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Question: Flat earthers believe there is a big ice wall surrounding the world, How come we haven't found it? And how thick is this ''Flat earth.''
@Fredsnephew , if you really bringing up mountains, why do people see the earth as circular when they are ina peak of a very large mountain like Mount Everest?
@Erfisflat, if earth is flat how come when We fly from US East coast to Asia the plane actually gets us back returning through west coast of US?
@Erfisflat, a few followup questions:1) if you could get on that flight via North Pole, would that provide you sufficient evidence that flat earth theory is wrong?2) would watching commercial flights on flight tracker go through North Pole be proof enough? Or would you argue that it is staged?
If the earth is flat, then what is on the other side?Have any "flat earthers" seen the other side?How thick is the flat earth?What keeps water from spilling over the edges?If you fly to the edge of the flat earth and keep going, What happens then?Are all celestial bodies flat?If so, why do we always see the flat side and not the edge?Presumably if we viewed the edge, celestial bodies would appear as an elongated cuboid.
" that an eclipse of the moon arises from a shadow of the earth, is a statement in every respect, because unproved, unsatisfactory. The earth has been proved to be without orbital or axial motion; and, therefore, it could never come between the sun and the moon. The earth is also proved to be a plane, always underneath the sun and moon; and, therefore, to speak of its intercepting the light of the sun, and thus casting its own shadow on the moon, is to say that which is physically impossible.
Besides the above difficulties or incompatibilities, many cases are on record of the sun and moon being eclipsed when both were above the horizon. The sun, the earth, and the moon, not in a straight line, but the earth below the sun and moon--out of the reach or direction of both--and yet a lunar eclipse has occurred! Is it possible that a "shadow" of the earth could be thrown upon the moon, when sun, earth, and moon, were not in the same line? "
One such occurrence of this phenomenon, since labelled a selenelion was recorded, and can be reviewed here:
This completely refutes this "evidence" for a spherical earth, if you have some common sense and knowledge of basic geometry.
I am correct in assuming you believe in creation, yes? Well I am sure you know of Answers In Genesis. Very popular website filled with well written articles by creationists. I found this on there to prove the Bible does not prove a flat Earth. https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/earth/does-bible-teach-earth-flat/
1 Chronicles 16:30: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.”
Psalm 93:1: “Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …”
Psalm 96:10: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable …”
Psalm 104:5: “Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken.”
Isaiah 45:18: “…who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast…”
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the void
and hangs the earth on nothing."
Isiah 40:22 "It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;"
Though you may argue these verses could be poetic too, it goes to show that the Bible doesn't support just one.
@Erfisflat Taking those verses at face value, sure it may prove it, but it doesn't mean He literally kept it still. Some of the Bible has more imagery like in Revelation and even Jesus used stories to prove His points. What I'm saying is that these verses aren't literal in any way. All Psalms were written in poetry form even, just do the research on how each book was written and the Hebrew words too. Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over the voidand hangs the earth on nothing."Isiah 40:22 "It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;"Though you may argue these verses could be poetic too, it goes to show that the Bible doesn't support just one.
@Erfisflat Regarding the rays of the sun in that picture, this explains it well https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/154951/why-do-sunbeams-diverge-even-though-the-sun-is-much-more-than-a-few-kilometers-aBasically they appear converging because we can see them so far out.
@Erfisflat Regarding " the sun is so far away that it's rays are parallel when they reach the Earth"I don't think that the idea is that rays have become parallel after traveling a large distance, but that the rays falling over comparitivelly large distances, say a mile, on earth must have very little divergence even when they start from the surface of the sun. Because even after traveling so far a distance, they have only diverged a mile...So they should be nearly parellel to begin with...
@Erfisflat Angles? Ok how did you measure the angle between two rays of sunlight coming through the cloud? >I'm not sure what Air pressure and weight have to do with my point either. Not air pressure. Air density. Why wont you properly read what I have written and think about it for a while before hurling insults back ...?