How big is the Earth?
Hi everybody, this is Larry and this is my first post EVER! I'm a new convert to the flat Earth thing. I accept that the Earth must be flat. I am already reevaluating everything I have learned concerning facts and figures etc., as related to a ball Earth. I now take in new data and apply it to a flat Earth concept of the world. I now laugh in my head every time I see a dipiction of the globe or watch a movie about outer space adventures and all that stuff. But also, I am simply amazed at how often the ball Earth images are shown to us in an average day. They are EVERYWHERE!
I have watched countless hours of video and listened to hours of interviews by Eric Dubay and Mark Sargent and a bunch of others.
But I've having a problem with an issue. How big is the Earth?
The Standard Model: If we accept the measurement of the standard Earth model, which uses a circumference of 24,901 miles in circumference at the equator (and a little less from pole to pole due to the misshapen 'oblate spheroid'). And a surface area of 196 million square miles. Ok, that sounds fine…if the Earth is a sphere. But, if we are now assuming the Earth is a plane, how do we determine the dimensions of that plane?
Part of the Standard Model: If we take a cross section slice of the center of our 24,901 mile planet and measure it's diameter? That equals 7,917.5 miles across. The surface area of this cross section slice is only about 49.2 million square miles…one forth of the standard model! I don't think this answer is going to work; it's just too small.
Ice Ring Model: For this model, we are going to start with a circle. Several people in the past have tried to sale around Antartica and have logged distances in excess of 60,000 miles! Additionally, we know that explorers have penetrated Antactica at least 800 miles. So lets see what happens if we use the 60,000 miles as our initial starting circumference. This gives us a starting diameter of 19,099 miles. Then we widen it by 800 miles on each end. That yields a total diameter of 20,699 miles, a circumference of 65,028 miles, and a surface area of 336.5 million square miles. That would be 1.7 times the land area of the standard model, even though the ice ring itself takes up 15% of this total area. If we pretended this massive area of ice ring wasn't really there, the total area inside the 60,000 mile circumference would still be 286.5 million square miles! A massive area that is close to a third larger than the standard model.
Conclusion: I think the best way to determine the actual size of the Flat Earth is to circle Antarctica, in full, with modern equipment. Then we still need to walk in a straight line until we touch the firmament to know the size of the ice ring (after dealing with that pesky military blockade). Until we get those results, I'm just going to assume the circumference of Earth is roughly 65,000 miles and almost 21,000 miles across!
Please let me know if you detect errors in my math or reasoning.