That's just a standard Pythagorean Theorem earth drop calculation that shows a 6 foot drop over 3 miles assuming an altitude of 0...

The same method is described here under the Pythagorean Theorem section: http://flatvsround.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-to-calculate-earths-curvature.html

Yes. So. If the laser height was 0 feet then the two measured heights on the boat would have been 0 feet and 6 feet.

But the laser wasn't at 0 feet, it was about 2 feet. So the measured heights were 2 feet and 8 feet.

I have proved that so long as the laser is parallel to the ground the DIFFERENCE is the same regardless of laser height, if you still don't understand that proof then find someone better at math than you and get them to explain it to you. I shouldn't really need to explain that with a diagram, that is what parallel means.

I thought after Stagirl did a better version of the diagram I attempted you actually understood this.

You claimed that:

they say that it reached a point where it should be if it originated from zero altitude. This is wrong in RET, and shows fraud.

I asked you to point me to the bit of the video where they say that and you couldn't, because they don't. The second measurement is clearly much more than 6 feet off the water, the guy has to stand on the side of the boat and reach up to measure it. So what is your basis for claiming that the experiment is fraudulent?

Jerad claims that Stephen Hawking died years ago - too ridiculous to respond to.

He claims that the difference is 10 inches at 500 feet - his only basis for that is a rough estimate from a still and if he was correct then that extrapolates to 24 feet at 3 miles so clearly makes no sense.

He asks why you can see the laser when his own earth curve calculator shows that you should be able to given a viewer height of a couple of feet or more.

He claims that you can see the laser is angling upwards and "shooting off into space" but deliberately ignores perspective. Are these lamps shooting off into space or are they the same height?

He then dishonestly uses that perspective angle to claim the lake must be tilting at a ridiculous angle.

He then claims the difference should have been 1 foot because they didn't take into account viewer height - I have proven this is incorrect and I think you have finally understood the difference between how much of the boat you can see and where the laser hits the boat if it is parallel to the ground and the ground curves away.

I don't know why you're talking about the tilt of the boat, how is that relevant?

There would be a very slight tilt of (3 / 24901) x 360 = 0.043 degrees (24901 being the circumference of earth)

This is not enough to make any significant difference to the calculation of 6 feet or where the laser would hit the boat.

So do you still have any objection to the first experiment?

The second experiment your only hope is that the height they give is incorrect which is possible but doesn't change the fact that the helicopter is disappearing behind a hill of water and rising from it, something your mate Rowbotham says doesn't happen. Where does it go?

You are so desperate to try and find any problem with this because it proves your world-view wrong. Your objections to the first experiment keep changing as I and others show them to to be spurious. Your problem is you don't understand this stuff anywhere near as well as you think you do. All your objections to the first experiment are either based on your own misunderstanding of what the experiment actually is or Jerad's craziness.

What exactly is the motive for fraud anyway?