Take that, flat earthers!

 
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04 September 2020 13:19
 

Just poking some fun at Flat Earthers and asking for their explanation for the attached photograph of the full moon from the northern hemisphere, equator, and southern hemisphere.

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04 September 2020 16:47
 

Check this out Skip.

A fellow from Germany named Walter Bislin, created this interactive model which is actually quite amazing. It will show you the “reason” why the images of the moon you attached look different at different locations on the flat earth.

Despite the huge amount of work it must have taken to create this intricate model, Mr. Bislin is not a flat earther. He’s the opposite.

He says this about his model:

“The flat earth dome model had to be derived entirely from the heliocentric model which results are then simply projected onto the flat earth and the dome. To connect the flat earth projections with the dome projections, light must bend in a physically impossible way.”

https://tinyurl.com/y2clqcrc

 
 
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04 September 2020 19:13
 

I’m going with Occam’s Razor and the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.  You can explain the differences of the moon simply by looking at it by turning your head upside down.

Thanks for that, though, since it demonstrates the convulsions needed to explain flat earth.

 
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05 September 2020 11:07
 

Looks to me like the pictures show that the moon is spherical, but not necessarily the earth. Wouldn’t you get the same effect by attaching a basketball to your ceiling and then looking at it from different angles on your (flat) floor?

 
 
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05 September 2020 12:57
 

That’s why the more complete diagram showing when and where the moon is visible is also important.  In a flat-earth model, where the moon is visible at a given time makes no rational sense and breaks all the behaviors of light that we already understand.

Also, many flat-earthers will argue that moon is not spherical either.  Because if it was spherical and at the distance they purport, those photos wouldn’t be possible.  You would get dramatically different angles, similar to what would happen if you suspended a basketball in the air and walked around it.  You would see different sides of the ball depending on your position, not just a rotated image of the same side.

What part of the moon you do see does vary slightly based on your location on Earth, but because of the great distance, that variation is essentially undetectable without instruments.

 
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12 September 2020 11:24
 
Antisocialdarwinist - 05 September 2020 11:07 AM

Looks to me like the pictures show that the moon is spherical, but not necessarily the earth. Wouldn’t you get the same effect by attaching a basketball to your ceiling and then looking at it from different angles on your (flat) floor?

But the photos show that the Moon appears mutually-upside-down for people at opposite sides of the Earth. That wouldn’t occur on a flat Earth.