Flat-Earth is a con initially designed to appeal to the potential victims in the Northern hemisphere. At a glance, some of the claims are seemingly in line with observation in the Northern hemisphere, but they are easily disproven when tested in the Southern hemisphere.
90% of all humans live in the Northern hemisphere. And it made sense of these con artists to invent the “facts” with the northern markets in mind while hoping nobody would bother going to the Southern hemisphere only to verify them. It was realistic in the 19th century, but today, everyone can verify the southern facts. There is no excuse for us to become flat-Earth victims, especially those already living in the Southern hemisphere.
A century ago, it would take massive efforts to travel from Europe to any location in the southern hemisphere. It was costly, and It would take a very long time. These days, we can reach Johannesburg from London for only 11 hours. A century ago, the same route would require more than a month.
Considering these facts, we can forgive any regular person in the 19th-century northern hemisphere to fall victim to flat-earth indoctrination. But modern people do not have any excuses, especially for us already living in the southern hemisphere where we can readily verify the facts ourselves without traveling anywhere.
We collect some of these ‘southern facts’ in a category of the same name on our website. These are various ‘facts’ claimed by flat-Earthers, which would seemingly conform to reality under casual observations in the northern hemisphere, but will quickly fall apart into pieces when tested in the southern hemisphere.
- How long would it take to travel from England to Western Africa in late 1890s? – History Stack Exchange
- Southern Facts