10 easy ways you can tell for yourself that the Earth is not flat | Popular Science

Humanity has known Earth is round for a few millenia. Still there is “The Flat Earth” society that claims otherwise.

This article has the top 10 ways to know the Earth is unequivocally, absolutely, positively, 100% not flat!

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How To Talk To Flat Earthers, According To Science

    Thinking that the earth might be flat appears to have grown in popularity in recent years. Indeed, flat earthers are gathering for their annual conference this year in Birmingham

    But the earth isn’t flat. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t hard to prove. But as scads of YouTube videos demonstrate, these proofs fail to convince everyone.

    Philosophy can explain why.

    even if you know the details, unless you’ve indulged existing flat earth literature you are unlikely – right here, right now – to be able to cogently, concisely and comprehensively respond to the lengthy rebuttals flat earthers will give to each and every scientific proof.

    I recommend against doing that. I recommend letting philosophy do the work. I recommend “epistemic contextualism”.

    Epistemic contextualists say that knowledge is the same. Imagine you’re transferring £10 to your daughter. You know her bank details. You tap them in. You send the money. But now imagine you’re transferring £50,000. Doubt sets in. Do you really know her bank details? Are you sure? Sensibly, you phone her to double check.

    They’re right that you don’t know the earth is round. But they’re only right in a context where testimonies of hundreds are disregarded, where widely accepted facts among the scientific community don’t count, where photographic evidence is inadmissible, and so on.

    The flat earther’s argument is framed in a context where you can’t set aside the possibility that there’s a pervading global conspiracy


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