After seeing that another internet personality (who will remain nameless in this post) had gone on the record in support of the Flat Earth theory,
enough was enough- I had to see for myself. What is the draw of this whole idea, and how do people fall under its spell? My goal was to go into this
investigation without preconceptions and confirmation bias. And like many of you, I'm a person who doesn't have a problem with analyzing and
dissecting theories and ideas that seem crazy at first glance, or have been labeled by the establishment as ridiculous. So I did a couple searches and
checked out a video on YouTube, something like "The 200 Proofs of Flat Earth", just to see what it was all about. Well, to put it simply, IT WAS
PREPOSTEROUS. I was, and still am, shocked and mortified, and EMBARRASSED FOR OUR HUMAN RACE that a concept so completely absurd, which has been
roundly and thoroughly disproved by science for centuries, could somehow get into our collective consciousness.
The video's creator/narrator either lacks the ability to grasp the base concepts of physics, or refuses to, or is pretending they don't exist to serve
an outside agenda... that's where the possible disinformation comes in. First I've just got to go off, to logically set fire to some of this person's
unbelievable ideas. So if you wish to avoid the angry rant, just skip down to the last bit.
Listing his "proofs", He said things like - 'If the world were indeed round, rivers could not flow in the directions they do, sometimes even in a
South->North direction. This is impossible because water cannot flow uphill, over the supposed curve of the Earth and to another point on the globe."
For that to make any sense, you've got to have no concept of gravity existing as a tether to a center of mass, and water forever following the path of
least resistance, over the Earth's contours and elevation changes, toward that center point. This "Proof", and many of his others which hinge on the
same logical flaw, only makes sense if the Earth were hanging suspended in the middle of a room, and gravity were some outside force.
Here's another - "If the Earth were round, and rotating at thousands of miles an hour like we've been told, the wind at the surface of our planet
wouldn't just be loud enough to be heard, but it would be so strong it would destroy structures and hurl people and animals into the air." Hmm, where
to begin? The air is a fluid, just like water, but a bit lighter. It's spinning at the same rate as the land mass of the Earth, because like the
oceans, all matter that has coalesced around our planet's center of gravity, is one body. Do he and other FE believers understand that space isn't
made up of air, that's sitting still as the Earth and other objects move and rotate around and through it? Space is a frictionless vacuum. Nothing to
cause resistance or drag as our atmosphere meets it, so of course the air moves along with the planet's surface. Then he said airplanes wouldn't be
able to land on a round, rotating Earth, because they couldn't get moving fast enough to catch up with the speed of the ground beneath them in order
to land in a West-to-East direction. Amazingly, this presupposes that the aircraft (and i guess the air around it) would've somehow stopped rotating
along with the Earth at the moment of takeoff. And then he says that on a rotating Earth, travel by helicopter would be so simple- all you'd need to
do is take off and hover, waiting for the land to move beneath you at a terrific speed, and then eventually descend and land at your destination.
These are also nauseating in their ignorance, which is plainly evident to anyone with a logical brain capable of critical thought.
And I've just got to mention one more, then I'll leave this garbage alone. One of the major 'Proofs' was that when engineers design very long roads or
bridges, like the Florida Keys highway, they never calculate/compensate for the curve of the Earth. So if the Earth were round, as the bridge was
being built, it would've risen and continued in a straight line, from the ground, out into the sky. ...stop laughing, I'm serious, this was one of the
'Proofs". I guess according to that thought process, all the construction equipment was weightless. So having no attachment by gravity to the Earth,
they would just gently lift off, along with all the construction workers and their flat Earth blueprints, their trucks, materials, etc., and go
straight on into space. Sounds legit, Flat Earth Proven! UNBELIEVABLE.
So many of this person's/these peoples' Proofs rely on just a few common misunderstandings of physics and fluid dynamics, that I've become convinced
there is an agenda at work. Possibly an experiment by an agency or even an AI, to test the ability to preempt and/or short-circuit the logical
processes of the human mind, and in what percentage of the population this has become possible... I'm reminded of Orwell's 1984, where Big Brother's
goal was to make Winston not just say, but to believe, that two plus two equaled five.
Pretty far out, I know. But when some quasi-famous personalities who have the attention of the younger generation start to believe in this garbage and
share it on social media, it makes my skin crawl.
Sorry for ranting on about such a wacky and fantastic topic, but I had to get it out of my system. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts
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