The Flat Earth Theory
The Flat Earth model is the Earth’s shape as a plane or disc. This had been believed by many ancient civilizations (Greece, European, Indian, Chinese, Egyptians) for a few centuries back. By around 330 BC, Plato’s former student Aristotle provided evidence for the sphericity of the Earth. This discovery has shaped the future. Earth was the only planet that wasn’t named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess.
In America, 6.5 million people believe in flat Earth that includes high profile artists and athletes. There’s even a community called ‘The Flat Earth’. The members of the community call themselves ‘The flat Earthers’.
According to the Flat Earth Society’s leadership, its ranks have grown by 200 people (mostly Americans and Britons) per year since 2009. They believe contrary to everything that the human species have learned over the centuries.
THINGS FLAT EARTHERS WANT YOU TO KNOW
1. The Earth is flat and also the center of the universe.
The Round Earth is Satan’s greatest lie.
2. Water doesn’t stick to a ball — it falls and only can be stable on flat Earth.
3. Antarctica is like the ice wall that surrounds the flat Earth.
4. The highest authorities (Space agencies, super-rich people, FBI) guard the Antarctic wall, and they make sure no one can reach there.
5. Objects fall because of density and buoyancy.
6. Tides are simply the water splashing back and forth on flat Earth.
7. Moonlight is cold.
8. Gravity is just an illusion. We are all being brainwashed. Earth is still, while everything moves around.
9. Rivers can’t flow uphill.
The roads are flat. The oceans are mostly flat. Majorities of us have never been to outer space as an astronaut. Let us know the detail about Earth’s geometry through scientific phenomena rather than pseudoscientific beliefs. Science has evolved fine enough to study the stars a million miles away from us without being going there. In the case of our mother planet (Earth), we are attached to the earth. It is neither invisible nor a million miles away from us.
The force of attraction between any two objects (Planets, Sun, Moon, and else) in the universe because of their masses is called Gravitational force. The force with which any Planet attracts the object toward its center is called the gravity of that planet. Well, for Earth it is known as Earth’s gravity or only gravity.
• Falling of object
For flat Earthers, Gravity makes no sense. They conceptualize the falling of an object with density and buoyancy. Density is just the quantity of matter within a certain volume, while Buoyancy is the measurement of the tendency of an object to float. Density is a scalar quantity and has no direction. Meanwhile, the force is a vector quantity and has direction. According to flat Earthers, an object falls because the air below it is less dense than that object. Density has no direction. So, Why is the object always falling downward, not sideways or upward On Earth? Every object falls towards the center of Earth with an acceleration of 9.8 meters per second squared. This value may vary in equator and pole.
For every acceleration, the force is required as Newton’s second law of motion signifies Force = Mass × Acceleration. This is how every motion works like walking, athletes jumping, airplane flying, birds flying, and many more else. However, density is not a force. Moreover, the object falls downward even in a vacuum, where there is no air.
Any object thrown into the atmosphere is called a projectile. The projectile fired from ground or height follows a parabolic path. On a sphere, gravity pulls in the same direction (toward the center of the sphere) everywhere on the surface.
That’s why Projectile follows a parabolic path. In the case of a disc (Flat Earth), Gravity changes direction as one moves toward the edge. Gravity is directed toward the center of the disc.
At the center, the downward pull can be experienced just like a sphere, but as one approaches the outskirts, Gravity’s effect can be changed leading to sideways as well as downward pull. Projectile motion still takes place on the flat Earth but will not obey anything we see and observe — about the object thrown into the atmosphere.
A stone projected straight up in the air will curve down and backward toward the disc’s center. That stone wouldn’t go nearly as high or far as the stone thrown up at the edge, where gravity’s downward pull is practically zero. In our blue and green globe, we never have observed projectile motion like this so far.
• Stability of Water
Most of the flat earthers often claim that water can’t stick/settle in a ball. A ball’s mass and volume are very very very small in comparison to Earth’s mass and volume.
Earth is huge. It is capable of generating an enormous amount of Gravitational field. That’s why everything sticks to it, including water too. A ball is very very tiny. It doesn’t generate an enormous Gravitational field, so things don’t get settled to a ball. For conformity, repeat the same experiment with something as massive as Earth rather than a tiny ball.
There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky way galaxy. The movement of plant or plant parts towards or away from an Earth is called Geotropism. Towards Earth refers to as positive Geotropism, while away from Earth refers to as negative Geotropism. Because gravity always acts towards the disc’s center, the gravity’s impact can change as one moves away from the center, directing to sideways pull. Since most trees in the forest possess negative Geotropism, the trees must have to grow sideways making sharp angles to the ground as one moves farther from the center. However, We have never encountered such kind of Forests, not even in the Amazon rainforest.
2 . ANTARCTICA
Antarctica’s ice doesn’t surround this Earth. No personnel and zero budgets are invested by NASA or other space agencies to do so. One can even go on a holiday trip to Antarctica.
If Earth actually is flat, then one expects to see at least an edge. Nowhere on the Earth, we will get edges.