Thoughts About The Earth Being Flat

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    It could, and likely might be, according to Einstein. He described the universes "finite but unbounded". This means that if one were able to perferm the feat, a flashlight beam shone in front of you out towards the sky would in theory encircle the universe and return to you from behind.
     
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    I like the story of Einstein, while feeling the Bern as a Swiss patent clerk, riding the Streetcar to work, could imagine if it traveled at the speed of light...and the consequences of that travel. NOTE: link added @Frank Sanoica
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    "I started believing the Russians after that"

    @Martin Alonzo That is to imply that the Russian Government would not lie and/or distort the truth to retain it's agenda "on course".
     
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    Well.......having one's thoughts pertaining to a topic solicited is quite the rarer event on a forum; as a rule, responses are made by personal reaction based upon the writer's opinion. Respectfully, I cannot comment truthfully without hurting one side's or the other's feelings, in this debate. That, I would rather not do. Suffice to say, that when deeply scientific questions arise regarding Physical Principles appearing to violate theological dictate, the only resolution is to bluntly believe the Good Book either overtly, or decry it's contents. A choice there, too, I would rather not make.

    Sorry for this convoluted reply, it will resolve nothing, and satisfy no one, I suppose. Frank
     
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    "I started believing the Russians after that"
    @Martin Alonzo That is to imply that the Russian Government would not lie and/or distort the truth to retain it's agenda "on course".

    Frank when someone is caught in an outright lie they lose some creditability with me, now do I believe the Russians would not tell a lie of course not. So far they have been more trust worthy for the truth.
     
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  6. Joe Riley

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    @Frank Sanoica , I was thinking of your engineer's take on the video, regarding specifically your knowledge of gyroscopes.
     
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    @Joe Riley Ah, soryy for being so unperceptive. Often my lids are heavy, and my sights are dim, as I approach that final hotel stay!

    Gyroscopes are kind of outside my experience, though my Dad bought me a toy one as a kid. It had a heavy wheel around the axle of which, a string was wound and pulled to bring the wheel up to speed. On the gimbal's base a small ball had a slot which allowed the whole thing, pretty heavy it was, to rest on an edged surface, like the lip of a heavy drinking glass, where it defied gravity, and balanced here. And that is about the extent of it.

    I must confess, however, to only having skimmed the vid, but will seek to defy my wife's wishes this evening (she dislikes forums!). Frank
     
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    Fascinating comments - enjoyed reading them
     
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    If the earth were flat, when the sun rises, it rises everywhere... hence one time zone. When it sets, it sets everywhere, as well.
     
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    Hummm, so all all the other planets are round- but Earth is flat... :eek::confused:
     
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    @Sheldon Scott , that was very funny. "Say that again, but slowly".
     
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    If it was flat who made it? because it would not be natural to have a glass dome over it
     
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    Precisely.
    Although I have no particular interest as to whether the earth is flat or round (ish) I do see some merit on both sides of the debate.
    A flat earth does defy the basic parameters of physics which lends the entire theory to a planned and infinite reality. Planned because it would be unique and infinite because it cannot be sustained on it's own, or at least, according to the very minimal amount of research I have put into it.

    To say that it is a natural and a one of a kind phenomenon in all of the known universe would be illogical and without any regard to science but if proven, then it would reasonably point to a creator;
    A creator, that I already believe exists without caring what shape the world really is.
     
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    I know it is a sphere - I've seen it many times on TV :p
     
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    We were poor. We couldn't afford gyroscopes, so we had jacks.

    jacks.jpg
     
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    Had them too; too dumb to know what to do with them!
    Frank
     
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    So...how far did you get past “twosies”?
     
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    I don't know if I ever really played the games. I just spun the jacks around on a table, trying to get them all spinning at the same time.
     
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    One of my favorites as a kid from the Ed Sullivan Show.
    We would be watching and my mom would say to us boys,

    " Get that thought out of your head RIGHT NOW ! "

     
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    I loved Jacks and boy - was I good ! :cool:
     
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