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  1. 21 Aug '08 15:17
    Despite overwhelmingly contradictory evidence I still happen to run into people with the belief that the earth is hollow. (Much more so recently, due to the hollywood movie.) Can anyone here unfalsify this hypothesis?
  2. 21 Aug '08 18:50
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Despite overwhelmingly contradictory evidence I still happen to run into people with the belief that the earth is hollow. (Much more so recently, due to the hollywood movie.) Can anyone here unfalsify this hypothesis?
    Unfalsify the hypothesis that the earth is hollow? Do you mean prove that the earth is hollow?

    I would think one way of getting evidence against that would be to find the mass of the earth and then calculate from there due to estimations as to the composition of it.
  3. 21 Aug '08 21:04
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    ...find the mass of the earth and then calculate from there due to estimations as to the composition of it.
    Mass of Earth= 5.98 × 10^24 kg

    Ok, I am sorry. You lost me.

    Find the composition of Earth?

    Should I apply the conservation of mass theory to the rest of the universe and deduct what is missing to find the complete composition of Earth?
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Aug '08 21:27
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Despite overwhelmingly contradictory evidence I still happen to run into people with the belief that the earth is hollow. (Much more so recently, due to the hollywood movie.) Can anyone here unfalsify this hypothesis?
    Well for one thing, if the earth were hollow, there would be no magnetic field around the earth, because it is in fact the exact center of the earth that is a liquid metallic iron swirling around which generates the field, without which we would be cooked by the sun, no shield against hard radiation from solar storms. Another thing, seismic sensors delve deep into the earth and would easily detect a hollowness but in fact, the analysis shows a liquid metal core.
  5. 21 Aug '08 21:33
    OK, thank you very much.
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    21 Aug '08 21:34
    The moon landings were faked in a studio at the centre of the earth. FACT!
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Aug '08 22:30
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The moon landings were faked in a studio at the centre of the earth. FACT!
    Shows what you know, it was done in Cuba, and Castro himself was paid off by NASA, he held the camera's steady.
  8. 22 Aug '08 10:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Shows what you know, it was done in Cuba, and Castro himself was paid off by NASA, he held the camera's steady.
    Cuba IS at the centre of the earth.
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Aug '08 10:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Cuba IS at the centre of the earth.
    The sky is painted on the inside of the great big hollow crust. We've been so duped. Nobody even knows what the stars outside look like, or if they exist.
  10. 22 Aug '08 10:58
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The sky is painted on the inside of the great big hollow crust. We've been so duped. Nobody even knows what the stars outside look like, or if they exist.
    Painted by whom? The Great Painter?
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    22 Aug '08 12:19
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Painted by whom? The Great Painter?
    The previous inhabitants, I suspect. They liked blue a lot.
  12. 22 Aug '08 12:32
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The previous inhabitants, I suspect. They liked blue a lot.
  13. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Aug '08 22:22
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The previous inhabitants, I suspect. They liked blue a lot.
    They are real good with the 3D effects too! Something about intersecting laser beams.....
  14. 23 Aug '08 00:45
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    They are real good with the 3D effects too! Something about intersecting laser beams.....
    The paths of the beam lead to and intersect at the dark tower.
  15. 23 Aug '08 05:01
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The moon landings were faked in a studio at the centre of the earth. FACT!
    As I always suspected.

    Actually I always thought the center of the earth was solid with liquid around it and then solid again on top (crust). The magnetic field would be due to the hot liquid (metal) rising and then cooling and sinking causing a donut type motion that keeps repeating itself.

    I could be wrong on this though.