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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Oct '16 12:05
    Why, if Earth was flat, do you see something different in time lapse photography when you are on the poles, say the North pole and photograph the night sky and you see the stars making a big circle with the north star close to center and not moving around so much.

    But on the equator, do the same and you have a completely different picture, the stars are all going in a straight line now around the equator.

    Why would that happen if the Earth was still and the entire rest of the universe was spinning around Earth? If it was like that, the image would be pretty much the same no matter where you were on Earth.

    Explain that one, I dare you.
  2. Mar-a-Lago
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    23 Oct '16 14:18
    There is no spinning that's the whole point Bozo.
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Oct '16 14:441 edit
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    There is no spinning that's the whole point Bozo.
    Interesting. Then how do you explain the stars moving in a big circle through the night?

    That's my point. The spinning stars look way different at the poles than the equator. Explain it.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 Oct '16 14:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Interesting. Then how do you explain the stars moving in a big circle through the night?

    That's my point. The spinning stars look way different at the poles than the equator. Explain it.
    John Locke (in paraphrase): "We arrive at the truth through the honest disagreement among friends."
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Oct '16 18:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    John Locke (in paraphrase): "We arrive at the truth through the honest disagreement among friends."
    ... assuming they know what they're talking about.
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    23 Oct '16 18:52
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    ... assuming they know what they're talking about.
    Nailed it as always convenient Andrew
  7. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Oct '16 20:01
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Nailed it as always convenient Andrew
    So now there are THREE flatassers at RHP. Amazing.
  8. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 Oct '16 20:09
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So now there are THREE flatassers at RHP. Amazing.
    Namely...
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    23 Oct '16 21:16
    At least the chessboard is flat !! 😀😀😀😀
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    23 Oct '16 21:23
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    John Locke (in paraphrase): "We arrive at the truth through the honest disagreement among friends."
    Back from the dead and still only able to talk in quotes. Come on gramps, you can do better.
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    23 Oct '16 22:591 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    John Locke (in paraphrase): "We arrive at the truth through the honest disagreement among friends."
    The operative word being "honest". 😉
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Oct '16 23:17
    Originally posted by josephw
    The operative word being "honest". 😉
    Well, you managed to troll yet another thread.
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    23 Oct '16 23:44
    What about a 3d chessboard?
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 Oct '16 23:58
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    ... assuming they know what they're talking about.
    "Science is but the image of the earth. " Francis Bacon

    Different generations view it from different vantage points and lenses.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Oct '16 00:02
    Originally posted by josephw
    The operative word being "honest". 😉
    "Honest": None of us knows everything about every topic that comes up. Add a few comments and questions. Remain open minded to learn in the process.
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