Request for 'Over the Horizon' Photos

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  1. rwatson
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    If you ever want to have a mind bending trip, check out the

    http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php

    flat earth society.

    I have been having fun presenting the 'boat and lighthouse' lights over the horizon principle, to prove that water ( and the earth ) is curved.

    For 'visual aids', does anyone have any handy photos of lighthouses obscured by the horizon but their reflection or light beams visible ? Likewise, a masthead light on a boat visible, while the hull is obscured, would be great too.

    I tried to find some on the Internet, without any luck, but maybe some of the local sailors have some.
     
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    Einstein proved that light bends with gravitational pull. Gravity increases with distance bending the light more. As the light travels, it accumulates gravity.
     
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    Well done, none of the FET theorists have come up with that one yet :)
     
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    masalai masalai

    The mirage seen often on a hot day shows how close we are to be able to see our own rear by looking forward, the atmospheric pressure change to create this "lense effect" is not great at all (be nice if the atmosphere was clear and clean enough to see that with some clarity)...

    Actually I am sure that the "flat earth society" are having a lend of you, thinking you may be gullible enough to accept their postulation as fact....
     
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    Everybody knows the Earth is not flat. There are hills and ravines everywhere.
     
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    What happened to the inverse square law?

    Really?
     
  7. gonzo
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    The Earth is round, the square theories don't fit properly with observed reality.
    Yes, really, gravity mixes with light and makes it heavier. That is what makes light bend. It is like a long stick; you hold it from one end and you can observe it bending.
     
  8. Frosty

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    Light has mas ?
     
  9. gonzo
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    Light has mass.
     
  10. Frosty

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    Light is photons and a photon is a mass less particle.
     
  11. gonzo
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    Light is a wave
     
  12. Frosty

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    Light has only relativistic mass.

    Light contains photons that do not have mas but can be considered to have relativistic mass as in the box of light experiment.

    where as light is bounced back between mirrors in a box no mass is observed yet the box increases in mass if it were to be accelerated.
     
  13. Frosty

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    OH -----that was a lightening quick conversation........ Ok Ille step back...
     
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    Gonzo, gravity distorts space time, which is why a weightless particle like the photon changes direction when passing a massive object.
     

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    That is what makes the surface of the Earth seem round.
     
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