Flat Earthers Set to Find the Edge of the World
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Conspiracy theorists are on a mission to go to Antarctica in an attempt to prove “once and for all,” that the Earth is not a sphere but flat.
Travelling by boat, a group of flat earthers will try find the frozen barrier, which will signify that they’re at the edge of the world. The frozen barrier or “ice wall” is 50 metres high, several metres thick, and said to be surrounding the whole world.
One of the attendees expected to come along for next year’s excursion is YouTube star Logan Paul as he expressed his interest with the expedition and because he wants to “find the facts” behind the theory.
“I consider myself a man of truth, someone who hates being ignorant,” Logan told Forbes. “I’m not ashamed to say my name is Logan Paul and I think I’m coming out of the Flat Earth closet. If I’m going to put my name out there (as a Flat Earth supporter), I want to know the facts.
“The fact that we haven’t been to the moon in over 50 years, the fact that the moon emits its own light. Some of the best scientists can’t explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know? I want to explore for myself and keep an open mind. There is a stigma of being a flat-earther and if I’m going to do it I want to know the facts,” he added.
So far, there is no further information revealed about the 2020 trip, which is being organised by the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC). But according to a statement to dailymail.com, FEIC founder Robbie Davidson, the adventure will just be a “cruise,” and that there is no move yet about the plans to search for the “ice shore” at the end of the world.“It’s kind of like an ice shore, and it’s very, very large. It’s not like you just go there, and you can just peek over it,” Davidson said via news.com.au. “We don’t believe anything can fall off the edge because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we’re in a dome, like a snow globe.
“So the sun, moon, and stars are all inside. It’s very high but all contained inside. So there’s no way to actually fall off of the earth,” he added.
In addition, Flat Earther Jay Decasby explained that there were “early sailors” who had proof showing the Earth was flat before the UN’s Antarctic Treaty, which “essentially made it illegal for independent and private exploration of Antarctica.”
After the announcement of the excursion, the public has seen the irony in the adventure, pointing out that a cruise ship uses equipment that sees the Earth as a sphere, such as the Global position systems (GPS) or a piece of navigational equipment that pings and pinpoints someone’s location through a network of satellites that orbit the Earth.
Also, a longtime cruise ship captain named Henk Keijer also shared his thoughts about the expedition to Antarctica.
“I have sailed two million miles, give or take,” Keijer said via The Guardian “I have not encountered one sea captain who believes the Earth is flat.”