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What do you guys think about the flat earth theory?

Discussion in 'Conspiracy Theories' started by juntjoo, Apr 10, 2017.



  1. juntjoo

    juntjoo Skilled Investigator

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    Well I was hoping you guys knew a bit more about this. I'll have to check it out myself a bit deeper when I get more time and return to discuss further.

    8 inches per mile they say it's supposed to curve down, but simple tests not verifying this. I wish I had time to go to the beach with a telescope myself. What about these multi national treaties made to keep people off antarctica? I only barely know of the surface points. I imagine among those that know the info the debates would go deep. And again, I don't believe anything necessarily, I just like looking into things with an open mind. Ill be back, and I just might blow your minds with what I find. Might not be a flat earth. Could be mini squatch. Get ready.

    What if reality is only what we collectively believe at any given moment, a constant formula of overall belief? Like if we all fell asleep at the same time the hologram would collapse and god would go 'holy crap, im fully awake. Time to go back to sleep and have a fantastic dream...'
     
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    juntjoo Skilled Investigator

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    "blowfish", aren't u famous around here. I'm sure Ive heard your name mentioned a lot on the show.
     
  3. beyondthestargate

    beyondthestargate Paranormal Adept

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    If they smell fishy, maybe they are mermaid bones? You need to investigate the cover up of mermaids. There are YOUTUBE videos waiting for you to watch on this conspiracy to hide the existence of Altantean mermaids.
     
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    uforadio Paranormal Adept

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    Couldn't be more boring. Even this post is the waste of my time to even make a comment on it. Over and out.
     
  5. Han

    Han piscator ψ

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    There is nothing wrong with asking questions, in fact people do not question enough.

    I think the reason that the flat Earth "theory" causes so much animosity is because of the battle that went on long ago, between religion and science, and believe it or not people lost their lives, liberty and property because they dared to tell the truth about the shape of the "Globe".

    It is often thought that in the middle ages everybody thought the Earth was flat, but the reality is that the Earth was described as a Globe as early as 600 BC if not before (that is at least two and a half thousand years ago) This knowledge was attributed to Pythagoras (but it could have come from one of the students of his school). Parmenides and Empedocles certainly knew it (500 BC).

    Graham Hancock believes that the the Great Pyramid at Giza is a scale model of the Globe realised in geometric form.
    IF this is true than it implies that the Ancient Egyptians knew full well that the world is round, the above ground part of the Pyramid can be dated to around 2,000 BC two thousand years before Christ and 4,000 four thousand years before today.

    In a nutshell people who promote the flat Earth theory have other agendas (usually a mixture of Religion, money and fame) that is how I guessed that dubay was a creationist without seeing any of his "work".

    If I had the money I would pay for dubay to take a flight in a U2 Spy plane, and he could see the curvature of the Earth for himself from 80,000 feet.

    If I had magic powers I would prohibit dubay from using any kind of technology built by people who believe that the Earth is a Globe.

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day, sometimes liars tell the truth and occasionally a madman speaks sense, there are questions science doesn't have an answer to, but the shape of the Earth isn't one of them.

    I don't think anyone on this forum is a "know it all", in fact the vast majority of people are here to learn and exchange information.

    By seeking to learn about the paranormal you must expose yourself to all sorts of information, and unfortunately there are many people along the road looking to scam and deceive you, and they are not just after your money, they crave our attention and respect, but always remember that those belong to you and you alone, don't give them away too cheaply.
    But also never underestimate how clever, sly and devious people can be, particularly when they believe what they are saying is "true" and especially when they have a "mission".

    Saying all that has reminded me of possibly why people didn't take kindly to your question, no one wants to be associated with going backwards, we need to advance our knowledge to a point when we truly understand what "reality" is, not just make up answers that suit us (or our beliefs).


    I like watching documentaries, but they have a tendency to over exaggerate and omit or include information that suits their film, but they are a great way to inspire further research, and with internet access you literally have information at your fingertips that academics or librarians 30-40 years ago could not imagine possible and for free!

