Rivers, Railways and the curve of the earth

The assertion “If Earth were a giant sphere tilted, wobbling and hurdling through infinite space then truly flat, consistently level surfaces would not exist here.” seems reasonable enough. Of course the answer by globe earth people is that gravity magically neutralizes all the forces caused by the globe earth’s movement and rotation in multiple directions simultaneously. But this is not science, but faith in some magic unexplained and not yet understood force we call gravity.

However other points made in this section by the flat earthers are not solid. To investigate the globe earth model we have to at least accept the basic assumptions of the model and globe earth model presupposes there is a force, gravity, pulling everything to the center of the earth. This may or may not be true. But to test their model we have to presume this force exists. So if this force does exist on a globe earth that would nullify the presumption that on a globe earth many rivers would be flowing uphill. On a globe earth elevation is measured as distance above sea level and, according to their model uphill and downhill are measured in terms of the distance above sea level, the curve of the earth is irrelevant and does not need to be taken into account in civil engineering projects [railways, canals, etc].

So the conclusion is although the globe earth model does not account for our inablility to measure the forces resulting from the earth being “a giant sphere tilted, wobbling and hurdling through infinite space”, it does give a reasonable and logical [although not necessarily correct] explanation allowing gravity, a force pulling everything towards the center of the globe earth, to effectively make the curve of the globe earth appear to us to be flat for all practical purposes.

Supporting Flat Earth Proofs

  • 3) The natural physics of water is to find and maintain its level. If Earth were a giant sphere tilted, wobbling and hurdling through infinite space then truly flat, consistently level surfaces would not exist here.
  • 4) Rivers run down to sea-level finding the easiest course, North, South, East, West and all other intermediary directions over the Earth at the same time. If Earth were truly a spinning ball then many of these rivers would be impossibly flowing uphill.
  • 5) One portion of the Nile River flows for a thousand miles with a fall of only one foot…
  • 6) If Earth were a ball 25,000 miles in circumference as NASA and modern astronomy claim, spherical trigonometry dictates the surface of all standing water must curve downward an easily measurable 8 inches per mile multiplied by the square of the distance. This means along a 6 mile channel of standing water, the Earth would dip 6 feet on either end from the central peak. Every time such experiments have been conducted, however, standing water has proven to be perfectly level.
  • 7) Surveyors, engineers and architects are never required to factor the supposed curvature of the Earth into their projects.
  • 8) The Suez Canal connecting the Mediterranean with the Red Sea is 100 miles long without any locks making the water an uninterrupted continuation of the two seas. When constructed, the Earth’s supposed curvature was not taken into account…
  • 9) Engineer, W. Winckler was published in the Earth Review regarding the Earth’s supposed curvature, stating, “As an engineer of many years standing, I saw that this absurd allowance is only permitted in school books. No engineer would dream of allowing anything of the kind.
  • 10) The London and Northwestern Railway forms a straight line 180 miles long between London and Liverpool…
  • 11) …We can only laugh at those of your readers who seriously give us credit for such venturesome exploits, as running trains round spherical curves…
  • 12) …It is not the practice in laying out Public Works to make allowances for the curvature of the earth…

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