Summary of Is Earth Actually Flat?

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The video discusses the theory that the Earth is flat, and points out that this theory is not supported by evidence. The video also discusses the history of the flat Earth theory, and explains that people who believe in this theory often do so for religious reasons.

  • 00:00:00 The video discusses the 2003 study which found that Kansas is flatter than a pancake, and points out that if the Earth were not a round object, people would constantly be falling off the edge. However, the Earth is in fact round, and people would actually fall off the edge if the Earth were flat. The video also discusses the history of the "flat Earth" theory, and explains that Wilbur Glenn Voliva, a religious leader in Zion, Illinois in the early 20th century, believed that the Earth was flat and the sun was only a few thousand miles away. Voliva enforced flat Earth beliefs in schools and anyone who tried to enter Zion.
  • 00:05:00 The Flat Earth Society believes that Earth is flat, and has explanations for evidence that the Earth is round. Some of their theories are ad hoc, and do not fit all the evidence. Flat Earthers also argue that gravity, as we know it, does not exist on a flat disc Earth, and that space exploration is a hoax perpetrated by Big Globe. However, science rejects a theory if a better one fits more of our observations, and a flat Earth theory is unlikely to be correct.
  • 00:10:00 Some people believe that Earth is flat, and that this is a fact that everyone needs to know. However, the speaker says that this is easy, and that the real question is how one gets to know this information.

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