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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Bill Noyce
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 09:45 -0500

    > On a spheroidal earth, if you proceed on a rhumb line with constant speed, you
    > will arrive at a pole after a finite time. You won't be able to stop your vessel
    > at this very moment, because of your inertia . This raises the puzzling
    > question: Where will you be a second after you will have passed through the
    > pole? Neither Dutton nor Bowditch has the answer.
    At the very least, you'll be quite dizzy, since you will have circled the pole
    an infinite number of times during that finite period.  Actually, it makes me
    pretty dizzy just to think about it.

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