It all sounds utterly bonkers, but Flat Earthers are often quite self-aware about why they believe the Earth is flat - and it's to do with comfort, one expert has said. Moving further in the video, he points out a joke about flat Earth believers who believe that all the planets, sun, moon and other celestial body is round except the Earth.
Bad news, flat-earthers. Neil deGrasse Tyson is here to prove once again the Earth is indeed round.
"We have video from space of the rotating spherical Earth", said Tyson.
Flat-Earth-curious cricketer Freddie Flintoff said in a podcast past year, 'The middle is the North Pole, around the outside is the South Pole which is like a big wall of ice.
Tyson chalks up the rise in flat earth interest two things: living in a country that protects free speech and also hosts a "failed" education system. "But Earth is flat. something doesn't square here".
Neil deGrasse pointed out several short experiments that would explain why Earth is not a flat surface. In his video, Tyson answered questions posed by comedian Chuck Nice, who started it off by simply asking him if Earth is flat.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How to Prove The Earth is Round
'They'll say that they find it more appalling to believe in the universe as a huge, uncaring place, and that it seems more reasonable to imagine Earth was made for humans like a flawless snow globe'. He stated that there could be distortion in the shape like when the planet is revolving at a massive speed, it might look something bulgy like a disk but it is still a spherical or round surface.
He added that spheres can seem to be distorted because of how fast they are rotating, but most of the bodies in the universe are spheres or close to being spherical in shape. Scientists generally believe that asteroids do not have enough gravity to draw their masses into the shape of a sphere. You even have to believe that the Moon itself is fake, since lunar eclipses show that the Earth is indeed a sphere. The shadow cast by our planet is always round, he noted, but if Earth were flat then sometimes, the shadow cast on the moon would be flat.
Flat Earth Theory is practiced by Flat Earth Organization or Society where people who believe that the Earth is flat (Flat Earthers) diss existing theories and evidence and support their own theories to explains the true nature of Earth.
He mentioned Eratosthenes' famous well experiment to calculate the circumference of the planet, as well as seafarers who would observe ships disappearing beyond the horizon as evidence of a rounded Earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson blames the educational system in the USA for the perpetuation of the flat Earth theory because he doesn't think it teaches critical thinking skills.
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