Logical Fallacies of Globe Defenders

When people try to defend the indoctrination they’ve received, they get all emotional and abandon logic and reason. A typical glober response to Flat Earth contains logical fallacies. Let’s look at each one! 1) Ad Hominem Anyone who has defended Flat Earth online knows that globers quickly resort to personal insults. There’s something about FlatContinue reading “Logical Fallacies of Globe Defenders”

Is Earth Shaped Like a Basketball?

Globe defenders love to post this meme. It shows when you zoom in on a basketball, it looks flat. And that proves earth is a globe! See! Except that it doesn’t. A basketball is a sphere. It doesn’t have thousands of miles of flat and level oceans like the earth does. It doesn’t have thousandsContinue reading “Is Earth Shaped Like a Basketball?”

Throw a Ball on a Moving Train

In order to explain how earth’s atmosphere sticks to its surface while the earth spins, globe defenders use this illustration:   Inside a moving train, throw a ball up in the air. Does the ball fly to the back of the car? No it does not! It falls back into your hand! Checkmate, Flat Earth!Continue reading “Throw a Ball on a Moving Train”

If Earth is Flat, Why Are the Other Planets Round?

People often ask: If Earth is flat, why are the other planets round? This question comes from two assumptions: 1) That other planets exist 2) That they are round These assumptions stem from the indoctrination that we received since we were infants.  By the time a child reaches school age, he has seen the globeContinue reading “If Earth is Flat, Why Are the Other Planets Round?”