Why the earth is flat?

What are the arguments for and against a flat earth?

Is the earth flat?

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Constellations. Different constellations are viewed differently from different distances from the equator. On a globe, being at different points from the equator will mean you are looking out off the globe at different angles. Celestial bodies therefore should appear slightly different at the different points, our senses show this is the case.

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Answered on August 26, 2017.
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Sticks and shadows experiment. Eratosthenes thousands of years ago demonstrated the earth was round with sticks and shadows caused by the sun. If you place a stick in the ground at noon at one place and then another some distance away, say 60km you will see two different shadows. If the earth is flat the shadow should be the same and if round not the same.

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Answered on August 26, 2017.
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Lunar Eclipse. The lunar eclipse is caused by the earth blocking the reflecting light from the sun to the moon. When this happens a circular shadow covers the moon causing it to darken. Kindergarten puzzles will show that a circle is what fits into another circle, not a rhomboid or flat sheet.

con

Answered on August 26, 2017.
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Photographic evidence is not credible. Space age images cannot be evidence as they can easily be manipulated or altered. Also only certain groups like NASA and other space agencies have had these pictures taken so if they control the flow of information with no independent confirmation than we are following their facts blindly.

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Answered on July 6, 2017.
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Descarte’s burden of proof. Centuries ago philosopher Descarte pointed out that since all our senses and perceptions show the earth to be flat then the heliocentric proponents must prove why this isn’t the case. Common today is the flat earthers being asked to show why the earth is flat when all one has to do is look around to find evidence.

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Answered on July 6, 2017.
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The earth looks flat. I can see with my eyes the earth is flat, experiments by amateur non-biased scientists show from even higher the earth looks flat. The bottom of clouds are flat despite the fact gravity should cause the bottom to be rounded.

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Answered on July 6, 2017.
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Altitude and the horizon. On a globe the higher your altitude the further you should be able to see. If you are on a large flat surface there should be no difference. You yourself can test the idea and see the further you go up the further you can see in the distance.

con

Answered on August 26, 2017.
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