jedi master yoda wrote:
Sand Dunes wrote:
jedi master yoda wrote:
Legit question wrote:
so what you are saying, in short, is that you can't explain it.
I watched one of your videos already and found it worthless. Why waste time on another? I want to hear it in your own words.
If you can explain it then I will watch the video.
I have hunch you don't even understand the nonsense you spout.
He can’t explain it in his own words.
Ok. Let's start with the basics:
Bodies of water do not curve.
Water always seek its flatness
Water cannot flow uphill
The horizon always rises to eye level no matter what elevation you reach
With the use of high powered NON-FISHEYE lenses, objects that seemingly drop below the horizon with the naked eye come back into view.
Laser tests have been performed over lakes, rivers, ans oceans which have debunked the so-called earth curve calculator of 8 inches per mile squared.
These are all characteristics of a flat plane. Earth is not a ball, get over it.
The ancient Greeks knew the Earth was curved. This has been settled science for nearly 2,500 years. All it takes is two sticks and a brain. No fisheye lenses required. They also knew that there were stars you could see in the Southern hemisphere that you couldn't in the Northern and vice versa.
Bodies of water take the shape that gives the water the least gravitational potential energy possible. Since gravity drags things toward the center of the Earth, bodies of water follow the curve of the earth. A middle school kid could tell you that.
Who stands to benefit from a 2,500 year old conspiracy like this? Or does believing the Earth is flat make your otherwise pointless, boring life seem fun? Do you just want to feel special, like you're in on some secret that obviously nobody else is? Or are you really just that dumb?
I am amazed at how little understanding of very basic science this website has, and to be honest I'm not sure it's possible to explain this to you if you are truly this stupid. If you people can't understand this then the US is totally fvcked.
Appeal to tradition. Because x has been believed for thousands of years does not make x true. Also, ad hominem is not a argument. Name calling is not a argument.
1) Not appeal to tradition. Pointing out that we have known something to be true for a long time is not appeal to tradition. If I said something like "The earth is round because we've always believed it is" instead of "we proved the Earth is round 2,500 year ago because it's easy and you can do it too" that would be appeal to tradition. After you pick up a science textbook, can I recommend an intro logic book?
2) That wasn't ad hominem. For it to be ad hominem I would have had to say something like "You're wrong because you have red hair." It was a personal attack and it is true.
3) There is plenty of scientific argument in there that you can't dispute and you know it. For example " They also knew that there were stars you could see in the Southern hemisphere that you couldn't in the Northern and vice versa" and "Bodies of water take the shape that gives the water the least gravitational potential energy possible. Since gravity drags things toward the center of the Earth, bodies of water follow the curve of the earth."
1) You are relying on NASA and CGI in text books.
2) I have refrained from insults and I expect the same in return
3) There is no experiment that supports gravity "bending" bodies of water. The only "bending" you observe is from text books, CGI and cartoon images on Google.