Attention Flat Earthers!
I am doing my best to sort out what this theory and movement are about. Please circulate this post and send over people who accept the idea and let's see what we learn. Thank you.
Dear Friends and Readers:
SEVERAL PEOPLE I CONSIDER OF HIGH INTELLIGENCE accept that the Earth is flat. As an astrologer, I can’t make that notion work out against the table of houses, sidereal time, right ascension, declination, longitude and latitude, eclipses, occultations, precessional movement, time zones, seasons, the International Date Line (where it’s easier to get a date), navigation by the stars (and by sextant), and other minor issues.
However, I am curious what some of the tangible non-spherical Earth beliefs or perceptions are. If you know where to circulate this post to get the attention of Flat Earthers, please help out by posting it there.
Here is a partial list of my questions; if you have others, please add them in the comments.
What is the motive for official powers keeping the non-spherical Earth a secret? Were Galileo, Sir Isaac, and Kepler in on the coverup? Who profits from any potential psyop about the Earth being spherical?
Why do civilian airline pilots and former military pilots keep quiet?
When I see a ship on the horizon seem to sink as it moves away from the shore, what is happening?
Are there other large, non-spherical planets? Have we ever seen one?
What are your beliefs about the Moon? What holds the Moon in orbit if most of the mass of the Earth does not exist, as we beleive it does?
Which way does gravity go on the underside? Would someone fall “down” (away from the body of the Earth) or would they stick to the bottom? What’s going on down there, and has anyone been there?
What are the different viewpoints of geocentric Flat Earthers and heliocentric ones? What are the elements of this debate, within the Flat Earth community? Is the Earth orbiting anything, or does it stay put?
Why don’t the oceans drain off into space?
Are the North Pole and the South Pole the same place?
If the Earth is not spherical, what keeps the bottom from falling out?
How do volcanos work? What is an earthquake?
How do you feel about people who have circumnavigated the globe in boats or by airplane? Are they the most delusional of all?
When did you figure out that the Earth is flat, and what was your moment of revelation? Did you tell your parents?
I listed a number of topics above in the first paragraph that seem to suggest the world is spherical. How do you address those things — such as time zones, or eclipses?
Where is your data or scientific evidence indicating that the planet is not a sphere? Can you point to any studies? What speakers make the best case?
Thank you for particpating.
To those reading who are Spherical Earthers, the purpose of this post is NOT to refute the ideas, theories, beliefs or evidence of Flat Earthers.
Rather, I am trying to get a sense of what they actually know, think or believe, and what they hold as evidence. So please, be cool and let’s listen. There is no point having an “open mind” if you don’t seek to understand and consider the ideas and perceptions of people you may disagree with.
Thank you all and happy Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus (links to article).