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**Flat Earth Debate / Re: Ships, Their Movements on the Horizon, and Navigation by Star Constellations **

« **on:**March 24, 2017, 05:18:39 PM »

The point is that the horizon is a known thing but there is no known explanation for it if the earth was flat.

How many times do you have to have it explained to you before you stop saying there is no known explanation?

Optical illusion.

The point of my continued persistence is simply that an explanation regarding the horizon on a flat earth has not been forthcoming on these points.:

Where is the horizon on a flat earth ?

What is the distance from an observer to the horizon on a flat earth ?

How is this distance computed on a flat earth ?

Can you show an example of how this distance was computed ?

Can you show an example of the results of this computation ?

I will review the explanation for the horizon on a round earth to explain and why a similar explanation for the horizon has been asked.:

On the round earth, there is there is a curvature of the earth. On a flat earth, there is no curvature, just a straight line.

On the round earth, due to the curvature, there is a definite line where the earth and sky appear to meet. You may call this an illusion if you wish, but there is a definite line to be observed. On a flat earth, where would this line be ?

Due to the curvature of the earth, the distance from the observer to the horizon is known, and it depends on the height of the observer. On a flat earth, how would this be known ?

On a round earth , this distance can be computed by a simple equation which has been derived for estimating it :

The distance in miles (d) is equal to the result of multiplying a constant (1.22) times the square root of the height (h) of the observer in feet above the surface of the earth (or sea) . What is the equation for a flat earth ?

Some examples are these for a round earth are :

For a 6 feet tall person , standing on the ground (or at sea level), the distance to the horizon is about 3 miles.

For a person 100 feet above the ground (or above sea level in a crow's nest on a ship for example) the distance to the horizon is about 12.2 miles.

These examples have been made from those in a Navy Manual For Lookouts, and have been proven to be correct in day-to-day usage. Could flat earth supply some similar examples ?

With all the flat earth experts on this website, why hasn't one come forward to answer these questions ?

Flat earth should be able to supply the same information for all of these questions. Please do so.

Or is that just too much to ask of the FES ?

Or should we just conclude that FES doesn't have any answers and just consider the question of the horizon to be just one more nail in the flat earth coffin ?? LOL

Might as well just write this one off, too, for lack of FES response ? :-(