Top 10 Reasons to Believe That the EARTH IS FLAT

hello I’m Simon Whistler you’re watching top tens net and in the video today we’re looking at the top ten reasons to believe that the earth is flat according to the esteemed font of scholarly knowledge known as Wikipedia the earth is an oblate spheroid however according to the Flat Earth Society you have the word earth right there in their name the globe is actually a big flat disk gravity is a lie and NASA is the most powerful commercial entity on earth which we think sounds a lot more likely than all of that science crap they taught us about in physics class that’s why we decided to list the ten most convincing reasons that the earth might actually be shaped like a pancake and just in case it’s not clear this list is made with incredible sarcasm number 10 you’re part of an exclusive club when you’re one of the Sheep who believes that the earth is shaped like a slightly overweight basketball instead of a kick-ass UFO or mountain covered frisbee you’re one of seven billion other people who’ve been fooled by the man however if you choose to ascribe to the idea that the earth is actually a giant disc flying aimlessly through an uncaring godless void you’re part of an exclusive club of just 100 people yes amazingly there are only around a hundred people on earth right now who are smart enough to realize that every person with a PhD in the entire world is lying according to the Flat Earth Society they had over 3000 members in the 90s but after a fire that was probably started by some Buttle working for NASA they lost all their records and had to start again since then only 100 people have bothered to join backup meaning there are less people in this club than there are rhinos left in the wild but hey don’t let that fact fool you into thinking this is just an idea held by random idiots online with nothing better to do because number nine a bunch of highly influential people also believe the earth is flat when it comes to the Flat Earth argument you could be fooled into thinking that those who believe in the ludicrous idea of an orb shaped planet have the up hands because their ranks include well every scientist of the last 22 centuries the president and also the guy who animated what’s new scooby-doo when’s probably some other important people there are however some fairly prominent and influential flat-earthers out there like Mohammad youssuf you know the former leader of Boko Haram the third group that explicitly says they hate Western education and make the majority of their living in royalties from keeping CNN afloat when it isn’t election season if having one of the most repugnant men in history support the view that the earth is flat doesn’t convince you that it’s a totally legit theory how about learning that the most repugnant man in history also apparently believed it yes we’re talking about you Hitler who is apparently greatly respected by a subsection of flat-earthers because he’s allegedly the only person known to have seen the end of the earth during a visit he totally made to Antarctica that only flat earthers seemed to know about but hey if Hitler isn’t your thing you may still want to reconsider dismissing the Flat Earth theory outright because if you choose to believe it you get to number eight live in a world like Game of Thrones we wrote an article a while ago about how unrealistic some of the elements in Game of Thrones are in relation to the section of history it takes influence from and we’d like to apologize because holy crap you guys the wall is a real thing you see according to flat-earthers the world rather than being a bloated sphere is actually a rounded disc surrounded by a several hundred foot wall of ice which is why the oceans just don’t spill out into space and land on Jupiter of course nobody has ever seen this wall because NASA diverts planes away from it as well as stationing guards at the top to shoot anyone except for Hitler who gets too close while we have no idea if any of these guards dress like Jon Snow we’re going to assume that they do because what in the hell else is a person tasked with guarding the literal edges of the earth from the top of a big-ass wall gonna wear while the existence of a big-ass wall of ice that keeps all of the world’s oceans in place is certainly reassuring arguably one of the best things about believing the earth is flat is the fact that number seven you get to prove Einstein wrong whatever the idea of a flat planet comes up one of the first arguments against the theory to crop up in conversation is that gravity simply wouldn’t work on a planet shaped like a pizza gravity for those of you aren’t aware is a myth perpetuated by NASA that says all objects emit an invisible force that attracts other objects towards themselves the larger the object of the larger the force rather than believing this twaddle flat earthers instead believe that the earth is constantly flying directly upwards at a constant acceleration of 9.8 one meters a second and that’s why when you drop an object it falls towards the ground at this speed in regards to what happens when the earth reaches terminal velocity the opinion of the Flat Earth Society is that it probably won’t so don’t worry about it where’s your theory of relativity now Einstein but wait you asked if gravity doesn’t exist how is the moon kept in place well the moon does have a gravitational pole and it does affect the tides but the only reason it moves across the sky is because the earth is spinning and it stays in place because it just so happens to be traveling the exact speed we do as for why the earth doesn’t have gravity if the moon does the official stance of the Flat Earth Society is just to try not to think about how ridiculous that is oh and for anyone wanting to be clever and ask how do we have things like lunar eclipses that’s obviously due to an invisible shadow objects that nobody has ever observed flying in front of the moon at random that you should absolutely believe exists just because we say so also the Sun Moon and all the stars are only a couple of hundred miles above the earth course however while flat earthers whole heartedly think that you should accept everything they say without question or proof you shouldn’t give NASA the same privilege because number five NASA is like super evil and corrupt in the world of flat earthers no single entity is treated with more content and animosity than those dicks and NASA why well it probably has something to do with the fact that not is pretty much solely responsible for maintaining the illusion that the earth is a sphere and they’re also evil and corrupt because sure why not according to Flat Earth as every image of our planet ever taken from space was doctored by NASA every trip to space including the ones where people died we’re impeccably planned ruses and there’s still no such thing as satellites only giant nasa controlled radio towers that lie to your GPS television and smartphone nasa also somehow controls every single plane on earth even private ones without GPS to stop them from straying too close to the edge of the earth and uncovering the truth if you’re wondering why NASA would bother to go to such lengths to cover up the earth being flat congratulations you’re already starting to sound like a flat earther yes despite flat earthers being absolutely convinced that NASA is a massively corrupt agency dedicated to hiding the truth from the public they have yet to offer a convincing