*My *formulas? :)

By "you" I mean "the community of REers".

I did not question the formula, ... you've only managed to squeeze up **one**, questionable formula.

Well, is it questionable, or isn't it?

And try to realize that the formula isn't a statement of the flatness of the Earth. It's a statement of the roundness of the Earth.

You have a belief that the Earth is round, but no reason to believe it.

**suppresses infantile urge to pounce on this slip**Still not the point. I do not question the formula, and I never have(!), I question your lack of proof or evidence. On what do you rely your belief? **One **mathematic formula? Come on.[/i]

Okay, got it, you believe the formula is true.

That said, I don't not base "my belief" (in a flat Earth) on this formula. I base it on

*the fact that the formula was proven wrong*. The argument goes like this:

(1) If the Earth is approximately a sphere with a radius of such-and-such, such-and-such a formula must describe the curvature of the Earth.

(2) The aforementioned formula does not describe the curvature of the Earth.

(3) Therefore, the Earth cannot be a sphere as we suppose it to be.

Really, it's a pretty straightforward argument.