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. I'm asking anyone out there with a friend or colleague who's a flat-earther - show this to them, flood their messengers, spam their email inboxes, reverberate the facts in a verbal fashion until they don't want to be friends with you any more. excessive?
Neil deGrasse Tyson started by pointing to the videos taken from space which show that the Earth is a sphere that's rotating.
The astrophysicist then went on to joke that "something doesn't square" as there are plenty of people who claim the sun, moon, and other planets to be round but not the Earth.
"What's odd is there are people who think that Earth is flat but recognize that the moon is round", Tyson says.
On March 9 (Friday), Neil DeGrasse Tyson uploaded a YouTube video on his channel "StarTalk" alongside stand-up comic and co-host Chuck Nice supporting that the Earth is round and not a flat surface. The scientist talks about experiments conducted centuries and centuries ago regarding how shadows fall, noting that there's no way a flat Earth could produce the kind of shadows that we can easily observe here on the surface. According to Tyson, the laws of physics are universal and how energy behaves are two reasons why everything in the universe is, in fact, a round object.
Bodies that have a flatter shape have been compressed because they rotate extremely fast, which the Earth does not.
The first test involves watching a lunar eclipse. He also pointed out that when a ship sails away across the horizon, it eventually disappears because it drops below the horizon as it travels around Earth. Instead, a perfectly round shadow is cast during such phenomenon.
If three deep wells are dug at three different positions, and the sun is overhead the well in the middle, it would be visible to the bottom. Second is that the planet is flat but only has a small sun.
He says the rise of flat earth theory indicates two things: the right to free speech, and America's "failed education system".
The discussion featured in the video is based on a chapter included in Tyson's book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
"Our system needs to train you not only what to know, but how to think about information and knowledge and evidence", said Tyson.
We all have a lot of questions we'd like to ask Flat Earthers, with number one being a shrieked, 'How can you possibly believe this nonsense?'
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