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  1. Rory

    Calculator for viewing angles

    Please find attached an excel spreadsheet containing a calculator which works out the viewing (elevation) angles for an observer of a given height on both a flat and sphere earth, from distances and elevations. This is what it looks like: For the flat earth, it's simple trig - tan(x)=(target...
  2. Rory

    How can we explain perspective calculations simply?

    Perspective is difficult, both to understand and to explain. This was recently brought home to me listening to flat earthers Nathan Oakley and Anthony Riley attempt to explain this photo of mountains in Washington and Oregon: All decent analyses show that it aligns perfectly well with a globe...
  3. Mick West

    Perspective on the popularity of conspiracy theories.

    I was thinking about the popularity of conspiracy theories. You often see surveys that say things like "12% of the population believes in some 9/11 cover up (or chemtrails" There’s several quite popular YouTube personalities who make Flat Earth their focus. It’s not always clear if they...
  4. Mick West

    Some Perspective on Perspective Foreshortening - Contrails and UFOs

    The above image appears to show three different metal rods. The left rod is short and straight. The middle rod seems longer and angles sharply to the right. The right rod appears slightly curved, and has a longer segment going off the edge of the photo. Actually the rods look like this...
  5. Mick West

    Which Plane is Higher? Optical Illusions in Assessing Relative Altitude

    Which of these two planes is higher? And where are they exactly, relative to each other? Now your first impression might be that it's fairly obviously plane B, on the right. It's visibly smaller than the left plane, so must be farther away, and its contrail is obscured by plane A the left...
  6. Mick West

    Debunked: Lack of "Cooling Zone" behind plane in Geoengineeringwatch Video. [Perspective]

    In this video, the speaker, Dane Wigington, shows a photo of a plane leaving contrails, viewed from an acute head-on angle, and says: "As we see aircraft like this, normal condensations trails do not immediately emit from the back of an aircraft, and certainly they are not plumes like that...
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