Can we all agree the Earth is not flat? | The Tylt
Can we all agree the Earth is not flat?
Shaq, in his podcast had this to say about the Earth. Take a listen for yourself.
It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this shit is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.
But to be clear, the Earth is round. If you really need proof that's true, go ahead and read this article.
Shaq and fellow spinning ball lover Kyrie Irving are now publicly supporting the flat Earth conspiracy theory, joining an already existing cohort. The Root had a great take about facts and living as a black American that offers some rationale. But the Earth being a spinning ball is central to many people’s jobs, to our satellite-reliant electronics (like your iPhone), to communicating between countries... literally everything, actually. If in 30 years a majority of Americans believe in a flat Earth, everything will be bad.