Flat Earthers show themselves wrong (twice) with their own experiments in Netflix documentary
They’re at it again– Not pleased with low-quality ridiculous YouTube videos, Flat Earthers have actually now made a ‘documentary’ that is available on Netflix entitled Behind the Curve.
I have to provide them credit for the name of their film. It’s truly great. However that’s almost to be expected due to the fact that Flat Earthers are absolutely nothing if not innovative. Flat Earthers have also said that the Earth is shaped like a donut, and used some quite remarkable psychological gymnastics to get to that point.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
Absolutely wonderful. In particular, I enjoy their use of quotes backing the film from people that they assume we understand. I’ve never become aware of these people, and am not ready to increase their Google search ranking by looking them up or even composing their names here.
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Yes, these Flat Earthers really are that dumb.
“Science is having an issue combatting what we are doing,” Mark Sargent states early in Behind the Curve, citing the truth that he can see Seattle high-rise buildings from his mother’s home on Whidbey Island, when he presumes they ought to be hidden behind the Earth’s curvature. “Neil Degrasse Tyson– I hate stating his name, we call him He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named– says that, ‘It’s a growing anti-intellectual motion that surrounds on completion of civilization and democracy as we understand it.'”
I envision they don’t like Neil due to the fact that they’re tired of getting soaked on by him.
In the movie, Sargent says that “The reason we’re winning against science is that science simply tosses math at us.”
Yeah. Since science is just a bunch of jerks attempting to show things, ya understand?
Obviously these people believe that the Earth is covered in a huge dome with the sun and moon rotating around … somewhere. If this does not make any sense to you, it’s all right, since it doesn’t.
One of the more jaw-dropping segments of the documentary comes when Bob Knodel, among the hosts on a popular Flat Earth YouTube channel, walks audiences through an experiment including a laser gyroscope. As the Earth rotates, the gyroscope appears to lean off-axis, remaining in its initial position as the Earth’s curvature changes in relation. “What we discovered is, is when we switched on that gyroscope we found that we were getting a drift. A 15 degree per hour drift,” Knodel says, acknowledging that the gyroscope’s habits validated to exactly what you ‘d anticipate from a gyroscope on a rotating world.
“Now, clearly we were taken aback by that. ‘Wow, that’s type of a problem,'” Knodel says. “We undoubtedly were not going to accept that, and so we began trying to find methods to disprove it was in fact signing up the movement of the Earth.”
I love his honesty. “Wow, that’s type of an issue.” Yeah, it is, if you believe that the Earth is flat.
Knodel pressed onward refining his experiment in a desperate effort to stop showing himself incorrect, however since the Earth isn’t fucking flat, he constantly stops working to do so.
Then there’s the other experiment, done by Knodel’s YouTube co-host/conspirator Jeran Campanella.
They established a laser with the strategy of having it struck determining posts over 3.88 miles. Essentially, if the laser hits the middle post at 5.6 feet, then the third post at 8 feet, it demonstrates that the Earth isn’t round. To the surprise of no one, the experiment fails because their laser isn’t focused enough.
But then at the end of the film, he does a similar experiment using light and holes cut into styrofoam at the exact same height. If the Earth is flat, the light must shine through both holes, as shown below in their graphic:
But, since the Earth isn’t flat, the experiment is a failure. Flat Earthers aren’t about to let things like “facts” or “reality” stop them.
… Except they did? I think? I state that because this is actually how the movie ends, with them proving themselves wrong. It’s incredible.
Campanella enjoys when the light is triggered at the exact same height as the holes, however the light can’t be seen on the cam screen. “Raise your light, method above your head,” Campanella states. With the compensation produced the curvature of the Earth, the light immediately appears on the video camera. “Intriguing,” Campanella says. “That’s interesting.” The documentary ends.Out-fucking-standing.
The Flat Earth motion,
just like the anti-vaccine motion, is a faith. That’s extremely clear. Much like Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc, they disregard proof that opposes their belief and work tirelessly to find workarounds to prove themselves right when they really are proving themselves wrong. They tire themselves attempting to describe away contradictions when Newton’s Flaming Laser Sword) would lead them to the right result.Share this:
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