Flat Earth has many stand-alone proofs. Taken separately, any one of these debunks the globe.
The star Polaris is one; lack of curvature is another; flat oceans is still another.
But today I want to talk about Mercury and Venus, the two little truthers that Globers hate!
I have a friend who is very intelligent. When he goes all science-y on me, and starts using big science words, I tell him: Please explain it to me like you would a Golden Retriever.
Now, I know my readers are way, way smarter than a Golden, but I want to give you the accessible version of why Mercury and Venus debunk the globe. Because every time I post this, globers’ wiring starts to short-circuit, and they say, “refraction,” and “gravity,” and other words from their default programming.
So here it is, how Mercury and Venus debunk the globe, Golden Retriever version:
In the heliocentric model, Mercury and Venus orbit closer to the sun than earth. So they orbit inside earth’s orbit of the sun. Their circle around the sun is smaller than Earth’s circle around the sun. They are ALWAYS closer to the sun. You with me so far?
Now, let’s suppose it’s nighttime. What causes night in the helio model? It’s when part of the earth faces away from the sun. Right? Half of earth faces AWAY from the sun, and that part experiences night.
OK, so Mercury and Venus orbit close to the sun. And half of earth is facing away from the sun. If you’re on the part of the earth facing away from the sun, you’re also facing away from Mercury and Venus. So you should never see Mercury and Venus at night.
We should never be able to see Mercury and Venus at night.
If the rotation of earth causes day and night, and Mercury and Venus orbit closer to the sun than earth, we should never see them at night.
But we do:
Whenever I post this article, globe defenders tell me to read the whole thing. They say, it’s only visible at dusk and dawn! But guess what the article says? It says, Venus is visible all night long this weekend.
(Space.com is not a Flat Earth publication, as far as I know).
And it’s not an anomaly. It happens often. See this article about how Venus is visible three hours after sundown.
So that’s it, the globe is debunked. We can all go home. I know they come up with excuses, and say it’s refraction, or gravity, or something. The reality?
What they call Mercury and Venus are wandering stars. Lights in the firmament. There’s no “planet” Mercury, or “planet” Venus. And we never would have known about them unless they were visible at night.
So there ya go. Globe debunked. Again.
Thanks for reading!