Why flat earth?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Tralay, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Tralay Registered Member

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    Is there anyone here that can tell me how to delete a thread that we've started, after someone has come in and tainted it with nonsense?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I haven't even posted yet!!
     
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  5. Tralay Registered Member

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    lol
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Evidence.
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    If you remove the word "spaghetti", we can prove that in the evolutionary process of life on earth there were flying monsters at one time. Pterodactyl was a big monster able to fly.

    And the shape of the spaghetti monster can be found in the oceans. Giant Ooctopus is a big monster with eight tentacles, able to live in water.

    But this is not evidence that a flying spaghetti monster does or could exist, especially if such a construct is assigned "magical" powers.
     
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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That attitude is very likely what resulted in your scientific naivete in the first place. It's a funny kind of vicious circle.

    As a wise man once said: you have every right to your opinions, no matter how naive they might be. You do not have the right to have them taken seriously.

    And yeah, you should probably cut me off too.
     
  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Even as photons travel in a purely straight line, they still curve in a large gravitational field. This was proven by direct observation. It's not the fact that photons travel in a straight line, it is that spacetime itself curves in a large gravitational field.
    Antonsen demonstrates that a set of purely straight lines still can create a curved space, a parabola.


    If you haven't seen it yet, it's really amazing watching this unfold by drawing a set of straight line.
     
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  11. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    What? You mean this meaningless shit thread you've posted, troll? If the moderators want to delete nonsense and remove the thread originator, more power to them.
     
  12. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Can I be irrelevant? and say your friend seems to have a very vacant space within the brain cavity

    Sorry if it sounds rude and I am sure if I was to meet him I would engage in interesting conversation

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  13. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    It just might be the difficulty in mounting a rescue mission should something go wrong

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  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Tell that friend to take a bus going at 50 mph and throwing the ball at 50mph forward and then throwing it backward at 50 mph, inside the bus. I guarantee that the ball will travel away from him at 50 mph in either direction. Make sure its a very soft ball.

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    The reality is that if he is throwing the ball forward it will travel at 50 mph away from him, but will travel at 100 mph forward relative to the outside landscape.

    If he throws the ball backward it will travel away from him at 50 mph, but will stand still relative to the outside landscape.

    Hopefully it might give him a glimpse of the concept of relativity. Keep it simple, so that he can experiment for himself.

    If he refuses to do that simple experiment, then I'm afraid your friend is simply not interested in (or afraid of) gaining understanding how the world really works.
     
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  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You'll have to actually demonstrate it. It is very difficult to change a person's hallucination, unless you physically demonstrate his hallucination is false.
    The person must actually have an experience to reprogram the mirror neural network in his brain.

    You're smart, think of a real demonstration. Something simple that is indisputably true . Words alone cannot always do that.
     
  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    A look at the other side of a round/flat earth:

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  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Can it not be proved by looking at the purposely accelerated evolution of farm animals?
    First domesticated chicken.
    https://www.thoughtco.com/the-domestication-history-of-chickens-170653

    How many different chickens are purposely bred , but which do not appear in the wild.
    (accelerated evolution by unnatural selection)
    http://chickenbreedslist.com/Chicken-Breeds.html
     
  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that is the honesty of pure science. But a FSM? It's a club of pasta lovers. I bet most Pastafarians don't even know where spaghetti was first manufactured. But it has some positive aspects to its humorous adherence.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster
     
  19. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Don't fall into the same trap as our dropout electronics student. Showing instances that are consistent with a theory does not logically preclude the possibility of a future instance that contradicts it.
     
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  20. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    as/re chickens
    otoh
    my rooster attacks me on a regular basis
    he seems to have a violent gene
    and a damned aggressive nature
    If i'm fast enough, he gets to attack the sole of my shoe
    on a good day, we have what could be described as an armed truce

    his approach to sex often seems like rape
    but
    all the younger female chickens seem to cluster around him
    ....................
    go figgure
     
  21. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I think I have "figgured": social and sexual behaviour in poultry has only limited parallels with that in the human race.
     
  22. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    ah
    but the limited parallels remain somewhat of a mystery
    and
    lumping all of us into the human race assumes a homogeneity which may or may not exist for any given behavior or sample/sub set within the set "human race"

    perhaps,
    the rooster attacks during periods of high testosterone
    ( the attack and the sex follow his doing a sideways dance, then dropping his away wing just before the attack/sex)(when I see that, i don't take my eyes off him)
    or
    perhaps,
    timing matters more than most other variables?
    ........................
    go figgure
     
  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    To be pedantic:

    Evolution is fact. We can watch it happen in any petri dish, dog kennel or fish store.
    What is theoretical is the theory of evolution by natural selection.
     

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