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  # 2227283 29-Apr-2019 11:41
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frankv:

 

I thought one of the tenets of flat-earthism was that the Southern Hemisphere didn't exist, and all the artefacts are a product of a vast pro-globe conspiracy.

 

In which case, any flat-earther going to a conference in Auckland would have to become part of that conspiracy. 

 

Or is flat-earthism just a great laugh at the expense of nutty conspiracy theorists, like the Church of the Great Spaghetti Monster is a piss-take of religionists? The $250 entry fee seems to support that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But, the Earth is a large disk surrounded by an ice wall barrier in Antarctica that prevents things from falling off the planet's edge.

 

Next year flat-earthers are going on an Antarctic cruise to check it out.


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  # 2227293 29-Apr-2019 12:01
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I envy people that live on the edge.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2227314 29-Apr-2019 13:15
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I wasted 10 minutes of my life on this sillyness. Never again.

 

 





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  # 2227322 29-Apr-2019 13:28
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The Netflix documentary Behind the Curve is an interesting watch. Especially the scientific experiments performed in an attempt to prove the Earth is flat. I'll say no more on that so I don't spoil the fun.

But the main takeaway I got from it is that the "superstar" in that field appears to be into it primarily for the fame and adulation it brings him in Flat Earth circles.


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  # 2227362 29-Apr-2019 13:35
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dclegg:

 

The Netflix documentary Behind the Curve is an interesting watch. Especially the scientific experiments performed in an attempt to prove the Earth is flat. I'll say no more on that so I don't spoil the fun.

But the main takeaway I got from it is that the "superstar" in that field appears to be into it primarily for the fame and adulation it brings him in Flat Earth circles.

 

 

Like cults. Where the "CEO" of the cult enjoys that, probably money also, while the worshippers are oblivious. Destiny Church is a notable one nearby to us in NZ 


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  # 2227383 29-Apr-2019 14:40
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I've just had a read of the Stuff story

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/112294771/flat-earthers-hold-conference-in-auckland-with-speakers-from-around-the-globe

 

And this bit

 

"Some flat earth theories reckon huge ice walls, up to 45-metres high, surround the earth. The walls, located in what we know as Antarctica, are likely patrolled by an army to stop people climbing over and falling off the edge of the world"

 

So, if they believe this, it should be relatively straight forward to prove it.....just go to the Antarctic and take a photo of the wall




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  # 2227386 29-Apr-2019 15:00
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y flat Earther estimates, the diameter of the Earth is about 46,300 kilometers.

So if there were troops down there patrolling the ice wall, working 3 shifts/day, you'd expect hundreds of thousands.

That's a lot of people to keep quiet, for the many past decades.

You'd expect at least a few would take some kind a photo over the edge, and show their relatives.

Perhaps there's a turtle holding up the Earth disk, plus an infinite number of turtles standing on each other shells.

Would make a great photo...

 
 
 
 


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This is the same wall that the White walkers broke to enter the north. 


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  # 2227389 29-Apr-2019 15:07
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Fred99:

 

But, the Earth is a large disk surrounded by an ice wall barrier in Antarctica that prevents things from falling off the planet's edge.

 

Next year flat-earthers are going on an Antarctic cruise to check it out.

 

 

OMG, the grammar in that article was shocking. I might just go throw myself off the edge.

 

<10mins later>

 

Hey, I'm on level 2!

 

<10 mins later>

 

Wow, this falling off the edge just takes you to the next level :D

 

 





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  # 2227446 29-Apr-2019 15:40
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kingdragonfly: How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference 2,200 years ago

He used "sticks in the ground," walking, and basic maths to figure it out



...and the flat Earth explanation, "the sun is really small, and very close"...

t's a common misconception that Eratosthenes was measuring the circumference of the round earth in his shadow experiment. Eratosthenes had simply assumed that the earth was a sphere in his experiment, based on the work of Aristotle. He was actually measuring the diameter of the flat earth (distance across), which is a figure identical to the circumference of the round earth (distance around).

We can use Eratosthenes' shadow experiment to determine the diameter of the flat earth.

Syene and Alexandria are two North-South points with a distance of 500 nautical miles. Eratosthenes discovered through the shadow experiment that while the sun was exactly overhead of one city, it was 7°12' south of zenith at the other city.

7°12' makes a sweep of 1/25th of the FE's total longitude from 90°N to 90°S (radius).

Therefore we can take the distance of 500 nautical miles, multiply by 25, and find that the radius of the flat earth is about 12,250 nautical miles. Doubling that figure for the diameter we get a figure of 25,000 miles.

The earth is physically much larger, of course. A circle with a diameter of 25,000 nautical miles across is simply the area of land which the light of the sun affects, and represents the area of our known world.

 

 

 

Awesome vid, thanks. People are amazing.


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