Already in the 4th century BC. the Aristotle philosopher declared that the earth is round. He had noticed that the starry sky varied with the distance to the equator. But today, 2300 years later, there are still people who claim that the earth is a flat disk and that photos of the round earth are fake.
The theory of a flat earth is as old as the road to Rome, but the current 'flat earthers' mainly derive their inspiration from the book Earth Not a Globe from 1865. Writer Samuel Rowbotham presents an imaginative theory that refers many centuries of knowledge about the earth to the trash. Flat earthers claim, among other things, that the South Pole is not surrounded by water, but by a 50-meter-high ice wall that forms the edge of the flat earth.
Gravity is fabrication
Even gravity does not exist: we stay on the ground because the flat earth is constantly accelerating upwards. The pressure of that acceleration creates a fluid layer under the earth and holds the tectonic plates in place.
As a result of the work of Samuel Rowbotham, the International Flat Earth Research Society was established in 1956. The most recent development was in 2004, when the best known internet forum for flat earthers - Flat Earth Society - was created. This group wants to expose the lies of the authorities about a round earth.
Science makes ground of theory
The conspiracy thinkers do not want to know anything about photos from the space that show that the earth is round. But even if you ignore them, there is countless evidence that our planet is practically bullet-proof.
ECLIPSES HAVE A ROUND SHADOW
- A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth stands between the sun and the moon and casts its shadow on the moon. That is impossible with a flat earth. Moreover, the shadow of the earth is clearly curved, and the only shape that always casts a round shadow regardless of the angle is a sphere.
SOUTH POLE IS A CONTINENT
- There is all kinds of evidence that Antarctica is a continent. Several times, researchers have sailed all the way around it, the continent has been photographed countless times from planes and expeditions to the interior have been undertaken. All this indicates that the South Pole is not a 50 meter high ice wall.
EARTH BLOCKS STARS
- You do not see the same stars from all places on earth. This can only be explained by the fact that the curvature of a round earth blocks the view of a part of the sky. If the earth was a flat disk, you would see the same stars everywhere.