Here’s a compilation of arguments for a flat earth from 1885. I laughed, but this one demands a response.
Staunch flat-earther Wilbur Glenn Voliva (1870-1942) asked: “Where is the man who believes he can jump into the air, remaining off the earth one second, and come down to earth 193.7 miles from where he jumped up?” Hard to argue with that.
Wait, but I can argue with that! There’s something wrong with his calculations: I estimate that if I were stationary relative to the rotating earth for one second, I’d only travel about a quarter mile to the west. Disappointing.
Also, if the earth were spinning at 193 miles per second, a day would only be 2 minutes long.
There might also be something else wrong with his scenario, but who cares if he can’t even get the basic math right?