Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to throw down with some real science whenever an opportunity to educate arises. As director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Tyson is all about seizing the moment and fighting ignorance to make a better tomorrow - which is probably why he took to Twitter to share an image of the moon he hopes flat-Earthers will see. But while this image has orbited the social media sphere for the past decade, no one, not even flat-Earthers, has ever seen in it the real night sky.
A Lunar Eclipse flat-Earther’s have never seen.
With one image, Tyson exposes an undeniable fallacy about the flat-Earth theory. Putting aside everything else we know via science, if the Earth is indeed flat than certainly that means lunar eclipses would result in such thin shadows on the moon as it passed behind Earth.
But the devout are not easily dissuaded from their ways.
There was plenty of fun to go around.
And it's not a flat Earth debate without a World Turtle.
You mean this turtle?
That time Tyson twitter-dueled with a flat-Earth rapper.
This is not the first time Tyson has tackled flat-Earth zealots on social media. In January, Tyson tried to talk reason with rapper B.o.B., who thought a photograph of two city skylines discredited the possibility that the earth is a sphere. The following twitter-feud changed neither of their minds.
Then the flat-Earth true believers got involved.
That's when the squabbling really turned up.
No matter what "evidence" one side presented...
...someone else was there to gently ridicule their ignorance.
The flat-Earth advocates took to attacking Tyson.
And they showed their lack of educated stripes.
They got brutal.
Round and round the fighting went.
It's so crazy that we're not sure if flat-Earth people really believe what they are saying. Maybe they're all just Russian trolls.
We even have a man who thought he could launch himself in a rocket to prove the Earth flat.
Maybe we should all just read a bedtime story and call it a night.
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