This article is continued from Part 1. The article got too long, so I had to split it into two parts. If you haven’t read Part 1, please go back to read it first.Back to Part 1
Here is the continued list with the final Top 10 (out of 20) reasons why flat Earth theory is illogical and makes no sense at all:
10 The Four Seasons
9 The Equator
If the Earth were a flat disc as that model suggests, then in reality, heading north would be hot, and south would be colder, no matter where you are, because the center would be the warmest part of the disc.
Why? Because the center of the disc is the furthest from the cold of space. However, this isn't the case. In our real, spherical world, heading north or south from the equator will head to a colder climate.
8 Solar Radiation
5 Boats on the Horizon
One guy said that if you took a big telescope then you can still see the boat over the horizon. There are several explanations for this. First, is that it didn't go far enough away and the disappearing was a perception problem, not because it went too far past the Earth's curvature. Second, is that it is an illusion of bending light. Kind of like a mirage. Light reflecting off the water allows you to see it.
However, the only way to disprove this is to try to see a city on the other side of the world with a huge telescope. If the Earth was flat, you'd be able to see China from America with a big enough telescope. You can't, though, even with a big enough telescope.
4 Comets, Asteroids, Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites
If our Earth is really a flat disc, and the dome is an atmosphere and not a projection (see the Sun argument from Part 1), then what's the deal with meteors? If you're saying the disc was created by aliens and the dome is a huge computer monitor, then meteors make no sense.
3 Argument: Trains Don't Factor In the Curvature of the Earth
Because of topography, we do not need to factor the curvature, we only have to factor in the topography. If the Earth were a smooth marble, then we would need to factor in curvature. But it is not. The Earth does have topography. You only need to factor in what's in front of you.
To demonstrate, make a big ball, about 10 feet in diameter. Make it perfectly smooth. Now, you can't lay small lego in a straight line. This is what flat Earth proponents are arguing. However, this is not representative of the Earth, because the Earth is not a perfectly smooth sphere.
Now, make a second ball the same size. This time, make lots of bumps of all sizes all over it. Now try to lay a lego. You will notice you have to make the lego move up or down on the bumps. You don't need to factor the roundness of the ball. You only need to factor in the bumps.
2 The Proponents Lack Even Logical Credibility
It's really hard to watch the documentaries if you have a sound mind. It screams "crazy" to your subconscious. Instead, the documentaries focus more on the fact that we are being lied to by the media, which is true; and by politicians, which is also true. But not about a flat Earth. Lying about global warming, yes (political agenda). Dinosaurs, maybe (evolution agenda). But a flat Earth? No. There is no point.
It achieves no end to lie about a flat Earth if it's part of nature and our Earth is a big natural disc with an atmosphere. And if we are really in a big petri dish made by aliens, then it does nothing for politicians and corporations to lie to everyone about that fact. Moreoever, the latter does not line up with science, as discussed above.
Listen to a couple of the flat Earth documentaries. Notice the lack of facts and the emphasis on an emotional appeal. This is a huge red flag.
1 Occam's Razor
Belief in a flat Earth has been becoming more pervasive in recent years. However, this belief becoming more widespread is a phenomenon that I believe I can explain. First of all, there are some fundamental hoaxes that are causing people to begin to disbelieve everything about their reality as they have been taught. Among the hoaxes, myths, or even outright lies, include Global Warming, Evolutionary Theory, the Big Bang Theory, and even possibly the Theory of Dinosaurs.
In light of these major and fundamental lies regarding the understanding of our universe which involve massive cover-ups, misinformation, and forced teaching in schools, it is not a wonder then that people who are awakened to these realities will begin to question everything; and do so completely seriously, not because they are crazy or stupid. In fact there are many intelligent people who believe in some seemingly absurd notions.
The reason for this, I believe, is because it is a phenomenon of human nature. Our society has been set up in such a way that a few people can control the flow of information through the media and educational establishment. Among these begin lies – lies about our world, wars, politics, even science itself such as the global warming scam.
