What do FErs think of Google Earth?

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JohnBreckman007

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What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:35:14 PM »
2 weeks ago in sunday school we looked on Google Earth (if you dont know what that is then look for it!!) I found it very confusing how can they make it round?? It looks so real but it's NOT TRUE IT CANT BE!!!

It came because we were talking about the earth and it seems that the other kids all think it is a sphere??? and I said it was flat and I tried to find in the bible where my mom had showed me where it says it's flat but couldn't find it :-[ and then they took me to the computers and showed me Google Earth.

What do yo think? I still think it is flat (there's no ice walls in google earth, it's stupid(

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 05:43:40 PM »
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 05:45:36 PM »
I'd also like to point out Google Sky. It's the same thing as Google Earth, except it shows the sky. It shows the sky in all directions, the sky over Earth (North), and the sky below Earth (South in an RE'er's case)

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 06:42:55 PM »
Dude, Google Earth is just flat pictures distorted to fit onto a round ball. It works because the pictures are small enough that you do not notice the distortion of the picture, where it would be most visible around the edges.
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 09:27:18 PM »
even in google earth, when you rotate the land, you can see that its flat and not round.
another win for FE! this time in google earth!
Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 11:49:55 PM »
No it doesn't, as i said before get a FE map and i may believe you. Noone seemed to of made a flat map in the last...ever. Funny that. If a round earth is a distortion or a map of lies then surely a flat earth map will be seriously easy to make in comparison because everything should slot into place better.

Good to know you have another bible basher in you ranks :P

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PeopleOnBehalfOfLogic

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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 01:10:22 AM »
Annoyingly, google earth actually is pictures from satellites stuck on a digital ball. But then the question is "if satellites dont exist, how are the pictures taken?
Just noticed my name is actually pretty insulting. Apologies.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 01:29:39 AM »
Annoyingly, google earth actually is pictures from satellites stuck on a digital ball. But then the question is "if satellites dont exist, how are the pictures taken?
they are cleverly drawn fakes.
Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008, 01:48:20 AM »
Very clever since they have drawn my road EXCACTLY how it is. The artists must of been paid like unlimited money. Ask yourself this, where did they get access to seeing my garden, all the plants in my garden and all my friends, perfectly exact. MAn fetFTW, you talk utter crap

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 02:04:22 AM »
Very clever since they have drawn my road EXCACTLY how it is. The artists must of been paid like unlimited money. Ask yourself this, where did they get access to seeing my garden, all the plants in my garden and all my friends, perfectly exact. MAn fetFTW, you talk utter crap

Or maybe they werent taken by a satellite.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 02:52:52 AM »
even in google earth, when you rotate the land, you can see that its flat and not round.
another win for FE! this time in google earth!

zoom in and tilt the camera angle. you will clearly see the curvature
i believe the world is an oblate spheroid. anything i say that contradicts this is purely for the sake of argument.

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PeopleOnBehalfOfLogic

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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 03:21:47 AM »
The only other way I can think of to take the pictures is with planes, but that wouldnt work because you would have to photograph an impossibly large area.
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 03:55:55 AM »
The only other way I can think of to take the pictures is with planes, but that wouldnt work because you would have to photograph an impossibly large area.
Why is it possible with satelites but impossible from aircraft?
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 04:11:10 AM »
because they are higher and faster, they have larger footprint.
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 04:50:06 AM »
So it would be more labour intensive to do it from aircraft. That does not make it impossible.
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008, 04:54:30 AM »
So it would be more labour intensive to do it from aircraft. That does not make it impossible.

No, you are all wrong - it was pixies who drew it. It was just sheer fluke that it happened to precisely fit a globe in the correct manner.

Thus it is more proof of a conspiracy.
I believe the earth is flat because I have a brain the size of a peanut.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 05:07:48 AM »
No, you are all wrong - it was pixies who drew it. It was just sheer fluke that it happened to precisely fit a globe in the correct manner.

