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I am going to try
and proove the earth is round.
First I will counter many flat earther arguments.
YOU CANNOT USE SOMETHING AS EVIDENCE IF YOU WOULD
EXPECT IT IN BOTH A FLAT AND ROUND EARTH MODELS- The earth looks flat.
Proves nothing. The sun is 400 times bigger then the moon yet it looks the same
size. The sun is also 400 farther away. The moon and sun appear to rotate
around the earth. Well I could also tay the earth appears to be rotating. Yes off
course the moon appears to have a similar path through the sky. The globe earth
model shows that the earth rotates and seen the moon orbits so slowly they
appre to have the same
Olbers paradoxes- Are current model says the
unaverse is not inafntly old and large so this proves nothing.
Airys falier - This
experiment was trying to prove aether. It's failer did not prove the earth is
stationary but rather aether does not exist.
Michelson-Morley and Sagnac experiments-
Attempting to prove the diffrence in the speed of light based on the earths
motion it failed. But Einstein's theory's suggest the speed of light is always
that speed relative to where you are.
Earth and the stars- Arguing the stars should
get closer together when we get closer only shows you don't know how fart the
stars really are.
I am also aware many
have trouble believing in gravity because they think it is absurd. That is the
problem of that person being un able to comprehend gravity not a good proof.
Why we see the same side of the moon- The moon
is tidally locked a very common thing to see in the unaverse. This means as the
moon orbits the earth so does the moon rotate and they cancel out.
Star patterns- Come
on. The stars move around the galaxy's to and the start as so far that the
motion of the earth really does not change the stars position in the sky.
A vacuum cannot exist next to a pressure system- The
atmosphere gradually gets thinner and thinner until eventually you have a
almost vacuum it does not end abruptly.
Nothing Can move in space- Newtons third law
disagrees. You don't need to push of a physical object to move. How do magnets
come together. They are not pushing of anything.
You see the right
angle line to orbit. If the earth were to make one rotation then that line
would make a circle that looks like this.
The globe model says
every place within the circle should be able to see a midnight sun. And with
atmospheric refraction which I previously explained it is most certainly
possible to see the midnight sun at the 65 parallel. I don't think it is hard
to figure out why they can observe the midnight sun. One rotation and they
always stay to on side of that perpendicular line to orbit meaning they can see
the sun even at midnight.
So why don't people
witness the mid night sun in the southern hemisphere?
Maybe that is
because the southern circle only encloses Antarctica and people don't really
Heat from the sun: What about the heat from the
sun? Why is the hole earth not the same temperature? When light from the sun
comes to the equator it gets a head on impact straight through the atmosphere.
The light that goes to the poles comes at a side ways angle meaning it covers a
grater area and has to go through more atmosphere.
We know sun light
going through more atmosphere leeds to less heat because every time the sun
sets the heat from the sun decreases and sun sets have sun light coming in at a
similar angle. It is like an ongoing sun rise and sun set never getting up over
head. This means the suns rays are cooler and the poles don't heat up.
Many construction projects don't take curvature in to
account- Of course. The error would be really small. 1 mile without
taking in to account curvature would lead to an error of length of 0.013
millimeters. Some projects do take into account the curvature of the earth. The
hadron collider and many bridges.
Rotating earth misconception explained: Some
flat earther turn to arguments about how if the earth where rotating something
would happen which it does not. One such argument is that if the earth where
rotating the winds would be different. Things on the earth like objects water
and air all move with the earth and have it's the same velocity. They move with
the earth. We would not expect water or wind to act violently because that
would require the direction to be continually changing quiqly. The earth
rotates fast but because it is so large and takes around 24 hours to make a
full rotation not much gravity is needed to keep us and everything on earth to
stay on earth. People only feel something when they accelerate or there is a
significant change direction. The earth velocity is pretty much the same and
the change in direction is to slow to notice.
Flight patterns: Flat earthers may use flight
patterns as evidence. A lot of their arguments fail because they show a map of
a square flat earth, say it makes not sense but it makes sense on a round flat
earth. They did not prove the earth is flat but rather were proving the earth
is not a square flat earth. If one wants to prove flight patterns don't make
sense on a globe earth one must show a map of a GLOBE EARTH. Second many fail
to consider wind speed and direction, supplies, weather conditions and how
close the flight path is to emergency airports in case on needs to make an
emergency landing. Also how accurate is your source? How do you know it is a
real flight? Two can play the flight pattern game. Here is a list of flight and
their time that does not make sense in a flat earth.
Light refraction: Many flat earthers turn to
the argument that they can observe something that should not be possible on a
globe earth because of globe earth curvature. But the truth is it is possible
to see farther then you might think you should due to atmospheric refraction.
Here is how light refraction works. When light inters a substance that causes
it to slow down it bends toward the normal which is a line perpendicular to the
line separating the substance and the substance the light came from at the
point of entry.
When light inters a
substance that speeds up light it will bend away from the normal.
