December 3, 2017 Flat earth? Are you serious? You must be kidding – that’s crazy! Well…how do you really know the Earth is a globe? Only because you were told so by your teacher, who was told so by someone else, who was told so by someone else, who was told so by someone else, who was told by some “authority” or “expert”…. right?
The internet has been buzzing lately with theories, amateur experiments, opinions, and volumes of vast conjecture re: Flat Earth. Also, some great music videos! Therefore, in order to support new filmmakers, artists, musicians, photographers and screenwriters, we are planning the Colorado International Flat Earth Film Festival (CIFEFF), to premiere September 2018. Learn more. Read about Flat Earth. Learn about our activism film festival, cannabis & hemp film festival, rules, venues.
Is Flat Earth the “Mother of All Conspiracies”? The question of whether we live on a flat earth or globe-shaped earth is not some passing fad of little importance, as many have proposed. If we have been deceived into thinking the earth is a globe when it’s really flat… or heart-shaped, even, ….. that proves just how easily we can be hoodwinked into believing lies and absurdities on a colossal scale! If we have been fooled on such a massive scale about the shape of the very planet on which we live, in what other areas have we been fooled?
The flat earth model contends that the Earth exists on a giant, flat plane, with the Arctic (or North Pole) at the center, and a giant wall of ice (the Antarctic) surrounding the entire disc and forming the circumference. The implication of this is that we live in a giant dome, that “space” as we know it does not exist, and that all the planets and stars we see at night are like projections on the ceiling of a planetarium.
Here are some points in favor of the flat earth model. First, lack of visible or measurable curvature. The horizon looks flat to the eye. Researchers have claimed that the skyline of cities such as New York City and Philadelphia are visible 40-60 miles away from the ground, when the alleged curvature of the Earth should not permit them to be seen. The famous Bedford Canal experiment performed in 1838 by Samuel Rowbotham showed that a canoe or small boat was visible from 6 miles away along a river (when the curvature of the earth should have rendered it invisible below the horizon or line of sight). Is this light refraction or evidence of a flat earth?
Second, lack of discernible spin. When a plane is airborne, if the earth were really spinning, pilots should use a spinning earth in their calculations. Why don’t they? The plane would also be landing on a moving target. Why isn’t this accounted for?
Admiral Richard E. Byrd was a courageous explorer who gained the trust of the US Government. They sent him to Antarctica on a military mission in 1947. He reported that in Antarctica he ran into “vehicles which could travel from one pole to the other in less than an hour” as he wrote in his diary – and found his way into the center of the earth, “inner earth”, where the temperature was warm, vegetation grew and a Nordic race of people lived.
Remember, this was a hardened, rational military man writing such things. After this, Governments of the world joined forces and made Antarctica off limits and all trips there are now regulated. Why?
Third, the problem of the Sun’s heat: If the sun is really 93 million miles away, how does its heat travel through space (an apparent vacuum) to reach us? Can the vacuum of space conduct or transfer heat? If not, can the atmosphere of Earth take the sun’s light and transform it into heat? If so, how does that process work?
Fourth, the problem of the Sun’s light: Sometimes you can see the sun’s rays coming in at wide angles, called “corpuscular” rays. How could this be if they are all coming from 93 million miles away? From that distance they should appear parallel. Does the atmosphere disperse them? If so, how?
Strange Southern Hemisphere flight patterns: Why are there so few direct flights in the Southern Hemisphere? Why do planes flying from places like Sydney (Australia) to Johannesburg (South Africa) routinely go via places like Dubai in the Middle East, which is completely off course and out of the way? The direct flight would be around 12 hours and planes have enough fuel to do this without needing to stop. Why are planes’ GPS turned off during Southern Hemisphere flights, so that their exact trajectories can not be easily tracked?
Last, the ancient Greeks believed that at the center of the universe was an invisible flame. Others in the Ancient Near East firmly believed that the earth was the center of it all. The last two thousand years saw the advent of the Christian church and Islamic theology, both of which served as the backdrop for most of the cosmological ideas of the middle ages. Both religions use texts that are geocentric, generally. This is why Galileo was denounced by the church.
The Catholic Church has been a leader over the last 2,000 years in suppressing information, keeping people scared and ignorant, and ruling through fear and guilt. What does the KJV Bible actually depict about cosmology? Well, it would seem that the KJV Bible unabashedly describes the earth as a flat disk, covered by a physical dome, at the center of the universe.
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