Amusing News Stories #3

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Mantis » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:58 am

Raid wrote:As a passenger on an aircraft, how is it I can see the curvature of the earth?
YOU CAN'T.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Are we sure they're not just trolling everyone with this whole thing?

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Raid » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:04 pm

No, it's a huge conspiracy on behalf of Flat Earthers to devalue Big Science WAKE UP SHEEPLE.

Every fibre of my being tells me that people can't be this stupid, but then look at Brexit and Trump.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Wrathbone » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:06 pm

Flat earthers are amazing.

Why doesn't gravity pull the earth into a spherical shape?
The earth isn't pulled into a sphere because the force known as gravity exists in a greatly diminished form compared to what is commonly taught. The earth is constantly accelerating up at a rate of 32 feet per second squared (or 9.8 meters per second squared). This constant acceleration causes what you think of as gravity. Imagine sitting in a car that never stops speeding up. You will be forever pushed into your seat. The earth works much the same way. It is constantly accelerating upwards being pushed by a universal accelerator (UA) known as dark energy or aetheric wind.


By that logic (assuming my maths is more or less correct), then after a year (from standstill) the Earth would be going faster than the speed of light. But I guess trivialities like limitations of physics aren't much of a concern when you're trying to demonstrate how the Earth is flat. :lol:
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Medicine Man » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:23 pm

Aetheric wind. :lol:

I think I suffer from that after too many Brussel's sprouts at Christmas.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Wrathbone » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Ohhh wait, I missed the follow up question!

Objects cannot exceed the speed of light. Doesn't this mean that the Earth can't accelerate forever?
Due to special relativity, this is not the case. At this point, many readers will question the validity of any answer which uses advanced, intimidating-sounding physics terms to explain a position. However, it is true. The relevant equation is v/c = tanh (at/c). One will find that in this equation, tanh(at/c) can never exceed or equal 1. This means that velocity can never reach the speed of light, regardless of how long one accelerates for and the rate of the acceleration.


I stand corrected. The Earth must be flat.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Raid » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:34 pm

At this point, many readers will question the validity of any answer which uses advanced, intimidating-sounding physics terms to explain a position.
WE'RE TOO STUPID, NYUUUUUR.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Eny » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:35 am

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