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Anonymous 19/01/23(Wed)12:33 No. 16739 ID: 739a37

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Science failed to convince several people in my life that the Earth was round

I find it an inferior path in life


Anonymous 19/01/23(Wed)19:52 No. 16740 ID: be6f8f

You find what to be an inferior path? Science or being a flat-earther?

No flat Earth theory is capable of explaining all phenomena that we observe:
1. On a flat Earth there would be no horizon. There would be nothing stopping you from looking at Europe from the coast of North America, provided you were high up enough and had a potent enough telescope. Ships just past the edge of the horizon would not appear to sink. Telecomminications over long distances would be much easier; the whole point of satellites is that you can use them to transmit radio signals of (more or less) any frequency over the horizon. Radio over the horizon is possible, by bouncing the signal over the top layers of the atmosphere, but it requires specific frequencies, and specific conditions that aren't always available.
2. No flat Earth theory has ever put forth a serious description of celestial mechanics for the Solar System. Even something as simple as the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and the Earth and the Moon, let alone explanations for things such as apparent retrograde motion. Some descriptions actually require the sun to be quite small and quite close to the Earth, or else that its light cone be really narrow for some reason.
3. Midnight sun at both the South and North Poles at opposite ends of the year. The geometry proposed by the Flat Earth Society precludes midnight sun in the souther hemisphere.
4. Commercial flights between South America and Australia are polar routes.
(There's fewer routes because there's less land in the Southern Hemisphere, so landmasses are further apart.)
Again, the FES geometry can't explain this. That geometry implies that the shortest route from South America to Australia is North-bound, and it would be impossible in a single hop.
5. The stars in the sky appear to rotate around two points: one above each Pole. On a flat Earth, they would either have to be stationary or else rotate around a single point at one Pole; at the opposite Pole they would appear to rotate quite fast (tangential speed twice that observe at the equator).
6. Tides are incomprehensible if you assume the Earth is flat.
7. Invariably a flat Earth theory requires a conspiracy to hide the true shape of the Earth, but no one can ever put forth a rational motivation for the conspiracy ("for the evulz" isn't rational), let alone actual evidence that it actually exists.

Anonymous 19/06/02(Sun)19:47 No. 16773 ID: 1bc5c3

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I find you to be "inferior life".

Anonymous 19/06/10(Mon)15:01 No. 16783 ID: 50b655

>Science failed to convince
it's not science's job to convince the ignorant or the foolish.

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