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**Flat Earth Debate / Re: Curvature (and the lack of it)**

« **on:**April 04, 2023, 02:29:08 AM »

Your claim that this is a constant figure is incorrect. For the same surface distance travelled, the corresponding distance along the N-S axis (what you call 'descent') is smaller near the pole and greater near the equator. The arrows in your own diagram illustrate this quite well.

It is a constant. Do the maths. Instead of travelling a quarter of the circumference travel an eighth (1/8) ie 3,113 miles. From 3,113 miles draw a line parallel to the equator line (E1 - E2) to intersect the N-C line. Then measure the distance from that intersect to N (the north pole). You will find it is 1,982 miles ie half the distance between N and C or 1 mile descent for every 1.57 miles travelled . You could choose any point between N and E1. Measure it from N then draw the parallel line to join the N - C line. The distance from the intersect to N will be 1 mile for every 1.57 miles of the arc.

Regarding my arrows not sure if thats just a cheap shot but they are not to scale am sure you must have noticed and are for illustrative purposes only - perhaps i should have mentioned that for the odd person that didnt realise that.

What you fail to accept is a circle is one continuous curve. Any of the infinite points on the circumference is at the 'top' of the curve that lies behind it and in front of it. If you take any 2 arcs from anywhere on a circle and overlay one with the other the arcs will be exactly the same -one wont be higher or lower than the other. Instead of debunking with hearsay why not try it yourself?

Honestly, this seems so obvious that I suspect you may be trolling. Anyway: