Flat Earth theory slammed with logic by Neil deGrasse Tyson, again

Is the Earth Flat Neil de Grasse Tyson

The sassy astrophysicist has managed to tick off flat-earthers by giving a thumbs down to their beliefs in the latest instalment of his YouTube show, StarTalk, owing the falseness and ridicule of it all to a bad education system, coupled with the very-well-used freedom of speech. RealityCheck46 says, "I'm appalled that in the 21st century anyone would actually believe the earth is flat". This means the shadow of the Earth is visible on the Moon, and a clearly round shape can be seen while the Moon is entering and leaving the eclipse.

Why are the flat-earthers on the rise?

Flat Earth Theory is practiced by Flat Earth Organization or Society where people who believe that the Earth is flat (Flat Earthers) diss existing theories and evidence and support their own theories to explains the true nature of Earth. If Earth were flat, sometimes you'd get a flat shadow. If the Earth was flat, this wouldn't be possible.

In typical Tyson fashion, he introduces several pieces of evidence throughout history, be it from the time of the ancient Greeks or from far more recent research done by our fellows, adding, "That's okay, as long as you don't run NASA". To test this theory, flat-Earthers can simply look up in the sky during the next lunar eclipse. The easiest way is to see the many photos of the Earth taken from space, but there are ways to do it from the Earth's curved surface as well.

The second test involves three wells.

And then there's the much more straightforward argument that if you watch a ship sail off, you'll eventually see it disappear into the horizon, and it would only disappear from view if it's moving on a round surface. The direction of the incoming sunlight would hit the bottom only in one of the three wells. Tyson states that if three wells were considered for this experiment, there is no explanation available by flat Earth theory that the bottom of three wells was illuminated at three different angles cast by the Sun. He recently uploaded a video on his channel "StarTalk" discussing the reason behind why some people still think that the Earth is flat.

According to Tyson, the laws of physics and the way energy works favor the sphere, be it when forming a planet or other bodies in the space.



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