By now, you’ve seen the conspiracy theories that the Earth isn’t round, right? Basically, they believe that everything we’ve been told since 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue is false and Earth is actually flat. It’s been quite a ruse they’ve pulled off for all these years, isn’t?
Why is there no Flat Mars Society!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2017
What these Flat-Earthers are saying, in a nutshell, is that really smart guys like Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and essentially every physicist, mathematician, and engineer that ever stepped foot on NASA soil is wrong. Musk, who enjoys trolling Flat-Earthers just as much as he enjoys being awesome, has shut these theories down repeatedly as has Tyson, who seems to have just given up arguing with them altogether.
But one guy from Michigan may have the best explanation of all. While all those astrophysicists and math geniuses use common sense and a whole lot of science to explain why the Earth is spherical – Hawking has one of the best quotes on the subject: “I have been ’round the world, and I have not fallen off” – 47-year-old musician Greg Pagel simplified it with a series of pictures he took and some math.
The first theory that discovered the Earth is a sphere was by Pythagoras in 500 BC. It’s been proven countless times over the years. Maybe the super-smart scientists weren’t clear enough? Maybe they made it too complicated? Good thing Greg is here to help lay this one to rest once and for all.