Flat Earth: An Astonishingly Good Book about a Very Bad Idea
Wallace’s Woeful Wager: How a Founder of Modern Biology Got Suckered by Flat-Earthers
In January of 1870, Alfred Russel Wallace found himself on a collision-course with a group of creationists who fervently believed the earth is flat.
10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat
What do flat-earth truthers think is really happening during the 2017 solar eclipse?
I spoke with four flat-Earth truthers about the 2017 solar eclipse. Though they didn’t all agree on what, exactly, we might see on Aug. 21, they all believe there’s something fishy happening.
These Coloradans say Earth is flat. And gravity’s a hoax. Now, they’re being persecuted.
The Flat Earth movement is growing in Colorado, thanks to technology and skepticism about science
Here is a quick experiment, designed to show that the earth is round and to calculate its circumference. It is easy to do if you are in the right location. Unfortunately, in order to do this experiment properly you must have a clear view of the sunset or sunrise over the ocean. The idea behind the experiment is this: if the Earth is round, then objects which travel away from you along the surface of the Earth will disappear from view at a certain distance. More interesting is that they disappear from the bottom up. Think of a friend walking over a hill. If you watch her from one side of the hill as she walks over the hill, her feet will disappear first and then her legs and body followed by her head. This is one way ancient sailors knew that the Earth must be rounded like a hill. They could see the tall masts of ships long after their hulls as the boats receded far away. To see why this effect occurs, look at the diagram below:
GO FUND ME FUNDRAISER
Journey to the Edge of Flat Earth
I propose an expedition, a journey to the Ice Wall surrounding our Flat Earth. Together, we will debunk the Globular Earth myth once and for all.
This journey will not be easy, and I will need extensive funding and volunteers to ensure success.
Our vessel will be equipped with the elements necessary to reach the Ice Wall and meet it's glacial face for the first time, as we make our way over to the other side; where mankind has never been.
The entirety of the journey will be documented and streamed live from the moment we embark on this perilous adventure into the unknown.
Flat-Earther ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes’ Self-Made Rocket Launch Delayed For Lacking Federal Permission
ON 11/27/17 AT 1:28 AM
Saturday was supposed to be another momentous day for “Mad” Mike Hughes, a limousine driver and stuntman from California, when he took off from Earth in a rocket he made himself using not much more than salvaged parts. It would have also been the launch of his bid to become the next governor of the sunshine state, but unfortunately for him, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had other ideas.
Hughes, who despite his rocket-fairing ways, believes the Earth is flat (it is not — it is almost round, more like an orange, with the depressed portions at the poles). He was supposed to fly in a steam-powered rocket over the ghost town of Amboy, California. The rocket would have flown at 500 miles an hour, and carried Hughes 1,800 feet in the air. He also wanted to eventually build a rocket that would carry him high enough for him to photograph the Earth and see for himself its shape.
If that seems like a lot of effort to go to for something any elementary school-going child can tell you, well, it is. But BLM objected to his Saturday launch plan, saying Hughes needed permission from it before he could carry out the launch at his chosen location, permission he didn’t have. In a video on YouTube, Hughes also said the motor home he had converted into a rocket launcher broke down in the driveway just as it was being driven out to Amboy. (It has since been fixed, he added.)
Another piece of private land in the Mojave Desert, near Amboy, has been identified by Hughes as a site where he thinks he would be able to perform his launch without any troubles. The launch may happen as early as this week, provided no other unexpected delays occur.
Hughes shot into the limelight recently after news reports of his upcoming adventure, which seems even more incredulous for a man who claims, in pretty explicit terms, to not believe in science.
ROPER: B.o.B has started a ONE MILLION DOLLAR GoFundMe to prove Earth is flat
Has-been rapper B.o.B set up a GoFundMe campaign 19 days ago. No, it isn’t to raise funds for a new album of his, but rather to prove the Earth is flat.
In the 17th century, when Galileo pointed a telescope at distant stars and planets, he could clearly see they were “quite round.” Later on in that century, Sir Isaac Newton declared the shape of the Earth was an ellipsoid and spherical. Since then, with the help of satellites, photographs and global positioning systems, humanity has come to the conclusion that Earth is indeed round and spherical.
That is until last year, when Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., aka B.o.B, publicly rejected the idea that Earth is round and started a monumental campaign to find the truth. The famous physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of many who have tried and failed to argue with B.o.B in his revolutionary search for building a new paradigm in human thought.
B.o.B looks to build off his successful science-rap song “Airplanes,” released in 2010, which saw the Atlanta rapper challenge the idea of how airplanes truly work. The famous line, “Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shootin’ stars,” was an often overlooked commentary questioning the dichotomy between stars and airplanes.
With his new fundraiser, B.o.B seems to have finally found an answer.
As of today, “Show BoB the Curve,” the name of the fundraiser, has accumulated $6,022 out of the $1 million goal — just above .006 percent.
It’s unfortunate and saddening the fundraiser has yet to take off, as B.o.B and his team have developed quite an intricate plan to unveil the true flatness of the Earth.
According to the GoFundMe description, donations will go toward the, “Purchase and launch of multiple weather balloons and satellites into space for experimental exploration.” B.o.B also said he wouldn’t rule out drones or blimps.
In a strange twist, he neglected to mention the use of the very vehicle, which prompted his historic astronomical thought — science airplanes.
Luckily, while we haven’t been told how these will be made or used, B.o.B and his team have most likely postulated a completely new branch of physics in order to navigate their weather balloons and satellites from a gravitationally flat Earth. Presumably, the team has been secretly working with top physicists and astronomers to completely reconstruct astrophysics.
B.o.B hasn’t been the only celebrity to recently endorse the idea of a flat Earth. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has also publicly said there is a chance the Earth is flat, saying, “They lie to us.”
There is no doubt “they” do lie to us, and by “they,” he must mean world leaders, scientists, teachers and my entire structure of family and friends.
They also lie about the poison in our oxygen supply, which controls the way we vote in elections and keeps us alive but asleep.
The premise for questioning whether the Earth is truly round and not flat is easy enough to understand. What regular person on Earth has the resources, knowledge and time to create their own satellites or rocket ship to orbit the Earth to find out if it’s a perfect sphere? Who can prove, first-hand, the Earth is a sphere and the satellites and rockets we hear about in the news aren’t just a form of devil magic used by our government?
B.o.B has the potential to be our savior —- the person to show us the light, take our money and fund an idea to prove we have been living our lives blindly. The GoFundMe campaign is still active, and I’m guessing it will be active until the goal of $1 million is reached.
While you, me, B.o.B, your grandchildren, your grandchildren’s grandchildren and the entire human race may long be gone by the time that monetary goal is reached, it’s the principle that should matter most to people.
Sleep easy tonight, because while it may seem like a confusing world sometimes, there are people like the great B.o.B doing really important work.
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