# Flat Earth and Jw. Not possible?

by Earthmeasured 125 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

• ##### Earthmeasured

Ok. Can you explain me the hypothesis made by erathostenes? He was making two hypothesis. One was that the earth is a sphere. The othe is that tha rays of sun are parallel. Isnt it?

• ##### Earthmeasured

Ok. Can you explain me the hypothesis made by erathostenes? He was making two hypothesis. One was that the earth is a sphere. The othe is that tha rays of sun are parallel. Isnt it?

• ##### Incognigo Montoya

Sunset time today, January 8 2019

4:46pm etz. New York City, Ny. USA

4:56pm ctz. St. Louis Mo. USA

4:52pm mtz. Denver Co. USA

5:08pm ptz. San Francisco Ca. USA

6:06pm htz. Honolulu Hi. USA

If you need, I can explain time zones, how they work, and why we need them...

• ##### Finkelstein

Don't feed this nutter and troll

Intellectual dishonesty in the name of religious avocation

• ##### cofty
Can you explain me the hypothesis made by erathostenes?

No.

The calculations of a 2,000 year old philosopher might be of academic interest but that has nothing at all to do with how we know the size and shape of our planet.

We have tools to measure it with astonishing accuracy. I am probably using satellites right now to send data instantly around the earth. We navigate by a network of GPS satellites that depends on precise calculations of the earth's curvature.

• ##### Earthmeasured

Montoya. Put on matlab the equation of the spiral of the sun over a flat earth map and you will get the answer. The equation is r=7400+-abs(66.6teta^0.618). It is a logaritmic spiral. Make a program that moves the sun on this radius. The sun moves also on z axis with this equation z=9990-0.5r. You can have the position of the sun at a certain latitude and longitude and also the height angle

• ##### Earthmeasured

Gps is a military closed technology. You can have only a limited access to the code

• ##### cofty

I know. We have access to GPS with an accuracy of a few metres. I use it when hillwalking. It doesn't ask me to buy in to any global conspiracy.

The military can access better data giving accuracy of a few centimetres. Both sets of data depend on precise measurements of the curvature of the earth.

Do you have a point?

• ##### Earthmeasured

I speak of the code. The software

• ##### shepherdless
Ok. Can you explain me the hypothesis made by erathostenes? He was making two hypothesis. One was that the earth is a sphere. The othe is that tha rays of sun are parallel. Isnt it?

Well, you have to remember that for at least 2 centuries before Erathostenes, the Greeks had concluded the Earth was curved for a number of reasons, including that there were star constellations visible in Egypt that were never visible in Greece. Initially, there were some who thought it was a cylinder instead of a sphere, but the math didn't work.

I think it is reasonable to assume suns rays are parallel, or to be more precise, light travels in a straight line (putting aside gravity and general relativity for the moment). No reason for light to bend, only because it enters a well.