The higher the
difference in speeds between substances or a vacuum the bigger the bend. This I
why water magnifies things. It is because the light makes the object look
closer. You can play with lenses and you would see that is statement holds
true. If you can control where your light source is you should be able to see
this effect. Now let us apply this to earth. The Earth atmosphere normally
gets less dens as you go higher meaning light travels fast the higher you go
which means the light bends away from the normal line the higher you go and
toward the normal line the lower you go. This means light follows the curvature
of the earth sort of. The less dens air above always bends the light away from
the normal toward the more dens air which means it bends the light down. But
wait the earth is curved so the earth's surface is going lower to just as the
light is going down. When there is cold air on the ground and warm or hot air
right above the larger difference means the light bends more and you have
yourself a mirage. Given the right conditions you can see farther then you
would normally be able to. Many many flat earth arguments therefor prove
Caroline effect: Hurricanes always rotate
counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
hemisphere. This is because of the Caroline effect. The farther you get from
the equator the slower you are spinning. Hurricanes always have their wind move
with the faster rotating side which is closer to the equator and because the
rotate the wind must move agents the slower moving side farther from the
equator. This cannot be explained by a rotating flat earth as hurricanes would
spin in the same direction. For all you who ask why don't other objects rotate
like this it has to really big for the difference to make a difference.
Hurricanes are big.
Solar eclipse explained: Many flat earthers
also turn to solar eclipse. They argue that she moons shadow moves from west to
east even through the earth rotates from counter clock wise when viewed from
above the north pole and the moon orbits the same directions but takes a month
to make one full orbit. They argue that the shadow should there for move from
east to west. While this may seem at first like a logical conclusion when you
think about it its completely logical. If you turn in a light and put your
finger in front of it so it has a shadow then wave your finger from side to
side then move your finger closer and farther and wave your finger from side
you should come to the this conclusion. The closer your finger is to the light
source the faster your shadow moves when you move your finger a little. Second
we must consider the moon is farther from the center of earth then the surface
of the earth which means it moves faster than it may seem at first. Flat
earthers who make this argument seem to be assuming the moon is directly on the
surface of the earth rotating a lot slower than it does. The moon is farther
from the earth meaning it needs to move less to get it's shadow to move fast
and it rotates faster than one may first think. Now I will do the math.
Lunar eclipse: Many flat earth people do a bad
job explaining lunar eclipse. What could create such a shadow if not earth? You
can also see the shadow is round. If another object was to get in between the
earth and moon such an effect as many flat earthers claim to cause, we should
be able to observe its effects on the stars. Surly if it can get in between the
earth and sun and cause the moon to get dark it would have some effect on the
stars. Yet no effect has been seen on
the stars that are around the moon just before the lunar eclipse. This brings
me to my next point.
Full moon: There is a problem with the flat
earth theory when considering full moons. The flat earth theory seems to
suggest the full moons can only happen in the southern direction.
We know this is not
the case. Just wait for full moons and note their location in the sky. Are they
to the North, West, East or South. If the moon is in the norther direction you
know something is not right with the flat earth theory. This suggest the only
way a full moon can work is if some other light source is lighting up the moon.
It would at times need to be under the moon. The problem here is that if it
where under the moon it should also illuminate us. If only the top side of it
were illuminating and the bottom side matched the sky we should see its effect
on the starts which we DON'T. We also see shadows in the moon creators which
shows us the light is not coming from the moon itself and yes reflectors can be
a sphere. Anything that reflects light can be considered a reflector which
would make everything you see that does not produce light a reflector.
Seasons: Flat earthers often do a bad job
explaining seasons. A common explanation I receive for seasons from a flat
earther is that during June the sun goes in a small orbit around the North pole
and when it is December the sun goes on a large orbit being closer to the south
While this may sound
reasonable at first it fall apart when you consider the months of December.
Look at December. In
order to cover all the area we know the sun covers the sun light needs to loop
around the entire earth and leave a dark spot. Some flat earthers may say light
bends like this because of the temperature. It does not explain why the light
goes farther in the cold air of the south pole compared to the cold air of the
north pole. Light travels faster in warmer air. Why does the light go farther
in the colder air. In a globe earth this is easily explained as the sun always
cavers half of the earth and the earths titled axes as it rotates the sun
Tides: Tides are in the globe earth model
dependent on the moon and sun. Scene the moon has around twice the impact on
tides the sun only weakens or strengthens the tides. It does not cause its own tides. Some flat
earthers may argue the earth is way more massive and should attacked the water.
It does. This does not mean the water should be totally leved. Record the tides
for some time and you should see a pattern. When the moon, sun and earth are
near aliment the tides get strong and the tides are weakest when the moon,
earth and sun create a around 90 angle. Many flat earthers believe that it is
just the rising and falling of the earth under the water. However there is no
evidence this is possible and plenty of evidence the earth does not move up and
down. Flat earthers may also argue that some bodies of water like lakes and
inland body's don't have tides. The moon is not going to pull the water out of
the lakes to cause tides. Only water that wraps around the earth normally have
tides. This is because water from the place without the gravity of the moon
pulling it up and move toward under the moon or to the opposite side of the
earth. No water is pulled of the lakes and oceans but rather the water
relocates from the ocean but there is no water to relocate on an inland body of
I am still working on my argument. But I wanted to post it on the second round.