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  1. Thread: The Summit

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    You, of course, miss the point. There is no...

    You, of course, miss the point. There is no 'observation' to be made here! How do you 'observe' the fact that IF THE EARTH WERE FLAT there would have been nothing but air in between the top of Mount...
  2. Thread: The Summit

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    Hypothesiasion

    Ha! I knew you were going to write that about the basketballs:D

    It would be interesting to have some old timer tell us what the heck the WTC myth was all about anyway. Not having the actual story...
  3. Thread: The Summit

    by John_Calif
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    Interesting to see your interpretion of the topic...

    Interesting to see your interpretion of the topic of conversation in this thread. The original question was actually about seeing a photograph of the WTC taken from the top of Mt Washington. It was...
  4. Thread: The Summit

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    Beating a dead horse

    mk10: Though the issue was settled much earlier in this thread it is still interesting to see your calculations.

    In the end, this whole thread distills down to the mildly interesting fact that,...
  5. Thread: The Summit

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    Line of reasoning

    HikerBob- many thanks for the (huge) topo map.

    Maybe the story about the WTC and Mt Washington was that if the earth were flat there would be no obstacle along the line connecting them. I'm not...
  6. Thread: The Summit

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    Revisiting Discussion

    Mark & Mark: Please read the earlier posts. The question being discussed no longer has anything to do with 'vision'. This discussion began with the query of the WTC being 'visible' from Mt...
  7. Thread: The Summit

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    Concession with a correction

    Thanks for the analysis. I concede that whatever I heard was wrong. Too bad, it was a great piece of trivia! The facts get in the way of some really cool tidbits. Now I'm going to set out to find the...
  8. Thread: The Summit

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    Theoretical straight line vs 'line of sight'

    Ok, there are two concepts here and I have mixed them together due to the nature of the original posting. Sorry. Let me now be clearer:

    What I actually heard was not that a person could actually...
  9. Thread: The Summit

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    Please revisit the question!

    Let's not dismiss Elaine's question too quickly! I too have heard that until the WTC towers were destroyed the 'longest line-of-sight' in the USA was from the top of Mt Washington to the top of the...
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