• So for whatever reason I have been seeing this
question making its rounds in flat earth chat rooms or
flat earth beliefs, and I just wanted to clear it up so if
you encounter it you can debunk it. The Question/
Statement:
"Earth spins at about 1,000 mph at its equator, given
the law of centrifugal force how water remain
a THIS IS WHAT WATER REALLY
DOES ON A SPINNING BALL! AX
Now to clear a couple things up because flat earthers tend to
leave important things out on purpose. Yes its true the earth
does move at approximately 1,000 mph at the equator. But that
is linear speed, as in a straight line. The Earth does not move in
a straight line a more accurate way to describe earth's
movement is rotational. It rotates 360 degrees every 24 hours
or 15 degrees per hour (more on this later).
Now the simplest debunk of this argument is Newtons laws of
motion, the water was here when the earth started to rotate
therefore things in motion tend in motion.
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    • Flat earthers were probably invented as a psyop
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    • Even if you lobotomized a person I still don't understand how someone can unironically become a flatearther
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    • flat earthers don’t believe in relativity or gravity. This debunk is no good.
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    • There’s also simply that the force of gravity increases with the general density of the object, and as both the ball and water on it have a virtually negligible gravitational force as compared to that of the planet, it’s reasonable to say that the earth just forces the water down
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    • Thank you
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    • Flat earth will not be silenced
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    • I think Vsauce putbit best when Michael said the further from the center of a flat earth you were, the faster winds would get and you'd need a steeper angle to compensate for the rotation
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    • FlatEarthAwakening2 not accusing you or trying to push an argument on you, but would you like to add anything?
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    • So what happened when you posted the picture to reddit?
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