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What shape is the earth?

Flat
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Round
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Not Flat or Round
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Postby Neutraligon » Sun May 21, 2017 2:47 am

What shape do you think it is and why?
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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 2:55 am

There's an easy proof for the Earth's surface being a good approximation of a sphere.

The period of the rotation of the plane of oscillation of a Foucault's pendulum at different latitudes is consistent with the Earth's surface being (almost) a sphere.
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Postby Frank Zipper » Sun May 21, 2017 2:57 am

We at the Oblate Spheroid Society disagree,
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Postby Jumhuriyah Hindustan » Sun May 21, 2017 2:59 am

why do people even discuss this anymore
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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:01 am

Jumhuriyah Hindustan wrote:why do people even discuss this anymore

Because humans are stupid.
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Postby Esternial » Sun May 21, 2017 3:02 am

Risottia wrote:
Jumhuriyah Hindustan wrote:why do people even discuss this anymore

Because humans are stupid.

omg don't just assume people's intelligence.

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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:04 am

Esternial wrote:
Risottia wrote:Because humans are stupid.

omg don't just assume people's intelligence.

No need for assumption. Just data gathered from observation.
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Postby Christian Democrats » Sun May 21, 2017 3:05 am

Jumhuriyah Hindustan wrote:why do people even discuss this anymore

Not sure. The flat earth has been widely rejected for 2000 years.
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Postby Jumhuriyah Hindustan » Sun May 21, 2017 3:07 am

Bheothachadh wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Not round but not flat either, yeah Its clearly a fucking rhombus.

No I mean it could be like a cuboid or a frisbee shape

if you studied basic physics you'd know that massive objects always collapse into a sphere due to gravity ;)
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Postby Gurori » Sun May 21, 2017 3:10 am

The world isn't a sphere. It's a parallelogram.

Well, not a perfect one...

The Sun and the Moon create a kind of bulge at the equator.
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Postby Helvetea » Sun May 21, 2017 3:11 am

Esternial wrote:If the Earth were round then why doesn't gravity pull all the water towards the southern hemisphere hmmmm?


Our immediate centre of Gravity is the Core, hence gravity pulls water towards the core.

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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:12 am

Bheothachadh wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Not round but not flat either, yeah Its clearly a fucking rhombus.

No I mean it could be like a cuboid or a frisbee shape
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Just because NASA said so doesn't mean it's true

It cannot be a cuboid or a frisbee because gravitation. Proof: we can measure its radius from many different points via simple trigonometry. If it were a cube we couldn't get the same results (approx) from all points. Same goes for frisbee shape.

Same positive curvature radius on a surface in all directions => spherical surface. NEXT!
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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:15 am

Gurori wrote:The world isn't a sphere. It's a parallelogram.

Well, not a perfect one...

The Sun and the Moon create a kind of bulge at the equator.

Wrong. It's Earths rotation.
Have you noticed how the Equator isn't aligned with the Sun? Proof: sunrise and sunset appear at different points on the horizon and at different times as seasons change.

Maybe you're thinking of tides.
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Postby The Islands of Versilia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:15 am

The Earth being flat is an absolutely (pardon my French) retarded and stupid primitive idea that belonged to the age of the mentally weak and unquestioning.
The Earth isn't perfectly round, and it is no way flat. Any space agency in the world can confirm that.
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Postby Irona » Sun May 21, 2017 3:30 am

As someone living in Brexit Britain I can absolutely say that the idea of a spherical world is a #europeanconspiricy created traitorous "experts" who good British people have had enough of listening too. The 'silent majority (TM)' knows that anything Maggie May says is strong and stable including that the world is obviously flat.

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Postby Cetacea » Sun May 21, 2017 3:30 am

you fucking landlubbers are so ridiculous, get a boat and go for a sail out on the ocean, you will clearly see that the earth is curved and if you follow that curve and are very very lucky you will find that it goes around and joins back up to its starting point.

it's round and intelligent people who were'nt confined to continents always knew it was round - maybe not a true sphere but close enough

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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun May 21, 2017 3:36 am

As the facebook meme says: if the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off by now ;)
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Postby Risottia » Sun May 21, 2017 3:45 am

Irona wrote:As someone living in Brexit Britain I can absolutely say that the idea of a spherical world is a #europeanconspiricy created traitorous "experts" who good British people have had enough of listening too. The 'silent majority (TM)' knows that anything Maggie May says is strong and stable including that the world is obviously flat.

The idea of anything existing outside of the British Isles is fallacious and traitorous.
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Sun May 21, 2017 3:51 am

Well, I've perseonally circumnavigated the globe, as with many others. Also, NASA didn't say the world was round, people already knew that for centuries. Thirdly, nice casual refrence to faking the moon landing without proof.
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun May 21, 2017 3:58 am

Internationalist Bastard wrote:Well, I've perseonally circumnavigated the globe, as with many others.

Nonono.
You circumnavigated the Moebius Strip.
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Sun May 21, 2017 4:01 am

The Alma Mater wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:Well, I've perseonally circumnavigated the globe, as with many others.

Nonono.
You circumnavigated the Moebius Strip.

I have no clue what that means
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Postby The Alma Mater » Sun May 21, 2017 4:02 am

Internationalist Bastard wrote:
The Alma Mater wrote:Nonono.
You circumnavigated the Moebius Strip.

I have no clue what that means


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6bius_strip

The true shape of the earth ;)
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Postby Calladan » Sun May 21, 2017 4:03 am

Parts of my job would be SO much easier if it were perfectly flat.
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Postby Internationalist Bastard » Sun May 21, 2017 4:03 am

The Alma Mater wrote:
Internationalist Bastard wrote:I have no clue what that means


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B6bius_strip

The true shape of the earth ;)

ummmm yeah, that thingie.....makes perfect sense........
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Postby Elejamie » Sun May 21, 2017 4:14 am

A couple of quick questions for OP:

  1. How do seasons work on a flat Earth? Because, on a round Earth (and also an Earth rotating around the Sun), this is because the Earth is tilted on its axis (23.5°). In fact, this is why the seasons are completely different in the Southern Hemisphere than they are in the Northern Hemisphere, as one hemipshere ends up getting more light around the other as it orbits the Sun.
  2. Apparently, according to a number of flat Earthists, there's a heavily guarded ice wall surrounding Antarctica which is why nothing's really fallen off. Some say it's 150 feet, other's say higher or lower. My question is: If you think it's the case, then how do you know it exists? Because surely they would've confiscated your camera or wiped your memory or existence if you ever came close to it, right? Also, 150 feet is pitifully small when you've got planes that can go up to 45,000 feet and higher, so it's not like someone could get a plane and try and fly over it.
  3. What would anyone lie the Earth's shape? Seriously, I keep hearing things about how NASA is lying about it because Illuminati/Freemasons/Satan/etc., but what would anyone gain from lying abouts its shape?

Answers on a postcard, please. Anything that says "Do your own research" or is just a single link to a YouTube video or website* gets laughed out of the room and chucked in the bin.

*It's OK if you're using is as a source. But if it's just your answer, forget about it.
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