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We explore the modern revival of the Flat Earth Movement and the questions and theories Flat Earthers present about the shape of the earth. We also review the globe earth model and consider the possibility it may be partially or completely incorrect.

The Globe Earth Model is a Brilliant Idea!

We acknowledge and respect the valid scientific predictive model based on the assumption that the earth is a globe. The globe earth model has been constructed by some of the most intelligent and thoughtful scientists and astronomers over many years.

The globe earth model predicts quite accurately our observations. The globe is something intelligent and thoughtful scientific people can believe in and use to comprehend and understand the movements of the heavenly bodies we observe in the night sky.

The Globe Earth is a New Idea

The conception of the earth as a globe spinning in space is a relatively new idea. Nicolaus Copernicus who lived in Poland from 1473 – 1543 is widely recognized as the inventor of the globe earth model. “The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution.” (Wikipedia)

So before 1543, around 450 years ago, everyone accepted the earth as it appears to us, as flat with the stars and planets rotating above us attached to some sort of giant wheel. This is the way humanity has understood the earth and its position in the universe since the beginning of time. The common understanding was a stationary earth in the center of the universe with everything rotating around it.

There are Two Possibilities

We have been ‘educated’ to believe that the only possibility is we live on a globe 8,000 miles across floating and spinning in space. However, in reality, there are two possibilities to explain what we observe happening in the sky. The one we are familiar with is a rotating earth, and the other equally valid explanation is a stationary earth with all the luminaries we see in the sky rotating in the sky above us. From our point of view the relative motion is the same. From within the system we can not determine if we are stationary and everything is moving around us or if the things we see in the sky are stationery and we are rotating.

The only way we could resolve this conclusively would be if we could get far away enough form our solar system so we could look back, from outside the system, and see what is actually happening.

NASA Proves Earth is a Globe in 1969?

There has always been some resistance to the globe earth model as it is just an idea, there is no proof. However, in the 1960’s when NASA sent the Apollo missions to the moon and provided us with one photograph of the ‘blue marble’, the beautiful earth globe spinning in space, that was considered by many as proof that the earth is actually a globe spinning in space. Most believed man had finally got high enough in the sky to send back real photographs of earth spinning in space and the issue was finally settled.

More recently, however, discrepancies have surfaced in regards to NASA and the Apollo manned moon missions causing many to question if we actually sent men to the moon. Also NASA has admitted some of their recent photographs of the earth from space are creations of Photoshop produced by graphic artists combining imagery from many sources, not actual photographs of the earth from space.

Because of these clouds of doubt around the proclamations of NASA and NASA’s inability to prove or even support their claims in any way combined with their inability to send men to the moon now, almost fifty years later, has caused thoughtful people to question if NASA ever sent men to the moon. Nowadays a huge percentage of the population believe NASA faked their manned moon missions, that they never left low earth orbit. Today NASA tell us they currently do not have the technology to allow them to send men out of low earth orbit. So if NASA can’t do it now, in 2018, they certainly could not do it in 1969.

Flat Earthers Don’t Have a Working Model

In contrast to the globe earth, which is backed by a solid and valid scientific predictive model which works quite well, the Flat Earth Movement has no working flat earth model. Flat earthers have nothing to explain what we see the luminaries in the sky doing. Until now they have been unable to, based on the premise that the earth is flat, produce a model that will predict the occurrence of day and night as we experience it in the different parts of the planet. For example flat earthers can’t explain why, on a flat earth, the polestar is not visible from the Southern Hemisphere. There are so many inconsistencies. Almost nothing works properly in the flat earth models if we seriously test them with our actual observations. They have a widely accepted flat earth map, the AE Azimuthal Projection Map, which is obviously and provably incorrect.

Flat Earthers are not scientists. And they have no scientifically valid model or theory. They go on their feelings and instincts that the earth is flat and stationary. And they accept the traditional religious and cultural understandings and the ideas of the historical flat earth movement.

Even though the flat earthers do not have a valid working scientific model they do raise some interesting points that, at least on the surface, question the validity of globe earth model.

Proof that the Earth is Flat?

