How did Moriel Shottlender describe approaching ships?
Contrastingly, they appear to rise from the horizon line as though they were once previously engulfed by the blue sea below them and software engineer, Moriel Shottlender says this, “Approaching ships do not just “appear” out of the horizon (like they should have if the world were flat), but rather seem to emerge from beneath the sea”. An easier way to come to an understanding with this point is to imagine a small insect crawling over a spherical surface (e.g. a ball). If you were to look at the ball head on, you would see the insect emerge slowly from the horizon line on the ball, likewise with a ship on the ocean. This means that the earth, once again, must be round since the ships and insects alike, do not appear magically out of anywhere, but from the deep below and we know this fact to be the case and rather, if the earth were flat, there probably would be no horizon line at all.
A very big reason that the earth can’t be flat is that the higher up we are, the further we can see. If you stand on the ground and look out to the horizon and then afterwards, stand on a higher point like a tall building or hill doing the same, you will notice that you can see much further than you could when on the flat ground. This is because of the earth spherical shape, and this would not be possible if the earth were flat. Kirsten Brown says, “If you go to a very flat area like western Kansas, on the ground you can see about 14 miles. If you to go to the third floor of a building, you can now see ” over” the horizon and see buildings that are 20 miles away”. So, on flat earth, your height would not make a difference to the distance you can see. On round earth, there is a massive difference made to the distance we as humans can see depending on our height. Again, this is yet another fact that is known to disprove any flat earth theories that may have recently arisen.