We’ve always been told that the Earth is round, but what if it was flat? Well, there are societies of people that believe that it is flat. Modern flat Earth societies consist of individuals who promote the idea that the Earth is flat rather than a sphere. These groups date back to the middle of the 20th century, and some of the thousands of members are serious and some are not.
Walking around on the planet’s surface, it looks and feels flat, which is the main reason for people to speculate that the Earth is flat. According to the Flat Earth Society’s leadership, its ranks have grown by 200 people (mostly Americans and Britons) per year since 2009. Judging by the exhaustive effort flat-earthers have invested in their theory, as well as the strong defenses of their views they offer in media interviews and on Twitter, it would seem that these people genuinely believe the Earth is flat.
One of the most common flat earth theories is that the earth is a disk that is surrounded by a massive 150 foot Ice wall. The 150 foot Ice wall surrounds Antarctica. The shelf of ice is several hundred meters thick. This nearly vertical ice front to the open sea is more than 50 meters high above the water’s surface.
To prove if the Earth is round or not if you stick a stick in the ground, it will produce a shadow. The shadow moves as time passes. If the world had been flat, then two sticks in different locations would produce the same shadow. Imagine the Sun’s rays hitting two sticks some distance apart. If the Earth were flat, the resulting shadows would be the same length, no matter how far apart you place the sticks. However, because the Earth is round, sticks placed at distant locations will have shadows with different lengths.