The Flat Earth Fallacy
We are not going to spend much time showing how the current
Flat-Earth belief is utter nonsense from a scientific or
observational standpoint. Anyone who has been to the ocean with a
pair of cheap binoculars can see the ships passing over the
horizon can see it. Anyone who has seen the receding telephone
poles and water tanks of west Texas can see it. Anyone who pays
much attention to the stars and travels north or south will see
that the stars are slightly higher or lower relative to the
horizon. Anyone who has ridden on a jet airplane at around 40,000
feet can see a slight curvature of the earth. Anyone who has seen
photos from space can see the globe of earth.
Yes, we have heard many of the conspiracy theories
about how NASA doesn't have any single photos of the global
earth and that the images they present are composite images, but
that is just more conspiracy nonsense. First, NASA has many
single images of the global earth. Here is one taken by the
Galileo spacecraft in 1990,
Click the image and notice how it shows the earth rotating and
receding away as the spacecraft travels in a straight line away
from it. This single time-lapse set of photos disproves
Geocentrism and its twin brother the Flat-Earth theory. Of course,
the Geocentrists will insist the spacecraft is now in the
"firmament" and controlled by the "ether" while it rotates a
stationary earth, but think how that view strains credibility.
Click image to see an animated image of the earth
taken by the Galileo spacecraft over a 24 hour period.
When NASA launched Galileo they launched it from west
to east and as close to the equator as practical (Cape
Canaveral, FL) to take advantage of the earth's rotation. This
helped "sling-shot" the craft into space. Once out of the
atmosphere it was propelled towards Jupiter in as straight
a course as practical and left the earth spinning behind it.
Using Heliocentric calculations they plotted the course
perfectly. With the Geocentric model, when the spacecraft left
orbit at some point it would enter the rotating firmament.
(Geocentrists have not been able to prove where this supposed
threshold actually is.) Then once caught by the forces of the
firmament and "ether" it would be suddenly changing direction
and rotating with the firmament...but what they fail to mention
is the space craft would be going the wrong way!
The Flat-Earth crowd will continue to insist that even though the
above image is not a composite photograph, it is still somehow
"faked" because the US government cannot be trusted. Ok, if you
don't trust the US government, how about the Russian government?
Are they joined in the same conspiracy? Here is a non-composite,
single image from a Russian weather satellite,
According to Geocentrism the universe is spinning east to west.
When NASA launched the rocket to the east it would be moving
against the motion of the universe and would actually be slowed
down. Thus for Geocentrism to be true the craft would have to
somehow be reversed in course to match the rotation of the
firmament. Geocentrists do not detail the forces that cause
these crazy reversing motions, yet the earth rotating model used
by NASA works perfectly.
Russian Weather Satellite (Infared)
There are many web sites that expose the lunacy of the Flat-Earth
is one that is better than most. Frankly, for one to insist the
earth is flat is a case of willful ignorance or denial of reality.
In centuries and millennia past it would be understandable for the
sheltered or isolated to believe in a Flat-Earth. It would be only
natural. But in this day and age of increased knowledge, there is
little excuse for a reasonable person. There are just too many
proofs to deny. This image across Lake Ontario of the Toronto
skyline is verifiable proof one can see with his own eyes.
Global Geocentrists vs Flat-Earth Geocentrists
One of the most comical debates to observe is the debate between
global Geocentrists and Flat-Earth Geocentrists. The Flat-Earthers
ridicule the Ball-Earthers for not fully believing the Bible and
the Ball-Earthers mock the Flat-Earthers for denying common
observations and science. What is ironic is their views of
cosmology are essentially the same except for the shape of the
earth. Both are Geocentrists and that puts them at odds with
essentially all that has been revealed over the last 400 years,
thus they are kooks to science regardless what they deem the shape
of the earth. It is like saying in view of their cosmologies, the
Flat-Earthers are 100% wrong and the Ball-Earthers are 99.5%
wrong. Not much difference between them.