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Neil, I don't know if anybody else will appreciate this video, but I think you'll have fun with it...

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The date at the end says MCMXLIII -- 1943.
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That's the year they made pennies out of steel (saving copper for the war), but about a dozen copper pennies were struck by mistake.
Today there are only 4-1943 copper pennies known to exist and they're valued at roughly $200,000 each (two hundred thousand dollars).
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The video shows precise identification of lighthouse beacons based on their flashing timing which is measured by stopwatch.
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Curiously, such stopwatches were not yet invented during WWI.
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So as our equipment gets more precise and sophisticated, better observations can be made.
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This entire video would be nonsense if the earth were "flat" especially for the Cape Charles Light with 740,000 candlepower and 180 ft. in height.
See minute 2. Visibility is given in their tables based on height of the light above sea level, because of earth's curvature.
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Why is such a powerful light not visible far out at sea? Because of the earth's curvature! 
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General Discussion / Walter Williams
« Last post by Marlelar on Today at 11:45:28 PM »
Thought provoking commentary.

On Black History Month
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The idea of a model is based simply on what we see. We see a flat plane and so presume it is always like that.

But mapping is another issue.

The solidity of the firmament is speculation, but could be proven by science. Not by ordinary folks though.

I agree that the model is speculative. but there are questions over the different models, so people flat earthers are entitled to have different opinions. But one thing we are united around is our rejection of the globe.
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Based on what we see, putting together all the data, when you come up with a model, it is a globe.
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Simple.
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Just sloppy.
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The video you link is really, really bad. How could you be associated with such lowbrow junk?
The camera is out of focus, wobbling and off the page.
The reader hems and haws, saying "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand" -- unbelievable.
No mention of the publisher or even the title of the encyclopedia.
You know there have been some really bad encyclopedias in print.
If this is the kind of trash flat-earthers are reading, no wonder they're confused.
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Why do flat-earthers pretend the earth is "flat" when everyone knows it's not?
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Why do flat-earthers pretend the earth is "flat" when everyone knows it's not?
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Why do flat-earthers pretend the earth is "flat" when everyone knows it's not?
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Neil is here feigning ignorance again.

He's so exposed.
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Like I said, a tinge of jealousy --- flat-earthers are green with envy! Their rocket is a flop. 
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It has been recognized for many centuries that the consistently circular shape of the shadow earth casts on the moon is direct evidence of the spherical shape of the earth.
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There never has been any serious contention against this conclusion.
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It is patently ridiculous to try making an example of what a sphere's shadow on another sphere looks like when the point of observation is a THIRD location (instead of the location of the shadow-casting sphere).
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Shadows take the shape of the thing they are projected onto.  A sphere casting a shadow on a sphere does not make a shadow like what passes over the moon.    
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Wrong. Again.
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The spherical earth casts a circular shadow on the spherical moon and when seen from earth it looks round.
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The curved surface of the moon receives the round shadow of the earth directly FROM the earth, and we ON the earth see how it was projected, at great distance. Very simple. The earth's shadow on the moon is seen the same way it arrived, from a round earth, round in all aspects from the outside, in other words, spherical.
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That necessarily is not a shadow made by something spherical.  Two smalls spheres, a light source, a piece of cardboard and a stick will show that it is impossible for one sphere to cast a spherical shadow on the other.  But the cardboard cut flat on one edge, or the stick will produce a curved shadow onto either sphere.   
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Oh, great denseness personified, how many ways can you continue to be dense?
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Two small spheres and a light source will ALWAYS show a round shadow WHEN THE OBSERVER VIEWS FROM THE MIDDLE SPHERE.
A piece of cardboard is useless unless you're trying to see what the shadow looks like from some other place in the room. The straight stick will ALWAYS cast a straight shadow on a sphere when viewed from the STICK.
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Any total lunar eclipse viewed from a point far away from earth will have a different shape of shadow, but that's not what we see from earth.
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We are not just looking at one case. We are considering HUNDREDS of cases through the centuries, and every single one of them has the same appearance. The shadow of the earth passing over the moon is ALWAYS round. It's NEVER flat, square, oblong, triangle or "flat." Period.
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This is called the physical evidence of factual history. You can't get around the TRUTH.
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