Is Earth Flat Or Round? Neil deGrasse Tyson Has The Answer

Earth from space

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Flat Earther Connor Murphy had a ready-made answer for that, in an interview with Unilad this month.

Is Earth a flat surface or a spherical surface?

What is completely extraordinary is the fact that these flat-earthers believe that all other celestial bodies are round except for the earth.

Neil de Grasse Tyson
American astrophysicist Neil de Grasse TysonReuters

Believe it or not, some people still believe the flat Earth theory, according to well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, but in a new video, he offered up logical arguments for why it's actually a sphere.

Flat-Earth-curious cricketer Freddie Flintoff said in a podcast previous year, 'The middle is the North Pole, around the outside is the South Pole which is like a big wall of ice.

An example of a flat Earth proof is a study that was repeatedly conducted over a body of water stretching for an average of six miles. The sassy astrophysicist has managed to tick off flat-earthers by giving a thumbs down to their beliefs in the latest instalment of his YouTube show, StarTalk, owing the falseness and ridicule of it all to a bad education system, coupled with the very-well-used freedom of speech. At this point, the moon is sitting in the earth's shadow which at no point looks like a disk or a strip (as should be seen if the earth was a flat disk). Based on the results, however, the flat Earth explanation is not possible. The easiest way is to see the many photos of the Earth taken from space, but there are ways to do it from the Earth's curved surface as well.

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'They'll say that they find it more appalling to believe in the universe as a huge, uncaring place, and that it seems more reasonable to imagine Earth was made for humans like a flawless snow globe'. One exception is asteroids, Space.com notes, and Tyson did not address this issue.

Tyson also explained how lunar eclipses prove the Earth is spherical because the moon moves between the sun and Earth.

"If you see the shape of Earth's shadow on the moon, it is always round".

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He mentioned Eratosthenes' famous well experiment to calculate the circumference of the planet, as well as seafarers who would observe ships disappearing beyond the horizon as evidence of a rounded Earth. Those who have chosen to believe in the flat Earth theory even in the face of thousands of years of scientific observation from every single continent will simply brush it off as "lies" anyway because that's just what they do.

Neil deGrasse Tyson blames the educational system in the US for the perpetuation of the flat Earth theory because he doesn't think it teaches critical thinking skills.

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