So the scientific way to approach the parallel line issue is firstly to accept beyond any doubt that two parallel lines never meet. This is a *mathematical impossibility* by definition.

No it’s a

*logical* impossibility. Parallel lines by definition are lines that do not meet at any point. So can parallel lines meet? Only if lines that never meet are able to meet. That is a logical impossibility, not just a mathematical one.

But that's part of the problem. That it is just a definition. If you change the definition by itself, you have to change everything that is based on this definition. The whole flat-earth idea is basically about playing with possibilities. How would the perception of the world change if parallel lines would have fixed distance if they are near by you and you can measure this distance, but do *appear* as merging into each other at a far away, but nevertheless finite distance? Of course that contradicts the inherent logic of Euclidean geometry, but how do you prove the validity of this if the point where you would have to measure this is to far away to make a conclusive measurement?

Why is the definition the problem? Of course you can redefine parallel lines that do meet at some point, but no one has done this as far as I know.

You use the word ‘appear’ later on. Yes of course lines that never actually meet, can

*appear* to meet. What exactly does this prove? It doesn’t prove that they actually meet, because we stipulated that they don’t actually meet.

"Of course that contradicts the inherent logic of Euclidean geometry". No not at all. Something can

*appear* a certain way, without actually

*being* that way. Appearance vs reality etc.

I have to chime in, although probably not in the way you'd like me to. I'm wearing my dusted-off janitor outfit, you see.

Why is this thread in Flat Earth Debate? You are not debating anything, you're simply providing a statement of the RE model of perspective. I don't think anyone here is interested in telling RE'ers how their model does and doesn't work.

I understand why you want the content here, and, fair enough, if you plan using it in future debates then it's probably allowable. However, I propose that we move this to Science & Alternative Science, and split most of the responses away to an Angry Ranting thread, since they just comprise RE'ers talking about how irrational they find Flat Earthers and how superior they consider themselves.

I would be interested in understanding how the FE model of perspective works.