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11 Bizarre, Hilarious Explanations Flat-Earthers Subscribe To
When you think about a time when the answer to the question “Is the Earth really round?” could possibly be in dispute, you probably think back to the Middle Ages. If you were to tell someone back then that the Earth is shaped less like a plank of wood and more like an orange, they’d probably say something like, “Get to Church you blathering, godless heathen!” or “The Earth has been, and always will be, flat!”
That seems like the last time it would be acceptable to think the Earth is flat, right? But somehow, people still believe the Earth is flat.
Roughly 600 years later.
The same year that one can get on a magic screen, visit a store that doesn’t even physically exist, click the image of a telescope, have said telescope delivered within an hour, and use that telescope to look at more spherical planets in the sky, just like ours.
But, alas, there are some – like those folks in the Middle Ages – that just aren’t buying it.
So, why do people believe in a flat Earth? Click through to find out how shallow the rabbit hole is, and why “flat-Earthers” don’t believe you’ll end up on the other side.
The Earth Is a Disc
So, let’s get the obvious out of the way: Flat-Earthers simply do not believe the Earth is a spherical object. Their explanation? Instead of a “globe,” the Earth is a flat, disc-like shape.
This archaic belief harkens back thousands of years to an era before scientific advancements made it possible to prove the Earth was actually a spherical object.
A ‘Round Earth’ Is a Conspiracy to Debunk Religion
Although there’s a colossal amount of evidence that most religions and religious documents never mentioned the actual shape of the Earth to begin with, some flat-Earthers believe that NASA and other conspirators enforced their “round Earth” propaganda as a way of stifling religious beliefs.
As noted conspiracy theorist Eric Dubay puts it:
“But if the Earth is just one of billions of planets revolving around billions of stars in billions of galaxies, then the ideas of God, creation, and a specific purpose for Earth and human existence become highly implausible.”
Then again, flat-Earth supporters are also no strangers to propaganda themselves, so…
Gravity Is an Illusion
Sorry, Sir Isaac Newton, but not only are you completely wrong about gravity, but it’s possible you’re part of the conspiracy as well, according to flat-Earthers.
So how does Newton tie into the flat-Earth theory? Here goes: objects never accelerate downward, as Newton preposterously theorized, but rather the Earth is continually accelerating upward, propelled by the mysterious force known as dark energy.
NASA Is a Hoax
Yup. Sorry, John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and the thousands of scientists around the world (yes, around) who work at NASA – flat-Earthers aren’t buying your lies.
Mars Rover? Fake. Space travel? Total crock. The moon landing? Never happened.
To the flat-Earth crew, everything under the umbrella of NASA is just part of an elaborate game to keep everyone from knowing the real truth about our world.
Do I ever like knowing my senses are accurate. It feels…flat, is flat.
It feels stable…is stable.
I feel…straight up.
Sun seems close, is close.
Fly in a plane…flat.
Look long distance…flat.
Water runs Down…always.
On a round globe, rivers running North cannot run Down…must climb up.
Psychologically .. unsound.
So simple, too simple for some.
Who says what…matters.
Newton was very connected to Luciferin.
NASA…Center Von Braun.
Why didn’t Armstrong give an interview.