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One of the many quirks of the internet is that there are a surprisingly large number of people who genuinely believe the Earth is flat.
Many are not religious fundamentalists - or deranged - but instead believe that we’re victims of a massive conspiracy, orchestrated by NASA, to fool people into believing the Earth is flat.
The ‘conspiracy’ works because there are dozens of websites which encourage ‘truthers’ to ignore science - and instead rely on their own senses.
Last year, Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, known as rapper B.o.B. argued that the Earth is actually flat in a series of Tweets which drew enraged comments from scientists.
Simmons - who has 2.2 million Twitter followers, said, ‘No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…sorry cadets…I didn’t wanna believe it either.
A new book by Eric Dubay, The Atlantean Conspiracy, hopes to blow the lid on what he claims is the biggest conspiracy of all time - the fact that world governments are claiming the Earth is round.
Dubay outlines more than 200 arguments for why the Earth is actually flat - not a ball.
He writes, ‘Common sense also says if the Earth were actually a ball spinning daily with uniform speed around the Sun, there should be exactly 12 hour days and 12 hour nights everywhere all year round regardless of any alleged tilt or inclination, half the sphere would always be lit, the other half not!
‘The great variety in length of days and nights throughout the year all over Earth testifies to the fact that we do not live on a spinning ball-planet.’