With Flat Earther, Mark Sargent
The flat Earth model speaks of the Earth being shaped as a plane or disk. Many ancient cultures subscribed to a flat Earth cosmography, including Greece until the classical period, the Bronze Age and Iron Age civilizations of the Near East until the Hellenistic period, India until the Gupta period (the early centuries AD), and China until the 17th century.
In the early 4th century BC Plato wrote about a spherical Earth, and by about 330 BC his former student Aristotle provided evidence for the spherical shape of the Earth on empirical grounds. Knowledge of the spherical Earth gradually began to spread beyond the Hellenistic world from then on.
Modern Flat-Earthers claim that Antarctica is a giant icy wall designed to keep us from falling off our disc-shaped world. Or, to prevent us from finding out the hard truth that we don’t live on a globe. To back up this theory, they claim that no one has ever crossed the whole continent.
After digging through dozens of blog posts and watching hours of mind dazzling YouTube videos I still could not wrap my mind around this theory. So, I thought I should ask a true Flat-Earther and explain some of the arguments that a huge number of people use to justify their belief in a flat-Earth.
I am your host Maria Anna van Driel…and you’re listening to “The Next Truth; Where Science and Myth Meet” … and this week I am speaking with Flat-Earther Mark Sargent about … if NASA is truly spending all of its multi-billion-dollar budget on thousands of illustrators and graphic designers?