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    Re: The flat earth notion
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2003 Nov 5, 17:19 +1100

    Recently I was reading another book that did its best to make clear notions
    about warped time/space. Along the way it asserted that if I set off into
    the universe in a straight line eventually I would find myself back here
    again. I thought this was wonderful, although I found it as difficult to
    understand as I guess a flat-earther would the idea that he could set off in
    a straight line across the earth's surface and eventually arrive back at his
    starting point - assuming he followed a great circle, of course! As I
    understand it, a Rhumb Line would only lead him to a Pole?
    The concept also vindicates that hitherto fictional Celestial Sphere?
    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Walter Guinon"
    > While we laugh at the dimensional chauvinists of yester year who believed
    > Earth was flat, how many of us are comfortable with our three dimensional
    > being curved and distorted rather than flat?

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