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Why do ships sink below the horizon even if the Earth is flat?
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A growing number of Christians claim that the Bible says the Earth is flat. This video examines one of these Christians' "proof texts" for this belief: Psalm 33:7, which says "God heaps up the ocean waters like a mound". This is actually an ancient explanation for the fact that ships appear to sink below the horizon as they sail away from the viewer. For this explanation to work, you have to believe that the Earth is flat. This video digs into the geometry and physics associated with this explanation, and examines why Psalm 33:7 has caused many of Christianity's most well-respected theologians to say completely idiotic things about the world we live in..