Why the earth is not flat. Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys flat earthers

Flat Earth Theory Neil de Grasse Tyson

While "we have a video from space - of a rotating spherical earth", the people who believe that the earth is flat do not believe it.

Honestly, Tyson spends the entire nine minute video citing facts that any normal, sane person already knows, but which will bounce right off the noggins of just about any Flat Earther.

Other Flat Earthers believe that Antarctica is a giant ice wall around the outside of our (flat) planet.

Michael Wood, a psychology lecturer at the University of Winchester said, 'One thing I've found interesting in my own adventures on the flat-Earth side of YouTube is, people are often pretty upfront about their motives.

The world's most famous astrophysicist has confirmed the long-held belief that the Earth is round.

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The flat earth society is composed of people who promote the idea that the earth is flat. If the Earth were flat, the shadow would look very different. 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. In it, he spoke with comedian Chuck Nice about the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is spherical in shape.

And then there's the much more straightforward argument that if you watch a ship sail off, you'll eventually see it disappear into the horizon, and it would only disappear from view if it's moving on a round surface.

Neil deGrasse pointed out several short experiments that would explain why Earth is not a flat surface. If it was flat as a pancake, it is unlikely that the ship would behave as such. Eratosthenes stated that when he looked for the bottom of the well in Syene, the bottom was clearly visible at the noontime but when he observed the other well in Alexandria at noontime, the bottom was not clearly visible. If a well is deep enough, it would only be possible to see the bottom of the well at noon when the sun is directly overhead - otherwise, the sunlight would be coming down at an angle that wouldn't reach the bottom of that well. Tyson blamed the faulty education system that fails to teach critical analysis to students.

'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 ideal snow globe'. He received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2004 for his contribution towards astrophysics.

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