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**Flat Earth Debate / The issue with curvature**

« **on:**July 23, 2018, 02:12:14 AM »

Whenever you venture into the fairytale world of the flat-earther you hear the oft-made lament 'but where is the curvature?'. But of course, the question is rather childish as it seems to infer a

Go out in a boat (or plane for that matter) away from land and take a look in all directions. What you will of course see it a horizon CURVING its way around you in a perfect CIRCLE and circles are just 360 degree curves. Get in a balloon no higher than the local geography and you will see the exact same thing - a distinct circular horizon where you are in the exact middle. In fact, being able to do this at any point on earth is yet another proof of a sphere as an equidistant horizon is impossible anywhere on the FE other than at the north pole.

I am sure that FEers have countless ludicrous objections to this, but from my position, curvature is easily visible at any point on the earth and many of them at sea level.

Does anyone else feel the same as me that the 'where is the curvature?' argument is largely based on a chronic misunderstanding of what a curve actually is on a massive object?

*curvature which of course would require extreme altitude to see - and not really be vertical anyhow. But the truth is that the curvature is easily visible and literally at sea level.***vertical**Go out in a boat (or plane for that matter) away from land and take a look in all directions. What you will of course see it a horizon CURVING its way around you in a perfect CIRCLE and circles are just 360 degree curves. Get in a balloon no higher than the local geography and you will see the exact same thing - a distinct circular horizon where you are in the exact middle. In fact, being able to do this at any point on earth is yet another proof of a sphere as an equidistant horizon is impossible anywhere on the FE other than at the north pole.

I am sure that FEers have countless ludicrous objections to this, but from my position, curvature is easily visible at any point on the earth and many of them at sea level.

Does anyone else feel the same as me that the 'where is the curvature?' argument is largely based on a chronic misunderstanding of what a curve actually is on a massive object?