Originally posted by FreakyKBH
There you go with the insults again.
Is it because you lack that much confidence in the veracity of your position that you have to continually suggest I am somehow deficient in intelligence?
Shouldn't your position--- like mine--- be as simple as all of life is, as uncomplicated as truth itself, perfectly capable of withstanding any inquiry, unafraid of all examination?
Choice is yours.
You really think you are as smart as Isaac Newton who I might add, besides his analysis of a flat Earth, co-invented calculus, without which we would not have the science we have now? Newton and Lebnitz changed the world of science so when I said people ten times smarter than you I was not making an insult, I was making a true statement.
You simply cannot understand Newton's analysis of the optical effects of a ten thousand mile long flat atmosphere, it would not be anything like what we see now, it would certainly squash the image of anything near the horizon but you cannot connect point A and B and C and see that, especially considering you don't WANT to connect A and B and C because that would destroy your pet fantasy and you can't have THAT now can you?
And BTW, I don't count myself anywhere in the vicinity of the great minds of Newton or Lebnitz, they were civilization changing level minds. You don't get that very often. Einstein was another. Pasteur was another. I invented a few cute goodies but that is something anyone with some talent and curiosity can do. I also worked out a nice equation about gravitational lensing but found out I wasn't the only one so my bid for serious science got chopped down but I can still do a piece on that subject, but can't claim originality. But that kind of thing is not civilization changing and I know that full well.
Do you seriously think you have a civilization changing mind? That is what I meant by saying there were people ten times smarter than you and me included.
Also, the bit about the magnetic field, you would have to figure out a way on a flat Earth that the magnetic field as we know full well, produces aurora in the north AND in the south and that alone says the magnetic field of Earth converges at the south pole. If you deny that you are definitely living in a fantasy world:
That is from your hated NASA but there are ground stations also, like McMurdo:
These are not some kind of computer graphics, they are just video's taken by scientists camera's.
Aurora's are a direct result of the interaction of the magnetic field of Earth and the incoming storm of radiation which gets routed following the lines of magnetic force, they spiral around the magnetic field lines to the north and the south poles. Try getting aroura Australius on a flat Earth. It can't happen.
It actually happens on Saturn and Jupiter, here are some non-NASA images of them:
This link explains the origins of aurora.
Here is another from Oslo Norway where Aurora are a big deal:
And don't bitch about the fact that part of it is an animation, they are only showing the physics behind aurora. They also have video's of actual aurora and video's from Mcmurdo in Antarctica. Notice how there are aurora on Jupiter and Saturn just like on Earth, except the magnetic field of those two planets are at least ten times stronger than Earth.
The gist of that is Earth is not a flat planet, the magnetic fields or Earth converge on the north and south poles and there is visible proof having nothing to do with NASA.