but then with all this string theory and membrane theory and alternate dimensions where everything thing that could be likely is, came along, and, well, we just aren't so sure anymore.

    Perhaps the earth is flat and it is just our vision that is curved?

    Who knows?

    Then why are coins flat per our vision?

    We can mechanically manufacture flatness into things down to sub-microns of flatness.

    They don't then appear curved, or worse, round when we look at them.

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    Re: Earth : Flat or Spherical ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Then why are coins flat per our vision?

    We can mechanically manufacture flatness into things down to sub-microns of flatness.

    They don't then appear curved, or worse, round when we look at them.
    Do coins appear flat?

    Reduce yourself to the molecular level, stand a one edge of a dime, look across the diameter for the coin, you won't see the other side.

    Because it isn't flat.

    They only appear that way at our normal size because our perspective is off, it is an illusion of optics.
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