Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Flat Earth Debunked: The Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn

One of the simple geometric concepts you learn in high school is how to determine the circumference of a circle.


We all know how to do that, right? The circumference is 2 times Pi times the radius of the circle, or just Pi times the diameter of the circle.


Now, I would like you to visualise the azimuthal equidistant projection. Got it? Okay, now when we look at where the Tropic of Cancer is, it's a circle surrounding the North Pole, Just like the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn in the south.


Now, the distance between the north pole and Cancer is about 7,383 kilometers. If that’s the radius, we double it to give us the diameter and then times it by Pi.


TROPIC OF CANCER
7,383 x 2 = 14,766 kilometers diameter
14,766 x Pi = 46,389 kilometers circumference


Hang on, huh? How can the circumference of the Tropic of cancer be 46,389 kilometers if we KNOW the circumference of it to be only 36,790 kilometers? How does that work?


Meh, moving on.


The equator is about 10,000 kilometers away from the north pole. Let’s run it through the same formula again:


EQUATOR
10,000 x 2 = 20,000 kilometers diameter (You don’t say?!)
20,000 x Pi = 62,832 kilometers circumference


Another problem… the equator isn’t really that long. Instead of 62,832 kilometers, we know it to be just over 40,000. Huh, that’s odd. You flat earthers doing okay over there? You look like you’re trying to hold back tears…


Now finally, onto the tropic of capricorn. It’s about 12,600 kilometers away from the north pole.


TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
12,600 x 2 = 25,200 kilometers diameter
25,200 x Pi = 79,168 kilometers circumference




Let’s do a recap:



Reality
Flat Earth Fuckery
Length/Circumference of the Tropic of Cancer
36,790 kilometers
46,389 kilometers
Circumference of the Equator
40,030 kilometers
62,832 kilometers
Length/Circumference of the Tropic of Capricorn
36,790 kilometers
79,168 kilometers


Now, when we look at these numbers, I have to calmly ask: HOW THE FUCK DID YOU IDIOTS NOT THINK OF THIS SIMPLE PROBLEM?!


The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are ALWAYS the same length. They NEVER change. Ever.


Well, because the earth's axial tilt changes slightly over thousands of years the lengths DO change but they change in sync with EACH OTHER. They are both always the same lengths as each other.


It doesn’t matter HOW MUCH you try to change your flat earth disc world… if the north pole is in the center, then the tropics of cancer and capricorn MUST be different, but everyone on this ROUND planet except you idiots know that they are ALWAYS the same length. Always.

Checkmate.

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