I cam across this article in my search for something a little more intelligent…
I am so disturbed by people like this, I decided to post a comment under it….
“You people need to stop this absolute malicious nonsense now, before your ignorant foolishness sends the world backwards hundreds of years to the dark ages where people could not make any progress or evolutionary advancements because they were trapped in the belief all things were controlled by angels, daemons and gods… a level of thinking that believed the way to cure someone of a simple virus induced fever was to exercise the daemons out of them, often in the process killing the afflicted person through their draconian practice, and then arrogantly claiming the daemon had been dispelled.
Through hundreds and thousands of years, good, honest diligent people have struggled, endued ridicule, torment, torture and death to uncover the truth and realities of the world and universe in which we reside, to prove to an ignorant few who possess the staff of control that the Earth is NOT flat, and if you sail to it’s edge you will fall off into the terrifying world of daemons and fire… yes, that’s right, that is what was the belief.
So would you have us all go back to that unintelligent, illogical and irrational thinking and have us all fearful of going to the edge of the world, so we never challenge the frontiers of space to find out what is really out there… because that is what your dangerous and idiotic unfounded proclamations may do if you continue this. This type of inane thinking of yours will set the human race back to a time when people were burned at the stack as witches for simply having a better knowledge of healing than most.
You know nothing about the cosmos or the Earth or the real and genuine efforts of organizations who spend billions of dollars and labored hours working with some of the most intelligent and dedicated people in the world to help advance humanity through space exploration and exploration of our own Earth as well as what is beyond the fields of our current reach.
All these conspiracy theorists and malicious debunkers of things like the the spherical Earth and the moon landing, which was a genuine expedition that took years of dedicated people to accomplish, need to be taken out and shaken into reality, so they, you, can find ways to creatively contribute toward the human condition and advancement of humanity, instead of trying to destroy everything that so many throughout history have worked so hard and perilously to achieve.
If the Earth is flat, why then is every other planet and star we can see in our cosmos round! It is because that is the natural form in our cosmos and all matter we observe from the micro to the magnificent, tries to achieve that from ultimately.
You might argue that Galaxies are often discs, but you are forgetting that the center of most galaxies is an orb and the mass of the galaxy, made of trillions of particles are all slowly spiraling in to coalesce with the central orb. In our perspective this takes a very long time, but in the eternity of the Universe, it is mere moments. Of course you would have to acknowledge and understand the concept of an eternal Universe to appreciate that, and I’m guessing thinking like yours does not allow it.
Some even argue the concept of the Universe being eternal, and indeed maybe there is an alternate to the dimension of eternity, and that would be total non-existence. But my question there is, if the alternate non-existence is reality, then why do I exist?
I imagine you have never been out to sea, I mean way out to sea where there is no land around for thousands of miles… you can actually see the curvature of the Earth. The round Earth is one of the very things that hinders seafaring navigators in plotting a straight course and forces them to use mathematical calculations to maintain the course they desire.
Also I imagine all the people that have actually circumnavigated the Earth by sea, could tell you that the Earth is a sphere… I guess you’d just say they are disillusion or that they somehow doubled back on themselves and only think they arrived back in the same place they left from by circumnavigating the planet.
You also need to go and learn a little about photography, art and filmmaking… the people of NASA and other space agencies around the world understand that people are inspired by artistry, and so just presenting a technical piece is not enough to inspire people.
A shot of the Earth from a distance between the Earth and Moon for the first time, is an exceptionally important image for all the world. So setting it up to be just right is no different to any photographer setting up a shot of significance with a creative eye and artistry… and in case you didn’t know this, organizations like NASA do not just have technicians working on their programs and expeditions. They have designers, artist, photographers, psychologists, filmmakers and all manner of people to help not only develop programs and systems for space travel, deep space journey and ultimately off-Earth habitation, with all the physical, psychological and emotional situations, demands and stresses that will arise from such endeavors, but to also to consult and coach the courageous Astronauts on real living missions, who are mostly technically orientated and trained, to ensure that when significant things are uncovered or discovered, that they are ultimately presented in ways they hope will inspire and encourage people, and often that means setting up the shot with more than just a technical eye, but a creative artists eye.
So the job of an Astronaut or Cosmonaut in doing this, can be quite demanding, having to listen to multiple instructions at one time, some for technical advice and instruction, some for creative or emotional advice and instruction… Astronauts and Cosmonauts are indeed heroes, but they are also human.
You see, even though clearly you are not, People at NASA are intelligent enough to realize that factor about the human psyche, and honour that by doing the best they can to deliver our future through the eyes of the creative mind.
I’m not saying NASA or any other organization like them is perfect. They are not, and they are the first to admit that, but within them are hundreds of genuine dedicated human beings trying to make a real difference to the human condition and the creative and constructive advancement of humanity, trying to genuinely help us reach for the stars and expand our knowledge of the cosmic universe.
So why do people like you try to hinder them at every turn… are you determined to keep humanity from evolving? Do you want to ensure humanity remains ignorant and incapable… because unless I am wrong, you too are part of the humanity organizations like NASA are trying to help evolve.
So please for the sake of our future, stop all these unfounded accusations and lies that dishonor the many people throughout history who have given their life and lives to the pursuit of human advancement and understanding… it is beyond ignorant, it is misleading, malicious, dangerous, cruel, impertinent and shameful.”
So in fairness to the posting of the conspiracy theorists site, here are some sites that debunk the Flat Earth conspiracy and give sound evidence to the Earth as a Globe…