Thus it is more proof of a conspiracy.
What do you mean it precisely fits a globe in the correct manner?
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2008, 05:37:38 AM »
The only other way I can think of to take the pictures is with planes, but that wouldnt work because you would have to photograph an impossibly large area.

Sr-71.  U-2.  Sound familiar?

Besides, most of the hi-rez is limited to fairly populated areas.  The boonies are still low-rez for the most part.
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2008, 05:41:10 AM »
No, you are all wrong - it was pixies who drew it. It was just sheer fluke that it happened to precisely fit a globe in the correct manner.

Thus it is more proof of a conspiracy.
What do you mean it precisely fits a globe in the correct manner?
Nothing is missing where the folds should be
I believe the earth is flat because I have a brain the size of a peanut.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2008, 07:36:24 AM »
the higher detail photos are taken from planes, and only some by google

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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2008, 09:42:02 AM »
Even spy planes could not photograph the entire earth. They are higher and faster than normal planes, but still in a different league to satelites. Besides, that cost a ridiculous sum (care to guess what the fuel cost would be to fly around the world thousands of times? Plus wages, wear and tear, crashes, etc). It would decades, even with every spy plane in the world.

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the higher detail photos are taken from planes, and only some by google
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True but the vast expanses of desert still need representation, even if it is low-res. I accept that much of google earth is taken from planes, but only highly populated areas or landmarks. Most of google earth is from companies like JSI (Japan space imaging corperation).
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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2008, 10:02:28 AM »
I find it funny that Google even admits that some of their pictures come from aircraft...


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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2008, 12:02:24 PM »
if you read my last post i just said that! >:(
Just noticed my name is actually pretty insulting. Apologies.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2008, 01:05:30 PM »
Cartographers. They do all kinds of maps. SO why not a map of the earth?
Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell.... Kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2008, 01:09:02 PM »
Cartographers. They do all kinds of maps. SO why not a map of the earth?
Because they are all in on the conspiracy, those that aren't are assassinated.
I believe the earth is flat because I have a brain the size of a peanut.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2008, 01:34:14 PM »
Cartographers. They do all kinds of maps. SO why not a map of the earth?
Because they are all in on the conspiracy, those that aren't are assassinated.

Pathetic.
Interesting question, do any ancient maps suggest that the earth is flat. Ancient as in the time of the people mapping the Americas after they were found.
Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell.... Kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

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JohnBreckman007

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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2008, 01:37:21 PM »
It is made of satellite images... satellites are real and they stay above the earth like the sun and the planets do.

Don't deny satellites FErs... I am an FEr but I do not deny that there are satellites and space rockets and shuttles.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2008, 01:37:37 PM »
Cartographers. They do all kinds of maps. SO why not a map of the earth?
Because they are all in on the conspiracy, those that aren't are assassinated.

Pathetic.
Interesting question, do any ancient maps suggest that the earth is flat. Ancient as in the time of the people mapping the Americas after they were found.
No, because of course Columbus was the Chief Conspiritor by coming up with the ridiculous theory that the earth is round.
I believe the earth is flat because I have a brain the size of a peanut.

Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2008, 01:38:48 PM »
It is made of satellite images... satellites are real and they stay above the earth like the sun and the planets do.

Don't deny satellites FErs... I am an FEr but I do not deny that there are satellites and space rockets and shuttles.
Orbital space flight is impossible - Tom Bishop said so, therefore it must be true.
I believe the earth is flat because I have a brain the size of a peanut.

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Re: What do FErs think of Google Earth?
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2008, 10:39:11 AM »
I find it funny that Google even admits that some of their pictures come from aircraft...

What about the rest of the pictures?  Just out curiosity, who do you suppose took the high resolution pictures of Pyongyang, North Korea?  According to Google Earth, the imagery is credited to Digital Globe (a satellite imagery company).

http://www.digitalglobe.com/

A highly placed member of the conspiracy bilking its customers out of untold sums of money, or a legitimate company providing a real service as advertised?  You be the judge.
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