The flat earth hypothesis states that there is no evidence that the earth is round, and that a vast plot has been set up to conceal the fact that the earth is a giant disk. While the hypothesis is often dismissed as something completely abject, several organizations are mobilizing, making the hypothesis more and more spoken.


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If you thought that this theory took off in the last ten years, that’s wrong. Since the beginning of humanity, there has always been a part of the world that believed that the earth was flat. However, the modern hypothesis which refutes the fact that the earth is round, with the “Flat Earth” comes from an experiment called Bedford Level, conducted in the mid-1800s by a man named Samuel Rowbotham. The latter, who wrote a book called Earth not a Globe and launched the modern movement by publicly debating with scientists while accumulating new followers. In the experiment, Rowbowtham attempted to measure the curvature of the earth by observing, via the horizon, the curvatures of a local river. He took his results as refuting the theory of a round earth, but future scientists will explain that the results he obtained could be explained by the parallax effect. Today, many people try to assert the theory with this same process.

In 1956, Samuel Shenton created a more modern version of the movement with the organization “Flat Earth Society”. When the first images of the Earth taken from space were published, Shenton claimed they were false. This will be the main techniques used to make the organization heard and known. However, public opinion at the time on this assumption is not the best that can be asked, making the organization less vocal over time.

In 2004, the company was resurrected by a man named Daniel Shenton (no connection to Samuel), who created the Flat Earth Society forum, which in February 2016 counted more than 8,200 members and 1.4 million messages. They advertise a variety of different posters with evidence for which the world is flat. In addition, a variety of independent researchers tried to prove that the earth is flat, documenting their work in Youtube videos.

The flat earth according to the drawn map of Orlando Ferguson in 1893

Stillbased on SamuelRowbotham’sexperiments, thephysicalappearanceoftheearthwouldbeextremelyremotefromwhatwe have in mind. Sotheearthisflat, thesunandthemoonturnovertheearthat 4800km and are approximatelythesamesize. Naturally, themoonhas no shadow, but theoneweseewouldbethe fruit ofAmerican leaders. Antarcticais a walloficesurroundingtheendoftheplanetarydisk. TheArcticisthecenter (surface) ofthedisc. Of course, otherfeaturesoftheflatearthexistand are more or lessknown. Today, itisstillSamuelRowbotham’sworkthat supports thehypothesis.

Today, and always, the evidence to show that the earth is flat, have always missed the call, and yet the number of followers increases …



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