A THEORY THAT DOESN’T HOLD WATER?
If platists really believe that the Earth is flat, many researchers have shown that the theories, which they put forward to prove themselves right, do not hold water. For example, according to David Stevenson, a planetary scientist at Caltech in Pasadena, California, a flat planet could not support the weight of gravity. In fact, sooner or later, gravity would eventually give it a spherical shape.
Numerous other proofs have also been brought to demonstrate the spherical shape of the Earth, such as the existence of time zones, but also eclipses, shadows… There is no lack of scientific evidence to show that the Earth is indeed round, regardless of the arguments put forward by the platists.
And there is no shortage of arguments from the latter: they cite the fact that the horizon is always flat and straight, without curvature, even on a sea as far as the eye can see. The platists also defend their theory of the “parallax phenomenon“. For those who are not familiar with it, it is a kind of optical effect related to the displacement of the apparent position of a celestial body as a result of a change in the observer’s position on the object he is observing.
So normally when observing stars (which are at different distances), we should observe a difference in the speed of their motion. However, according to the platists, we observe only uniform motion, which means that the stars are all on the same plane, proving the flattened shape of our beloved blue planet.