28Sep2017

Rapper Wants To Launch Satellite To See If Earth Is Flat

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Well anyone knows the earth is flat…it was on the internet

I’d like to launch a scan to see if he’s equally balanced in mind as he is with his “Hey Yo’s” Anyway, rap artist B.o.B may be about to blow the lid off the “round-Earth conspiracy.” Yep, heer we go again with another brainwave!

Unlike the rest of us, the Atlanta-based rapper has not been “tricked” into believing our planet is spherical by thousands of satellite photos, the shape of Earth’s shadow on the moon during lunar eclipses, the circumnavigation of the globe, the physics of planet formation or any other such evidence.

Rather, B.o.B — whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. — trusts his eyes. And his eyes tell him that Earth’s horizon tends to look pretty flat in photos taken from the surface. Indeed, B.o.B posted a bunch of such pictures on Twitter last year via his @bobatl account, along with commentary such as, “I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived.” (The little episode sparked a memorable rap battle with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.)

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This apparently shows a ‘flat earth’

“What’s up guys! Help support B.o.B purchase and launch one, if not multiple, satellites into space,” the project description states. “He’s donated 1k to the cause to get it going, and will be keeping you updated with step-by-step documentation of the process! Help B.o.B find the curve!”

As of Wednesday morning (Sept. 27) — five days into the campaign — B.o.B had raised about $1,700 on top of his initial $1,000 contribution. But he had to know this would be a long and difficult road; the round-Earth conspiracy runs deep, going all the way back to the observations and deductions of the ancient Greeks. Source: Space.Com

Understanding the flat Earth

If you’re new to the flat-Earth scene, here’s a rundown: Flat Earthers believe the Earth is shaped kind of like a hockey puck and the sun and moon rotate around each other above the Earth’s surface.

Most flat Earthers say the Earth does not rotate. The flat-Earth community is generally split into two camps: religious and nonreligious.

The religious side argues the Bible tells them the Earth is stationary and the center of the universe; they also tend to believe the Earth is covered in a glass dome called the firmament.

Other flat Earthers believe we’re on an infinite plane surrounded by a wall of ice.

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