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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

He's not even really a flat earther. He said in a previous interview he had been looking at flat earth stuff for a couple months. Meanwhile, he's been dreaming of building a rocket for many years.

He just found out that flat earthers are an easy source of kickstarter money.

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[–] glassuser 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think I like him now.

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[–] Men13 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

You don't need a rocket to prove flat Earth. You just need a friend you trust to fly somewhere the sphere earth theory claims is "the other side of the globe" and talk to them on the phone.

You can disprove sphere earth (if it's wrong) with like $1000 and a friend.

People who believe this shit are so stupid...

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[–] Men13 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

If there two people at opposite ends of the "so called globe" can see the sun at the same time above the horizon, then the "sphere earth theory" is wrong.

If there's no time when they can both see the sun over the horizon, then the flat Earth theory is wrong.

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[–] TheBuddha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I know I shouldn't bother with this, but you can pretty easily prove the planet is a spheroid and, more interestingly, prove that the planet is an oblate spheroid.

Order a 2kg mass from a lab. Order a digital scale that is accurate to five significant digits. Weigh the mass at your location. Record the weight and your altitude. Go north, or south, just a day's travel. That's all you need to travel. Weigh the same mass again at a similar altitude.

If you go north, the mass will weigh more. If you go south, the mass will weigh less. You can do this all across the globe, meaning that there's no other possible shape for the planet to have than that of an oblate spheroid.

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[–] Men13 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That only proves the gravity is different between locations. It could be because of the shape of the Earth, or it could be because of different mineral deposits with different densities at the locations.

Also, how do you take into account the centrifugal force difference? I'm pretty sure any gravity difference you'll feel is mostly caused by that.

Centrifugal force on the Earth is about 0.3% weight difference - what do you expect the difference in shape of the Earth to add weight-wise?

I think you need like 10 km height difference to get that difference from shape alone...