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Guy Proves Flat-Earthers Are Wrong In The Most Brilliant Way
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Recently, after taking pictures of Lake Michigan and noticing that the surface has no curve, someone did a little practical experiment to see if our planet earth was truly flat. It involved elaborate calculations and used other tools to find the correct answer, which we have all known for centuries now.

However, a 36-year-old software engineer called Jeff went for something much simpler. He used a basketball and a macro lens to simulate the curvature of the Earth and took photos to calculate the equivalent. Quite brilliant, isn’t it?

“Looking at my photos, it’s easy to imagine being an incredibly small creature living on the surface of the basketball,” Jeff told Bored Panda. “From the perspective of that tiny creature, the “horizon” of the basketball would always look “flat”. Using the appearance of the horizon as primary evidence, this creature would likely assume that they are living on a flat surface. I don’t expect this to change the minds of any entrenched flat earth believers, but I hope that this interesting experiment could help someone that may be susceptible to persuasion by the flat earthers’ arguments.”

“The few flat earth believers I have interacted with seem to rely heavily on memes as their preferred method of communication, so I wanted to be able to respond with a meme-like science experiment, using their own logic, that points out the absurdity of their logic.”

While people rejoiced that Jeff had found conclusive proof that planet Earth is indeed round, he had some reservations. “I would like to clarify, that my photo does not prove the Earth is round,” he told us. “It only proves in an easy-to-understand way that the surface of a sphere can appear flat. It proves that the basis of all flat-earthers’ beliefs (the horizon appears flat) is insufficient evidence to determine the shape of the earth.”

Cool science and logic always win in the end! Jeff makes quite an excellent point in the round vs. flat ‘debate’ that debunks one of the biggest arguments flat-Earthers have. So scroll down to read about the full experiment, as well as the specifics of what he used, and don’t forget to tell us what you think!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
5 years ago

Honestly, the VAST majority of "Flat Earthers" are just trolls wanting to get a rise out of people by being contrary.

Cesi Baca
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly! Why would anyone even take this much time out of their lives to try educate these idiots who are just playing people.

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
5 years ago

Flat earthers, anti-vaxers, climate change deniers, Trump supporters... nothing will change these people's minds. Take Flat Earthers for axample - for every explanation that anyone comes up with, or any mind experiement, they have the most peculiar mental gymnastics to come up with explanations to counter it. See for example: https://theflatearthsociety.org/home/index.php/about-the-society/faq

The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago

I know you have a lot of hate in you, but it's incorrect to lump all those groups together. The anti-vaccination movement was in Europe before the USA. I myself first became aware of the movement taking hold in France. The flat earthers are mainly trolling, playing you for a fool. And many of the global warming deniers I've met remember the 70s when it was an ice age that was coming, but the thing we were supposed to do to avoid the ice age then is the same thing we're supposed to do to avoid the warming now. Though they mostly have a hard time articulating their objections, it seems to be a great deal more nuanced than what you no doubt think it is. But... well, that's how bigotry always worked. Oversimplify people, lump them together as much as possible, and hate away because hey you've picked a politically correct bigotry so you can indulge! ::rolleyes::

Sky
Community Member
5 years ago

We get it. How many more flat earthers need to be "Hilariously" (Sarcasm) be proven wrong. This is just boring and repetitive.

Community Member
5 years ago

until there are no more flat earthers. thats how many times they need be proven wrong. just as many times as anti vaxxers

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
5 years ago

Honestly, the VAST majority of "Flat Earthers" are just trolls wanting to get a rise out of people by being contrary.

Cesi Baca
Community Member
5 years ago

Exactly! Why would anyone even take this much time out of their lives to try educate these idiots who are just playing people.

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
5 years ago

Flat earthers, anti-vaxers, climate change deniers, Trump supporters... nothing will change these people's minds. Take Flat Earthers for axample - for every explanation that anyone comes up with, or any mind experiement, they have the most peculiar mental gymnastics to come up with explanations to counter it. See for example: https://theflatearthsociety.org/home/index.php/about-the-society/faq

The Cappy
Community Member
5 years ago

I know you have a lot of hate in you, but it's incorrect to lump all those groups together. The anti-vaccination movement was in Europe before the USA. I myself first became aware of the movement taking hold in France. The flat earthers are mainly trolling, playing you for a fool. And many of the global warming deniers I've met remember the 70s when it was an ice age that was coming, but the thing we were supposed to do to avoid the ice age then is the same thing we're supposed to do to avoid the warming now. Though they mostly have a hard time articulating their objections, it seems to be a great deal more nuanced than what you no doubt think it is. But... well, that's how bigotry always worked. Oversimplify people, lump them together as much as possible, and hate away because hey you've picked a politically correct bigotry so you can indulge! ::rolleyes::

Sky
Community Member
5 years ago

We get it. How many more flat earthers need to be "Hilariously" (Sarcasm) be proven wrong. This is just boring and repetitive.