Published August 2023 on Spotfiy

886: Flat Earthers | Skeptical Sunday

1. Introduction

Join Dave and Jordan as they dive into a range of topics, debunking common misconceptions along the way. From why the Olympics might be considered a sham to the truth about expiration dates on food, this episode challenges our preconceived notions and offers fascinating insights.+

2. Unraveling Flat Earth

Unraveling Flat Earth:Dive into the perplexing world of flat Earth beliefs with science communicator Dave as he shares his experiences debunking the most nonsensical claims of flat Earthers.+
Debunking Flat Earth:Dave shares his experience of making popular debunking videos on YouTube, discussing his initial motivation, the absurdity of the flat Earth theory, and the long-standing knowledge of Earth's spherical shape.+
The Shape of the Earth:Discover how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was a sphere and how the development of Heliocentrism revolutionized our understanding of the solar system. Jordan and Dave discuss the historical context and the basic facts that have been known for thousands of years.+

3. Debunking Flat Earth

Debunking Flat Earth:Dave explains how basic observations of the sun's behavior in the sky debunk the flat Earth theory, highlighting the inconsistencies with the sun's size and path.+
Flat Earth Logic:Dave explains the basic logic behind the Flat Earth theory, including the movement of the sun and stars, and the rejection of the concept of a solar system. Jordan clarifies the beliefs of flat Earthers and their rejection of astronomy as a whole.+

4. Ancient Greeks and a Spherical Earth

Discover how the ancient Greeks observed the night sky and used their findings to conclude that the Earth is a sphere. From the apparent motion of stars to the circular shadow during lunar eclipses, their astute observations and mathematical prowess led them to a groundbreaking understanding of our planet's shape.+

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6. Debunking Flat Earth

Flat Earth Rebuttal:Dive into the arguments of flat Earthers and their use of the term "refraction" to explain the behavior of the sun. Discover the flawed logic behind their claims and the distorted comparisons they make, such as the pencil in a glass of water.+
Debunking Flat Earth Theories:Dave and Jordan discuss the flawed logic behind flat earth theories, highlighting the inconsistencies in the explanations for refraction and the existence of a dome encasing the Earth.+
Debunking Flat Earth:Jordan and Dave discuss the flaws in the Flat Earth theory, including the inability to explain the movement of stars and the concept of clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. They highlight the absurdity of personal domes and the delusional mindset of flat Earthers.+

7. Debunking Space & Flat Earth Theories

Debunking Space Conspiracy:Jordan and Dave discuss the delusional narcissists who believe space is fake and debunk their claims with evidence of space exploration.+
Debunking Flat Earth Theories:Dave and Jordan discuss the absurdity of the flat Earth conspiracy, highlighting the logistical challenges and lack of evidence. They explore the idea of a global government hiding God and the supposed hidden resources beyond the Antarctic ice wall.+

8. Debunking Flat Earth

Flat Earth Debunked:Dave and Jordan discuss the lack of evidence supporting the flat Earth theory and debunk common misconceptions. Jordan shares his encounter with a self-proclaimed flat Earther and highlights the importance of understanding the curvature of the Earth from different altitudes.+
Challenging Flat Earth Beliefs:Dave discusses the flawed arguments and widespread science denial of flat earthers, highlighting their inability to apply critical thinking and their misrepresentation of scientific evidence. Jordan explores the incentives behind their beliefs and the unintentional proof of a spherical Earth presented in a documentary.+

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10. Debunking Flat Earth

Debunking Flat Earth:Jordan explores the illogical explanations and flawed reasoning behind the flat Earth theory, discussing topics such as tides, gravity, and the thinning of the atmosphere. He questions why this belief still exists and delves into the absurdity of some of the arguments presented by flat Earth proponents.+
The Grift of Pseudo Cults:Jordan explores the world of pseudo cults and the motivations behind their members. He discusses how these groups profit from selling books, models, and giving talks, while also gaining online clout and social validation. Jordan delves into the social angle of these cults and how their incentives are spread to attract more followers.+

11. Outro

Join Jordan Harbinger for another episode of Skeptical Sunday, featuring Dave and Andrew Gold. Get ready for thought-provoking discussions and challenging perspectives. Don't forget to leave your suggestions and tune in for future episodes.+