Is the Earth Flat or Round?

Someone said to me recently “Did you know the Earth was Flat, we’ve been lied to for years..”

I was like, hmmm a flat Earth tell me more.  When someone says something that I deem crazy I always try to keep my opinions to myself until I have heard all the facts.  He then went on to tell me that NASA has been lying to us along with all the big corporations, well that made sense as they have been lying to us for years, look up the lies told about cigarettes and sugar is prime example.  He told me that an astronaut had said that the radiation surrounding earth is too dense to penetrate and that man has never left Earth’s atmosphere, we talked for hours and he left me scratching my head.  He was actually making sense and he left me wanted to do my own research, find out more…

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My Research

This is my own research carried out on the internet and youtube videos.  If the claims that NASA lied are true I am also mindful that the evidence to suggest that the earth is flat could also be fabricated.  So many questions to spring to mind so and I’m sure you have questions too.  Im going to attempt to present all the evidence and make my mind up at the end.  Please comment me as this is a great topic to debate.

Who said that our Earth is round?

The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) argued in his writings that the Earth was spherical, because of the circular shadow it cast on the Moon, during a lunar eclipse. Another reason was that some stars visible from Egypt are not seen further north The full quotation can be found here.

The Alexandria philosopher Eratosthenes went one step further and actually estimated how large the Earth was. He was told that on midsummer day (June 21) in the town of Syene in southern Egypt (today Aswan, near a huge dam on the river Nile) the noontime Sun was reflected in a deep well, meaning that it was right overhead, at zenith. Eratosthenes himself lived in Alexandria, near the river’s mouth, north of Syene, about 5000 stadia north of Syene (the stadium, the size of a sports arena, was a unit of distance used by the Greeks). In Alexandria the Sun on the corresponding date did not quite reach zenith, and vertical objects still threw a short shadow. Eratosthenes established that the direction of the noon Sun differed from the zenith by an angle that was 1/50 of the circle, that is, 7. 2 degrees, and from that he estimated the circumference of the Earth to be 250,000 stadia.

Hmmmm okay? She has a point but it would have been interesting for her to compare the results on a flat object with sun directly over one of the screws.

So I tried it on my dining table with the salt and pepper shakers, I put my phone light directly over one so there was a shadow going right round and the other one cast the same shadow as the grapefruit in the video above.

So her experiment and Eratosthenes & Aristotle theory does not prove that the earth is round at all.

Christopher Columbus

We’ve all heard about Christopher Columbus who we have been told for years proved the earth is round when he sailed across the Atlantic and didn’t fall off the edge of the world.  Which I believe would be hard to prove if he only travelled from Spain to the Caribbean & America.

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As you can clearly see how did he prove the Earth is round when he didn’t travel around the world?

Other Explorers

Ferdinand Magellan‘s circumnavigation of the earth (1519–21) provided practical evidence of the global shape of the earth.

This was his route:-

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But this is how it looks on a flat Earth:-

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Religion

So what about religion, what do the different religions around the world say about the shape of the Earth? I did a quick research on a few of the mail religions:-

Christian

In Genesis 1:2 see the various translation here it states:-

Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.

So right at the beginning of the Bible it is states that earth had no specific shape, hmmm interesting.

The dome flat earthers refer to is also mentioned in Genesis 1:6-8

And God said, Let there be a firmament (dome) in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. – how do you put a dome over a sphere?

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven…

Some believe that Earth is the center of the universe which is described in Genesis 1:14-16

14 And God said, Let there be lights (stars) in the firmament (dome) of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day (the Sun), and the lesser light to rule the night (the moon): he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament (dome) of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

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Also the following scriptures also mention that the earth is in a fixed position

1 Chronicles 16:30: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.”

Psalm 93:1: “Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …”

Psalm 96:10: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable …”

Psalm 104:5: “Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken.”

Isaiah 45:18: “…who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast…”

The earth is suspended as per the following scripture Job 26:7

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

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Muslim

Researching Muslim it was unclear what they believed with regards to the shape of the world.

Qur’an 20:53 translated reads “He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky. With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others”. Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse,

The Earth is round according to Islam, Muslim scientists in the 14th century concluded that the earth is round from the Noble Quran.  The “two Easts” and “two Wests” on earth in the Noble Quran and the roundness of the earth.  The earth literally has two sun rising points and two sun setting points! Noble Quran and Science agree on this. The Round earth does have two easts and two wests.

Hindu

The entire World Geography was extensively described in the Hindu scriptures along with the details of their mountains, rivers and the races inhabiting them.

