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LOTS OF COOL LINKS BELOW!
Flat Earth gravity simulation by Yeti Dynamics: https://www.youtube.com/user/yetipc1

Kansas flatness study: (the pancakes used in the study were from IHOP): http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html

the flatness of other states: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/science-several-us-states-led-by-florida-are-flatter-than-a-pancake/284348/

“The Meaning Of It All” by Richard Feynman: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Meaning-All-Richard-Feynman/dp/0141031441

“The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pig-That-Wants-Eaten/dp/1847081282

related Vsauce video, “Is Anything Real?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45Q1_psDqk

Minutphysics “TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_W280R_Jt8

Good satirical series about how the Earth IS flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83aYfmZpoSs

What if Earth was a cube?

https://possiblywrong.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/if-the-earth-were-a-cube/
http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/05/q-what-would-earth-be-like-to-us-if-it-were-a-cube-instead-of-spherical-is-this-even-possible/
http://gizmodo.com/how-gravity-would-be-different-if-the-world-were-a-cube-1492018223
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=421

MYTH of the round Earth:

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/09/21/who-discovered-the-earth-is-ro/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth

Earth is round:

http://datagenetics.com/blog/june32012/index.html
http://www.wired.com/2011/06/how-to-estimate-the-radius-of-the-earth-with-a-lake/
https://web.archive.org/web/20100331205903/http://orfe.princeton.edu/~rvdb/tmp/sunsetTalkSmall.pdf

Varrazano bridge: http://www.ljhammond.com/phlit/2012-06c.htm

Varrazano spelling controversy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roseanne-colletti/verrazzano-versus-verraza_b_188479.html

Flat Earth Society:

http://theflatearthsociety.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societies

Wilbur Glen Voliva:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/5000-for-proving-the-earth-is-a-globe/
http://stevelyons.ca/projects/flat-earth-manifesto/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Glenn_Voliva

http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61797.0#.VH-UhWSsXYH

Flat earth map (one theory): http://www.earthnotaglobe.com/library/Flat_Earth_Society_Map.jpg

Poe’s Law:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
http://literallyunbelievable.org

Science is always provisional and theories are never conclusively proven:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200811/common-misconceptions-about-science-i-scientific-proof
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/09/14/geocentrism-seriously/#.VH3vzmSsXYF

Asimov on being “more wrong”: http://chem.tufts.edu/answersinscience/relativityofwrong.htm

Occam’s Razor: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simplicity/

Newton’s flaming laser sword: https://philosophynow.org/issues/46/Newtons_Flaming_Laser_Sword

Other razors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razor_%28philosophy%29

relativistic length contractions:

I really liked this one: http://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/SpecRel/Flash/LengthContract.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/specrel/lc.cfm
http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/01/q-why-does-lorentz-contraction-only-act-in-the-direction-of-motion/

Earth and cosmic ray perspective:

http://www.reddit.com/comments/97gak/in_the_reference_frame_of_a_7035_tev_cosmic_ray
http://i.imgur.com/nfDHQ.jpg

wolfram contraction simulator: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/RelativisticCar/

Susan Haack: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundherentism

1996 election NYT crossword:

http://www.crosswordunclued.com/2009/01/nyt-election-day-crossword.html
http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/2/12/nytimescrossword.jpg

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  1. If the earth is round and spinning, simple physics would prove that the locational speed would be highly increased at the equator. So the gravitational force would decrease as you get closer to the equator causing severe equilibrium problems and a difference in motion of every day objects for anyone visiting from North or south hemisphere. We all been to the fair. We easily feel a difference a merry go round makes just by increasing the speed no more than 5mph.

  2. Read your bible. The earth is flat. No doubt about it. You cannot find a curve anywhere. Now we are taking photographs of objects over 500 miles away. Yes over 500 miles away. If the earth was a sphere you would never see these objects.
    The earth is not a spinning water covered ball. Use your common sense, nowhere in science does water stick to a ball.

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