Of course. We seek even now and hope to find some sign life existed on Mars long ago.
I’m not sure what you’ve heard about black holes, but long before you get near one the gravity at your feet far extends the gravity at your head and you get stretched out and pulled apart and cease to exist. That happens well before the event horizon.
The answer to your question is no.
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Well, you might start by checking your math. You are calculating the drop as 8 inches per mile squared, which is wrong. It’s wrong for a lot of reasons, but the biggest is that the 59 miles is measured along the curved surface of the Earth, not along the straight base of a Pythagorean triangle set on a plane, which only gives you a very approximate number. And it’s the wrong number anyway.
What you really need to know is how high the curvature causes water to protrude upwards between you and the far shore when you look across the lake. The answer depends very much on your viewing height, which your method also has not accounted for.
You would also need to account for parallax, and the fact the objects on the far shore appear smaller than the water at the half way point, but that’s small enough to ignore here.
When you do the math correctly, depending on the exact distance of your line of sight across the lake, it works out to a bulge of 530–540 feet, so you would expect to see only those parts of the distant skyline that protrude above that height (or a little more if we aren’t looking out right at water level):
Of course, what we actually see is…oh yeah, exactly what the math predicts.
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.
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?
So you want to know how you can see the International Space station with your naked eye even when it’s dark on Earth?
Very easily, because up there the sun is still shining while you’re in the dark. Kind of like seeing the peak of a mountain in the sunlight while the valley has long ago become dark. The ISS does go dark too, but there’s a period when it’s dark where you are and light where it is.
Once I had a cat caught on the roof of my house. It was early evening and dark. I got a ladder and climbed up to the roof to rescue the cat when this mysterious, very bright light moved steadily, silently and perfectly straight across the sky. It was, of course, the ISS, which was at that time directly over my head. It was awesome.
My brother Dr. Jeffrey H. Boyd, a psychiatrist and Episcopalean Priest, introduces my cousin, Dr. Lewis Little, where they present an alternative theory to quantum mechanics.