    The entire collection of the library of Alexandria would probably have fitted on one Hard Drive.
    We didn't get to this point by believing the world is flat.

    Science and religion can coexist as long as they are restricted to their respective domains.

    Personally I use science to explain the world around me, and theology (my own brand) to cope with it ;)

    To cut an overly long story short, if dubay was arguing that "heaven was flat" I could not scientifically show him to be wrong, that is a definite grey area when it comes to "science" .
     
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    juntjoo Skilled Investigator

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    Finally someone who can state their opinion or knowledge without a need to put someone down. That's a whole other forum called self respect.

    I guess with my lack of knowledge I just need to investigate more deeply anything I'm told by anyone. I've just really been learning the last few years how little I understand which has taught me that I can't really even begin to try to understand anything new until I've cleaned my slate of all the false knowledge I've picked up naively. Thanks for your thoughtful input.
     
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    "know thyself"

    That is the most important step, and the hardest.

    The fact that you realise and accept that you want to learn and add to or improve your knowledge, means that it will be a pleasant rather than an arduous journey.

    My experience has been the more knowledgeable the person, the more questions they have.

    I believe there will always be more questions than answers, and at the end of the day questions are what separate us from animals, I would love to know what the first question was? and what was the answer? or is that wrong and do animals ask questions?

    I believe that all people at some point ask some very basic questions, and they are what am I? where am I? where did I come from and where am I going?
    (alternatively you could say: who are we? where are we? where did we come from? and where are we going?)

    I could list all the answers I have found out for myself, but they are my answers.
    You have to find your answers. And the only way to do that is by asking questions :)

    The more you ask, the more you will know, and the more you know, the more you will ask.

    Best wishes.
     
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    juntjoo Skilled Investigator

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    I think the first one from the first instance of sentience was a very popular one often asked today being "WTF?"
     
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    withoutlimits09 Paranormal Adept

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    Any person with consumer level electronics can point a telescope into space and see other spherical bodies. There are countless amateur photos of Mars, it is a sphere, you can see this with your own eyes. The moon, is a sphere, I have seen so with my own eyes through a telescope, there is curvature to it. The idea that every other celestial body around us is spherical, but Earth is somehow flat, is enough for me to call BS. I don't even need to delve into the science.

    Am I to really believe that there are giant ice walls at the edge of Earth?

    Why is it that if we are in say Washington DC and travel in one direction that we ultimately reach the same place.

    So for example, if we travel due east:

    - We leave Washington DC and cross the Atlantic.

    - We arrive in Portugal, then Spain, travel across the Mediterranean and pass through Italy, then Greece, then Turkey.

    - We travel from Turkey to Armenia then Azerbaijan and then cross the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and finally China.

    - We have a long land travel across China, eventually crossing the Bohai Sea through to North Korea.

    - From North Korea we cross the sea over to Japan and then across the Pacific Ocean (passing North of Hawaii) and eventually get to California.

    - We travel from California across the United States until eventually we reach the Atlantic ocean.

    - We reach the ocean only to realize that we are back in Washington D.C.

    Question.

    How is it that if we travel in one direction (in this example, Due East), that eventually we arrive back in the same place?

    Now - many will argue that who here has actually travelled in one direction across the earth. That is a fair point.

    However, many folks all over the world have travelled many of those individual segments (due east) on a smaller scale and all of them are verifiable.

    For example:

    - Many folks have traveled from California to Washington DC.

    - Many have crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Washington DC to Portugal

    - Many have travelled from Portugal to Spain

    - Many have crossed the Mediterranean from Spain to Italy and from Italy to Greece...

    And so on...

    All of these individual paths in a singular direction (in this example: east) are easily verifiable.

    Given this very simple example.

    How is it that if we were to leave one place on earth (in this example, Washington D.C.) and travel in just a single direction (in this example, East) that eventually we arrive back in Washington DC?
     
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