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The Final Globe Earth v Flat Earth Debate

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18 hours ago, Scotty CTA said:

 

How do you know that they are planets?

(If the snooker balls are 'spheres' does the table have to be a 'sphere' too?)

 

If not planets then what are they ? (it seems to be a commonly used term).

 

And we arent playing snooker.

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9 hours ago, Huddersfield said:

Scotty, have you ever taken a photograph of the stars yourself? I used to do it a lot, years ago as a kid, either through the local observatory or with my dad's old camera in the back garden on a long exposure. I've seen it & done it, & you get something like this (mine were never that good, but I recognise the pattern) - try it yourself:

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If you repeat the exercise repeatedly, from the same place, you get a similar, but observably different, pattern (the stars move relative positions, the planets move relative to the background of the stars - Venus is especially interesting to watch, likewise the Moon). You could probably do something like this with nothing more than a good mobile phone camera & a few decent dark nights.

If you point your camera directly at Polaris (the Pole Star), you will get this type of pattern:

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Now, should you & someone a couple of thousand miles to the South of you point your cameras to the same point in the sky, at the same time & take the same exposure photo, you'll get the same pattern, with the single & glaringly obvious difference that Polaris will be noticeable higher abover the horizon to the northenmost observer. Should you manage to get a network of people, you will see a measurable pattern, explicable only by being on a spinning globe.

This is schoolboy stuff, simple proof, no awkward maths or physics needed, just some simple logic; you can't create that pattern & the elevation difference any other way. Try the experiment yourself (assuming of course that you are truly open-minded as you claim) & see.

Re. the Moon & its light - get yourself to a good observatory & look for yourself over a few nights; crescent to half-moon is good. Watch how the shadows change & move. You can see clearly shadow patterns consistent with a setting or rising sun. Free & simple to do.

He won't try it. Same as he won't try seeing Ireland from America despite it being possible if the earth is flat. Then there will be some flim flam about a lot of things to respond to and a lot to do, a pause for a while and then repetition of the same false premises. It's a very deliberate and calculated programme of trying to get people into the same hole Jude fell down.

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19 minutes ago, biffer said:

He won't try it. Same as he won't try seeing Ireland from America despite it being possible if the earth is flat. Then there will be some flim flam about a lot of things to respond to and a lot to do, a pause for a while and then repetition of the same false premises. It's a very deliberate and calculated programme of trying to get people into the same hole Jude fell down.

A hole of her own digging I'd say.

 

Anyway regardless of your beliefs what the hell is the point in keeping battering away at this again and again ad nuaseum ?

 

 

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2 hours ago, mariokempes56 said:

 

Anyway regardless of your beliefs what the hell is the point in keeping battering away at this again and again ad nuaseum ?

 

 

I suppose it depends on the circumstances.

-_-

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3 minutes ago, G-Man said:

I suppose it depends on the circumstances.

-_-

Oh-oh, sounds like G-man is turning.

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8 hours ago, mariokempes56 said:

A hole of her own digging I'd say.

 

Anyway regardless of your beliefs what the hell is the point in keeping battering away at this again and again ad nuaseum ?

 

 

I’m not. I’m trying to persuade others not to as well. He’s a troll.

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5 hours ago, andymac said:

Oh-oh, sounds like G-man is turning.

Aye, turning round looking for you! We miss you over there, we need a more manly presence than men with bunnies and puppy dogs and 2 quilts. Tidy’s more manly than that bunch! 

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5 hours ago, mariokempes56 said:

Ah you mean like fisking ?

Fisking? Is that fishing when you’re pished? If so, how very dare you sir I’m a vegetarian. 

(Why don’t you come up with Hoddit and Doddit and while they’re listening to someone caterwauling we can have a sing song in the Clutha? And to make it more appealing, Mark would much prefer to be with us but knows Julie would batter him if he came. 😁) 

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9 hours ago, biffer said:

I’m not. I’m trying to persuade others not to as well. He’s a troll.

Wasn't meaning you - the "flatters"

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On 13/01/2018 at 1:55 AM, G-Man said:

Aye, turning round looking for you! We miss you over there, we need a more manly presence than men with bunnies and puppy dogs and 2 quilts. Tidy’s more manly than that bunch! 

:moon:

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