Recently, the Arab and Tunisian educational and scientific community was ‘rocked’ when a certain PhD student in science presented a thesis claiming that the Earth is flat, is stationary, is the center of the universe, and is only about 13,500 years of age.
As if that wasn’t enough, the student likewise rejected Newton and Einstein’s physics, Copernicus and Kepler’s astronomy, the Big Bang cosmology, and many other scientific teachings of the past.
According to the Gulf News, the student submitted the said thesis “after five years of work.” Eventually, it was “sent to two assessors, thus passing the first stage of approvals” and the defense is expected to be scheduled soon.
The doctoral thesis says that the Earth is flat and young and that it remains stationary at the middle of the universe.
It likewise claims that the sub has a diameter of 1,135 km, not 1.4 million km, and that the moon has a width of 908 km – and that both of these celestial bodies like 687 and 23 times nearer to our planet.
The thesis also goes on to say that there are 11 planets and that stars have limited number.
In addition to the thesis submission, a journal paper arguing about the planet’s geo-centrism was also published.
Meanwhile, the former president of Tunisian Astronomical Association got hold of a copy and “leaked” it online.
Many has considered the claims scandalous as the thesis explicitly rejects modern science. Some, however, are disturbed by the fact that it was done by a PhD science student and her supervisor was a Professor – the “highest in academia,” Gulf News points out.
Many are hitting the thesis for its numerous grammatical errors and lackluster references.
Moreover, some have attacked the journal, labeling it as “fake and predatory,” accusing it as one of those “pay and we’ll publish your article quickly, with no reviewing or editing” type of work.
Well, what do you think about this thesis, our dear readers? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below!
China’s 15-ft Tall ‘Monkey King’ Fighting Robot Wants To Fight With US and Japan
A third player wants to enter the upcoming giant robot battle!
Yes, I know we’re all pretty pumped up for that upcoming giant robot fight happening this August between the MegaBots’ MK II (United States) and Suidobashi Heavy Industries’ Kuratas (Japan). This is the first of its kind in the world and it’s absolutely a dream come true for all robot fans everywhere.
Well now it looks like a third competitor is coming into the picture as several news reports confirmed that China has just recently unveiled their own ‘Monkey King’ – a 15-ft tall fighting robot created by GREATMETAL, a Chinese robotics company.
Step aside, Japan and US: Give way for China’s massive ‘Monkey King’ robot!
Surgeon Attaches Mouse’s Head to a Rat as ‘Practice’ for First Ever Human Head Transplant
Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero is confident that he can perform the first ever successful human head transplant.
A couple of years ago, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero stated that he would be able to perform the first successful human head transplant. He pointed out that this would be a revolutionary treatment for people with diseases like spinal muscular atrophy. Someone who is paralyzed from the neck down could also have their head connected to an otherwise undamaged body. To prove that his head transplant plan is viable, Canavero experimented on various animals. Among them are a mouse and a rat.
According to Canavero's theory, their heads would be surgically grafted to a donor body. Sounds like something out of sci-fi flick, right? Moreover, in theory, it seems like it would work. Then again, there are so many other factors that would affect it. Still, Canavero appears to be oblivious to these obstacles.
Dr. Sergio Canavero has an abundance of confidence in his skills.
Forget What They Taught You In School, Jupiter Does Not Orbit The Sun!
It’s so big it has its own rules.
We’ve been taught since elementary school that ALL planets in the Solar System orbit around the Sun. But adulthood comes with newer and more amazing information and this one tidbit will surely make you question what your science teacher has taught you. It turns out that Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, does not actually revolve around the sun. For real.
See, Jupiter is a MASSIVE planet. This gas giant has 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter’s size affects its gravity with the sun; the center is NOT inside the sun but resides at a point in space located just above the ball of fire’s surface.