Flat-Earth theory a result of poor education in West: ISS astronaut

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Flat-Earth theory a result of poor education in West: ISS astronaut
Flat-Earth theory a result of poor education in West: ISS astronaut

New Delhi : A flat-earth theory has been a topic of discussion in recent times as it got a lot of attention with the support of several celebrities, including basketballer Kyrie Irving and cricketer Freddie Flintoff.

A Russian ISS astronaut Sergey Ryazansky straightaway rejected the claims and termed it a result of poor education in the West.

He said: "People won’t believe in any proofs. It all originated in the West, perhaps because they are not taught the deep foundations of sciences, namely of physics, like in this country.

"I am sorry to hear it’s echoing in Russia as well. I have no idea how one can come to believe all this bulls**t.”

He claimed that this theory is all about getting popularity on the internet.

He added: "When it comes to Flat Earth, this is again the spirit of our time. It’s so easy to 'troll' a public figure, pardon me, on the internet.

"You are far away from him or her, they can’t wipe your nose even if there is a reason to. So, they can easily be insulted.

"I personally take the Flat Earth theory as a perfect massive space trolling, nothing more. There’s nothing serious behind it. This is just about playing a trick, waiting for what will come next, whether this or that cosmonaut will respond.

"I never get involved in it on social media, as it’s a shame to spend my precious time on explaining elementary physics to people."

The astronaut said the reason people use pseudonyms is to hide how "dull" they are.

He concluded: “On the other hand, why not, since one is striving to play jokes, and they do it on the internet.

"You have perhaps noticed that these users are most often nicknamed, since it takes a certain courage to acknowledge that you are dull.”

What is Flat-Earth theory?

Flat-Earthers believe NASA is lying to the general public to conceal a stationary, flat planet.

The Flat Earth International Community explains the community suspect the planet is a circular disk shape that relies on Antarctica to provide an icy wall barrier.

The ice barrier is supposed to prevent humans walking off the edge of the Earth.

Flat-Earther Mark Sargent told the BBC: "Nobody likes this uncomfortable feeling to be in this tiny ball, flying through space in this vast endless universe.

"So as far as what's underneath this, I don't know, it could be this thickness.

"It doesn't even have to be that think, because we can only drill down eight miles. Heck, this is only fifty miles deep, we don't know. So, it could be this sort of dimension.

"Don't take my word for it, I could be a mental patient recently released from an institution."

Well, here is a version from the ISS astronaut over Flat-Earth Theory. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.