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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2003 Nov 9, 09:54 -0400

    Thank you, George. Now I understand your point about the infinitely-fast
    spinning.
    
    I was thinking in terms of the rhumb line spiralling around the pole an
    infinite number of times before reaching it (i.e. never reaching it in
    finite human experience), rather than about the hypothesized progression
    of a vessel along that rhumb at a constant linear speed. If such a speed
    could be maintained (which of course it could not), then the rate of
    spin would indeed become infinite, which would allow the vessel to
    complete the required infinite number of turns around the pole in a
    finite time. Makes sense to me!
    
    
    Trevor Kenchington
    
    
    
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