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Beef Of The Week #374: B.o.B v Science


Rapper B.o.B stays glad that the Earth is flat. Flat as a pancake. And whatever the intervention of quite a few individuals who discover themselves geared as much as argue in some other case – like Neil de-fucking-Grasse Tyson – he’s nonetheless looking for definitive proof. So he’s prepare a crowdfunding advertising and marketing marketing campaign to launch his private satellite tv for pc television for laptop into the sky to go and have a look.

We first reported on this story once more in January 2016, when B.o.B first began speaking in help of the bizarre flat Earth precept. He was seemingly glad that there was no method that we could very effectively be sitting on a globe, because of he’d been up really extreme and can see no curve on the horizon. That’s principally it.

He then maintained that “the greatest liars in history” had “tremendously deceived” us all by telling us that the planet is spherical, when the reality is it is positively flat. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson quickly obtained in touch to bear the important scientific components, nonetheless B.o.B knocked him once more, accusing deGrasse Tyson of being in on the great NASA conspiracy to influence us that the planet is spherical. He even wrote a diss monitor regarding the famous person scientist.

So that was all pretty amusing for a few days, nonetheless by now you’d have thought that B.o.B had given up on all this. After all, the Earth is certainly spherical. But no, he’s nonetheless flogging this horse. And the issue is, I suggested you earlier that he was elevating money to launch “a satellite”. Well, actually, he’s making an attempt to raise $1 million in order to “launch multiple weather balloons and satellites into space for experimental exploration”.

Aside from the reality that $1 million should not be virtually enough to launch one satellite tv for pc television for laptop, to not point out a lot of satellites, into home (although it’s an excellent larger value vary than his distinctive objective of $200,000), there’s one different obvious flaw on this plan. The science and engineering behind satellites solely works if the Earth is spherical. They go into orbit. That’s your complete fucking stage of them. They orbit the Earth and beam stuff once more down.

Sure, you may say that claiming that satellites orbit the Earth is part of NASA’s huge conspiracy. You could say that. But NASA should not be the one organisation that builds and launches satellites. The skies above us are jammed full of satellites put up there by governments, private companies and completely different organisations all all over the world.

The worth of paying all these people to stay quiet regarding the conspiracy – after which the unlikely last results of all of them actually staying quiet and conserving the ‘lie’ going – might be phenomenal. And to what end? What might be the aim of making people suppose that the Earth is spherical when it’s not? Oh God, why am I so wound up about this? Why are we even talking about this? It’s all so foolish.

Anyway, you might donate some money to B.o.B’s set off proper right here. But please don’t. Even if he raises the money, and even when he can actually get points inside the sky with that money, I don’t actually really feel identical to the proof his experiments would generate – ie proof that the world is certainly spherical – would actually change his ideas. He’ll merely decide he should do some additional crowdfunding to pay for some additional conspiracy busting evaluation. And we’ll merely protect going spherical and spherical. Like the planet. Which is spherical.

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