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”

Are Stars Really Far Away?

When I write how constellations prove earth is stationary, a globe defender usually responds with, “But the stars are really far away.” I’m not sure how this would enable us to see stars that are behind us. The stars would be on the other side of the globe earth, if we were orbiting the sun.Continue reading “Are Stars Really Far Away?”