Does Flat Earth Exist?
The answer is no, the earth is not flat. At least not that I have seen in any research I have done. I will explain 3 points that I think disprove what the Flat Earth believer’s think to be true, because I have seen this topic pop up in social media more and more. It needs to stop.
Point 1: Gravity
The first point I am going to cover is gravity, because the flat earth believer’s think it does not exist. Those who know the earth is round, know as well that gravity definitely exists.
Flat Earth believer’s have two different replacements for the force of gravity. Yes, they have two different ones! They can’t confirm the facts about the flat earth. The first thing they think creates the force we call gravity is it is due to density and buoyancy. The second thing is they believe is that the earth is moving up through the universe at a rate of 9.8 m/s^2.
The problem with density and buoyancy being the force we call gravity is density is not a force. It is a unit of measurement to measure how much matter or “stuff” there is per unit of volume. Then buoyancy makes no sense, at least in my head it doesn’t, because buoyancy needs gravity to work. Buoyancy needs a force pushing on it (gravity) so it can push that force back in the opposite direction. So I see no way that density and buoyancy could be the replacement of gravity. Also, the one’s that believe this point are the one’s who believe the earth does not move at all, it’s just stationary.
The second thing that flat earth believer’s think we feel gravity actually has some logic to it. They believe that we are moving up through the universe at a rate of 9.8 m/s^2, so if we were to jump in the air the ground comes up to our feet. We don’t come down to the ground. I will say it could work like that, but 9.8 m/s^2 is the rate of gravity. I am pretty sure that number wouldn’t be used for gravity if it didn’t exist. Both “replacements” for gravity that the flat earth believer’s think are real, makes no sense in my head. Maybe it does to you? Here is what they say about it: https://wiki.tfes.org/Universal_Acceleration
Point 2: Wind
Second point I want to bring up to flat earth believer’s is how does wind work? When I researched for the flat earth believer’s answer to this I couldn’t seem to find anything on what they believe about wind, the closest thing I found was they think it is due to temperature change. Vague, and does not explain its movement. They are partly right though.
Wind works in part with temperature change. The temperature on the ground is different from the temperature in the sky. The different temperatures mix, and the rotation of the earth is creating movement in the air, moving it sideways which moves that difference in temperature. That is also why we feel different temperature’s when the wind hits us. Now as i talked about in the first point, some flat earth believer’s think the earth is stationary. How would wind move sideways if there is no force from the rotation of the earth moving it? Unless they don’t believe that wind moves sideways.
Point 3: United Nations Flag
The third and final point I want to cover is the United Nations flag and how it “represents” the flat earth map. The flat earth believer’s really think this fact, because they think if the earth wasn’t flat. Then why would the United Nations have the flat earth map on their flag?
I looked into it, and the first flat earth map was created in 1893, and the United Nations flag was adopted on December 7th, 1946. May seem weird since the flat earth map was created before the United Nations flag, and it is pretty much identical to the flat earth map.
The reason for the resemblance of the United Nation’s flag, and the flat earth map is the United Nation’s flag is meant to show all the countries it represents. That is why Antarctica is not on the flag. Flat earth believer’s think that Antarctica is an ice wall surrounding the world. That is the white outlining on the flat earth map. When I looked into this, i could not find anything saying the United Nations used a flat earth map for their flag. Sorry flat earth believer’s but your facts do not add up.
Well, that was my attempt at disproving three beliefs of flat earth believer’s. If you have any thoughts or comments, please feel free to leave them here. Also, my inspiration to write about this came from a friend of mine who is a flat earth believer and I want to prove him wrong. Plus, I feel that this is a hilarious topic. Thank you for the read!