About 2,000 years ago, Aristotle figured that the earth is not flat. “Again, our observations of the stars make it evident, not only that the Earth is circular, but also that it is a circle of no great size. For quite a small change of position to south or north causes a manifest alteration of the horizon,” he writes in his book On the Heavens. Just because the entire world knows this for a fact, backed by a lot of evidence, does not mean everyone agrees with it. Some of us might think that the flat-earthers on the internet are just going around joking about the flatness of the earth, but there really are some weird creatures on the planet that have this firm belief that it, in fact, is flat.
One such freak head is the YouTube conspiracy theorist D. Marble who has made another attempt to prove the idea of a flat earth. The guy has become super popular over the internet for all the right reasons. D. Marble took a flight from North Carolina to Seattle with a spirit level to “monitor whether or not the pilot would dip the nose of the plane to compensate for curvature.”
We can not even fathom the degree of stupidity you need to think of such a thing, but the video exists for your amusement.
He explains his experiment in the video saying, “I recorded a 23 minute and 45 seconds time-lapse, which by those measurements means the plane traveled a little over 203 miles. According to curvature math given to explain the globe model, this should have resulted in the compensation of 5 miles of curvature. As you’ll see there was no measurable compensation for curvature. Understand that gravity is a still just a theory. No more defending what we know to be true! Now we take the fight to the enemy! #FEOffensive.”
We would like to think that there only one such person, sadly the guys has thousands of subscribers and most of them believe the theory. There are so many activists that fight to prove the earth is flat including God’s Flat Earth, Flat Earth Activism, and so so many more. Just have a look at what his followers have to say.
The number of sane people in the comments section was not little either.
And Twitter definitely has a shortage of those flat earth freaks.
I want to explain physics to him but I'm afraid of violating the Prime Directive. pic.twitter.com/YqBX9HXE1O
— 0cean, Danny (@Fire0cean) May 2, 2017
Here is the video for your amusement:
If you still believe that the earth is flat, please let me know where I can find the kind of weed you are high on.