My humble opinion and why I think the earth is not flat:
A logical and in easy words explanation how the water masses and the atmosphere seem “to stick“ to the earth surface could be given like I described as follows (and I’m not trying to beat the physicists here among us as I just couldn’t
, so please Tony, Raven and other correct me if I am wrong):
Accepted that the earth is moving in space and rotate at the same moment around its own axis (and I won’t mention here the wobbling), would mean that, by the present known laws of physic, there are at least two known forces acting upon the earth:
- the first is the centrifugal force which arises because of the rotation and
- the second is the gravitational force which existence has been proven mathematically
Both these forces, acting and interacting, are the reason why water can’t just “fly away” in the atmosphere or in the space.
You could make your own experiment: just take a glass filled with water, rotate it around its own axis and at the same time have it spin around its own center (which would simulate the rotation of the earth and its movement around the sun as the center of the solar system) and you can observe that the water will NOT spill out of the glass. Both of these forces will “force” the water to stay where it is.
Basically, the most important thing to mention is that you need to have the right speed of movement and rotation. If you rotate and move slow, then the water masses will spill (at least at the moment when certain circumstances in the laws of physics - as the mass of the watter etc. - allows this). If you rotate and move too fast, you could even risk to have the glass broken because the centrifugal force will press the water upon the glass with immense power.
The same is with our earth: mother nature and the creation as it is just “imposed” the perfect conditions (means rotation, movement thru space, it’s wobbling etc.), which enable the water and the atmosphere “to stay” where it is and so give the perfect conditions for life to exist as it exists.
IMO, all these videos from various individuals trying to prove a flat earth are just filled with some halfway correct “mathematical” proves about the earth curvature, full of assumptions that indeed ALL videos and photographs we see (saw), that proves the earth is round, are being CGI’ed by NASA (or you name the agency) and so on... Would they claim that the Russian, Chinese, India’s videos and photographs are all being CGI’ed since the very beginning of the space exploration (my tip: check the photographs and videos from both jumps out of a balloon from an upper atmosphere, the one from Felix Baumgartner, I forgot the other name. Would they say all these are being manipulated too?)?
Or that the story about all these satellites above us is just a big hoax? Well how comes that I can observe at least one of them with naked eyes? It would be interesting to see their explanation about how GPS works at least
C’mon, we all believe, more or less, in conspiracy theories , but we just shouldn’t believe in any crap presented.
Are these individuals aware that the earth is enormous big when compared to us humans? And that our own view field is really small? Just because of these both factors we are able to see a only a tiny part of the landscape in front (and around us), which makes us think that we can only see a flat horizon.
Even Eric Dubay claims in his video (the first one posted in this thread), that he didn’t have had the possibility to reach “the edge of the flat earth and fall down in the space”, not to travel in the space or at least so high from where he could observe the curvatore of the earth.
So I might agree that all possibilities pro and contra should be discussed, but this should be based on some empiric knowledge and science, and not only on some wishi-washi postulates.