Hint: the answer is yes.
Hint: The earth isn't hollow
And except for small air pockets, a planet couldn't possibly be hollow.
But if it were, I agree with you; there would be a physical explanation.
The Earth is hollow and we're living on the inside of it, despite what the Euclideanists say.
jcsd: You haven't read Martin Gardner's "Fads&Fallacies" by any chance, have you?
No, but I'm famalir with Cyrus Teed's ideas, which are only of note by the fact that if your willing to be a bit liberal with the geometry, then it's very difficult to disprove.
How much is 'a bit liberal' wrt geometry?
Like being a bit pregnant, my guess.
You can map any point outside of a sphere onto it's interior.
Thanks; perhaps a very simple version of the Holographic Principle perhaps?
So, in this view, the CMBR would become emission from a sphere interior to the Earth?
What happens when we dig 'down', into the Earth's crust then?
The CMBR stays as the CMBR I suppose, but I doubt antone has looked into the model seriously.
Unfortunately in this model if you dig down deep enoguh you'd find a singular point in your new coordinate system.
Apologies, did anyone ever take the 'holographic universe' seriously? I admit I took a leave of absence from science a couple of years ago. Having come back again, it still looks like the observed universe is still here.
Interesting. Of course we can 'dig' using the waves from earthquake ... I wonder if this singular point thus corresponds to what in the ordinary world of science we would call the centre of the Earth? Which would be a spherical 'shell', ~3000km 'under' our feet?
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