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57 minutes ago, alexa said:

 

yeah, but either way there's no denying that Sunday is the first day of the week. 

 

Not when you're retired! I never know what bloody day it is! (or month, sometimes!).

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Campion said:

 

Can you elaborate, what's the reasoning behind any particular day starting the week? I always thought this was just based on cultural tradition. 

 

It was Constantine who on the On March 7, 321, changed the sabbath (the day of rest) from Saturday to Sunday, worshiping the sun.

The reason being, to destroy God's holy day.

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12 minutes ago, sickofallthebollocks said:

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When I did maths (alright it was a long time ago), I learned about different geometries and co-ordinate systems. Specifically I can remember doing Cartesian and Spherical systems. A sphere appears round in the right angles of the traditional Cartesian system, but if you're using a different geometry, there's no reason why round things can't "appear" straight or flat. And with the move from Newtonian to Relativistic Physics, we learn that space itself isn't straight but curved, so new geometries have a practical purpose. 

 

Level means Horizontal, following the horizon, which means in effect following the contours of the gravitational field;  so if we define our axis of geometry as the horizon itself, rather than as an abstract straight line, then the Earth is flat by definition. It's a matter of perspective and, if I'm right, there's no need to argue. But my logic may have a flaw, I'm not an expert. 

 

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There are 46 country's Signatories in the Antarctic Treaty.

 

Sign

Country Date of entry into force Consultative status
Argentina 23-6-61 Original signatory
Australia 23-6-61 Original signatory
Austria 25-8-87  
Belgium 23-6-61 Original signatory
Belarus 27-12-06  
Brazil 16-5-75 27-9-83
Bulgaria 11-9-78 05-6-98
Canada 04-5-88  
Chile 23-6-61 Original signatory
China 08-6-83 07-10-85
Colombia 31-1-89  
Cuba 16-8-84  
Czech Republic 01-9-93  
Denmark 20-5-65  
Ecuador 15-9-87 19-11-90
Estonia 17-5-01  
Finland 15-5-84 20-10-89
France 23-6-61 Original signatory
Germany 05-2-79 03-3-81
Greece 08-1-87  
Guatemala 31-7-91  
Hungary 27-1-84  
India 19-8-83 12-9-83
Italy 18-3-81 05-10-87
Japan 23-6-61 Original signatory
Korea DPRK 21-1-87  
Korea ROK 28-11-76 09-10-89
Monaco 30-05-08  
Netherlands 30-3-67 19-11-90
New Zealand 23-6-61 Original signatory
Norway 23-6-61 Original signatory
Papua New Guinea 16-9-75  
Peru 10-4-81 09-10-89
Poland 23-6-61 29-7-77
Romania 15-9-71  
Russian Federation 23-6-61 Original signatory
Slovak Republic 01-1-93  
South Africa 23-6-61 Original signatory
Spain 31-3-82 21-9-88
Sweden 24-4-84 21-9-88
Switzerland 15-11-90  
Turkey 24-1-96  
Ukraine 28-10-92 04-6-04
United Kingdom 23-6-61 Original signatory
United States 23-6-61 Original signatory
Uruguay 11-1-80 07-10-85
Venezuela 24-3-99

 

Why so many for such a small area of land ?

Why a Treaty at all ?

 

Do you reckon Antarctica looks like this ?

 

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Or this ?

 

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Doesn't it make more sense to go with the latter ?

 

when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. proverbs 8:29

 

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23 hours ago, alexa said:

Why so many for such a small area of land ?

Why a Treaty at all ? 

 Years ago I knew a geologist who explained that Antarctica has great mineral resources including oil. But it's not talked about as it could easily cause geo-political conflict. Perhaps it's waiting for the future world government to exploit it as a justification and source of wealth. 

 

Sorry if off-topic, just answering a question. 

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1 hour ago, Campion said:

Years ago I knew a geologist who explained that Antarctica has great mineral resources including oil. But it's not talked about as it could easily cause geo-political conflict. Perhaps it's waiting for the future world government to exploit it as a justification and source of wealth.

 

Maybe! But when have you ever known Governments to do anything for the people, no, IMO they're hiding loads from the masses, It's either the Dome or extra land.

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58 minutes ago, sickofallthebollocks said:

 

Im not arguing the video at all. When I look through my telescope, which is way more powerful, I don't see it the same. Does anyone understand why?

It looks like atmospheric distortion but Im no expert

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1 minute ago, Bombadil said:

Im not arguing the video at all. When I look through my telescope, which is way more powerful, I don't see it the same. Does anyone understand why?

Fair point bomb, I don't know, I wonder if this is something to do with digital processing and the waves that we see there in that video are not waves at all?  
Instead just some kind of interferance or maybe an error with the way digital deals with certain kind of refracted light?  Good question though...

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Just now, sickofallthebollocks said:

Fair point bomb, I don't know, I wonder if this is something to do with digital processing and the waves that we see there in that video are not waves at all?  
Instead just some kind of interference or maybe an error with the way digital deals with certain kind of refracted light?  Good question though...

Im not trying to debunk. All I can say from my limited experience is that when I look at a planet it will appear like this whilst adjusting the focus. At some point, of out of focus, planets appear as rings. When I was first started  using my telescope I didn't realise that I had to be more patient with the process.

I cant say what Im seeing in the video is what I've mentioned because I don't have the same equipment available to me.

I use my ladies Nikon DLSR which I can attach directly to my scope.

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