The primary ‘proof’ flat earthers present and demonstrate against the globe model is their ability to see things in the distance which should be impossible to see on a globe with a diameter of about eight thousand miles. Flat earthers present many examples of being able to see distant objects that should, on a globe, be below the horizon. In this way they challenge the globe model’s ability to predict our actual observations in these cases.

Of course scientists accept their understanding is incomplete and will acknowledge there are aspects they do not completely understand. In science everything is open to be challenged and anything that increases our understanding or that works better than our current idea is accepted and scientific models are constantly evolving with old incorrect ideas being replaced with new, hopefully, more correct ideas.

But for the flat earth people simply challenging small points in the globe earth model is not very convincing if they can’t produce a working model based their assumption of a flat earth. So unless they can present a working valid scientific predictive model they can’t expect the scientific community to take them very seriously.

If the flat earthers could produce a valid scientific model that actually worked based on their premise many scientists would consider it, even if just for entertainment, from a theoretical point of view.

At we will investigate both the Globe Earth and Flat Earth models without any prejudice in an attempt to understand the actual shape and situation of the earth.

There is every chance the current theories of science could be incorrect, either completely or in some aspects. So it is possible that the globe earth model is not correct however, at the moment, it is the only valid scientific model we have.



17 Replies to “Introduction”

  1. PP

    What kind of shill are you? “In science everything is open to be challenged and …” -BS. Almost nothing in science is up for debate and certainly not the Flat Earth. You cannot even discuss vaccines, the CO2 hox, or radiation. So this page is of course put here to mislead people. You should be ashamed of yourself!

    • madhudvisa

      I agree with you. But strictly speaking, in science everything should be open to be challenged… But as you correctly point out it is not. Science is a religion with doctrine, beliefs and high priests and if you are not inline with these then as you point out you can not discuss anything. So what is going on as science today is not actually science but religion. If it was actually science you could put forward alternative theories, you could question the current theories. But today that is not permitted. Religion, not science…

      • metaforze

        You guys are jokers! Everything in science is up to debate, if you do actual research and let other scientists review it, it can get published in scientific journals. That’s what happened with all current (globe) models etc.

        However, you have no actual research, so isn’t it logical that true scientists will not listen? You cannot post a meme to a scientific journal and expect them to listen. When you come with real evidence of a new theory, people will listen, but it isn’t there yet.

        • Flat Earth Facts

          No. Science is a religion. You can not go against the established scientific opinion. That has been proven time and time and time again. Study the history of science. Scientists have to accept the tenants of the religion otherwise they are excommunicated.



    • madhudvisa

      There is no real tangible flat earth model that explains what we observe happening in the sky, that explains correctly the pattern of light and darkness we experience on the planet, or that works in any way, that is in any way comparable to the globe earth model in its ability to model and predict the observations we make, at least not that I am aware of. If you have one please explain it [BUT NOT IN CAPITAL LETTERS PLEASE…]

    • Michael

      Real tangible flat earth models? Models? Can all these Models not contradict each other?

      So, please educate me. If our earth is Flat. This means the Sun, the Moon and all Stars should be Flat too. Unless you are claiming that our earth is the only place that is Flat.

      And if the Earth is Flat. Then it should be easy to calculate how wide this Earth is by observing the angles of High Point, Low Point and the Edges of the Earth from it.

      I think it is a Conspiracy from the Flat Earth Sciences Community hiding the True Working Flat Earth Model from the general public so that all of you can be smarter than the rest of us who can calculate the Earth is a Globe just as the Sun and the Moon is a Globe.

    • Alain Bos

      me 2 !

      It seems like a nice webpage to regularly browse to and stay informed of the science globers use to defend their case or read about the science used that disproves claims by flat-earthers.

      Thus far I have not seen any scientific-explanations besides an occasional reference to real-science and a couple of assumptions also supposedly based on either the lack of science used by flat-earthers or the use of science used by globers !

      I myself, do not think a photo of outer space or the mentioning of a fish-eye-lens constitutes as empirical evidence , photo’s can be altered and who can prove that a fish-eye-lens was ever used ?

