Maine Meteorologist Sets Flat Earthers Straight In Brilliant 5-Minute Segment

"At the core of the flat Earther movement is the disconnect between personal daily experience and the overall reality."

A TV meteorologist in Maine named Keith Carson has heard enough from flat Earthers — those who believe the Earth is flat and not a sphere that orbits the sun — so he spent nearly five minutes during a December 13 broadcast debunking their belief and intelligently outlining how and why the Earth is not actually flat.

Per HuffPost, Carson, who works for NBC affiliates WCSH and WLBZ in the Pine Tree State, began the segment by noting the flat Earth movement has "picked up steam lately."

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"At the core of the flat Earther movement is the disconnect between personal daily experience and the overall reality. They observe a flat Earth day-to-day, therefore that must be the truth," Carson explains. "But much like online dating, sometimes you have to realize what you see with your eyes, may not be the final and absolute truth of the matter." 

In his first takedown of the flat Earth argument, Carson shows several photos of our planet that clearly depict its true spherical shape, including a live view from the International Space Station.

As for flat Earthers' justification that the sun and moon rotate around a flat Earth creating night and day? Carson pointed out that if that were truly the case, the moon would never be visible during the day, (which it is) daylight hours would never change, and the sun would always be visible at night.

After listing several additional flaws within the flat Earth argument, Carson explained why he felt compelled to speak up. As he noted, people are actually raising money to conduct "flat Earth" research," a sign that the absurd and easily disprovable movement isn't slowing down. Arguing that money can and should be put to better use, Carson said, "Tens of thousands of dollars all going to absolute garbage, when it can be used for something worthwhile like cancer research, or feeding hungry people."

"So do me a favor, flat Earthers, and get a new hobby" he concluded. "Or, if you're still convinced, find the edge of the Earth, lean backwards, and prove to me that gravity is just another big lie."  

Not surprisingly, flat Earthers didn't take to kindly to Carson's segment, as you can tell from the tweet above. Still, he's not the only one who has taken on flat Earthers. Last month famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson tried to educate those who believe the Earth is flat with just one picture. 

"The scientific method [uncovers the truth] better than anything else we have ever done as human beings," he said in a 2017 video, adding later, "You can't say, 'I chose not to believe in E=mc2.' You don't have that option. It is true, whether or not you believe in it... The sooner you understand that, the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how to solve the problems that face us."

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