1) No Curve
But we never see the curve from any height. Globe defenders say we’re too close to the ground to see the curve. But even at 120,000 feet, the horizon is straight, flat, and always rises to eye level.
If we were on a sphere, the horizon would drop away from us in all directions. But it doesn’t, and that proves we are on a plane, not a sphere.
2) No Spin
No one can prove the earth is spinning. No one can feel it, sense it, or measure it. They say the earth’s spin causes day and night, but we see the sun travel across the sky, causing day and night.
If earth were spinning, a hot air balloon or helicopter could simply hover in midair and wait for its destination to arrive beneath it. But that’s impossible, because earth isn’t moving.
Globe defenders say the atmosphere spins along with the earth, but in their model, it has no enclosure to make the atmosphere move with the earth.
3) No Upside-Down Continents
Australia doesn’t cling to the bottom of a ball. This piece of globe logic gets increasingly ludicrous the more you ponder it. After a while, you’ll marvel that you ever believed it.
Many tools function perfectly on our stationary plane, but would not work on a spinning globe.
For example, airplanes use gyroscopes to fly straight and level. It works by spinning on an axis relative to the horizon or the ground. If the horizon were curved, or the ground were moving, gyroscopes could not work.
Examples of tools that could not function on a spinny Spacepear™:
These all depend on a flat, stationary earth and could not function on a spinning globe.
5) Small, Local, Mobile Heavenly Bodies
We observe daily how the sun moves across the sky. I know your teacher told you that we are moving around the sun, but forget about that for a second. Use your senses and observe. What do you see? You see the sun moving, not the earth.
We can see the moon, take pictures of it, and get close-ups of its surface. Would this be possible if the moon were 237,000 miles away?
We see the stars twinkle in the night; a good zoom lens reveals how they seem to reflect light through water. I know your teacher said they’re trillions of miles away, but if they were, how could we see them?
The heavenly bodies are small, local, mobile lights. They’re not far away. The heliocentric model depends on celestial bodies being extremely distant. But they’re not.
Besides these 5 proofs, how do *you* know earth is flat? Leave your answer in the comments!