Tuesday, 2 August 2016

CASE 452 - The Flat earth theory

CASE 452 - The Flat earth theory

The leading flat-earther theory holds that Earth is a disc with the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall wall of ice, around the rim. NASA employees, they say guard this ice wall to prevent people from climbing over and falling off the disc which also is the only thing in the universe, Everything else revolves around the earth or was created as props and to keep the humans believing the round earth theory. The belief that the Earth is flat has been described as the ultimate conspiracy theory and humans are not told, over 5 million scientists who understand how the universe work down to the smallest molecule must be either lying and keeping it from the rest of us or they have been brainwashed by the science community to believe the round earth theory. According to the Flat Earth Society's leadership, its ranks have grown by 200 people (mostly Americans and Britons) per year since 2009. Judging by the exhaustive effort flat-earthers have invested in fleshing out the theory on their website, as well as the staunch defenses of their views they offer in media interviews and on Twitter, it would seem that these people genuinely believe the Earth is flat. Anyone who opposes their views and beliefs are deemed a troll or "nasa agent" and usually deleted or banned from certain boards and web pages.

The video below is a fantastic breakdown of every part of the theory the flat earthers believe, by Armoured Skeptic, if your still not 100% sure check it out its very good.

You Don’t Weigh Less at the Horizon

While flat-earthers will contend that there is no such thing as gravity, this force unites the entire universe. It’s everything from what makes the numbers jump on a bathroom scale to the reason why planets and stars form. It uniformly pulls everyone on the surface of Earth toward our planet’s center of mass (roughly the exact center). That’s why you’ll weigh the same in Los Angeles as you will in Jakarta.

If the Earth was flat, gravity would no longer pull everyone the same way. If the flat Earth would be something like a disk, those at the edge of the disk would be pulled relatively sideways, while those at the center of the plate would be pulled straight down. The difference would change your weight enough to confuse a bathroom scale. Considering that humans have been to every landmass on Earth without celebrating sudden lightness, we can rule out a flat planet.

You Don’t Fall Off The Planet

Where is the edge of the world according to flat-earthers? The answer changes, but it usually involves some impenetrable barrier at said edge that prevents people from going past or falling off. Global conspiracies apparently prevent people from investigating these boundaries. The reason we dont fall of the bottom of the earth is because gravity is a result of earth, it doesn't work independent of the earth. Flat earthers understand that gravity works in one direction and that is down, but this is not true it works in the direction of the center of the earth depending on which part of the huge planet we are on.

Timezones Exist

To make the seasons work with a flat Earth, advocates claim that the Sun orbits in a circle above our disk, like a tetherball on an invisible string. But timezones exist. I have spoke to friends in New zealand, Australia and totally different time zones and its dark where they are (nighttime) and its bright sunshie (day) where I am

A flat Earth can’t account for how some parts of the planet are provably in darkness while other parts are bathed in light.

The Rest of the Solar System

Like how we’ve seen the Earth from many angles and found it round, we’ve sent cameras to the rest of the planets in our solar system and snapped photos of them from many angles too. They all appear to be spheres. That makes sense if gravity is the main force in the universe pulling cosmic gas and dust and rock together to form planets. The chances that the Earth is the only planet in the solar system that is non-spherical, yet subject to the same forces as other planets, are zero.

Eclipses Show You Earth’s Shape

Have you ever seen a lunar eclipse? It’s when the Earth passes in between the Sun and our moon and casts a shadow over the lunar surface. If you look closely, you can pick out a slight curvature. Curvature is possible with a flat disk, but even flat-earthers admit that the Earth spins. If the Earth were flat, there would be some people that occasionally see a straight line projected on the moon (the edge of a disk). That hasn’t happened since humans looked up, so a sphere is the logical shape to assume.

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