Some People Think The Earth Is Flat. They Also Think The Eclipse Proved Their Point.

Something really cool about the world is that people can believe whatever stupid things they want to.

If you didn’t know this already, there are some people out there who completely reject science and believe that Earth is flat instead of round. The tapestry of humanity is varied and brilliant. Flat Earthers believe that NASA photos showing the round earth are doctored by CGI and have other theories “debunking” everything we know to be true.

They were especially hopeful that last week’s eclipse would reveal the hoax that is the entire scientific community. Think they succeeded? Here’s what went down.

Rapper B.o.B. is perhaps the most famous Flat Earther, and during the eclipse he tweeted his (unintelligible) ramblings about the moon not being visible before or after the eclipse.

When asked what actually caused the eclipse, B.o.B. responded, “Rahu.” He is referring to an ancient mythological being that was responsible for astronomical events. Oooookay.

Other Flat Earthers brought out their old stand-by: the images from across the country were all CGI.

If you want to fall into a deep hole of incorrectness, one Flat Earther even made a video with “reverse-editing” software claiming it shows the sun was the only celestial body involved in the eclipse.

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This idea is so important to this belief system because if the moon wasn’t involved, then there’s no proof that we’re orbiting the sun or that the moon is orbiting us.

If that doesn’t make any sense to you, congratulations, you’re sane. Here’s another amazing view of the moment of totality.

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The Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 — Do you see the Coronal Loops!? My first solar eclipse! And while most people advised not to trouble yourself with trying to photograph it, I was able to capture some amazing shots and enjoy it at the same time!! This truly was an amazing experience. So worth the difficult trip. A 5AM departure for a three hour drive from Lexington to Hopkinsville, KY, 1 hour of partial phase one, ending that with a diamond ring capture, and 2:41 of totality (I did feel the noticeable temperature drop as day turned to night in an instant), then a 12+ hour ordeal drive back to Lexington. Also, experienced what was reported as the largest cross-state traffic jam in American history as well. ๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ‘๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”ธ #eclipse2017 #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #eclipse #greatamericaneclipse #longexpoelite #solareclipse_2017 #visithopkinsville #caseyjonesdistillery #kyeclipse #mooneclipse #night_mania__ #artistfound #ig_eclipse #longexposure #total_longexposure #solarwind #totaleclipse #totality #totality2017 #totalsolareclipse #totaleclipse2017๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ• #totaleclipse2017 #mynikonlife #nikonnofilter

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Better luck next time, Flat Earthers. You’ll only have to wait until July 2, 2019 for the next one.


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