There is no doubt that you haven’t ever encountered a Facebook community of Flat Earthers People. The stats of their increase in size in such an advanced era of human civilization are shocking. Searches for “Flat Earth” in Google have tripled in the past two years. And their confident scientific researchers can baffle you like nothing else can. Some of their scholars calculated that our Sun is not 93 million miles away from Earth but is enclosed in our atmospheric “dome” and is only around 3,000 miles up with a diameter of 32 miles, and, is ever since, making a circular circuit over the surface, shining down like a spotlight as it moves.
Walking on the planet’s surface looks and feels to be flat, so they deem all evidence to the opposite, such as the satellite images of Earth as a sphere, to be photoshopped of a “round Earth conspiracy” made by NASA and other government agencies.
The leading flat-earther theory stats that Earth is a disc on which the Arctic Circle is in the center and Antarctica, which is a 150-foot-tall wall of ice, is around the rim. NASA employees, they say, safeguard this ice wall to prevent general people from accessing their lies or climbing over and falling off the disc.
To many, a round earth is a scientific assured assertion, a fundamental understanding of the world instructed to us at an early age. The Flat Earth model has for quite some time been expelled, as early as the era of Aristotle. Yet, in 1956, in the midst of the Space Race between the US and the USSR, the Flat Earth society was established by a doubter from England.
With the support of several Celebrities, the Flat Earth theory has re-entered general society, somewhere in the range of 2500 years after it was first expelled by the old Athenians.
Certainly, Singer B.o.B has turned into a dynamic defender of the movement, even beginning a ‘GoFundMe’ page for buying ‘Weather’ balloons for Flat Earth experimentation.
Have a look to their assertions. Earth’s day and night cycle is clarified by placing that the sun and moon are circles estimating 32 miles (51 kilometers) that move in circles 3,000 miles (4,828 km) over the plane of the Earth. whereas, Stars move in a plane 3,100 miles up. Like spotlights, these divine circles light up various segments of the planet in a 24-hour cycle.
Flat Earthers accept there must likewise be an invisible “Antimoon” that darkens the moon during lunar eclipses. And in case of the sun, they state that since fire cannot burn without the presence of oxygen, as in the vacuum of space, is proof that the sun hangs up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Furthermore, Britain’s First Flat Earth Conference is going to be held on this end of the week. On these committed gatherings, Flat-Earthers straightforwardly examine parts of Flat Earth hypothesis, for example, the absence of obvious bend of the earth, or a “Flat Earth” map, resembling the United Nations logo with Antarctica encompassing the Earth on its edges.
Moreover, Earth’s gravity is an illusion, as per they say. Items don’t accelerate downwards; rather, the disc of Earth accelerates upward at 32 feet for each second squared, which is 9.8 meters per second squared, driven up by a secretive power called Dark Energy.
At that point, there’s the conspiracy theory: Flat-earthers solely believe photographs of the globe are photoshopped; GPS gadgets are fixed to make plane pilots think they are flying in straight lines around a circle when they are really flying in straight lines over a plate. The intention in world governments’ camouflage of the genuine state of the Earth has not been learned, but rather Flat Earthers trust it is likely to be budgetary.
“More or less, it would intelligently cost considerably less to fake a space program than to really have one, so those in on the Conspiracy benefit from the subsidizing NASA and other space agencies get from the government,” the Flat Earther site’s FAQ page clarifies.
Flat Earthers often call out NASA, blaming it for utilizing CGI and faking most, if not all, of its missions like the moon landing. As it were, this profound situated doubt of all governmental movement is the thing that ties these Conspiracy theories together.
Although, Flat Earth theory calls for the rejection of many fundamental scientific principles such as gravity and Solar System, the more seasoned Flat-Earthers make their experiments available online, often taking the support of scientific principles that could, anyhow, bolster their theory.
If we talk about their social platform’s status, 15% of people who identify themselves as Flat Earthers on Twitter are categorized as either a Scientist or Researcher. On top of that, over 4% identify themselves as a teacher or lecturer.
Flat Earthers are not always unrecognized. Sometimes they’re even ‘verified’ on Twitter.
Don’t underestimate their size and level of dedication on social media. The facebook groups we witnessed have 50-60 thousand members on an average. Where Flat-Earthers are eagerly waiting to share their opinions. There you can find numerous links to Websites that display Flat Earth Theory and a host of YouTube channels that broadcast their logic and beliefs.
“Being a member of flat-earth society is putting away the bullshit we were taught in schools and going against popular opinion,” one Flat-Earther wrote on his Facebook timeline. “Not conforming to the previously approved paradigm that we are force-to believe.”
There are an plenty of reasons why individuals cling to the Flat Earth Theory. For a few, it’s a matter of religion. One Poster shared a photo citing 200 verses from the Bible supporting the Flat Earth model and hypothesis. Many posts due to non-visibility of curvature from the human-eye, from looking out into the far-off horizon over the beach.
Without a doubt, I have never been in outer space to eyeball the globe for myself, however, the globe at school appeared well and made good sense to all of us. There are some who trust the movie ‘The Matrix’ is genuine and we are only computer created avatars. The fact is undigestible that its 21st century and we all are living among such intelligent group of people.