Scientists have recognized the curvature of the Earth for more than 2,000 years. But rapper B.o.B. challenged that view on Sunday when he began tweeting images and diagrams that he said were proof the Earth is as flat as a 45.
(Dubay is known for his series of YouTube videos, including a two-hour production that claims to offer “200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball.” He also denies the existence of evolution, nuclear bombs, gravity and the Holocaust.)
Thousands of fans retweeted B.o.B.'s claims that "I'm going up against the greatest liars in history ... you've been tremendously deceived" and "I question the international laws that prevent you from exploring Antartica and the North Pole... what's there to hide?"
In an interview with The Times, Tyson the rapper said he came up with the idea of writing a song in his famous uncle’s defense after texting with him Tuesday morning
Not everyone was persuaded. Many followers seemed eager to jump on the flat Earth bandwagon, and B.o.B. was all too eager to retweet them.
Perhaps Laura Danly will be more convincing. She’s the curator of the Griffith Observatory, and she kindly agreed to address a few of the issues B.o.B. raised, including why you can't see the curvature of the Earth.
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