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Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:56 PM

Where is THEIR Proof?

One of those blindingly obvious thought came to me the other day. My first response to my insight was self-congratulatory. Then I realized how non-original my "insight" was.

But here it goes:

Flat Earthers-- I can understand to a degree why you are skeptical of proofs regarding a round world if the proof involves pictures of our planet taken from outer space. I, myself, have ooohed and aahed over NASA images only to note the fine print in the caption advising that I was looking at an artist's impression. I can admit that some types of images can be faked.

I am more saddened by your inability to accept circumnavigation of the world when it has been done so many times for so many centuries. But hey, it's not like you were traveling on one of those ships yourself and even if you were aboard ship, you probably couldn't actually see the curvature of the earth from your vantage point.

But speaking of ships and vantage points, surely one of your vast and enlightened numbers has the impetus and resources to get on a boat, (or plane or helicopter, whatever), and whip out a smart phone and take a friggin' picture of the edge of the earth.

Where is YOUR proof flat-earthers? However it is that you picture the contours of our planet that differs from the many, many images of sphere-shaped planetary bodies in addition to our own home, why hasn't anyone provided any visual evidence for an edge or other discernable end to what you insist isn't a wrap-around world surface?

I'm not going to ask why no one has fallen off, (though you should), and I won't ask for pictures, because we know those can be faked. I just want to know why some member of your cohort hasn't gotten in some sort of transport vessel and gone there to see whatever you think there is there to see. Surely someone who has seen the magnificent Truth with their own eyes can report back whatever the hell is supposed to mark the non-curved starting or stopping point of a Flat Earth.

Of course, maybe somebody has provided a vivid description of the outer edges of our non-spherical world on one of the many Youtube videos devoted to the discussion of Flat Earth Beliefs. I can't say that I've ever managed to watch one all the way through. Guess I am just an ignorant fool caught up in a worldwide conspiracy that spans the edges of our disk-shaped planet. (Are the edges crimped or fluted? I'm picturing a lumpy apple pie here.)

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Collimator Nov 2021 OP
SharonAnn Nov 2021 #1
PXR-5 Nov 2021 #2
PortTack Nov 2021 #3
texasfiddler Nov 2021 #4
Igel Nov 2021 #5
Wounded Bear Nov 2021 #6
Ptah Nov 2021 #7

Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 07:59 PM

1. Cat owners say: If the world were flat, cats would have knocked everything off it by now!

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:06 PM

2. It's turtles all the way down.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:10 PM

3. I hope this helps🙂🙂🙂🙂

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:19 PM

4. This is great! Thanks! I spewed my iced tea on the computer. Thanks.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:37 PM

5. Don't see why I care.

I have some kids who can't distinguish between astronomy and astrology.

I tell them they fail unless they do well on the tests and the assignments. They object. And I tell them that the kids who *can* distinguish between the two also fail for the same reasons unless they do well on the tests and the assignments. They feel stupid. One ring to rule them all.

Otherwise, point made.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:43 PM

6. Obviously, the edges of the disc are raised...

otherwise the oceans would have drained off.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 10:04 PM

7. You'll probably enjoy SciManDan:

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