The Earth is Flat

Is the Earth really flat? Have you been lied to? Are you lying to yourself?

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How reliable is science? Do you trust the findings of scientists? What about when their findings contradicts your religion? Many see the teachings of their religions as superseding the findings of the scientific community

Take, for instance, the Flat Earth Society.

Some people fully believe the earth is flat. Their reasoning for this stems from the claim that they haven’t seen the spherical  globe with their own eyes, and therefore have no definite proof that the earth is round. Others believe that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) posts edited pictures of the earth. Here are some reasons behind their theories:

  1. The horizon always appears flat to observers, no matter the altitude. Only NASA and other government “space agencies” show a curve in their “fake” pictures and videos.

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People say this because only NASA and other space-affiliated organizations have actually been to space, and they claim that any picture those organizations post is edited or fake. It has been said that, as cameras ascend, they would need to be adjusted to remain on the earth if there were any curve.

  1. Surveyors, engineers and architects are never required to factor the supposed curve of the earth into their projects. For example, canals, roadways, bridges and tunnels are always cut and laid horizontally (often for hundreds of miles) without needing to change anything because of the curve.

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  1. Airplanes or any other machine built to fly great distances would have to constantly move down while flying across a spherical Earth; otherwise, they would fly into space.

 

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  1. If the earth were truly spinning, helicopters and such should be able to hover until their destination reaches them.

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  1. If gravity is actually strong enough to hold oceans, buildings, mountains, etc. onto the planet, people shouldn’t be able to jump or even walk; no machine or animal could fly; fish and any other creatures wouldn’t be able to swim. According to this theory, we would practically be glued to the surface of the Earth.

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These are only a select few that stood out among the 200 “proofs” on the website listed below. The Flat Earth Society’s mission statement reads: “The mission of the Flat Earth Society is to promote and initiate discussion of Flat Earth theory, as well as archive Flat Earth literature. Our forums act as a venue to encourage free thinking and debate.” This statement shows the openness of their forums and welcomes open minds. Some of these points seemed pretty valid to me. What do you think?

At first, you may laugh, but make sure you do your own research. It’s okay to question things you are told, because you’re not always told the truth. It’s okay to challenge people. It’s okay to think something different. At the end of the day, you choose what to believe in. Pigs can fly and aliens are real.

Credit: http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2015/08/200-proofs-earth-is-not-spinning-ball.html

Flat Earth Society: http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php

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