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**Flat Earth Debate / the 'hill' topic**

« **on:**September 26, 2012, 10:23:25 PM »

so recently we have talked about how an observer sees the horizon on a round earth. lets forget flat earth for this thread for a change and get some answers for round earth horizons.

i do not believe this is strictly true but it is said that the horizon always meets eye level.

hoppy states that when looking out across the sea or a lake or wherever you are always standing on the top of a sphere. i disagree with this and the calculations in enag for working out the curve or drop of the earth if it is round. let me demonstrate this with some pictures;

this is how hoppy and a few others propose the way we would view an object;

this is my proposal;

now let me repeat the way we see the first picture to point out how there is a 'hill' between the observer and the object;

hoppy stated that if we lie on the floor we still do not see this 'hill' between the object. but we do! the higher we are the further we can see, we are essentially looking over this hill. this explains how the horizon always appears to meet with our eye level. if this theory is true then my idea that the horizon does not meet our eye level could be false.

i believe that thinking that we are always looking down to objects from the top of a sphere is false. i have seen others agree with me here, including flat earth protagonists.

i do not believe this is strictly true but it is said that the horizon always meets eye level.

hoppy states that when looking out across the sea or a lake or wherever you are always standing on the top of a sphere. i disagree with this and the calculations in enag for working out the curve or drop of the earth if it is round. let me demonstrate this with some pictures;

this is how hoppy and a few others propose the way we would view an object;

this is my proposal;

now let me repeat the way we see the first picture to point out how there is a 'hill' between the observer and the object;

hoppy stated that if we lie on the floor we still do not see this 'hill' between the object. but we do! the higher we are the further we can see, we are essentially looking over this hill. this explains how the horizon always appears to meet with our eye level. if this theory is true then my idea that the horizon does not meet our eye level could be false.

i believe that thinking that we are always looking down to objects from the top of a sphere is false. i have seen others agree with me here, including flat earth protagonists.