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What if there is no such thing as Gravity? An inquiry into the Flat Earth model

What if there is no such thing as Gravity? An inquiry into the Flat Earth model

2020-08-08 (Last Update: Sat, 08 Aug 2020) Dj Marshmallow 0 Uncategorized

Why doesn't gravity pull the earth into a spherical shape?

The earth isn't pulled into a sphere because the force known as gravity doesn't exist or at least exists in a greatly diminished form than is commonly taught. The earth is constantly accelerating up at a rate of 32 feet per second squared (or 9.8 meters per second squared). This constant acceleration causes what you think of as gravity. Imagine sitting in a car that never stops speeding up. You will be forever pushed into your seat. The earth works much the same way. It is constantly accelerating upwards being pushed by a universal accelerator (UA) known as dark energy or aetheric wind. This acceleration does not violate physics and according to Einstein's theory of special relativity, we can accelerate forever without reaching the speed of light.

There are also other theories of flat earth thought that maintain that the earth sits on an infinite plane, with the sun moving overhead. Gravity works much like it does in a round-earth model, and the earth will never form into a sphere because the plane is endless.

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While I am certainly not a flat-earther, I am always intrigued by the mystery of our planet and can't ignore the dedicated and growing Flat Earth organizations and followers throughout the world. I had a chance to speak with dozens of Flat Earth supporters to talk about exploring Antarctica and to get their response to the recent highly publicized journey across Antarctica by Colin O'Brady.

Recently Youtube star Logan Paul attended the Flat Earth International Conference in Denver and spoke onstage to the attendees about his interest in the subject. He was there filming a mockumentary for YouTube and talked at length about flat earth with Conference founder Robbie Davidson. "I consider myself a man of truth, someone who hates being ignorant," Paul said. "I’m not ashamed to say my name is Logan Paul and I think I’m coming out of the Flat Earth closet. If I'm going to put my name out there (as a Flat Earth supporter), I want to know the facts. The fact that we haven't been to the moon in over 50 years, the fact that the moon emits its own light. Some of the best scientists can't explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know? I want to explore for myself and keep an open mind. There is a stigma of being a flat-earther and if I'm going to do it I want to know the facts."

Davidson (who is not affiliated with the Flat Earth Society) is also organizing an enormous cruise in 2020 for flat-earthers to convene and discuss theories while continuing his popular yearly conventions around the country. His take on Antarctica is fueled by what he calls real exact science. "When we look at Antarctica if you take a globe and you squish it down, the Antarctic would go all the way around the Earth. It's kind of like an ice shore and it's very, very large. It's not like you just go there, and you can just peek over it. We don't believe anything can fall off the edge, because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we're in a dome, like a snow globe. So the sun, moon, and stars are all inside. It's very high but all contained inside. So there's no way to actually fall off of the earth."

According to flat-earther Jay Decasby, who is in development for a reality television series about the subject, "All we have to do to shut this debate down once and for all is get the distance of the coast of Antarctica. It had been done by early sailors (before the UN was established and set up its Antarctic Treaty which essentially made it illegal for independent and private exploration of Antarctica) who managed to make 60k+ miles, which irrefutably proves the flat earth model, but like all the other mountains of evidence for flat earth this is not enough for ballers today. If we can get to the coast of Antarctica and sail all the way around it, we will get the distance that will prove it’s the outer edges of flat earth and refute entirely every single argument anyone can possibly try to pitch for the sun-worshipping cult of heliocentrism."

He continues, "They’ve made laws to not allow any kind of motorized equipment on the ice which would help us prove not only flat earth but what’s beyond the ice wall, but in reality, we don’t even need to get onto the ice to prove flat earth. The coast of Antarctica on the ball earth is no more than 14.5k miles. On a flat earth, it would be over 60k...we have evidence of 60k+ and none of 14.5."

There have been 16 journeys across portions of Antarctica throughout the years, with expeditions such as Borge Ousland’s 1997 kite expedition, and in 2006 Rune Gjeldnes skied 2,988 miles in the South Pole region with kites. In 2012, Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski alone through parts of Antarctica.

And in 2018, Colin O'Brady completed his solo, unsupported and unaided crossing of Antarctica in a 54-day journey, which created a firestorm on both sides of the Flat Earth debate. Critics said it delivers proof of no flat earth while others are not convinced.

Decasby says, "In 1773 Captain Cook became the first modern explorer known to have breached the Antarctic circle and reached the ice barrier. He intended to sail completely around Antarctica looking for inlets through the wall of ice. Sailing a total of 60,000 miles along the Antarctic coastline he never once found an inlet or path through or beyond the massive glacial wall. Cook wrote: 'The ice extended east and west far beyond the reach of our sight, while the southern half of the horizon was illuminated by rays of light which were reflected from the ice to a considerable height.'"

Eric Dubay and other flat-earthers feel that Antarctica is impenetrable and that the UN Antarctic Treaty of 1961 will not allow any private exploration to happen there. Jay Decasby further explains the controversy behind the O'Brady expedition: "The only information the public received was the claims of O'Brady, his several selfies, and endless hearsay. The one and only piece of information that even remotely mattered, however, was missing. The factual and irrefutable evidence of this alleged crossing. No telemetry data, no GPS coordinates, no evidence of any kind that O'Brady took the route he did, accomplished the miles he had or did the crossing at all for that matter. Some may claim that because there are no cell towers along his route, it was impossible to obtain this kind of factual evidence and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he did, in fact, complete the trip as he had claimed."

"If O'Brady had cell service and some kind of connection it would mean his coordinates would also be known and recorded. These coordinates have not been provided to the public. Is it because these coordinates do not exist? Or perhaps O'Brady didn't actually take that route or accomplish his alleged mission in the claimed 54 days?"

I reached out to Colin O'Brady, who responded "The GPS coordinates were published publicly throughout the entire expedition in real time. Anyone could click the link on the website any time of day to see exact latitude and longitude coordinates."

While the heated discussion from scientists, NASA, and other experts would fill volumes about how false the flat earth claims are, I am a huge believer of allowing everyone to express their personal beliefs and opinions. I am also particularly excited about any further exploration of the undiscovered parts of our planet from all sides.

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