Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
Some say no ... http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2015/08/200-proofs-earth-is-not-spinning-ball.html
I talked about that in my last post on the 'test to prove Earth spins' thread. The thing is, if you believe the speed of light is really the speed limit of the universe for matter ( not for space, different subject) it means at a distance of about 40 billion Km from Earth, anything outside that radius with Earth at center, would be going faster than the speed of light.
With that in mind, which flatasssers probably understood, they instead posit a dome which spins around Earth that contains all the stars, like a planetarium projecting images of stars on this dome. So it is well under that 40 billion km distance and there are these nonsense site trying to show rockets hitting the underside of the dome
Which is curious since we have probes about 10 billion km out now and no dome in sight
But that doesn't bother the flatassser set. It is a religion to them and as such no evidence we provide will sway them. The reason they think Earth doesn't spin is because someone in their crazy world actually understands a modicum of phyics and a flat pancake Earth spinning like it does would produce very immediately measureable effects, like the tendency to be flung off the edge near the 'Antarctic Ice Wall' they posit. So, Earth CANNOT spin in their mythology.
To them, Earth is THE center of the universe, OBVIOUSLY, and the entire rest of the universe therefore revolves around Earth.
This leads to many self contradictory rationalizations, like the sun is only a thousand miles off the surface of Earth and rotating around the edge like a yo you on a string, not explaining why there are such pesky details as sunrises and sunsets....
Or the idea if the sun was this small planet sized ball a thousand miles up, why on a flat Earth some 40,000 km across, and the sun 1600 odd km up, why Earth directly under such a sun would be a LOT hotter than that at say 16,000 km away, just basic trig and arithmetic would show them that, the inverse square law would show that at ten times the distance there would be 100 times less heat from that planet sized star. And that is only relatively close, at 32,000 km away, still on the flatasss Earth, it would be 1/400th of the heat received by this close sun. And of course now you have to also posit Earth's moon as being even smaller or close to the same size as the sun since they cannot explain or rationalize away the fact the moon sometimes blocks the sun so it has to be even closer than that sun....
The whole house of cards starts to break down at that point, and I have other arguments to throw in they haven't even begun to address. But hey, it's THEIR religion, they can think what they want, Earth doesn't give a shyte what they think......
The proof of the religious aspect of flatasssers is this: Freaky is a card carrying flatassser and he has refused to continue talking to me, being a one trick pony, unable to process any of the arguments I threw at him so just goes back to his hole and retreats to the safety of his flatassser religion.