Question: Is the earth a sphere or is it flat? - Coggle Diagram
Question: Is the earth a sphere or is it flat?
Claim: The Earth is Flat
Challenge Question: What is the best evidence of the earth being flat?
According to the Flat Earth Society -- The horizon always rises to meet eye level - which is impossible on a ball earth. The surfaces of bodies of water has been shown to be level. If the Earth was a Globe, this would not be the case. There is no visible curvature to the horizon even from airplanes. We don't even have a full shot of the Earth rotating from space! --
Challenge Question: What do flat earthers have to say about the pictures of the Earth from NASA that clearly show that the earth is Spherical?
There are a plethora of resources available that show us we can't trust the photographic evidence from organizations such as NASA. Some of the evidences that these should be discounted include constant changes in their depiction of the Earth, inconsistent lighting in moon footage, and other irregularities which are discussed in depth by those who believe the Moon landing was a hoax. --
Challenge Question: What would be the motive or benefit of doctoring pictures and video footage of the spherical earth provided by NASA?
Three reasons according to the Flat Earth Society
To Maintain Legitimacy: During the Cold War we faked the moon landing. Shortly after they realized the reason they could not reach the moon was due to the flatness of the Earth. They were stuck in a lie, and had to continue it or lose legitimacy of our governments. Even today we would still hold onto this lie due to role Science plays in our ruling government.
To hide the truth of the Bible.
To Gain Power and Money: By siphoning off the space budgets and denying the world the resources of the Antarctic they gain a considerable amount of power and wealth.
Challenge Question: How many people have been fired from NASA in the last 40-50 years?
NASA currently has a 4% turnover rate --
Challenge Question: Out of the folks who were fired or let go from NASA, why didnt someone leak to the flat earthers that the earth wasnt spherical or that the pictures were doctored to make it look like the earth was spherical?
1.) They were paid off by NASA to keep their mouth's shut.
This is more possible if former employees are given residual pay to keep their mouth's shut and if they say anything they will lose that residual pay. If it is just one-time payment this is not possible since once the money is gone the employee would most likely have no incentive to keep their mouth shut. However NASA wouldn't waste this type of money on this type of information.
2.) If they told anyone about the secret they would be murdered or a family member would be murdered by someone in the government.
This is not possible since even though there are "consipirousy theories" that the government has murdered people who knew too much there is very little proof of this type of information is not worth killing someone over.
3.) They would be sued by NASA (or thrown in jail) because they filled out a contract when they were hired not to share something like this since it would be considered top-secret.
This is possible since no one wants to be thrown in jail and it is just easier to keep their mouth shut and not have to go through the hassle for leaking the information. However this information would not be worth the hassle of a law suit or throwing someone in jail.
Claim: The Earth is a Sphere
Challenge Question: What is the best evidence of the earth being a sphere?
Pictures from NASA that clearly show the earth is a sphere --
Challenge Question: Is it possible for the pictures from NASA to be doctored as the flat earthers claim?
Yes it is possible since pictures and videos can be easily altered but highly unlikely since there is no clear motive on why NASA would go through all this trouble to claim that the earth is a sphere. Also there is no benefit to claiming that the earth is a sphere as opposed to it being flat.