Flat Earthers Plan To Prove World Isn't Round On Antarctica Expedition
It's all well and good saying the earth is flat, but if you're gonna, you need to back it up with some evidence. For the Flat Earth Society, it's clear to see.
Their website reads: "The simplest (way) is by relying on one's own senses to discern the true nature of the world around us.
"The world looks flat, the bottoms of clouds are flat, the movement of the Sun; these are all examples of your senses telling you that we do not live on a spherical heliocentric world."
Unfortunately for flat earthers, most people don't see the fact we can see stuff in the distance and can't feel the earth spinning as conclusive evidence the earth is flat.
But keen to disprove mountains of evidence and the very theories on which countless aspects of our daily lives are built, 'heliocentric globe deniers' are planning to sail to Antarctica. There is very little information available regarding the voyage as of yet, which is described on the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) website as 'the biggest, boldest, best adventure yet'.
The FEIC believe the earth is more like a disc than a ball, and is surrounded by a massive icy wall, creatively known as the 'Ice Wall'; however, they do not claim to know what lies beyond the wall.
Their website reads: "Beyond the Ice Wall is anyone's guess. How far the ice extends; how it terminates; and what exists beyond it, are questions to which no present human experience can reply."
Maybe post Flat Earth Cruise 2020 we'll have a better idea.
A very real issue though is how exactly the society plan on finding their way to Antarctica, what with all ship navigation technology built on the premise the earth is round.
As former cruise ship captain Henk Keijer explained to The Guardian: "Ships navigate based on the principle that the earth is round. Nautical charts are designed with that in mind: that the earth is round.
"I have sailed two million miles, give or take, I have not encountered one sea captain who believes the Earth is flat."
Hmmm could be tricky for them to find a captain then. Perhaps they will guide themselves by simply pointing downwards and following their finger. Alternatively, they could just hire a heliocentric globe believing captain and just ignore the fact the only reason they've made it to Antarctica is because of sphere earth based science.
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