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Is Earth Actually Flat?
   Vsauce
  Published: 3 years ago

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LOTS OF COOL LINKS BELOW!
Flat Earth gravity simulation by Yeti Dynamics: https://www.youtube.com/user/yetipc1

Kansas flatness study: (the pancakes used in the study were from IHOP): http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html

the flatness of other states: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/science-several-us-states-led-by-florida-are-flatter-than-a-pancake/284348/

"The Meaning Of It All" by Richard Feynman: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Meaning-All-Richard-Feynman/dp/0141031441

“The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pig-That-Wants-Eaten/dp/1847081282

related Vsauce video, “Is Anything Real?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45Q1_psDqk

Minutphysics “TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_W280R_Jt8

Good satirical series about how the Earth IS flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83aYfmZpoSs

What if Earth was a cube?

https://possiblywrong.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/if-the-earth-were-a-cube/
http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/05/q-what-would-earth-be-like-to-us-if-it-were-a-cube-instead-of-spherical-is-this-even-possible/
http://gizmodo.com/how-gravity-would-be-different-if-the-world-were-a-cube-1492018223
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=421

MYTH of the round Earth:

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/09/21/who-discovered-the-earth-is-ro/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth

Earth is round:

http://datagenetics.com/blog/june32012/index.html
http://www.wired.com/2011/06/how-to-estimate-the-radius-of-the-earth-with-a-lake/
https://web.archive.org/web/20100331205903/http://orfe.princeton.edu/~rvdb/tmp/sunsetTalkSmall.pdf

Varrazano bridge: http://www.ljhammond.com/phlit/2012-06c.htm

Varrazano spelling controversy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roseanne-colletti/verrazzano-versus-verraza_b_188479.html

Flat Earth Society:

http://theflatearthsociety.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societies

Wilbur Glen Voliva:

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/5000-for-proving-the-earth-is-a-globe/
http://stevelyons.ca/projects/flat-earth-manifesto/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Glenn_Voliva

http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61797.0#.VH-UhWSsXYH

Flat earth map (one theory): http://www.earthnotaglobe.com/library/Flat_Earth_Society_Map.jpg

Poe’s Law:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
http://literallyunbelievable.org

Science is always provisional and theories are never conclusively proven:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200811/common-misconceptions-about-science-i-scientific-proof
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/09/14/geocentrism-seriously/#.VH3vzmSsXYF

Asimov on being “more wrong”: http://chem.tufts.edu/answersinscience/relativityofwrong.htm

Occam’s Razor: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simplicity/

Newton’s flaming laser sword: https://philosophynow.org/issues/46/Newtons_Flaming_Laser_Sword

Other razors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razor_%28philosophy%29

relativistic length contractions:

I really liked this one: http://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/SpecRel/Flash/LengthContract.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/specrel/lc.cfm
http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/01/q-why-does-lorentz-contraction-only-act-in-the-direction-of-motion/

Earth and cosmic ray perspective:

http://www.reddit.com/comments/97gak/in_the_reference_frame_of_a_7035_tev_cosmic_ray
http://i.imgur.com/nfDHQ.jpg

wolfram contraction simulator: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/RelativisticCar/

Susan Haack: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundherentism

1996 election NYT crossword:

http://www.crosswordunclued.com/2009/01/nyt-election-day-crossword.html
http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/2/12/nytimescrossword.jpg
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49 minutes ago
No.


1 hour ago
As a person who has been on a plane I can tell u earth is not flat


2 hours ago
are you "actually" asking?


2 hours ago
Yes they do fall on the edge all the time. And hit the dome all the time. Yes they do


2 hours ago
Don't say Earth-chan is flat, she could be pretty self-conscious about it. :(


2 hours ago
Haven't watched the vid yet but it's an April fools joke right?


2 hours ago
I swear I only came here for the comments. And I'm so disappointed.. because I was expecting way more flat-earthers defending their viewpoint 😂


3 hours ago
EARTH IS FLAT AND YOU ARE NOT PROVING ANYTHING


4 hours ago
No


4 hours ago
Is The Earth Actually Flat?
no


4 hours ago
“The earth is actually quite curvy.” Some might even say, the earth is quite THICC


4 hours ago
R O T U N D


4 hours ago
If it was flat we could not dig


4 hours ago
something tells me no...but hey, I'm open to be convinced if someone could actually make a convincing argument


5 hours ago
no earth is not real at all we are all in the matrix


5 hours ago
um... What purpose does the entire world have to lie to us about the Earth’s shape? Making money? Only corporations have that motive. What about the governments? And if the UN’s flag is a symbol of the Earth you believe exists then why would they make it their flag if they wanted to keep this a secret? Governments have many many smart and technologically advanced ways of knowing our secrets but hiding their own. So a lot of dumb asses would have to approve that flag before if became the official one. Despite what we like to think, there are not that many dumb asses in the government. And why would the entire world agree to this. Many countries have lots and lots of rivals and enemies. They would have cracked by now just for the down fall of the other countries. Like Russia would have told everyone the Earth is flat so that America’s putting a man on the moon would be debunked, during the space race.


5 hours ago
THE EARTH IS ROUND !!!!


5 hours ago
the earth is an incomplete polygon


5 hours ago
The earth isn’t flat, it’s a square! Saw it in Minecraft!!


6 hours ago
The earth is flat you dumb asshole


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