Becoming a Flat Earther
Just exactly how do you become an advocate of the flat earth theory? The answer is:
RESEARCH FLAT EARTH
My personal experience began when I listened to an episode of Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Mark Sargent, author, You Tube video personality, and flat earth advocate since 2014, was interviewed, and his flat earth theory fascinated me. Subsequently, I ordered his book and several others, subscribed to You Tube Red, and watched countless videos on the subject. In the process, I drove my husband crazy with the TV on You Tube until he realized I might be onto something. Now he is onboard with this book project. My interest in this subject is purely secular, although I recognize that many flat earthers base their beliefs on the Bible.
Most certainly you are living on either a spherical earth or a flat earth. Both can be defined as “round.” As children of both the 20th and 21st centuries, we have been taught in our society and educational institutions that we live on a “round,” meaning spherical planet. So indoctrinated are we that the very mention of the possibility of a flat earth invites sneers and giggling. Such a reaction is entirely understandable. We see the spherical earth all around us: in classrooms, in sci-fi such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and comics, such as Superman.
At the moment I am writing this, I’m sitting at a desk in a suite on the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship. On a corner table to my right is a globe. Even on vacation I can’t get away from the globe. (See Below)
We don’t question the globe concept because we regard it as a given. But sometimes “givens” are questioned. Today’s paradigm may not be the paradigm of tomorrow. You may have heard the ironic quote attributed to Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the US Patent Office in 1899:
Everything that can be invented has been invented.
In the ever changing environment of today’s world, we certainly snicker at that concept.
The 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer characterized truth as passing through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
In other words, the paradigm of the moment is ultimately relegated to an antiquated role in which it is viewed as the product of lesser men. Paradigm in this instance is defined as the “world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject.” Suffice it to say it takes a lot of chutzpah to challenge the existing and well-ingrained scientific paradigm that our world is a spinning ball.
The paradigm this treatise is challenging is the compound scientific concept that:
The earth is a rotating sphere revolving around the sun.
Antarctica is a continent with a magnetic south pole.
It is possible to leave the earth’s atmosphere and travel through the vacuum of space to the moon and beyond.
My thesis is the compound scientific concept that:
The earth is a flat disc-shaped, non-moving plane above which the sun and moon revolve.
Antarctica encircles the entire disc with a massive ice shelf that borders the oceans.
It is not possible to penetrate the dome which covers the earth and its atmosphere, which precludes all space travel.
Many have come before me and contributed to this study, and throughout this work I will acknowledge their extensive research. My thanks to all open-minded and courageous individuals who dare to challenge the norm.
Charles Holland Duell, Wikipedia
See Charles Holland Duell, Wikipedia