The Earth and a wet, spinning tennis ball are both round, wet, and spins. But how is that water on the surface of the Earth remains there? Unlike water on the surface of the wet, spinning tennis ball.
Can we conclude that the Earth is not actually shaped like a tennis ball? In other words, it is not round.
No, it is not as simple as these flat-earthers are telling you.
Continue reading “Earth Rotation and Spinning Tennis Ball”
It is common knowledge that the sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. But can the flat-Earth model actually explain these everyday occurrence?
Apparently not. Let’s carefully examine the map that is claimed by flat-earthers as the “flat Earth map”.
Continue reading “The Direction of Sunrise and Sunset”
Thermosphere is a layer of the Earth’s atmosphere from about 95 km to 600 km. It is named ‘thermosphere’ because its temperature increases with altitude. Temperature in the thermosphere can reach 2500°C.
Flat-earthers question this fact a lot:
“If temperature in the thermosphere can reach 2500°C, then how is it possible for human to travel to space? Not to mention that many satellites —including the ISS— are in the thermosphere.”
Short answer: air density in the thermosphere is much, much lower than at the surface of the Earth.
Continue reading “Space Flight and Temperature In The Thermosphere”
With total height of about 830m, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. So tall that you can see the sunset at the base of the building, then rush to the upper floors and watch the same sunset again for the second time.
This can only happen if the Earth is spherical. On a higher place, we will see sunset later than when we are lower.
Every time NASA (or anyone else) releases a picture of the Earth from space, flat-earthers would compare it to another picture of the Earth. Obviously, every photo is going to be different from another, but flat-earthers love to use this fact as a ‘proof’ that these photos are results of image manipulation, and that we are being deceived somehow.
Continue reading “Consistency of Photos of the Earth”
When a photo of spherical Earth is pointed out to flat-earthers, they would dismiss it as CGI in the blink of an eye; even if they haven’t done any analysis at all. They do this because their belief in flat-Earth is not evidence based, and any evidence contrary to their beliefs needs to be invalidated no matter how.
They are so used to doing it and sometimes they become confused by it themselves, to the point that they would take a slightest hint of digital manipulation of any picture of the Earth as an evidence of the flat Earth.
Continue reading “The Philosophy of CGI”
“If we are in a location without a cellular signal, then GPS in our phones will not function perfectly. Conclusion: GPS utilizes signal from cell towers, not satellites.”
Some flat-earthers made the above conclusion. What they meant by ‘GPS’ is surely the app Google Maps or another similar app.
Continue reading “Google Maps, GPS and Cellular Signal Reception”
When flat-earth influencers want to ‘educate’ us, most of the time, they would begin by provoking our emotion. After provoked, our ability to rationally judge information diminishes. A common modus operandi is to defame scientists, and one of the most frequent victim is Isaac Newton.
Using selective quoting and alluding narrations, Newton is described as a fraud and his discovery of the law of universal gravitation was a mere hoax.
Continue reading “Isaac Newton and The Law of Universal Gravitation”
Why do we believe in conspiracy theories? According to research, one reason is the so-called ‘psychological projection’.
‘Psychological projection’ is a phenomenon where someone denies their own attitude or traits and assumes instead that others are doing so. They see their own negative traits in others, even when the negative traits are not present in the others being accused.
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In some photographs of the Moon, there are bright spots in the dark part of the Moon. Some flat-earthers believe that these are ‘stars’, and the Moon is actually transparent.
These are in fact image noise, not stars.
Continue reading “Those Are Image Noise, Not Stars. And The Moon is Not Transparent.”