Buzz Aldrin Has Responded To People Who STILL Think That The Earth Is Flat
5 October 2017, 16:07
WHAT is going on?!
It's 2017. Science and technology are more advanced than we could ever have imagined, and it's fair to say that the human race has invented some pretty cool stuff.
Apart from the twosie. You know - the onesie that's designed for two people. That just doesn't work.
There was a time when it was believed that the Earth was flat.
This theory was proved to be untrue about 2000 years ago, but here we are, back where we started. Even though the scientific evidence gets stronger every year.
The latest wave of sceptics include rapper B.o.B (who worked with Bruno Mars on the track "Nothin On You"), and he posted this picture on his social media with the caption "The cities in the background are approx 16 miles apart...where is the curve? Please explain this."
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
Either he didn't pay attention in science at school, or he's been reading too many conspiracy theories. B.o.B is SO convinced that the Earth is flat that he's set up a 'Go Fund Me' page to raise money to spend on "weather balloons and satellites". So far he's raised just over $5000 of his $1m goal.
Real life NASA astronaut Terry Virts thought he'd politely point out to B.o.B that all this fundraising really isn't necessary:
And the legendary Buzz Aldrin (aka the second man to walk on the actual moon) was also quick to explain that, sorry, B.o.B, you're incorrect:
I did too. It's called an orbit: the curved path of a celestial object around a star, planet, or moon. https://t.co/h8GQJadfxD— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) September 27, 2017
Surely, all of this was enough to make B.o.B see sense?
No, he thinks it's fake. Every photo, every encounter, every scientific fact. All fake!
And he's not alone; there's a growing movement of sceptics, who have founded the 'Flat-Earth Society' in a bid to prove that the whole 'earth is round' suggestion is inaccurate.
We wish you all the best fundraising for your weather balloons B.o.B, but we think on this occasion we'll go with what Buzz and his fellow NASA professionals are saying, and the good old solid facts of science.
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