Surveyors, engineers and architects are the building blocks of a modern society. We trust them to build safe buildings, bridges, roads, and the like. With that trust, I believe we can gain a lot of insight from the life experience of these members of humanity. Perhaps we can put our faith in the true experts as we explore what they have to say regarding curvature of our earth.
In January, 1896 “Earth Review” magazine published a quote from Mr. T. Westwood, a surveyor, stating that,
“In leveling, I work from ordinance marks, or canal levels, to get the height above sea level. [...] The puzzle to me used to be, that though each extends several miles each level was and is treated throughout its whole length as the same level from end to end; not the least allowance being made for curvature, although if the earth be a globe, 112 feet ought to be allowed." (page 143, paragraph 2 & 3)
A humorous quote by Mr. W. Winkler, M.I.C.E was published in 1976 by the newspaper titled Flat Earth News. He goes to say:
“As an engineer of many years standing, I say that this absurd allowance is only permitted in school books. No engineer would dream of allowing anything of the kind. I have projected many miles of railways and many more of canals and the allowance has not even been thought of, much less allowed for. This allowance for curvature means this – that it is 8” for the first mile of a canal, and increasing at the ratio by the square of the distance in miles; thus a small navigable canal for boats, say 30 miles long, will have, by the above rule an allowance for curvature of 600 feet. Think of that and then please credit engineers as not being quite such fools. Nothing of the sort is allowed. [...] We no more think of allowing 600 feet for a line of 30 miles of railway or canal, than of wasting our time trying to square the circle." (page 2)
Everyday there are more and more students awaking to the truth that there is no curvature on our earth plane. These future engineers, surveyors, architects, etc are giving us a future we can hope for. We rely on these experts to supply us with a functional society, and the truth will be exposed as more and more come forward, providing a functional humanity.