More excitement for Flat-Earthers

After the article I posted a few days ago making fun of Flat-Earthers, there might still be a few of them lurking about, so I thought they might be excited to find out that the Library of Congress was just the recipient of a flat-earth map designed by one of the fathers of “modern geocentrism“, Orlando Ferguson! The map dates back to 1893, and looks a hell of a lot like a roulette table, doesn’t it?

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    Harkanin

    You just have to kick the hive don’t you jacob, in which case I say well done good sir.

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    shillyer

    for the flat earthers.
    is there no such thing as gravity? you talk about the acceleration being 9.81 m/sec/sec but if the earth still has gravity then the illusion of gravity would be stronger than 9.81 m/sec/sec this is obviously wrong so I assume that you do not believe in gravity. am I right?

    I have some follow up questions.

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    Davo

    http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/discworld/

    When you and Ryan were describing the Hindu flat earth, you were essentially descibing the Diskworld series by british author (and atheist) Terry Pratchett. It’s meant to be satire, so you might enjoy it.

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    Aegis

    Bravo, Davo. Awesome literature is awesome.

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    Darren Taggart

    Can’t believe I’ve missed this!! Flat earthers???!!! My proof aginst it (should they return) would be to pick a point on earth; now travel in a straight line 6250 miles (1/4 of the earth’s circumference) turn right 90 degrees. Do another 6250 miles then another 90 degree right turn. After another 6250 miles, you’ll be back where you started, since only on the surface of a sphere could this happen. It would therefore follow that you are on a sphere. It would not happen on the map above, and on a flat earth, you would end up 6250 away from where you started.

    Also, ask them why an aeroplane travelling in a straight line actually needs to travel in a curve to get from a to b.

    Geometry can be fun.

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    Darren Taggart

    Also, if you accelerate at 9.81m/s/s, after 354 days you’re at the speed of light. According to special relativity, after this you stop getting faster, so their ‘gravity’ would fail, since mass does not affect gravitation in their model. So assuming the earth is more than a year old, it doesn’t really explain why we feel gravity.

    So conservation of momentum is out, conservation of energy is out, SR and GR are wrong; yet the globalist clique are managing to edit the data so we’re kept down by whoever it is that would benefit from saying the earth is round, presumably the Globe Makers Guild! The bastards!!! It all makes sense now!!!

    But I think I’m reading too much into their ‘model’.

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    HB

    Darren, you passed… barely.

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    HB

    Also, I’d like the FES to explain the Aurora Borealis on a flat earth. I’m still think that they are a devilish satirical organization. I’d rather be right on that than wrong, but if not, so be it. Let the ridicule continue.

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    Darren Taggart

    It’s a very cunning and complete satire though and I’m looking forward to the reveal! Just out of interest, how would I have scored higher on whatever it is I only barely passed? It’s always good to be corrected when in error!

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    sysyphus jones

    According to wikipedia the mass of Earth’s oceans is
    1.4 x 10 ^21 kg (1400 trillion kg)

    (Now, leaving out the dry land which is of “unknown depth” but would have to be at least as deep as the deepest mine say, 4000m )

    Then to accelerate “just” the water at 1 g would require a sustained thrust of 1.37 X 10^22 N. (13700 trillion N)

    A Saturn V rocket has a thrust 4.4 x 10 ^ 6 N (4.4 million N) so this means just to simulate gravity for the world’s oceans would require 3 x 10 ^ 15 Saturn V rockets (3 quadrillion of ‘em) !

    But this is only true at non-relativistic velocities. As the velocity starts to be a significant percentage of the speed of light, the force required would need to increase just to sustain 1 g (time to strap on more Saturn Vs!), until theoretically reaching an infinite number of rockets as the FE reaches the speed of light.

    And in practice all the rockets would need to replace every 6 minutes … me thinks we can’t do this with rockets …

    hee-hee, that was fun!
    ʘ‿ʘ

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