How to know you're stupid: Rise of the Flat-Earthers

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    In a new video on his StarTalk YouTube channel, Neil deGrasse Tyson took on Flat Earthers — those who believe the Earth is flat — and blamed the conspiracy theory’s rise on “free speech” and a “failed educational system.”

    “We have video from space of the rotating spherical Earth. The Earth is round,” deGrasse Tyson said in his latest video with comedian Chuck Nice.

    In the video, deGrasse Tyson used multiple experiments and examples to prove how people came to know the Earth is round, even before space travel made it possible to observe the Earth from a distance.

    As for why a movement of people who believe the Earth is flat is rising, deDrasse Tyson offered two possible contributors.

    “For me, the fact that there’s a rise of flat-Earthers is evidence of two things. One, we live in a country that protects free speech. And, two, we live in a country with a failed educational system,” deGrasse Tyson said. “Our system needs to train you not only what to know but how to think about information and knowledge and evidence. If we don’t have that kind of training, you’d run around believing anything.”

     
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    Ahh yes the old footage of earth from space. Which does nothing but reinforce the idea its all a lie

     
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    earth's not round, it's big-boned
     
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    you should know by now to never trust the russians
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    they are ALL sneaky bastards....not to mention poisoning people left n right.
     
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    Did you watch the video
     
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    yes. just another ignorant tard with a YT channel talking out of his ass.
     
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    So you are saying that the images and videos in that vid are fake and were not released by NASA and Roscosmos?
     
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    the russian sat that took such a "amazing" photograph(elektro-L, which is a composite btw....something flat earthers love to point to in support of their whackjob theory aka THEY ARE ALL FAKE, takes photos in 3 visible reflected light bands, red and 2 IR, while US sats(GOES) do not have near-IR.
     
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    Thats cool

    Is that the same reason why sometimes North America takes up 70% of Earths surface area?
     
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    LOL

    still trying to track down that image within acceptable sources...only finding it on flat earther sites....hmmmm.
    at the end of the day science has already settled the debate that the earth IS spherical, whereas the flat earthers have nothing but bs. and it's up to them to prove why they are correct....which they haven't.
     
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    Why does every image of earth show it as perfectly round when due to gravitational forces it should be roughly pear shaped

    As Neil Degrasse Tyson himself says it is
     
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    and he is correct, as you would know if you had heard the entire conversation.
    it's not a perfect sphere because of alot of factors like uneven distubtion of the earth's mass within, which causes gravitational anomalies, which also change over time.

    also the earth's crust has a certain amount of plasticity, which he describes like spinning pizza dough....which is why the earth is bigger around the equator due to rotational forces.
     
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    I have a question, and since you seem to representing the flat earthers maybe you can answer it:

    Why do flat earthers insist that the earth is "flat", but agree that the moon and every other celestial body is "round" ?
     
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    Im not a flat earther. Im saying that the photos of earth from space are fake
     
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    Black Science Man fails to see the real force behind Flat-Earth; everyone has been lied to so many times by so many different institutions no one believes what they're told anymore.
     
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    I mean really.
     
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    in the matter of those that you posted before, I might actually agree with you since I cannot find an official copy from nasa, or any space agency for that matter. and if they are real the only explanation that comes to mind is that obviously they are all taken by different satellites, and perhaps in the case of the one where north america appears bigger, might be a case of atmospheric lensing/refraction.
     
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    that ODD channel guy lmao.

    he does some hilarious bad raps about flat earth and the illuminati. well worth a watch.

    however, i dont give a flying fuck if the world is a giant rubik's cube. what difference does it make?

    but it is interesting to me that nasa cant come up with any pics of the earth from space. all faked and not even very well.

    WHAAT UP WIT THAT
     
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    yep...looks pretty fake to me.
     
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    the first one was from DSCOVR in 2015, this is from TERRA 2011.