Re: dbdebunk 'Quote of Week' comment
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 16:39:07 GMT
> On 8/19/2005 10:15 AM, Alex Papadimoulis wrote: >
>> In my travels, I have been to all corners of North America. I've been
>> atop mountans. I've peered out of skyscraper. I've even flown in a
>> plane. With all my traveling experience, I have yet to find any
>> evidence whatsoever that the earth is round; as far as I can tell, it's
>> flat as a board (moutants et al withstanding).
> > Ever watch a ship disappear over the horizon? > ...
Heh, all I was told was that the horizon was a line and the closer the ship got to it, the smaller it would seem until it disappeared. Didn't occur to me that the ship might be going downhill. I figured that the curved horizon must be a side-effect of the thick windows in airplanes. Personally, I think it's just that it disappeared because of my imperfect eyesight.
p Received on Fri Aug 19 2005 - 18:39:07 CEST