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Discussion » Questions » Religion and Spirituality » If the Earth was flat do you think God could use the Earth as a frying pan to cook his bacon and eggs making use of the sun for a hotplate?

If the Earth was flat do you think God could use the Earth as a frying pan to cook his bacon and eggs making use of the sun for a hotplate?

Yes there are some people who seem to seriously believe that the Earth is flat.

Posted - May 25

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  • 5487

    Given that degree of wild hypothetical, one could conjure up any fantasy. Wouldn’t we like to see the pig those strips of bacon came from? 

    Back in ancient times, when most people were illiterate and only knew the world from the wee little plot of land they lived their entire lives on, they lacked tools to understand the physical realities of the planet and the cosmos. So, they invented enigmatic magical solutions to questions they couldn’t understand.

    But in this present age of available information and science, that is not a viable excuse for ignorance anymore. 

      May 25, 2020 9:18 AM MDT
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  • 32927
    I found this. The experiment was genius.



    Pythagoras in the 6th century BC and Parmenides in the 5th century stated that the Earth is spherical,[60] and this view spread rapidly in the Greek world. Around 330 BC, Aristotle maintained on the basis of physical theory and observational evidence that the Earth was spherical, and reported an estimate of its circumference. The Earth's circumference was first determined around 240 BC by Eratosthenes. By the second century AD, Ptolemy had derived his maps from a globe and developed the system of latitude, longitude, and climes. His Almagest was written in Greek and only translated into Latin in the 11th century from Arabic translations. This post was edited by Element 99 at May 25, 2020 11:15 AM MDT
      May 25, 2020 10:32 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    What? 
      May 25, 2020 11:01 AM MDT
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  • 32927
    I forgot to paste the article. Thanks. Fixed, now.
      May 25, 2020 11:09 AM MDT
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  • 5487

    Indeed. The Greeks (and Arabs from the 9th to the 11th century) were far ahead of their time. So much of their learning was lost (as with the destruction of the Library at Alexandria) or purposely destroyed, or dismissed as heretical by advocates of the emerging monotheisms. 

      May 25, 2020 11:23 AM MDT
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  • 6946
    My curiosity extended first to the size of those hens.
      May 25, 2020 5:59 PM MDT
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  • 6319
    What do you mean 'IF'?
      May 25, 2020 9:53 AM MDT
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  • 8911
    Oh! Sorry  ..just kidding - no offense. 
      May 25, 2020 9:56 AM MDT
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  • 6142
    God might do that but they would use a frying pan  that does not contain micro plastics because God would know micro plastics are horrible for the enviroment. Cheers!
      May 25, 2020 10:06 AM MDT
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  • 14893
    If it was flat...where does all the water go to at the edges...and how do you get an Eatth core on a flat disc..? 
      May 25, 2020 6:16 PM MDT
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  • 13465
    I would hope he would do something more useful, like using his huge foot to kick you off the edge. 
      May 25, 2020 7:17 PM MDT
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  • 22872
    maybe
      June 22, 2020 4:58 PM MDT
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