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Deplorable5046
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Flat Earth! I have had enough!
I have a brother in law that is driving me crazy! He is using the approximate diameter of earth given by NASA and using a curvature calculator to figure the drop. He states that curve would be roughly close to 400 ft in a span of 26 miles. Meaning that you should be able to see the curve across Lake Ponchatrain. He has purchased high powered lenses and says he can see straight across and that there is no curve, therefore the earth is flat and water does not curve. I have used everything I can think to convince him and he discredits everything I say. It is a frustrating and a tiring argument to say the least. I wish there was someway to convince him otherwise. I know all the basic natural proofs, space photos, etc. He is locked in on the math! Look I’m no mathematician by any means, but I have tried to read why that math is wrong. Answer: (Using a linear equation over too long of a distance rounding off, plus the earth is not a perfect sphere) Of course this is bulls—t to him and he is a math genius and I’m the the dumb—s! Any thoughts on the subject?


Leon Spinks
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Member since Aug 2016
1711 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Relax. He might be trolling you at an expert level. It seems to get you riled up.
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TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Quit talking to your brother in law


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pioneerbasketball
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Member since Oct 2005
104421 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
The earth is flat

Quit giving into propaganda


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
57038 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Image: https://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/power-lines.jpg


Image: https://flatearth.ws/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/pontchartrain.jpg


Location at which he can go play in traffic to verify the pics


Also, anyone who argues a flat Earth viewpoint is either too stupid or trolling so just don't get involved.
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Otto Scorzany
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Don’t argue with crazy.


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AtlantaLSUfan
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Member since Mar 2009
17447 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
I don’t care if the earth is flat. So many more important things I would rather research.


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GumplandTiger
LSU Fan
Hoover, AL
Member since Jan 2015
839 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Tie his arse up, rig him with a parachute (optional, sounds annoying), and give him a better viewpoint.

Example: David Blaine (Almost 25,000 feet)

Yes, I would do this in a heartbeat!

You can see the curvature in this first picture.
Image: https://assets2.rappler.com/2020/09/1599108060-20200203-david-blaine-546.jpg


Image: https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/4/y/o/5/f/r/image.related.StuffLandscapeThreeByTwo.1151x768.210t9e.png/1599084621675.jpg





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pioneerbasketball
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Called Sea Level for a Reason


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Travis Scott
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jan 2021
689 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
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He has purchased high powered lenses


You’re definitely getting trolled


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
His BIL purchased some Swarovski binoculars and is calling them high powered lenses



Travis Scott
Houston Astros Fan
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689 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
He probably just pulled a rangefinder out of his golf bag


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
57038 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
They could have used his BIL's binoculars when they built the causeway and spent all that time building the towers for surveying/observation.



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jbgleason
LSU Fan
BTR, suck it all you haters
Member since Mar 2012
15068 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Give him a break. He is banging your sister after all. That’s enough to drive any man a little batty.


UncleLogger
LA-Lafayette Fan
Freetown
Member since Jan 2008
2441 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
He’s retarded. I am a conspiracy guy, but flat earth is non sense out of the gate. My trade is gyros or gyroscopes. We measure deviation from the known rotation of the earth at a given point. More or less shits all over the flat earth BS. The math works anywhere on the globe outside of the actual poles. It’s been around forever and widely used. If it was wrong we would know about by now.
COS Latitude x 15.041= Earth Rate Horizontal

The earth is not a perfect sphere. He’s right about that. But it sure as shite isn’t flat.


ksayetiger
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
if the earth wasn't flat, the planes that disperse chemicals in their trails would fly in circles instead of straight lines for even dispersment.

simple physics


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BigDropper
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2009
5324 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
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 He states that curve would be roughly close to 400 ft in a span of 26 miles.

His math is wrong. Should be 40 ft for that length. Hes got one too many zeros.


The Pirate King
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re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Flat earth people really confuse me. There’s a global conspiracy that we’ve managed to get everyone in on, including foreign powers we are at odds with
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bird35
Auburn Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
7613 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
Tell him you agree and not only is the Earth flat but Australia does not exist.

The English had to invent it because they were supposed to bring prisoners there.

But they just sailed a week out to sea and threw the prisoners off the ship and sailed home.

The people who think they live in Australia really live in South America.



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saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
5484 posts

re: Flat Earth! I have had enough!
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Of course this is bulls—t to him and he is a math genius and I’m the the dumb—s! Any thoughts on the subject?


Ask him to look at international flight patterns and why they don't fly in a straight line. Hell just have the guy buy flights headed east. He will realize that he ends up at the same airport flying the same direction.


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