Just have a look at that…
The fluid problem
Water. Regardless of which train of thought you follow, it covers over seventy-five percent of our planet’s surface. And the atmosphere, also a fluid, covers the entire surface. The difference is why. While flat-Earthers know that the ocean is really just a large bowl, (with great sheets of ice around the edges to hold the ocean back), and the atmosphere is contained by a large dome, the backwards “round-Earth” way of thinking would have you believe that all those trillions of gallons of water and air just “stick” to the planet’s surface.
Staying on top
Once again, picture in your mind a round world. Now imagine that there are two people on this world, one at each pole. For the person at the top of the world, (the North Pole), gravity is pulling him down, towards the South Pole. But for the person at the South Pole, shouldn’t gravity pull him down as well? What keeps our person at the South Pole from falling completely off the face of the “globe”?
In order to avoid the aforementioned scenario, (which obviously is inaccurate, as you very rarely hear of people falling off the face of the planet) we are forced to assume that, in the “round Earth” theory, there would be a gravitational field radiating from the center of the planet. All objects, be they rocks, insects, humans, or other planets would have, under Efimovich’s theory, have a gravitational “charge” that would, under a certain alignment, cause them to be attracted to the center of the Earth. Unfortunately, like a magnet in a stronger magnetic field, it would undoubtedly require a long time to re-align an object’s gravitational charge, were this the case. And so we go to argument four, which deals with difficulties in having different “downs” for different people.
They’re dead wrong there though, gravity doesn’t need to align it’s field… it is a completely attractive force, from all sides.
And though the part of the site which is called “fighting the evidence” is under construction, I’ll tell you what they claim. They claim that the evil corporation called NASA faked all the images and space launch and that there’s a giant ice wall around the earth and that their unlimited funds allows them to put guards all around the earth that will shoot you if you go too far south, as in towards the edge.
It’s not a joke, they actually believe this, go to their forum and see for yourself.
Well, it was recently hacked and now there’s only one board and spambots have invaded like mad, but the people are still there… oh wait, I just checked and I guess it’s back again. Well, all the better.
I had an one-on-one with one guy whose only argument was that the bible said it was flat, and he later went on to say he hoped I burned in a billion degree furnace in hell and that my kids do to, and kept saying things like “read the fucking bible dipshit, it’s all there” as if the bible is the source of all scientific knowledge. And he actually said NASA works for the anti-christ, and I told him he must pay them a lot, and he eventually said he didn’t have time to argue with a condemned soul or something along those lines.
Some of them believe the earth is flat for less idiotic reasons, or at least not religious ones. But what with modern flight navigation, I don’t see how all those flights going across from russia to alaska will be shot down by NASA.
They say that scientists are all in this together and want to keep the shape of the world secret…
Science is about testing your theories and learning from mistakes, and we all know how little funding they get anyway…