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5 Reasons Why Flat Earthers Believe That The World Is Flat And Stationary

Crazy or convincing? Ridiculous or reasonable? Leave a comment below!

Although the belief has recently resurfaced in modern times, the idea that the Earth is flat is actually an old one. In fact, it dates back to ancient times and it’s more surprising that despite the numerous researches and evidences provided by modern science, there are still some people who subscribe to this archaic concept.

For example, we’ve recently shared with you that story about an Arab PhD student who made a thesis, presenting his own scientific ‘proofs’ that the world is indeed flat. The said work earned mixed reactions not only in the education sector but also from netizens everywhere.

Flat Earthers have often been lambasted online for their unorthodox beliefs.

So yes, despite the numerous criticisms they’ve been getting online, it seems these flat Earth believers aren’t going away anytime soon.

In fact, a website called InsaneFTW recently posted an article sharing “facts” that “allegedly prove” why some people that the world isn’t round. Read on and we’ll share some of their key beliefs if you’re curious:

#1. The horizon is always flat.

Source: quranite.com

The article proceeds to tell us that believers claim that “all satellite photos are fabrications of ‘round Earth conspiracy’. Moreover, they say everything is merely “orchestrated” by NASA.

They point out, for instance, that every rocket, plane, drone, and amateur footage taken over 20 miles high always show that the horizon is flat – which is in direct contrast to NASA and other space agencies’ curvature images.

#2. Architects and engineers do not acknowledge this “curvature” in their works.

While most architects and engineers aren’t flat Earthers, those who believe in the idea will point out that tunnels, bridges, railways and canals are always “cut and laid horizontally for hundreds of miles”, which implies that the curvature is simply never accounted for.

#3. Planes would fly straight into space if the Earth was round.

Source: Getty

Another argument that these theorists say is that pilots would “have to dip the nose of the plane downwards constantly” if they were to maintain their altitude. If not, then they’d fly off straight into space.

#4. Traveling East-ward would be extremely difficult.

Round Earthers say that our planet spins eastwards at a speed over 1,000 mph and so if that is the case, an airplane travelling towards the east at 500 mph will have a hard time reaching its destination. It would take double the effort.

#5. Kites are steady.

And yes, we have to mention that popular kite theory which, according to Flat Earthers, is the best proof that the planet is flat and isn’t spinning.

As one Thomas Winship put it,

“The fact that the earth is at rest is proved by kite flying.”

Well, what do you think of these concepts, folks? Crazy or convincing? Ridiculous or reasonable?

Sound off in the comment section below!

183 Comments

  1. Vino Maia

    May 17, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    Why among all the heavenly bodies., earth is the only flat one? Special treatment here? 😂😂😂

  2. Richard Almocera

    May 17, 2017 at 1:53 PM

    If the earth is plat theres no night and day

  3. Youssefillo Reyes

    May 17, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Then, all the pictures that NASA share while their astronaut out in the space and capture the Earth from there and obviously in the picture the Earth is sphere were a lie. Big liar hah??

  4. Youssefillo Reyes

    May 17, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    Then, all the picture that NASA share while their astronaut out in the space and capture the Earth from there and obviously in the picture the Earth is sphere?

  5. Paul Chuah

    May 17, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    Ask any seaman or airline pilot for their take on this 🙂

  6. ReyAubrey Abella Valleser

    May 17, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    #4 is simple physics. Everything stationary on earth is already travelling at the same velocity as the earth. Parang sa loob lang ng kahit anong mode of transportation, eroplano, barko, kotse o traysikad. Lahat ng nakasakay dito, tao man o bagay ay may velocity ng katumbas ng sinasakyan nito. Halimbawa ang LRT ay tumatakbo ng 100KPH, kahit nakatayo ka lang sa loob nito eh nagtatravel ka din ng 100KPH. Kaya kung biglang hinto si LRT at hindi ka nakahawak sa handrails at binabasa mo ang comment na to, malayo pagpupulutan sayo. 😂

  7. Georges Gerdi

    May 17, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Karlo

  8. Juan C. Rivera

    May 17, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Ridiculous

  9. Rhett Anthony M. Ocampo

    May 17, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    May be convinced…😜

  10. Gary Chua Navea

    May 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM

    The only flat that I am convinced to be true is my butt.

