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posted ago by throwaway_27_ ago by throwaway_27_ +44 / -17

I noticed some folks in c/Conspiracies/p/15IXWXnIo6 arguing about the shape of the Earth. It doesn't look to be in bad faith, so I create this post for anyone interested.

Personally, looking at the Sun (ouch) and the Moon is enough for me.

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clemaneuverers 2 points ago +4 / -2

I think the confusion arises because the Earth is bigger than they say it is. Because they refuse to acknowledge the expanding nature of the planet. My two cents; the planet, it's obviously somewhat spherical, but it's the mass/volume that is at issue. The accepted model has the earth as a fixed mass throughout it's life time. This is going to fuck up all measurements and "ancestral" observations because the planet gradually expanded in size. It was 50% smaller at it's earliest. If you ignore that, then a greater expanse of land would visually appear to be flat where you would expect to notice a curve, and contrary to whatever internet calculators people are using.

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Celest 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm open to it being thousands of times larger, but that would bring its own set of problems.

I gotta ask, though:

Why would it expand? Due to the supposed expansion of the universe?

This is going to fuck up all measurements and "ancestral" observations

Could it observably expand over a few millennia?

It was 50% smaller at it's earliest.

What is this based on?

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clemaneuverers 3 points ago +4 / -1

The 50% number is based on careful examination of rock age on the sea beds, which are all far younger than the rock above sea level on the islands and continents. The rock on the sea bed ages progressively in bands, with the older bands being near the continental coastlines, and the youngest near the center of the oceans. It's deduced that the planet was first composed only of the continents, which all fit together like a puzzle, but only on a sphere that is 50% smaller than the current earth. The extra surface area on the modern earth is all the ocean beds. In the past this has been incorrectly interpreted as "continental drift" - but they are not drifting, the surface area of the planet became greater, the origin points of new mass being the center of our current oceans, and moved them apart and away from each other. Here's good video summing up some of this, and there is also an excellent book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Othb0xsvZb4

https://www.expansiontectonics.com/wpPDF/ExpansionTectonicsHandout0915.pdf

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DavidColeIntrepid 1 point ago +2 / -1

There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest the planet is expanding. You're wrong, you know you're wrong. You are a bad faith actor

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clemaneuverers 3 points ago +3 / -0

There is evidence the planet expanded in the past. It has been a topic of research for some geologists for over 100 years. You know absolutely nothing about it. Just the usual bullshit from you.

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DavidColeIntrepid 1 point ago +2 / -1

There is evidence the planet expanded in the past

Prove it.

It has been a topic of research for some geologists for over 100 years.

An outright lie

You know absolutely nothing about it.

More than you, liar.

Just the usual bullshit

Pedophiles do disregard evidence and just virtue signal as usual. Look at Ezra Miller. He can't argue against evidence he can only claim the truth is "hateful". So what's the difference between you and Ezra Miller?

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clemaneuverers 1 point ago +1 / -0

Prove it.

Check my links dumb-ass

It has been a topic of research for some geologists for over 100 years.

Check my links dumb-ass

More than you, liar.

Not until you check my links dumb-ass

So what's the difference between you and Ezra Miller?

Dumb-ass.

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ThomasLincoln -1 points ago +1 / -2

it's obviously somewhat spherical

You're a retarded fed fag limited hangout shill.

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jack445566778899 -1 points ago +2 / -3

Forgive me if i’ve already invited you, but please join us on the community I created to discuss and exchange such views!

Click my username to find the link, or let me know and I’ll pm it to you!