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  1. qed

    Third of millennials NOT convinced Earth is round

    FLAT EARTH SHOCK: Third of millennials NOT convinced Earth is round Despite overwhelming evidence that Earth is a spherical globe-shape, including both pictorial and video evidence, a third of young people believe that the Earth could be flat. A survey carried out by YouGov which polled 8,215...
  2. Mick West

    Debunking Guidelines for: "Convex Earth - The Documentary"

    No doubt this video will keep coming up. I've already had to delete two threads for not following the posting guidelines. The video appears like some kind of long-term hoax. It's designed to entertain rather than being a scientific examination. However some people will take it seriously, so...
  3. Benjamin Moore

    Explained: Why Earth Has A Magnetic Core Even Though the core is Molten Metal

    Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdGH9ABB6yP/ This is a flatearth meme someone posted on Instagram that I haven't seen before. The top of the image shows the tempature of the Earths core to be 7000 degrees Celsius. The bottom claims nickel loses its magnetism at 671 degrees Ferinheit and...
  4. Mick West

    RT Promoting Flat Earth?

    This article starts out praising the usefulness of YouTube, then has a brief diversion in YouTube videos as evidence of Satanic Abuse, and then changes into something that I can't tell if it's rejecting or supporting the the Flat Earth hypothesis...
  5. Rory

    Flat Earth debunked by measuring angles to the sun

    Flat Earth debunker Sly Sparkane recently posted a video in which 23 participants in 9 separate countries measured the sun's elevation angle at solar noon on the September equinox. Naturally, when the results are viewed and compared with the two models of the earth, it should appear obvious...
  6. StarGazer

    Claim: First Image of Space Taken from V-2 Rocket Proves the Earth is Flat

    In this thread we'll be examining the very first image taken from space from a V-2 Missile and the claim related to it: It is claimed from “official sources” that a “V-2 Missle” was launched from the New Mexico desert on October 24, 1946, and that it took this black-and-white photo below...
  7. Mick West

    What Happened When Engineers Forgot The Earth Was Round

    An amusing anecdote about forgetting the curvature of the Earth. In 2 Miles the pipe would drop 32 inches, and have a "bulge" in the middle of 8 inches. It also shows the difference between "level" (following the curve of the earth), and "straight", or "flat"...
  8. Mick West

    Earth Curvature Simulation by Walter Bislins

    Walter Bislins has created a very useful tool for visualizing what things should look like from certain positions, and with certain camera settings, on the Globe Earth, or on a hypothetical Flat Earth. The Simulator includes recreations of classic and modern experiments and observations...
  9. Mick West

    Soundly Proving the Curvature of the Earth at Lake Pontchartrain

    A classic experiment to demonstrate the curvature of a body of water is to place markers (like flags) a fixed distance above the water in a straight line, and then view them along that line in a telescope. If the water surface is flat then the markers will appear also in a straight line. If the...
  10. L

    How did Tim Peake get full Earth in his helmet picture? [convex mirror illusion]

    Hi guys, a while ago I came across this photo. Which I just couldn't explain. How is it possible to capture a full Earth which is 12,000km in diameter a mere 400km up in the sky. Its not possible. Earth should encompass every https://astronomynow.com/2016/01/16/tim-peakes-principia-spacewalk/
  11. Mick West

    Curvature and Refraction in Surveying and Leveling Through History. Old Books, etc.

    Given that some people claim the curvature of the Earth is not accounted for in surveying, I thought it would be interesting to document various historical instances of this, and of accounting for refraction. Curvature comes up in two ways. Firstly it arises when determining latitude and...
  12. Rory

    How to Show the Horizon is Below Eye Level, Using Actual Eyes

    Had an idea about how to very clearly and very easily show that the horizon isn't at eye level: take some pictures of some eyes! You will need: 1. A camera 2. A high place with a level surface and a view to the horizon 3. A person pretty much the same height as you 4. The ability to hold a...
  13. Mick West

    Explained: Why a Phone Spirit Level Works Around the World [Accelerometers are Scales]

    In a video titled "*** 4,519 MILES & NO CURVE! Globe Debunked Once And For All *** RESEARCH FLAT EARTH", Youtuber Paul On The Plane uses a phone with a virtual bubble level app in two locations: Seattle, in the North West of the United States, and Dublin, Ireland. He first resets the level in...
  14. Mick West

    Explained: Why a Spirit Level on a Plane Does Not Show Curvature "Corrections"

    Youtuber Darryle Marble, a believer in the "Flat Earth" theory, recently took a spirit level on a plane to attempt to demonstrate that the world was flat by showing the pilot never had to angle the plane down to compensate for the curve. Somehow the story went viral and the internet reacted as...
  15. Mick West

    Mistakes I made on my Joe Rogan Experience Flat Earth Episode

    During the course of my two hour talk with Joe Rogan on the Flat Earth theory, I made a few mistakes. Fact checkers have pointed out some of these to me, and I'll post corrections here to all the mistakes I'm aware of. I'd give timestamps to the video if that's also pointed out. Mistake #1 I...
  16. Henk001

    The Southern Cross, Celestial Poles, and The Shape of The Earth

    South of the equator when you are looking south at the southern night sky you always see the same point in the sky: the south celestial pole. Therefore the lines of sight must be parallel. Three examples Sydney, Australia (notice the Sydney Opera House on the left) Image Source...
  17. jeranism

    Explained: Observations of Canigou, Curvature of the Earth & Atmospheric Refraction

    Mick was just on Joe Rogan and spoke heavily on Flat Earth. One thing he said, was that many flat earth researchers incorrectly report observations of distant points. I agree, many people forget to include the observation height or the height of the observed landmark. However, there are some...
  18. Mick West

    Full-Disk HD Images of the Earth from Satellites

    There are several satellites that take photos of the full disk of the earth on a regular basis, but the most impressive are the three above. The first two (Himawari-8 and GOES-16) are geostationary satellites taking photos from 22,236 miles above the Earth's equator. The third, DSCOVR is located...
  19. Mick West

    Ground Truth: Verifying Stellarium's Model of The Solar System

    ground truth, n. 1. A fundamental truth. Also: the real or underlying facts; information that has been checked or facts that have been collected at source. 2. a. In remote sensing: information obtained by direct measurement at ground level, rather than by interpretation of remotely obtained data...
  20. Mick West

    Metabunk Flat Earth Route Simulator

    https://www.metabunk.org/flat/ I wrote a flat vs. globe route simulator over the weekend. It shows the shortest route between two points on a globe, a flat earth, and an standard map. The lengths of each route are calculated for the globe and the flat earth. (Note: does not work on mobile...
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