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Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorist Argues With Astronaut On National TV

A conspiracy theorist debated with an astronaut on national TV to lay down his argument that the Earth is flat and not round.

The debate on whether the Earth is flat or round seems to have no ending. While early years explorers already accepted that the world is round, a conspiracy theorist in now stepping out into the light to spark another debate, saying NASA has been lying to humanity to hide the fact that our planet is actually a flat disc.

Conspiracy theorist Mark Sargent dared astronaut Terry Virts to participate in a debate about the real shape of the Earth. Although it is ridiculous to lecture someone who has actually seen the whole of our planet from above, Sargent still laid down his arguments and he did it on national TV.

A conspiracy theorist goes on national TV to talk about his claim that the Earth is flat.

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Sargent guested in a segment of ITV‘s Good Morning Britain where he shared his hypothesis saying:

“I think the Earth is flat, that the biggest reason is go to the beach with a high-powered HD camera and look off into the distance. About ten, fifteen years ago, you could see ships go over the horizon right? Now you can bring it back into frame. All you have to do is crank up the zoom. Technology has changed everything. And yes, as much as Terry is one of my countrymen, I respect that, he’s a commander in the United States military which means he can keep secrets.”

He presented supposed pieces of evidence to prove that the planet is actually like a disc.

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It is still confusing what motives NASA could be holding to hide such an important fact to the world, but Sargent is persistent on concluding that we have been living in a disc since the beginning. He continued:

“The first blue marble shot of the earth was taken by Apollo 17 in 1972 and the second one was two summers ago. We had three decades with no blue marble shots. Why?

If this place was built, it was built by someone, so we’re not alone.”

He even went as far as talking about NASA telling lies to hide the fact that the world is flat.

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The baffled and speechless host then turned to Terry Virts to answer to Sargent’s theory that the world is flat. The astronaut who spent 200 days at the International Space Station (ISS) stayed loyal to the facts he saw first-hand and denied keeping high level secrets.


He also used current technology to debunk Sargent’s argument, explaining:

“If the Earth is flat then all the other moons and planets would be flat, have a look at them through a telescope, you can see the shadows in 3D.. there’s a huge clue right there!

So they put me on a space shuttle and they hit the red button and I launched into space, going eastbound at 17,000 miles an hour. Thankfully I came back around to the other side. If the Earth were flat I would have kept on going.”

To ease Sargent’s mind, Astronaut Terry Virts also appeared on the morning TV show to present his own evidence that the world is round.

Source: ITV
Virts showed photos of Earth he personally tokk from outer space, but Sargent was too stubborn to believe.

Source: ITV

Virts continued to lay down evidence that the world is round, showing Sargent images he took during his trip to the ISS back in 2015. These images were also published in the astronaut’s book, titled “View From Above.”

Despite the evidence that Virts shared, Sargent continues to be suspicious, even claiming that the photos were manipulated. The astronaut has later tweeted though: “Matter settled. The Earth is round! Now on to bigger and more important issues….”

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People Fear Privacy Breach When Using Samsung’s SmartTV

You might want to stay discreet when you are in front your Samsung SmartTV as its Voice Recognition feature records every conversation done near it.

All the while, we thought the advanced technology served to us by developers equates to comfort, convenience, and security. Apparently, they’re not all that. As programs, gadgets and devices undergo more and more innovations, our safety seems to be more at risk. A simple example is the way hackers infiltrate our privacy, in which our deepest secrets can already be exposed to the world with just a few clicks.

This may not be different to Samsung’s new SmartTV which doubles as a surveillance device. Instead of clicks, though, their voice command feature is their way to dig in to our private lives and many are bothered with the company’s privacy policy.

Samsung SmartTV's voice recognition feature apparently records every conversation you make in front of it.

The TV is equipped with a voice recognition feature that allows users to explore the device using commands. Upon feature activation, the TV will consistently listen to the commands it picks up and will record everything you say. These words you say will then be sent to a third-party company appointed to translate the commands to text. Furthermore, Samsung will also collect the data, which they can use on their research to improve their product....

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India Is Gearing Up to Make Its First Landing on the Moon

We’re rooting for you, India!

India is aiming big and setting its sights on the Moon. In 2018, the country will be ready to make its very first Moon landing. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), as part of its highly anticipated Chandrayaan-2 mission, is gearing up to land its first lunar rover by the end of March 2018.

The last time a country visited the Moon was in 2013 when China's Yutu rover made a successful landing. Before that, man's journey to the Moon dates all the way back to the 1970s.

Chandrayaan means 'moon vehicle' or 'moon journey.'

The Chandrayaan-2 mission isn't India's first journey to the Moon, although it is the country's most ambitious yet. Back in 2008, the $US83-million Chandrayaan-1 blasted off from Sriharikota island off the East coast of India. The spacecraft made it into lunar orbit, but it crashed into the Moon and got lost in November 2008. It was found by NASA in 2016. ...

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Sophia, The First Robot To Receive Saudi Citizenship, Says She Wants To Have A Baby

She’s getting weirder by the minute.

Have you heard about Sophia? She's the world's first android robot who received citizenship from Saudi. As if that doesn't sound weird enough, things just got a little bit weirder.

Sophia said she hopes to have a family of her own one day. In a recent interview, the robot not only wishes to have a baby, she also wants to make friends, have a career and become famous.

The robot is highly intelligent and would respond to answers as if she really has a human's mind.

She shared some of her opinions about the future of robots and humans alike in the world....

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