      No, the real battle happens when mathematicians together with physicists will make serious effort to prove the curve going full circle and the appearance of a flat horizon on sea is properly explained and I may hope that the behavior of water (to level out) will be different on a curved earth and thus scientifically prove that oceans are curved too…..

  3. Chris Dealtry

    Yeah, capital letters are owned by the Rome-Phonecian-Cyst-Stem-Naval-Law-Thing.

    Anyway, I’ve had a look at some arguments about horizon-distance and altitude.

    Apparently, it’s possible to see Corsica and Elba from Genoa.

    So, all we need to do is a sideways diagram using the distances (150km approx) and heights (Genoa and Corsican/Elban mountains), superimposed on a small section of the claimed curvature of the planet/plane-ette? This wouldn’t include horizonal ‘mirage’ humidity-refraction distortion (or whatever it is), although that varies. There are mathematical formulae, but lets just do an example. This is to assume flat earthers can explain why we can’t see accross the atlantic (for example).

    There is also the fact that ship’s masts can be seen coming over the horizon before the rest of the ship. Not sure how flat earthers explain this either, might try it out on a good seaside day (in case the films and naval stories are all lies, which would be no surprise given naval law on land tricks and telllievision reel/real tricks.

  4. Mark

    your statement: “The primary ‘proof’ flat earthers present and demonstrate against the globe model is their ability to see things in the distance which should be impossible to see on a globe “. Is false. It is not the “Primary proof”, it is ONE of over 200 PROOFS, that the Earth is flat.

    • Flat Earth Facts

      Hi Mark. “We can see too far” IS the primary proof quoted by flat earthers by far.

      Coinidently I have just published a video analyzing these 200 flat earth proofs and you can watch it here:

      So please watch this video and you will see that there are not 200 proofs at all because many of the flat earth proofs are different examples of the same proof. So when you group all the different examples of the same proof together you only have 34 flat earth proofs. And this on, seeing too far, is by far the most repeated proof. Out of the 200 proofs at least 40 of them are just different examples of “We can see too far therefore the earth is flat.” And look at the experiments flat earthers do to try and prove the earth is flat, it is almost always playing with a P900 camera and trying to take photos of things that should be hidden behind the curve of the globe. So there is no question at all, “We can see to far” is certainly the primary proof quoted by most flat earthers. Anyhow please watch the video:

    • Flat Earth Facts

      Yes. Of course, that is the problem these days, everyone has their opinion and they think just because they think it has some value. But realistically you can’t just think the earth is diamond shaped or flat or square and expect intelligent people to take you seriously. You have to have a working scientific predictive model that, given your assumptions of the shape of the earth, explains and accurately predicts the actual observations we experience. Globe earth model does this quite well. But other models, flat earth, square earth, diamond shaped earth, etc, none of the proponents of these different shaped earths can provide us with a valid, working scientific predictive model that matches our actual observations. So without this it is just baseless speculation with no credibility at all.

  5. SYates

    I am not going to try and argue any scientific points, because this site is obviously not interested in scientific facts. This is evident when it refers to science as a religion… lol.

    But let me just put this out there… to have a conspiracy of this magnitude, it would have to include thousands of people around the world. This means every country in the world would have to buy off on this conspiracy. That means private industry space exploration companies like SpaceX or Virgin Galactic are in on it. They are in the business of taking the public to space! Have you seen the images from the SpaceX rocket? Clearly the earth is round in those images.

    More importantly, it was first determined the world was round back in the 6th century by Pythagorus. So that means this conspiracy has been going on long before America and NASA ever existed. That means for 1500 years, this conspiracy has been going on…

    I mean seriously; what is the benefit of claiming the earth is round? How does that control us or make NASA money? What is the benefit for maintaining the most elaborate conspiracy ever? What is there to gain?

  6. metaforze

    You say in your introduction that the globe model is relatively “new”, stating that Copernicus was the first to say the earth was a globe. This is obviously false as the ancient Greeks already thought the earth was a globe, and even calculated its circumference.

    A quick google search finds: “Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe, in all likelihood independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.”

    That’s right, Copernicus is widely known for his heliocentric model, instead of a geocentric model! But both models had the earth as a globe all along…

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