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What do you mean, "the Earth is flat?"

Run across something interesting; a Flat Earther.

I thought they were just a myth, but I ran into an old friend who found out that politicians lie, and now believes that everyone else lies, too.
To compensate, she's reset her belief system to zero; unless she can get a handle on it with her five senses, it doesn't exist. Any proof that I can use to draw her back to the herd is invalid because she doesn't trust it, either. Remarkably, she's accepted air-travel as something valid because she's been up in an airplane, but gravity itself is unproven and suspect. She's got an iPhone, uses the GPS for navigation, but doesn't believe that there are satellites, nor are they orbiting around the earth.
Oh, and the sky is blue because there's seawater on the other side of a barrier.

So, I'm treating this as an intellectual exercise; how to make a convincing argument for a round Earth, with only line-of-site to the horizon. It would be a hell of a lot easier if…

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