Re: I am going to end with this, when you are 5 years old you get stuck in a ...
Quite simply because it's not flat.
I've flown to a height of 50K feet several times in the hornet, and with a 360 degree unobstructed view, I've seen the curve of the earth myself.
A few simple observations that prove it's a globe: Sunsets/sunrises - sun should never touch the horizon if the earth was flat. Lunar Eclipses are impossible Coriolis effect Different star rotations in different hemispheres - springbok didn't address this one when I mentioned it The presence of a north and south magnetic pole. Satellite imagery - springbok forgot to address that one also when I linked him the Himawari 8 satellite The ability to journey to the south pole Watching ships appear to sink as they sail away, much like that Toronto picture that springbok couldn't answer All other celestial bodies are spheres