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Flat Earthers are planning a trip to Antarctica

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 | Comment icon 65 comments

Flat Earthers will go to the ends of the Earth to prove their theory. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jason Auch
Flat Earth enthusiasts maintain that they can prove that the Earth is flat by finding 'the edge of the world'.
In the age of orbiting satellites, interplanetary spacecraft and a fully manned space station, the fact that the Earth is round (an oblate spheroid) is as indisputable as the nose on your face.

Remarkably however, there are still those who remain adamant that the Earth is actually flat.

Now several prominent flat Earthers are taking things one step further by planning an expedition to Antarctica where they hope to prove once and for all that everyone else has it wrong.

The icy continent - they argue - is in fact a huge wall that encircles the entire 'disc' of the Earth. By going there, they hope to demonstrate that it is the literal 'edge of the world.'

"All we have to do to shut this debate down once and for all is get the distance of the coast of Antarctica," said prominent flat Earther Jay Decasby.

"If we can get to the coast of Antarctica and sail all the way around it, we will get the distance that will prove it's the outer edges of flat earth and refute entirely every single argument anyone can possibly try to pitch for the sun-worshipping cult of heliocentrism."

Whether the expedition will ever actually get off the ground however remains to be seen.

Source: IFL Science | Comments (65)

Tags: Flat Earth

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #56 Posted by aztek on 26 March, 2019, 19:52
like liberals incorporation socialism into us politics. and their illusions into real world,  lol i wonder the ratio of  liberal\cons in FE society
Comment icon #57 Posted by Dark_Grey on 26 March, 2019, 19:55
I'm curious about that so I looked it up. Forbes:  
Comment icon #58 Posted by Farmer77 on 26 March, 2019, 21:51
Education is important. When was this done?
Comment icon #59 Posted by jaylemurph on 27 March, 2019, 3:49
The difference being liberal socialists got their "illusions" to be the basic employment standards we all enjoy: an eight-hour day, a forty-hour week, child labor laws, paid vacations and sick time, health care coverage, anti-monopoly legislation and workers comp. Each one of those was a struggle against greedy capitalist robber-barons who were happy to abuse the literal life out of their employees -- and still are, in many cases. Think about that next time you slag off socialists and liberals, or just admit to your hypocrisy. --Jaylemurph
Comment icon #60 Posted by ShadowSot on 27 March, 2019, 4:02
Honestly a bit surprised for two metrics, one that the phenomena is mostly spawned and spread through social media. Which skews it towards the younger generation.  On the other hand its a very fundamentalist Christian belief so it'd tend to skew older.  Though I suppose that balances out. 
Comment icon #61 Posted by Dark_Grey on 27 March, 2019, 13:39
I would have to go back and find the link. Just copy the the first sentence and paste it in to Google. I was tired of typing after making the "Christchurch - Aftermath" OP so every post after that one is crap lol
Comment icon #62 Posted by Dark_Grey on 27 March, 2019, 13:41
The Christian angle of FE is one I had not heard of until I started looking in to it. The Bible seems to strongly in favor a flat Earth, talking about the "firmament" dome separating the waters above and below (space is really made of water,) it describes the Earth as "God's footstool".
Comment icon #63 Posted by aztek on 27 March, 2019, 13:48
lol, sure,  i'm just gonna dismiss the rest of your  liberal myths.     
Comment icon #64 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 27 March, 2019, 17:38
Could we maybe keep the political discussions in the appropriate section ?
Comment icon #65 Posted by Maureen_jacobs on 28 March, 2019, 11:37
Fantastic for them. While they are there, please leave flowers for my mom at both south poles. Her ashes are scattered at both.

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