Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Throughout history, some cultures have believed that the earth is flat. The idea of a flat Earth was first introduced by ancient Greeks like Pythagoras and Aristotle before it became popularized in medieval Europe with Christian beliefs. This concept has existed for centuries but there are more people who believe in it now than ever before. One reason for this resurgence may be that they feel like their voices haven’t been heard or acknowledged by society. They feel like they’re constantly being told what to do and how to think which is why they want to explore new ideas without any limitations or preconceived notions about what’s possible or not possible. Another reason may be the rise of social media where Flat Earthers can find one another online and share their perspective on the world.
The flat Earth is a myth that has been around for centuries. It was first introduced by ancient Greeks like Pythagoras and Aristotle before it became popularized in medieval Europe with Christian beliefs. This concept has existed for centuries but there are more people who believe in it now than ever before. One reason may be the rise of social media where Flat Earthers can find one another online and share their perspective on the world. Another reason may be the rise of social media where Flat Earthers can find one another online and share their perspective on the world.
Is the Earth a disc?
Flat Earthers, a term used to describe people who believe that Earth is a disc with around 2-3 miles of ice at its poles. Along with believing that the sun is much smaller than it actually is and is only 32 miles away from Earth. What Flat Earthers believe in goes back centuries, but more and more people are believing in it now than ever before.
Many people think that the Earth is shaped like a ball, and has been proven by science. The concept of the disc-shaped Earth was introduced in 500 B.C. In which Greek philosopher Pythagoras believed the Earth was flat, and had one side facing up and one side down.
Pythagoras theory was highly criticized, and Flat Earthism was abandoned. The idea of a ball-shaped Earth surfaced in around the 16th century when Nicolaus Copernicus said that the Sun was at the center of the Solar System.
By 1838, Globe Earth models began to dominate science textbooks and studies, but just because it is what everyone believed does not make it true.
There are several Flat Earth models that people believe, and many of them say the Earth is disc shaped and have a dome where Antarctica exists. This means that even though we can go to Antarctica there is still ice covering it because it’s impossible to live under the dome without being crushed by the weight of it. The other flat earth models say that North America is at the center of the Earth, and there are edges where you can fall off of it.
This model also says that Antarctica exists on a disc with an ice wall surrounding it, and North America is in the middle. There is also another model where 8 Planets exist around us, only some scientists believe in it. All of these models have not been proven yet.
Many people today believe in Flat Earth theories because they think the Globe model is a conspiracy created by NASA and other scientific institutions to control what people believe about space. They think that if we go into space we will see that it’s spherical, but this cannot be true if there are no stars in the background of space.
Another reason many believe in a Flat Earth is because it’s impossible to circumnavigate the entire spherical Earth with current technology, and there are several claims by people about how they have been around the world. The only way to prove this would be going into space or using satellites that orbit the Earth.
Why do people believe it?
There are a number of reasons that people believe that the Earth is flat. There’s an aspect of disbelief, which can be contributed to scientists. Flat Earthers also say that NASA and other space agencies such as radar and building telescopes are all part of a giant conspiracy to fake this information. They claim that NASA fabricates photos and videos from space shots to make it seem like the Earth is spherical. Finally, Flat Earthers believe those who disagree with them are part of the conspiracy to get more money and attention.
Flat earther’s also claim that there is a lot of evidence in our everyday life that proves that Earth is flat. For example, ships appear as though they are going over the horizon, but instead must be going underneath the Earth. Another argument is that if you take a plane over the North Pole, you should end up on the other side of the world. However, this isn’t always true because of wind currents and how fast planes can go.
There are also several large-scale experiments which are used to prove that Earth is round. For example, the ancient Greeks dropped two rocks at different times off of a tall tower. It was noted that they hit the ground at nearly the same time. This proves that Earth is round and one rock didn’t go around it before hitting the ground.
The Flat Earth theory doesn’t hold any water when you look at other planets in our own solar system. Most of the planets are round, such as Saturn and Jupiter. The other four have some sort of irregular shape to them, but they do not completely fit into the image of Earth being flat.
There’s no way the Earth is not a globe
It’s difficult to know for sure where the concept of a Flat Earth first came from. Some people believe that it originated in Ancient Greece. Other people believe that it started with the Sumerians, who lived in what is now Iraq, around 4,000 BC. Regardless of how long it has been around, there are many arguments against the idea of a Flat Earth. The first argument against the Flat Earth is that its not possible to have day and night at the same time all over Earth because there would always need to be sun illuminating one side of Earth or another (the only exception being if Earth was like Mercury and rotated backwards). Secondly, you can’t see any evidence of curvature in photos taken from space that support the idea of a spherical Earth. Finally, we’ve been able to model the solar system and our galaxy using mathematics which can’t be done with just a flat plane.
There are two main arguments for the Flat Earth (in fact, these same arguments were used 100 years ago when people still believed in it). The first argument is that there’s no evidence of Earth being spherical, and the second argument is “You can’t prove that it’s not flat”. This is an unsatisfactory answer because you can always say that you don’t have evidence of something. For example, there could be a monster hiding in my bedroom but I haven’t looked under the bed yet so I shouldn’t assume that there isn’t one there. The Flat Earth belief is a lot like the monster under my bed; it’s always possible that the hidden evidence exists but just hasn’t been found yet.
However, I think there are good reasons to reject the idea of a Flat Earth. We know that stars and planets exist in space beyond the edge of our planet, so it makes more sense to assume that Earth is at least spherical if not larger. We also have never found any evidence of life on or under the ice at the poles, so it’s reasonable to say that the planet is likely only 2-3 miles in thickness and not hundreds or thousands like some people believe.
The rise of pseudoscience
Some alternative explanations for natural phenomena are not science fiction or pseudoscience, but are instead based on science. For example, one explanation for the duration of the day is that the earth’s rotation gives the sun an apparent east to west trajectory. There may also be a combination of factors at work including the sun being much bigger than we think and being farther from the Earth than it appears.
In any case, people have been coming up with their own bizarre explanations for natural phenomena throughout history – long before any scientific discoveries were made. In fact, there were already theories about what our solar system was going on way before scientists even knew what a star was! So while some people might find it easier to believe in a Flat Earth theory to explain the sun not appearing to rise and set, there is no actual logic – or evidence based science – behind this theory.
Koranic verses that speak of the Sun rising from one “place” and setting into another are considered by some Muslim scholars to be consistent with a Flat Earth view.
Flat Earthers are definitely crazy!
People think Earth is flat because they believe that the sun and moon are not spheres, but rather discs. They also believe there’s a dome of ice over the earth, which blocks out what lies beyond it. In this article we’ve explored some of the reasons why people might believe in such an absurd theory as well as how to debunk these myths from your own perspective if someone tries convincing you that Earth is indeed flat. We hope our readers have found this information enlightening!