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Mick West attached a file to the thread Where and How could the Wallace Experiment Easily Be Repeated?.
Navigable UK canals tend to end up v-shaped, with the full depth only in the middle. [ATTACH] I grew up near a canal (Leeds-Liverpool, in Bingley), and they would drain sections of it occasionally. The bottom was soft thick mud, fun to throw...May 21, 2018 at 10:02 PM
Rory replied to the thread Where and How could the Wallace Experiment Easily Be Repeated?.
I saw on the 2016 flat earth Bedford Level video that they said the canal was 1.2m deep. I was surprised by that: going by what the boaters were saying, I was expecting it to be shallower.May 21, 2018 at 9:51 PM
Hevach replied to the thread Is this Twitter Bot trying to affect the national zeitgeist, or just spam?.
IF it's part of the Russian bot network, they did play both sides of the table, just the results were more immediate and glorious on the far right far better than the far left. The whole purpose seemed to be signal amplification of the extremes,...May 21, 2018 at 3:48 PM
MikeC replied to the thread Is Spotting Logical Fallacies a Useful Tool?.
Also I think "trust" has at least an informal implication that you know something of the methodology and have some evidence to support what you are trusting - eg we may not know what some particular science is about, but we do have some knowledge...May 21, 2018 at 3:27 PM
marrowmonkey replied to the thread Is Spotting Logical Fallacies a Useful Tool?.
You are right that faith is not a good word to use in this context. Although faith and trust are synonymous according to the dictionary, maybe faith implies more of an absolute trust, which is a significant difference. Though I deliberately used...May 21, 2018 at 2:55 PM
MikeC replied to the thread Debunking Humor....
Linking some stuff together..... [MEDIA] Hawaii eruption lava flows make it to the sea, and the idea that the lava coming out of the earth is obviously going to make it (the earth) flatter, which I THOUGHT I just made up but no..... [MEDIA]...May 21, 2018 at 2:39 PM
Rory replied to the thread Recreating the Bedford Level Experiment.
The theodolite could be used to show that the targets are located increasingly below the horizontal (i.e., below eye level). But the main point is showing whether the middle target is raised or not: anything in addition to that is really 'bonus...May 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM
DavidB66 replied to the thread Recreating the Bedford Level Experiment.
It all looks very promising. On the methods, I note that Wallace used both a telescope and a surveyor's level, the latter at the insistence of the flat-earthers. Theodolites etc. can be hired, see surveyequipment.com/hire/ I'd be happy to chip...May 21, 2018 at 1:25 PM
edby replied to the thread Recreating the Bedford Level Experiment.
Very good. Details, the Welney gate platform is only about 9 feet high at waist height. The Salter's lode bridge would be higher, i.e. same height as Welney bridge. An alternative would be a view from the NW side, in fact the same side the...May 21, 2018 at 12:40 PM