explanation for why NASA actually cares about maintaining this impossibly elaborate scam they just know something’s up and that’s enough for them because the number-5 flat earthers are smarter than most ancient and modern scientists the laughable idea that the earth is actually a water-covered orbit being catapulted around an exploding ball of gas millions of miles away is one that has been commonly accepted by scientists and thinkers since up 400 BC this is just a bit too long for an idea to stand unchallenged friend not to leave a sour taste in our mouths Flat Earth theory by contrast is a relatively new idea that was proposed during Victorian times by a guy using the pseudonym parallax which is just way too badass of a nickname for it to have possibly belonged to a liar parallax who usually went by the objectively lamer name Samuel Rowe Burton eventually founded a school of thought known as zetetic astronomy which taught some of the ideas we’ve already mentioned today like the earth being surrounded by a wall of ice the Sun only being a few hundred miles away and calling everyone with a degree an idiot now come on mitad Flat Earth theory sounds just a little more convincing now that you know the majority of the theory is based on a book written by a guy called parallax and quite honestly if that doesn’t convince you maybe you’d be swayed by the fact that when you’re a flat earther number four you don’t really have to understand how many thing works at all thinking is hard and flat earthers understand that which is why the entire theory revolves around wild baseless claims and hand-waving anything you don’t want to talk about no seriously as you can imagine people who try to insist that the earth is flat in an academic setting often have to defend themselves against scientists with less awesome sounding titles then zetetic astronomer luckily flat earthers have a cast-iron system for answering any question they don’t understand without it making them look like an idiot and it’s called telling people to look up the answer in the bible this technique was perhaps best utilized by Charles Kay Johnson who up until his death in 2001 was one of the most well-known proponents of Flat Earth theory in the hundreds of interviews he gave over the years Johnson defended Flat Earth theory like a champ by ignoring any and all criticism and deflecting difficult to answer questions by saying only God had the answer for example when Johnson was once innocently asked how solar eclipses works if the world was flat he looked the interviewer in the eye and said we really don’t have to get into all of that and then stopped talking when pushed for a more satisfactory answer Johnson relented and simply said the Bible tells us the heavens are a mystery and then refused to talk about it anymore we think it’s just fantastic since it confirms our suspicions that when you become a Flat Earth advocate number three you can win every argument if browsing reddit has taught me anything it’s that winning an argument regardless of how right or offensive you are is one of the most important things in the world if you also think this you would probably make a pretty good Flattr theorist because there doesn’t appear to be any arguments of flattered theorists can lose as long as they truly commit to being as obtuse as possible for example in an interview with The Guardian newspaper Daniel Shenton the current president of the Flat Earth Society was able to deftly avoid being proven wrong by insisting that all evidence that proved him wrong was made with special effects and he calmly explained that he felt perfectly okay with ignoring a millennium of science based on the fact that he felt that he was right as if that wasn’t delicious enough Shenzhen went on to explain that it’s on other people to prove him wrong that the earth isn’t flat you know even though he’s already dismissed irrefutable evidence as lies because when you’re a flat earther no proof is ever good enough and you can always sit there smugly knowing that no matter what your opponent says you can always ask them if they’ve ever been to space and then cross your arms and say you rest your case hell even if the person has been to space you’ll still win because there’s no way for them to prove that the image of the earth they saw wasn’t special effect and if they ask you to prove that you’re right well that’s as simple as number two drawing a line on the horizon as far as we can tell whenever flat earthers need to prove that their theory is a just a sack of bovine excrement all they need to do is bring us a picture of the horizon and draw a straight line across it thus proving unequivocally that the earth is flat if the other person tries to correct you bite saying something like the earth is so unimaginably big that the horizon is always going to look flat to our inefficient human eyes or try watching a ship Sen out to sea and watch it disappear over the horizon feel free to ignore them or just draw another bigger line to prove your point a little bit harder if anyone ever tries to trip you up as people whose mind isn’t as open as yours is I want to do by showing you a picture taken from orbit in which the horizon is clearly curved all you need to do is tell them that that’s caused by the camera lens or better yet tell them that their picture actually proves your point like an entire four the flat earthers did when a guy turned up with a picture taken from orbit by a totally independent source that NASA couldn’t doctor that clearly showed a curved horizon when the flustered poster asked someone to explain to him how a flat planet could have a curved horizon one poster simply responded because circles are curved and that was considered a satisfactory answer this gets to the heart of why we think everyone watching this should give serious consideration to believing the Flat Earth theory number one believing the Flat Earth theory makes you special as far as we’re concerned the main reason to believe the Flat Earth theory over the thing we as a species have considered fact for 25 centuries is because doing so makes you really special believing the earth is flat lets you simultaneously act intellectually superior to everyone you know while also not understanding anything you say on anything more than a superficial level you can sit around in your exclusive club forums and look down your nose at other people while never bothering to improve yourself in any meaningful way like with other conspiracy theories you can use believing the earth is flat as an excuse to dismiss the opinions and feelings of anyone you’d normally have to treat like a human being as a necessary evil to educate them about the truth in short the main reason you should believe that the earth is flat is because once you’ve decided to believe it you’ll never have to put effort into having a meaningful human connection ever again so I hope you found that video entertaining as I said at the top it is all entirely sarcastic everyone except for those stupid 100 people know that the earth is round if you did like this video check out some of her other videos they are on the right right now and do subscribe to our Channel we put out other videos just like this all the time so click that big subscribe button below me now and to like this video if you liked it because it really helps out against this video in front of more people and if you’re on a mobile device and can’t 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