a reply to: Toolman18
If you scroll down there's a part on the golden gate bridge which explains that the towers from centerline to centerline must be about 1 and thirteen
sixteenths of an inch further apart at their tops than at their bottoms in order to compensate for the curvature of the earth while both being at 90
degrees relative to earth's surface and they actually are.
The reason this must be the case is because there is a .23 degree difference caused by their separation distance relative to Earth's curvature.
Essentially down shifts by .23 degrees between the two points and 1 whole degree of shift occurs about every 69 miles or 110-111 kilometers.
I did the calculation in miles where it's 69 miles and a little change which I rounded down to 69 (69 works out to around 61 miles short of 24901
which Google gives as the diameter of Earth. 61/360= not much though so I left the remainder off) and then multiplied by 1.6 to get 110.4 for
kilometers so the metric result isn't 100% dead on just so you have full disclosure.
The link I provided though has all the math much more dead on than the quick dirty math I did, and has the math for an entire variety of different
things you can experiment with to see if your numbers match up to a round earth!
The bottom line with this round versus flat thing is you're already at the point where no amount of knowledge anyone else has will help you one way or
another because of the fundamental lack of trust in basically everything that can be used to easily demonstrate the truth.
This is ok though, I get it... You feel like you're being lied to and you just want to know the truth.
Here's the deal though, I'm going to tell you something that the big names in the flat earth movement will never tell you because it will completely
end your need to depend on them or anyone else for the truth!
1. The task you have set out for yourself is not simple, and it absolutely cannot be accomplished by any amount of watching YouTube videos alone! (You
probably will need to watch some videos on YouTube to accomplish your goal of determining the truth for yourself but they will be videos on math and
the scientific method and construction of proper controlled experiments and observations not flat earth videos)
2. Even if people lie about math, there are very well established ways to figure out that they or even a formula itself are not correct. They're
called proofs, and if you really want to know THE TRUTH proofs are about to become your best friend!
3. You cannot prove JACK about the shape of the earth etc without math, anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Trigonometry was discovered and
perfected quite a ways before Eratosthenes, Kepler, and Newton showed up because you need MATH to prove these things! That's just how it is.
4. Science and "globeheads" are not about making you not trust your own senses, we just acknowledge that our senses have very distinct and easy to
prove limitations that makes depending on them and them alone a bad idea! Do you know anyone who works construction who goes to work without a bullet
level, construction triangle, and tape measure? Of course you don't! And why is this? BECAUSE EYEBALLING IT DOESN'T WORK!!! Think about this one
really hard... If the best carpenter you know needs these things to build a dog house, why would anyone with good intentions try and tell you that you
should "just trust your senses" on something that is way more complex than building a dog house?
The Awesome thing about science and math is that you actually don't have to trust anyone!
Every single piece in the whole chain, every observation, every formula, and everything else can be tore down and examined in their raw state by
ONLY IF YOU'RE WILLING TO PUT THE EFFORT IN
If you truly do want to know for sure for yourself without having to trust anyone, that is totally within your reach.
But Eric Dubay, Mark Sargent, and Jeranism aren't going to get you there because quite frankly they don't want you to get there because then you won't
Healthy skepticism is first and foremost about being willing to put in the work, and having an immediate distrust for anyone who tries to tell you
that they've already done the work for you so you don't have to.