Originally posted by FreakyKBH
Yeah, I have been known to be quite the prick sometimes.
The fact of the matter is, we've had protracted conversations in the past wherein I sat enthralled by your recollections of the many musical adventures you've experienced.
Even if our musical tastes weren't overlapping, your story is exceedingly important to the whole development of m ...[text shortened]... and etc..
But despite that disagreement, it doesn't excuse me being an ass.
Please forgive me.
Well said and I do forgive you. In spite of Sietes's accusations and inuendo, I in fact did work several years in Thailand on NKP airforce base working 'troposcatter microwave communications systems' and in fact worked on Andros Island on AUTEC and in fact worked at Goddard and trained on Apollo tracking and timing and in fact worked in Israel for 4 years as a contractor to Intel teaching their techs in formal classroom setting the physics of the ion Implanter and in fact also one of my sons, Kevin graduated from the Angican international school in Jerusalem. I have absolutaly no reason to lie about any of that and I can tell you internal things about all of those jobs nobody on Google would ever find out.
So let's not continue to obsess over that or a freaking football. Try to think out the implications of a magnetic field that meets at both poles. That alone blows out a flat Earth. The fields would HAVE to go to the edges of a flat planet, but worse than that, there would be practically ZERO field in the first place if Earth was 7 miles deep or so as you imply with your Russian drilling story.
It takes a LOT of energy to make a planet wide magnetic field and that comes from moving liquid conductors deep inside the Earth and it changes century by century and has actually flipped polarities a number of times in the past few million years.
How do they know? Because between Africa and South America, those two continents have been steadily receding from one another, going back in time a hundred million years or so they were connected and you can just look at a map today and see the fact that the two match like hand and glove but on the ocean floor there are crazy cracks and such that have been mapped out and looking closesly at the magnetic field held in place like the old analog magnetic tapes, they record the past magnetic field strength and can see the times when they flip polarity.
Not only that, they can clearly see the separation of the continents in a very long line on the bottom of the ocean about halfway between them, magma is oozing up from underneath and when it cools it records the polarity and strength of the magnetic field as it is at the time the oozing magma cools and the magnetic field is held in place permanently and will be there ten million years from now and can be easily read with the proper magnetic detectors.
We have hall effect detectors that can easily read those captured DC magnetic fields, I bought one for our company, it's about the size of an old transistor radio and can be zero'd out and you can read magnetic field strength of anything near the hall effect detector. I use it to measure the magnetic field strength of my targets which has a layer of stuff to be deposited, Silicon Carbide, Silicon Dioxide, Aluminum or whathave you, it's about a quarter inch thick, and 5X14 odd inches long soldered to a copper backing plate with Indium and that mated to the magnetic structure, a ring of magnets around the inner perifery and a line of opposite polarity inside that.
A good one measures about 2000 gauss and some of the are losing in going down to 500 odd gauss which upsets the deposition rate of our sputtering tool.
Anyway enough of that, just pointing out that Earth's magnetic field is fundamentally important to all life on the planet, without one we turn into Mars in a few hundred thousand years, atmosphere gone eaten away by solar radiation no longer held in check by our wonderful protective field we have now.
The gist of all that is, a flat planet would be absolutely incapable of generating a magnetic field, there would be no room for liquid motions that generate such a field and the one inside Earth is several thousand miles wide a spherical blob of swirling metallic conductive stuff that by swirling around generates electric currents which forces a magnetic field to be born and if that stuff underneath ever solidifies, like the center of the Moon, the magnetic field would stop the moment the currents stop being generated.
Just like a household generator, no gas, engine stops, no electricity.
So visualize why for instance, why there are Aurora Australialis, the Southern lights. Can't happen on a flat planet. The southern lights are a direct and I mean exactly that, DIRECT result of the magnetic field of Earth converging on the south pole. There would NEVER be a southern light phenomena if Earth was flat, maybe still northern lights but not southern lights EVER. And I think for sure, no northern lights either since a flat planet cannot have the internal ingredients to make a dynamic field like we enjoy here on Earth.
I would bloody well like for you to really think about that and get off the football kick.