Anyone with a basic understanding of science can comprehend that there is enough evidence in our world that the Earth is spherical in shape.
However, against all forms of reason and logic, It seems like more and more lately people seem to believe that the Earth is in fact flat.
According to Christine Garwood, author of “Flat Earth: The Story of an Infamous Idea,” everyone in ancient times believe that the Earth was flat and we only change our minds when Christopher Columbus successfully reached the Americas without falling off the edge of the world.
“With extraordinary few exceptions, no educated person in the history of Western civilization from the third century onwards believed that the Earth was flat,” said historian Jeffrey Burton Russell in 1997.
The renowned scientist, Stephen Jay Gould, wrote in 1997 as well:
“There was never a period of ‘flat earth obscurity’ among scholars. Greek knowledge of sphericity never disappeared and all medieval scholars accepted the roundness of the Earth as an established fact of cosmology.”
“The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know it is round because I saw its shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.” – Fernando de Magallanes (1480-1521)
As the flat Earth debate rages on, how do we end the disagreement once and for all? One user on Reddit has come up with a brilliant idea!
Make a reality show to “cure” the flat Earth problem! The group of Reddit users brainstormed that flat Earthers should be sent out on an adventure to find the “edge” of the world.
Those who believe in the flat Earth theories are convinced that it is impossible to make it to the “edge” of the world because it is blocked by a massive wall of ice and defended by the world’s military powers.
The Reddit commenters suggested that the flat Earthers should be flown to the north and south pole or perhaps fly them to the outer reaches of the atmosphere so they can see for themselves.
However, this sounds like it is turning into an expensive reality show now!