• Question: Are the familiar with the theory that the earth is flat?

    Asked by qionex to Leah-Nani, Andrew, Hina, Ian, Kathryn, Xu on 12 Jun 2018. This question was also asked by Shmoome666.
    • Photo: Leah-Nani Alconcel

      Leah-Nani Alconcel answered on 12 Jun 2018:

      Yes, and I think it’s generous to call it a “theory”. I would call that a “fallacy”, a “lie” or just plain wrong.

    • Photo: Kathryn Burrows

      Kathryn Burrows answered on 14 Jun 2018:

      People assumed this a long time ago, luckily we have pictures from space now to show the beautiful curvature of the Earth.

    • Photo: Andrew Margetts-Kelly

      Andrew Margetts-Kelly answered on 15 Jun 2018:

      What Leah-Nani said. I couldn’t put it in such a nice way.

      This is a video taken by one of our spacecraft shortly after launch; The Earth look pretty round from up there.