Ancient Indians called this planet ‘Bhu-gol’ or the Round Earth, proving advancement over the flat-Earth theory believed by almost every other Early civilization. In his famous Book on India, Alberuni, the medieval Islamic scholar quotes an Indian astronomer Brahmagupta to write-

“A man on Meru observes one identical star above the horizon in the zenith of Lanka, the country of demons, whilst a man in Lanka at the same time observes it above his head. Besides all astronomical observations are not correct unless we assume the globular shape of heaven and earth.

Therefore we must declare that heaven is a globe, and the observation of these characteristics of the world would not be correct unless in reality it were a globe. Now it is evident that all other theories about the world are futile.”

Erm doesn’t this sound familiar and also does not prove that the world is a sphere.

Mayans

The ancient Maya believed that the earth was flat (like most other civilizations at that time) and that it had four corners. Some Maya believed that the earth was actually the back of a huge crocodile, resting in a pool of water lilies.

Buddhist

Ancient Buddhists imagined the universe as essentially flat, with Mount Meru at the center of all things. Surrounding this universe was a vast expanse of water, and surrounding the water was a vast expanse of wind.

This universe was made of thirty-one planes of existence, stacked in layers, and three realms, or dhatus.

The three realms were Ārūpyadhātu, the formless realm; Rūpadhātu, the realm of form; and Kāmadhātu, the realm of desire.

Then, in the 16th century, European explorers came to Asia claiming the earth was round and suspended in space. And a controversy was born.

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The Horizon

I thought about the horizon when at the beach and how the sea looked curved but after some research it appears that we see what we want to see because when you hold a ruler or anything with a straight edge you can see that the horizon is straight across and not curved as we are led to believe.  Take a look a some of your holiday footage.

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Look at the view from a plane flying at 30,000 ft and its still a straight horizon.

How high do we have to go to before we see a curvature of the horizon.  A weather balloon is High-altitude balloon that is unmanned, usually filled with helium or hydrogen, that are released into the stratosphere, generally attaining between 60,000 to 120,000 feet.  Wow that is really high! Well lets see what the horizon looks like?

As it reaches 121,000 ft the horizon is flat no curvature at all see part 12 below.

So why do NASA’s videos and pictures all have a curvature?

Tim Peake posted this picture on his twitter account of the earth.

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but this is his view from his window as you can see he is a lot closer to the earth and is looking down onto the surface which would support a flat Earth.

Tim Peake Real View

Finally, if you use a telescope or a camera with great zoom capacity you will see that boats, etc. do not dip into the horizon. The earth is supposed to curve approximately 8 inches per mile. There are many videos that show that you can clearly see other islands, boats etc. clearly across water with no curvature.

Van Allen Belt

Researchers have discovered and invisible shield at about 7,200 miles (38 million feet) above the planet’s surface that protects it from “killer electrons” flying nearly to the speed of light.

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The space shield protects Earth from radiation.  Airplanes fly at 30,000 ft and the space station’s orbit at 11 million ft which is all below the Van Allen Belt.

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Now according to Nasa we have never been able to penetrate this belt so my question is have we ever been to the moon or even mars? Watch this video and see for for yourself.

Sorry Nassholes made me laugh so much loool, so anyway the point being we have NEVER been to the Moon.  This next video a bit slow to start shows how easy it has been to manipulate us into believing the images that NASA has shown us that the earth is round.  Bearing in mind we have never been far enough from the Earth to see the full shape of the Earth and when you go to NASA website the majority of Earths images are composite images made up of different images.

The Moon, Sun & the stars.

Wow, when I watched this next video I started to really have questions about this flat Earth theory. Instead of me trying to explain it just watch the video.

This video goes into more details about the sun, moon and stars, fascinating stuff.

Here is another great video that gets to the point in a short space of time that also shows that there is no way that two continents on opposite sides of the world can see the moon at the same time.

South Pole/Antarctica

The south pole sparks much debate with regards to the flat earth vs sphere earth theory.  I have never thought about the south pole much it’s not a place that’s inhabited and we have always been taught that it’s full of ice.  But now I am learning that it’s the edge of earth and that there are resources etc.  Watch this video it’s very intriguing i’m not sure about land past Antarctica but bearing in mind everything I believed up until this point is questionable it’s plausible that there is more land past the south pole?

Flat Earth subliminally hinted to us in Movies?

This has me baffled? why and who is making these suggestions?  The evidence is there and since I have been made a ware of this flat earth theory it’s in so many TV shows and Movies.  Its line those optic illusions once you see them you can’t unsee them.

Why Deceive Us about a Flat Earth?

My question is why deceive us, this is a massive lie that it taught to us from birth?  Most lies and secrets are to do with money, control and power.

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