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?

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?

A different way to look at it

The other day I was barreling down the highway at almost 1/10 the speed of sound! Mach 0.0977493 to be precise. Would you believe I was actually going over 33 and 1/2 meters per second! That’s 120 km per hour!

Alas, I was going 75 mph, the speed limit around here.