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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    If the earth were a smooth spheroid, it would be covered entirely by water to a depth of approximately 2.6km.
    Since the Earth is an oblate spheroid, how would that impact the water's depth a) at the equator and b) at the poles? For grins, let's add the impact of the Earth's rotation and the moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Since the Earth is an oblate spheroid, how would that impact the water's depth a) at the equator and b) at the poles? For grins, let's add the impact of the Earth's rotation and the moon.
    Good question. The polar diameter is about 7900 miles and the equatorial diameter is about 27 miles more, the difference being about 1:290. That difference already takes account of the earth’s rotation. Water depth would differ according to the same ratio, shallower at the poles. The tides would be very similar in range to those now seen in the large oceans.

    To approximately calculate the oblateness of the earth from first principles you would first have to calculate the elastic modulus of the whole earth from your knowledge of the earth’s construction – I don’t think this has ever been done, by anyone, least of all, by firstfloor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerealman View Post
    Yeah I was reading it along bit by bit while responding to everyone.I do know words can get lost in translation and if there's an inclination that it happened then really that's all I need on that subject.
    So what are your other concerns? It seems like there is something more that you're hesitating to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerealman View Post
    So as most you have probably known me since I was maybe 16ish or so when I joined this site one boring summer and I've now grown into the amazing CerealMAN.Since joining this site and growing up(22 now) I've become more and more agnostic and have for the most part lost faith in Christianity.
    Now for me personally it wasn't something like "oh he didn't answer me in my time of need",but more of a problem I see with Human history vs Biblical Human history. Basically how we all came to be and what not.


    Not that this is recent or anything I've felt like this since basically going to college.I'm also more of an analytical person so for me I care more for the history than say a miracle(though I guess that is important in this aspect) in convincing me.

    So there are a few topics I just wanna talk over:
    The accuracy of the jews being slaves in Egypt
    "The Earth is flat" even though honestly for me, this isn't a big one just something I'd like to know more on.
    The flood;this one for me I believe the writers were talking about a local flood which from their perspective could be seen as "global".

    So yeah let's get to talking.If you're one of those gumpy folks regardless of where you stand, don't even bother commenting.
    I believe there is a difference between the the problems of the ancient perspective in ancient scriptures as to what is God, or whether God exists or not. I believe that the human view could not be a reliable witness at any time in history as to the nature of God nor whether God exists or not, but to believe in God you have to move on and leave ancient world views in the past. I believe that the nature of God has spiritually evolved along with our knowledge of the nature of our physical existence in a positive realistic way. Those that cling to ancient world views give God a bad image.

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    Hi, cerealman! Have you read a Case for Christ? Or done some research at www.christianthinktank.com? Remember that the truth of Christianity hinges on the Resurrection of Jesus, not inerrancy.
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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