Friday, January 6, 2017

The Ship Under the Curve Explanation Debunked

Debunking Round Earth "Evidence": A ship does not disappear over the horizon

One of the most frequent pieces of evidence I get from round earthers is that since a ship disappears over the horizon the earth must be curved. This is wrong. The reason a ship looks smaller and smaller until it disappears is simply just a matter of perspective. The further a ship goes away from the observer the smaller it appears eventually the the viewer cannot determine ship from sea and there fore the viewer wrongly concludes that the ship "sailed over the horizon"

You can see that in the diagram above the further away a ship goes the smaller it appears. Eventually line w will intersect line E and the viewer will perceive the ship as disappearing. All round earthers have to do to test this theory is watch ships leaving a harbor. Eventually the round earthers will see that the ships get smaller and smaller until they cannot see the ship anymore. Round earthers feel free to debate me in the comments I look forward to debunking them.

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  1. If you think that "round earthers" don't understand how perspective works, then you are more out of your league that previously thought. See, there is a perspective phenomena known as parallax and it has some incredible applications in science.

    Parallax is the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.

    Using trigonometry we can deduce the distance to heavenly bodies merely based on angles and standard luminosities. Early astronomers used parallax to estimate the distance to the sun, even other planets.

    To say that the ship just gets smaller and smaller is just plain wrong. If you had a powerful enough telescope you could see the ship hundreds and hundreds of miles away. Take a satellite for example. When one passes in front of the moon, you can see it with a telescope. The ship, however, will disappear, EVEN WITH A POWERFUL TELESCOPE. But try this, once you can no longer see the ship with the telescope (the second it disappears from view) get in a hot air baloon/skyscraper/whatever and increase your elevation. If you go high enough and peer through the scope, voila! The ship appears again, because you adjusted your angle and can see over the curve. Look how smart you are! you did it! you just solved a basic freshman geography problem!

    1. just an edit. "you could see the ship hundreds and hundreds of miles away - if you were on a flat plane"

    2. The ship disappearing could be explained by water refracting light in such a way to create an illusion, similar to mirages

    3. Did you even read what I said? I said if you go up in a balloon you can see it but when you are on the surface, you cant. That is because there is curvature, not light interference from the water. The mirage argument is so overplayed.