The question no flat-earther can answer

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Chester

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If the Earth is flat and the North Pole is the center of a circular flat Earth, then . . . distances in the southern Hemisphere are much greater between lines of latitude than distances between the same lines of latitude north of the equator.

This means that the sun (according to the flat Earth theory) must travel a greater distance each day in the southern summer than it must in the northern summer. Thus the sun must travel faster in the southern summer.

But if the sun travels faster, then the length of summer daylight for locations in the southern hemisphere will be shorter than for comparable locations north of the equator. The problem is that this is not what the objective evidence shows. Locations equally north and south of the equator will be found to have almost exactly the same length of summertime daylength.

So, to solve this problem, some flat-earth people will say that in the southern summer the sun rises higher in the sky: thus is gives light to a wider area, lengthening the time of daylight. Problem solved? No, now there is another problem. If this were so, then then that increased area of daylight would also affect the time of sunlight at the equator. Thus one would expect that in the southern summer the time of daylight would also increase at the equator. But does it? Absolutely not! The objective evidence at any spot on the equator at any time of the year is exactly 12 hours of daylight year round.

Flat-earthers - Can you resolve the dilemma?
 

7seasrekeyed

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not gonna fly

too much thinking involved ;)

objectivity is not the object here
 

Leastamongmany

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Lol! Who having a right mind COULD EVER BELIEVE the earth is....flat?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 🙏🙏🙏
 

Chester

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If the Earth is flat and the North Pole is the center of a circular flat Earth, then . . . distances in the southern Hemisphere are much greater between lines of latitude than distances between the same lines of latitude north of the equator.

This means that the sun (according to the flat Earth theory) must travel a greater distance each day in the southern summer than it must in the northern summer. Thus the sun must travel faster in the southern summer.

But if the sun travels faster, then the length of summer daylight for locations in the southern hemisphere will be shorter than for comparable locations north of the equator. The problem is that this is not what the objective evidence shows. Locations equally north and south of the equator will be found to have almost exactly the same length of summertime daylength.

So, to solve this problem, some flat-earth people will say that in the southern summer the sun rises higher in the sky: thus is gives light to a wider area, lengthening the time of daylight. Problem solved? No, now there is another problem. If this were so, then then that increased area of daylight would also affect the time of sunlight at the equator. Thus one would expect that in the southern summer the time of daylight would also increase at the equator. But does it? Absolutely not! The objective evidence at any spot on the equator at any time of the year is exactly 12 hours of daylight year round.

Flat-earthers - Can you resolve the dilemma?
Waiting for a flat-earther to answr??????????? Are there none out there?
 

gb9

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Lol! Who having a right mind COULD EVER BELIEVE the earth is....flat?😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 🙏🙏🙏
the same " right minded people " who think the moon landing was fake, and that there is a secret zionest cabal that runs all the terrorism and controls all the money in the world.
 

Chester

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maybe they all fell off the edge of the world

You know, I think you are right about flat-earthers not wanting to think. It seems that they have found something "new" that either "proves" they are brighter than the rest of us, or that they are of an elite spiritual group -- hence why think deeply? - it might cause them heartaches!
 

7seasrekeyed

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You know, I think you are right about flat-earthers not wanting to think. It seems that they have found something "new" that either "proves" they are brighter than the rest of us, or that they are of an elite spiritual group -- hence why think deeply? - it might cause them heartaches!
haha

sounds like half the op's in the BDF

minds like cement. all mixed up and set. :whistle:

defending the indefensible
 

Susanna

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It’s strange, you don’t get to come anywhere near a cockpit if you think that the earth is flat. Yet they keep flooding their propaganda.

I guess some of the flat earthers are just internet trolls😁.
 

kaijo

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Waiting for a flat-earther to answr??????????? Are there none out there?
There are 2 distinct divisions in the FE community.

1) Those who believe the North Pole is in the center, and
2) Those who believe the literal interpretation of the bible and the book of Enoch which states that the world has 4 sides with each side correlating to NESW.

As for those who believe that North is in the center, this is due to the fact that they do not understand what an Azimuthal Equidistant projection is and why it is designed that particular way. Hence their misinterpretation. They just jumped on the FE band wagon one day and began to echo what everyone else was saying with out doing any further research into the matter.
 

maxwel

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There are 2 distinct divisions in the FE community.

1) Those who believe the North Pole is in the center, and
2) Those who believe the literal interpretation of the bible and the book of Enoch which states that the world has 4 sides with each side correlating to NESW.

As for those who believe that North is in the center, this is due to the fact that they do not understand what an Azimuthal Equidistant projection is and why it is designed that particular way. Hence their misinterpretation. They just jumped on the FE band wagon one day and began to echo what everyone else was saying with out doing any further research into the matter.

This is for people who believe that God, who created language, and who created along with language all the necessary grammatical rules without which it cannot operate... suddenly became too stupid to have a working grasp of non-propositional expressions such as indexicals.

God isn't stupid.

It is good for people to BELIEVE the Bible.
But they also need to put some TIME, and SERIOUS EFFORT, into UNDERSTANDING the Bible.


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Chester

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Well, no flat earther has even attempted an answer at the question . . . ?? !!

Either (1) They know the Earth is round and are only pretending
or (2) They do not want to, or do not know how to, answer objective questions
or (3) I am wrong, and the world is actually flat! :eek:

But wait, I have the evidence - the final definitive evidence - that the world must be round and that the Earth is spinning . . . !
The evidence? Next post please . . . :cool:
 

Chester

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The final definitive evidence that the Earth is a globe and is spinning . . .

Well, my head is spinning - and I have heard many other people say the say thing - you have probably said it too!
In fact - I bet when most flat-earthers read my question in post # 1 it made their head spin . . .

There you have it - your head spins because the Earth is spinning - it wouldn't happen on a flat Earth!

LOL! :censored: :LOL: :eek: :unsure:
 

Chester

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So in case you do not get the satirical irony of post #17 - here is my explanation:

Flat-earthers will often say something like: I don't feel the Earth traveling through space at thousands of miles per hour - or - I do not feel the Earth spinning - or When I look at the Earth, it looks flat!

So I just turned their own approach and words back on them in a satirical way! ;)
 

JamOn

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Or why doesn’t the north or south poles never get any 80, 90, 100 degree weather and the equator stays in the 80’s, 90’s, 100’s all year long.
 

Dino246

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Or why doesn’t the north or south poles never get any 80, 90, 100 degree weather and the equator stays in the 80’s, 90’s, 100’s all year long.
The North-Pole-centric model (like a Gnomonic map projection) explains why the South Pole doesn't get warm, but it certainly doesn't explain why the North doesn't.