You’ve probably noticed that lately there’s been a resurgence of people who believe that the earth is flat. Or maybe that’s not true. Maybe they’ve always been around, but lately they’ve decided that saying it aloud isn’t so bad.
Either, way, I’ve got some bad news for them – they’re still wrong. Super wrong. And I can say that because I believe in good, solid science. And good, solid science can prove that the earth is not flat any day of the week. Not only that, but with these 10 easy steps, you can prove it to yourself, too.
Or to those flat earth believers in your life. Bless their little pea pickin’ hearts.
This one is super easy to check out for yourself. Aristotle was one of the first to document the phenomenon after doing a little stargazing on a trip to Egypt. He noticed that there were stars in his field of vision there that did not show up at home, and that as he traveled, the familiar stars receded toward the horizon.
This could only happen, of course, if he were moving across a spherical surface.
Airplanes, man. Conspiracy busters, those things. Because, you see, they can both fly a long time in one direction and never fall off the edge, and they can fly around the entire earth without stopping to turn around. Not only that, but if you look out the window on a transatlantic flight, you can see the curvature of the horizon with your own two eyes.
Specifically, the moon during a lunar eclipse. Aristotle noticed way back in the day that when the Earth’s orbit places it between the sun and the moon, the shadow cast by our home planet is round. Only a spherical object can create a curved shadow on another surface, every time, while also rotating.
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