I believe earth is shaped like a triangle cuz the world is secretly controlled by the Illuminati
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Fun fact: if you consider scale, the surface of the earth is more polished than that of a steel marble. A sphere is the most stable form, in outer space everything tends towards becoming a sphere. Given enough mass gravity will crush any object into a sphere. Due to spin the earth is actually more potato shaped. Asteroids are not sphere shaped, because they don't meet the minimum mass requirement.
In battle of the beliefs which fall into the category whacky-as-fuck, flat earthers at least have better arguments for their whacky-as-fuck belief that the earth is flat than Christians have for their whacky-as-fuck belief in virgin birth and human resurrection...the latter is right up there with lizard people.
Alaska /was/ closer than LA. If you assume Earth is spherical, then you can't really show at once correct distances, correct shapes and correct proportions between any two points on a map (give scale is larger as it is here). You have to project a 3D image on a 2D map - you lose some information. It is much easier to circumnavigate the globe around the pole than around the equator - see by playing with a globe model.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_projection 'all projections distort the surface to some extent'
So, if you actually use Google Earth or an app like that - something that has a 3D model in mind - and measure those distances by their 'ruler' option, you can see that the distance between Bali and Alaska is actually shorter than between Bali and LA. But that would require an ability and motivation to fact-check or something. And using geometry.
Anything around the poles is usually projected as much bigger/larger than it actually is, with commonly used Mercator projection (used also in that video):
The dots keep scale. All are comparable distances/areas in fact. Just some are closer to the equator, and some are not.
See on this one where is Alaska and where LA, for example (it tries to keep the proper distance):
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Oh, wow, why didn't I end this LONG ago? It's my belief in free speech taken a bit too far. If you want to talk about flat earth, or have a place to mock people that like to think about things you have been told don't need any thinking about, then start our own thread!
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"Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the Church, is often labeled today as fundamentalism... Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along
by every wind of teaching, looks like the only
attitude acceptable to today's standards." - Pope Benedict the XVI, "The Dictatorship of Relativism"