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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #195 on: September 21, 2017, 12:55:30 AM »
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #196 on: September 21, 2017, 02:05:55 AM »
Ecurb Noselrub:

Football player Sammy Watkins and basketball player Kyrie Irving believe in a flat earth.

I wonder it they play with flat balls (heh). 




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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #197 on: September 21, 2017, 03:29:30 AM »
Football player Sammy Watkins and basketball player Kyrie Irving believe in a flat earth.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2734241?iid=ob_article_organicsidebar_expansion

I wonder it they play with flat balls (heh).

I'm sure they are a bit frozen on the outside and blue and green on the inside as well?
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #198 on: September 21, 2017, 06:40:36 PM »
Dark Star featured the cheapest alien ever to be considered a special effect!

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #199 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:36 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #200 on: October 23, 2017, 11:37:59 PM »
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #201 on: October 24, 2017, 02:49:26 PM »
Those are great.

Remind me of a video I saw where a guy thought that since the Earth rotates at about 1000 MPH as the conspirators want us to believe, that if he jumped, he would end up in a different state. He jumped and landed right where he started, thus proving that the Earth is flat and not spinning.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #202 on: October 24, 2017, 03:35:30 PM »
Those are great.

Remind me of a video I saw where a guy thought that since the Earth rotates at about 1000 MPH as the conspirators want us to believe, that if he jumped, he would end up in a different state. He jumped and landed right where he started, thus proving that the Earth is flat and not spinning.

That started a line of thought in my mind. I can see how some might forget that the person jumping is also travelling at the same rotational velocity as the ground he or she is standing on, therefore will still have a vector in the direction of rotation as well.

But, they will also have intertia, will lose a little that "relative to Earth" horizontal velocity whilst they are airborn. Would they land in the exactly the same place on the micro or nano scale? The difference would actually be lost in all the "noise" in the system, slippage/skidding, limb position changes etc, but it should be possible to build an apparatus to test this to a high degree of accuracy.

But, is it worth it to test such a silly thing? Great as a sort of eccenctric exercise, a science folly, though! Worthy of the Ignoble Prize perhaps.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #203 on: October 24, 2017, 03:59:38 PM »
They guy could go onto a bus and while it's in motion he could jump. If he doesn't die from the impact of the back of the bus, then his idea is pretty stupid.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #204 on: October 24, 2017, 04:36:03 PM »
They guy could go onto a bus and while it's in motion he could jump. If he doesn't die from the impact of the back of the bus, then his idea is pretty stupid.

Ah, but. Yes, the person jumping in the bus problem. Before leaving the floor he is travelling in the same direction and at the same velocity as the bus. Assume the bus remains at a constant velocity. The jumper decelerates, relative to the bus, for as long as he or she is airborn. Should they be standing near the rear of the bus and be able to remain airborn long enough then that rear wall would indeed hit them, at the difference in velocity between that of the bus and that due to their deceleration, tiny fraction of an mph.

That a human cannot remain long enough, under his or her own power, is the point. Had the person been launched vertically to a couple of hundred feet, off the bed of a speeding lorry, by a spring device they would land (badly) on the road behind the lorry.

I think old Albert had something to say about this.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #205 on: October 24, 2017, 05:08:22 PM »
They guy could go onto a bus and while it's in motion he could jump. If he doesn't die from the impact of the back of the bus, then his idea is pretty stupid.

If he jumped high enough he would hit the top of the bus with his head, suffer brain damage and die. Then we wouldn't have to listen to him any more.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #206 on: October 24, 2017, 05:08:50 PM »
Lol, but that would be due to air friction and wind, than to the speed of the bus vs. the person.

Two tests can be done to check:

Outside the bus, as it goes by, the person can jump when at the front, and see how far they would travel by the time they land.
Inside the bus, do an equal jump.

Then compare the distances "traveled."

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #207 on: October 24, 2017, 05:12:23 PM »
They guy could go onto a bus and while it's in motion he could jump. If he doesn't die from the impact of the back of the bus, then his idea is pretty stupid.

If he jumped high enough he would hit the top of the bus with his head, suffer brain damage and die. Then we wouldn't have to listen to him any more.
It's weird how even basic, easily testable things get past some people.

I just read this today. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
I thought it was pretty good.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #208 on: October 24, 2017, 05:50:20 PM »
Lol, but that would be due to air friction and wind, than to the speed of the bus vs. the person.

Two tests can be done to check:

Outside the bus, as it goes by, the person can jump when at the front, and see how far they would travel by the time they land.
Inside the bus, do an equal jump.

Then compare the distances "traveled."

Yeah, you got me on the drag! Hmm, what we need is a thousand foot high bus, sets of various powered springs and xmall rockets, a stupid willing person . . .  . . .
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #209 on: October 24, 2017, 06:02:23 PM »
Davin, That one went a little long but it made its point rather well.