In another effort to disprove you all, I have compared distances on a flat earth versus distances on a round earth.

The following image, I hope you will agree, shows basically a map of the earth being flat.

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq307/mlk256/Flat_earth.jpgI took two paths that would both be the about the same distance on a spherical earth, but quite different on a flat earth. They are:

Between Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia

Between Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan

According to my globe, these two distances are almost exactly the same. But I plotted them on the Image of a flat earth, and the latter distance is almost 3x as long as the former for FE model.

I created the following image to show the two distances on a flat earth. The Sydney-Wellington route is red and the Beijing-Tokyo route is green.

http://s458.photobucket.com/albums/qq307/mlk256/?action=view¤t=Flat_earth-1.jpgTo test whether the FE or RE model is true, I entered each route into Expedia to find the plane trip time for each. If FE were true, the Sydney-Wellington route should be 3x as long as the other. Results: A one-way non-stop trip between Sydney and Wellington is 3 hours, 20 minutes. A one-way non-stop trip between Beijing and Tokyo is 3 hours, 55 minutes. The fact that they are nearly the same contradicts what FE model predicts, and agrees completely with my round globe. What do you think about this?