Chicago is 59 miles from the opposite shore of Lake Michigan. Given the earth’s curvature, it should be 2320 feet below the horizon. How can it be seen?

Do you have a picture of a flat earth world map?

Yes, I do, and I don’t think Earth is flat.

Here is what flat-earther’s think the world looks like:

Now, let’s rotate this map so Australia is on the bottom. No other changes are in the map other than rotation. Here it is:

Now Australia is on the bottom. Let’s zoom in on Australia in the next image.

This is what “flat earth” people think Australia looks like. Now let’s compare this map to actual distances from top to bottom and across as below:

Australia, with roads that people can drive, is 2,511 miles across. Now lets look top to bottom:

As you can see, according to flat earth theory, Australia is much wider than tall, but we can see from actual mileage it is almost the same height as length. This is a map of what Australia actually looks like:

So you can plainly see the error in flat earth ideology. The further south you go the more distorted the map becomes, all the way up to Antarctica. This should prove to any reasonable person that the earth is NOT round. It’s NOT spherical. Its a globe, and it is the only way to reconcile the discrepancies in map distortion. When you try to squeeze a globe onto a flat Earth you get the kind of distortions Flat Earth people see on their maps.

Is the Earth flat or round, and how do you know?

Well, from personal experience, from science, from math, from the fact that long bridges are wider at the top than at the bottom, from the fact that the sun doesn’t disappear due to perspective – it clearly sets and rises as you can see for yourself, from the fact that I can see a ship sail out to see and disappear below the horizon, from the fact that in the middle of the Lake Pontchartrain bridge for 8 miles you can see neither shore, from the fact that that in the middle of the ocean you can see no shore…. what makes you think it’s anything other? Because it always “looks” flat to you?

Is there any real proof aliens exist?

None, as of yet. We suspect microbiology may exist on one of the moons in our solar system and that would be alien life.

As for intelligent, comprehending, space-faring beings, well, we don’t even have proof of alien microbes yet, so no.

Conversely, there is no proof aliens don’t exist either!

alien

An Inside Tour of the International Space Station

A believer that Earth is flat once asked, “Why don’t the astronauts ever pan around with their camera so we can see the Earth is round?”

Just watch this video. There’s no question the earth is spherical and there’s no question this lady is weightless, or technically what we call microgravity, but just keep with weightless for now.

Glass half empty

My wife says I’m a glass half empty kinda guy while she prefers to see the glass half full.

To illustrate, someone recently asked me to answer to the question “What would our life be like after we move to a new planet?” to which I replied:

“Life would be alien in the sense that we cannot survive on another planet within reach (AKA our solar system) without never going out of doors and breathing the air. We’d be depressed because we’d never see the light of the sun and breathe the air.”

Although I’m convinced this is the correct view, my wife says I’m just like my father was – a pessimist. I admit to it proudly if not pessimistically.

How can you prove to me that life as we know it is in fact real?

We can’t prove it. We can always suspect it is something different than what we think is in fact real. This image might help illustrate our dilemma.

brain-jar
We could be just brains in a jar. However, calculations are that it would take more energy than presently exists in the entire universe to maintain such an illusion, so it’s likely that what we see is real and there is no “matrix” hiding from us.