Before we start reading the proofs, a few interesting issues.
It seems that even the Flat Earth Society think that Mr Dubay is an embarrassment to their cause, both from his bigotry and his lack of a clearly stated workable model for how the Earth/Moon/Sun/ Stars system works, for what actually produces the observable effect we attribute to gravity, and, well, anything, really.
He says he does have an explanation,, but we have to buy his book to read it. No thanks. Scientists and other rational people don’t hold their most important ideas to ransom. (FES members also what nothing to do with Dubay’s “fascist” “racist” “irrational” views (their words, not mine)
So here’s the comical claim. And I can’t believe it, but I find myself defending the relative rationality of the Flat Earth Society’s model against Mr Dubay’s even greater nonsense!
The Flat Earth Society say there is no gravity, but the Earth accelerates upward (whatever that is without gravity) at the same rate that things appear to fall due to gravity. It presses up on our feet and if we fall, it comes up and hits us. That’s crazy, but at least it explains the the effects we see around us. Unlike Mr Dubay.
So what is his answer?
1. The Flat Earth Society are just Freemasonry’s stooges. Very rational.
2. “This ridiculous false flat-Earth argument also appears on Wikipedia and the FES homepage. It is provably wrong as the "upwards accelerating disc" would smash into all helicopters, planes and hot-air balloons making sustained flight of any kind impossible, but they purposely promote these straw man arguments so flat Earth neophytes will rightly laugh off their dumb explanations, and then following suit, write off the entire subject.” Thus spake Dubay.
I’m sure most readers saw instantly why that’s not just wrong, but comically so.
The whole point of the Flat Earth Society view is that the atmosphere must be accelerating upwards along with the solid earth, and at the same rate. If not, all the air would have streamed downwards off the sides of the disk, long ago.
In which case, helicopter and balloons would be in exactly the same state in relation to the ground in either the Flat earth Society’s view or the scientific view. As long as they have some lift, they are fine.
If you can’t see that, your powers of reason are as badly decayed as Dubay's seems to be and there’s no point discussing further.
And if you can see it , isn’t that one exchange enough to prove Dubay incapable of thinking logically at all?