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would we be able to see forever (hypothetically)?
same is possible when standing on a spherical Earth (hypothetically)?
on Earth. Things on Earth. Basically, would there be no horizon? I think their wouldn't be. But that seems weird. In fact, it seems impossible to comprehend.
Otherwise, 1000 years ago, when someone had said the Earth was flat, someone else would have said "But what about the horizon?", then the first person would have said "Oh yeah".
Wiki tells me the horizon *is* only because of the curvature of the Earth. Which means people who believed the Earth was flat = stupid.
or at least, it wasnt the accepted truth. its a myth. the reason columbus was ridiculed was because he thought it was smaller than it is. people said (rightly) that he wouldnt be able to reach the far east. he was just lucky enough to bump into a new continent.
people have realised that the earth is round since the aristotle.
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Now I'm thinking about staring up at the Empire State Building. I'm pretty sure I couldn't see the top. But it was cloudy. HMM.
you can see the top of the empire state building from the ground, easy.
And I mean if you stand right up against it and look up. But obviously it's tapered, so that doesn't count.
we can see stars, remember, but only cos their bright as fuck.
I imagine the further you go, the smaller things get and after a point they will just be tiny dots.
and even if that didnt happen, you'd get to the end of the world and there wouldnt be anything more to see. apart from the monster that here be.
Would it fill the sky? That's basically what I'm getting at.
there would still be perspective, and a vanishing point.
HOWEVER, let us think of convergent sequences in mathematics. Maybe it would be like that.
the awnser is you will have selective viewing, you would be able to see really big and bright things till the world ended but I doubt we have any bright things bright enough to do this, you will probably forever see ground untill it blurs.
something about light reflecting and the human eye and stuff