  11. Joe Pavia

    May 17, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Andrew Ciarlo’

  12. Michael Coso Villachua

    May 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    I know one religion insisting that the earth are flat so their belief must be valid….

  13. Aranya Sagar

    March 13, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Take them to space…

  14. Ganny Maano

    May 17, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Nuts

  15. Stephen Wong

    May 17, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    You can’t cure stupidity.

  16. Graham White

    May 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Terri White ???????

  17. Paul Chuah

    May 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    Simple minded folks. Those who have no friends from other parts of the world. Those who have never travelled out of their own country before. Those who have consistently failed in Maths, Science, Geography, and History subjects.

  18. Kilat Dalogdog Dodongryan

    May 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    If earth is flat, why we have day and night…. Only my nose is flat…

  19. Kenneth Hein

    May 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    Justin Aung

  20. Biboy Borja

    May 17, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Elite readers please review your history.😂

  21. Erwin Naranjo

    May 17, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    Carmina eto na nman tayo. Hahaha

  22. Rhaine Costales

    May 17, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    Go and get thier founder and bring it to space,,,

  23. Jeyvee Dizon Narvasa

    May 17, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    Lacking scientific basis. Dafaq, the number 3 reason 😂😂

  24. Jan Lenard Go Delima

    May 17, 2017 at 12:56 PM

    I’m a navigator. I sail around the world. I can get from point A and back to point A across the globe without having to turn the compass direction to the opposite side, hypothetically. The idea of earth being flat is ridiculous to me. 🙂

  25. Laudy Mher Mallari Dorado

    May 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    The earth is flat, this applies to Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed & LeafGreen 😝 haha

  26. Kai Buena

    May 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    So now we have to change the definition of the Earth to
    The earth is the only flat planet

  27. Aldrick Mascariña Pada

    May 17, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    If the earth is flat, then the cats must have pushed everything in the edge already.

    Not mine, just copied

  28. Lincoln Ng

    May 17, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Explain North and South Pole

  29. Carla Venturini

    May 17, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Es convincente. 2D y 3D!

  30. Charles Kelvie Suiza

    May 17, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    The most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. If the Earth was Flat, then how on Earth would there be a Magnetic Field protecting us from the UV Rays of the Sun?

  31. Elaine Joyce Sotto Santos

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    If its flat and stationary. There won’t be sunrise and sunset!

  32. Elaine Joyce Sotto Santos

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    If its flat and stationary. There won’t be sunrise and sunset!

  33. Elaine Joyce Sotto Santos

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    If its flat and stationary. There won’t be sunrise and sunset!

  34. Nida Advincula

    April 4, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Huh!!!!is the rainbow flat when you see it????see the bible in ISAIAS 40:22 thats the fact folks…..

  35. Junrey Balladares Badinas

    March 13, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Just look at the moon

  36. Robin Oz

    March 13, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    What happened to the South Pole ( Antarctica )

  37. Jose Morales

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Flat earth BS again ….
    Meme warriors .. YT linktards ….
    And stupid reasoning …

  38. Jose Morales

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Flat earth BS again ….
    Meme warriors .. YT linktards ….
    And stupid reasoning …

  39. Jose Morales

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Flat earth BS again ….
    Meme warriors .. YT linktards ….
    And stupid reasoning …

  40. Vino Maia

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Why among all the heavenly bodies., earth is the only flat one? Special treatment here? 😂😂😂

  41. Vino Maia

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Why among all the heavenly bodies., earth is the only flat one? Special treatment here? 😂😂😂

  42. Vino Maia

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Why among all the heavenly bodies., earth is the only flat one? Special treatment here? 😂😂😂

  43. Juan C. Rivera

    March 13, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    Ridiculous

  44. Biboy Borja

    March 13, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Elite readers please review your history.😂

  45. Erwin Naranjo

    March 13, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Carmina eto na nman tayo. Hahaha

  46. Kai Buena

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    So now we have to change the definition of the Earth to
    The earth is the only flat planet

  47. Kai Buena

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    So now we have to change the definition of the Earth to
    The earth is the only flat planet

  48. Kai Buena

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    So now we have to change the definition of the Earth to
    The earth is the only flat planet

  49. Aldrick Mascariña Pada

    March 5, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    If the earth is flat, then the cats must have pushed everything in the edge already.

    Not mine, just copied

  50. Carla Venturini

    March 13, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Es convincente. 2D y 3D!

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