The earth is round. Period.
If you are doubtful that the Earth is round, please do some scientific research. The Earth is absolutely and utterly round. It’s beyond a shadow of a doubt – not flat! The reasoning behind the theory that the Earth is flat lacks substantial arguments. A 47-year-old musician for Manitowoc snapped a photo of Lake Michigan. And his age-old views and everything he knew about the Earth was challenged. The picture instantly raised doubts about everything he knew about the Earth.
“I’ve often looked at the horizon over that lake–thousands of times–and wondered “am I seeing a curve? I’m not sure. Maybe a little? Or is my mind playing tricks?” As a kid, I’d look at it a lot,” said Greg.
However, he did what anyone else would’ve done, and he turned to science.
“When I actually did the math and made the diagram, I actually felt a rush” Pagel recalled.
He used Google Earth and some calculations to figure it all out.
Imgur user Greg took some pictures in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
He took this picture a few miles away from his house in Manitowoc, WI.
To the right, in the distance, you can see the beach at Silver Creek Park.
To the left, you can see the south side of Two Rivers, WI. This is where Greg grew up.
It’s called Two Rivers because it sounds nicer than “Three Trees and a Couple of Rocks.”
The horizon seems pretty flat in this photo.
Even after zooming in, it still looks pretty flat.
As shown on Google Earth, this is where Greg was standing. On the left is the shore of Two Rivers again and on the right, that’s the beach at Silver Creek Park.
According to Google Earth, the two points are 8.4 miles apart.
8.4 miles is an arc of about 0.12 degrees.
What would a 0.12-degree arc look like?
Here’s a 90-degree arc.
Here’s a 45-degree arc.
Where’s the curve?
This is the 1-degree arc.
This is a 0.12-degree arc.
And here it is again.
This will probably make the ‘Flat Earth Society’ scream. Which team are you on? Let us know in the comments below!