As a result, people who are broken free from the lies are burdened with an intense distrust of the establishment. They begin to question everything they have been told, after they uncovered so great a deception.
It’s clear to most people that someone is lying to us, but most people find it impossible to discern what is real. People begin to question things like, “is the Earth really round? Perhaps it’s flat?” “Do aliens exist?” “Does NASA even exist?” “Was the moon landing a hoax?” “Does space exist?” “Do I exist?” And so on and so forth. It is a dark rabbit hole, with no end in sight.
Perhaps you remember as a child coming to the understanding that you can say “why?” an endless number of times. I know I distincly remember this. I was about 4 years old, I remember sitting in the passenger seat of the van as we were cleaning it and asking, “why?” to a question, and then realizing I can keep saying “why?” until the person answering runs out of answers and leaves my last “why?” unanswered.
For example, let me think of a question to ask. “Why does ice cream taste good?” Because it contains a lot of sugar (including natural sugar from dairy called lactose). “Why does it contain sugar?” Because ice cream manufacturers add sugar, and because lactose is part of the natural chemical composition of milk. “Why?”
Now we’ve branched, let’s take the second path: because sugar provides energy to new calves (baby cows). “Why do they need energy?” Because it’s what’s necessary to survive. “Why do they need to survive?” Because that’s the way nature intended / that’s how God created nature. “Why?” and so on and so forth. You can say “Why?” to just about every statement an endless amount of times.
Thus, it is human nature to ask questions, and it is a fundamental reality that there are more questions than can be answered. As a result, after coming into a realization of a lie so big that it shakes a person’s fundamental understanding of the world, such as the global warming hoax, the questions begin.
Once a person loses the certainty of the world around them, as well as loses faith in the establishment to provide correct answers, an intelligent person no longer has any reliable venue to go to to derive answers. A person can no longer trust the media, educational establishment, or books. Reliable scientists gain a reasonable doubt.
No one can be trusted except the person’s own intuition, intellect, gut feeling, and reason (logic). This is exacerbated by the advent of the internet. Anyone can read about just about any subject, and there are few checks and balances to discern what is real and valid from what is not. Official websites like anything ending in “.gov” are immediately distrusted, and people have no option but to go to bloggers and youtube to try to gather information so they can decide for themselves what is real.
The problem with this is that most bloggers also have no idea what they are talking about either; and when talking about controversial issues, these bloggers either make things up to support what they have decided to believe, or go with whatever they heard first. The bloggers are also subject to the same original phenomenon, and thus the misinformation multiplies.
So how do you know what is real? Well, I would say that whoever provides the best coherent argument, listen to them and then go with your gut feeling. Better yet, if possible try to see for yourself and use your own personal experiences to gauge what is real. It’s difficult to escape the rabbit hole once you have gone down.
Some things, however, you probably won’t have the means to disprove. For example, you probably can’t afford to head to space to see the round Earth for yourself. And since the only way to disprove things that don’t exist is to see them, attempting to disprove them creates a dilemma, a paradox, a fundamental catch-22.
It is impossible to disprove something that doesn’t exist, because the only way to disprove it is to see it. You can’t see it if it doesn’t exist, so you can’t disprove it. You can’t disprove aliens if they don’t exist. You could only prove their existence if they did exist, but you can’t disprove them if they don’t. It is an impossible situation. This is where reason and logic come in. You have to resort to logical possibilities to come to a reasonable acceptance of the nonexistence of something.
As for the flat Earth concept, I have certainly decided for myself based off the fact that I was able to refute every argument; as well as use my own personal experiences to come to the conclusion that the Earth can’t be flat. What do you think? Do you believe in flat Earth? Even after reading this article? Why or why not?
p.s. On a side note, if I’m in on the scam too, then why would I also write articles providing evidence against Global Warming and the Big Bang? I’m definitely not in on it. I simply logically conclude that the Earth is round, after weighing all the supporting evidence.