I simply watched a debate between two skilled Apex Legends gamers about whether or not or not the Earth is flat, and I really feel like my mind is leaking out of my ears.
On April 10, two Apex execs livestreamed a pleasant dialogue in regards to the form of the planet we reside on. Esteban “NanoFRYS” Gomez, a participant with Counter Logic Gaming, represented the flat Earth viewpoint, whereas Will “TeQ” Starck, at the moment with FURIA Esports, bravely stood up for the idea of a spherical Earth. The two went at it for nearly two hours, which is extremely spectacular to me. If I needed to debate a flat Earther, I’m fairly certain that I’d have crumbled a lot before that.
This all began when Starck tweeted, “Do any flat earthers comply with me?” and somebody tagged Gomez within the replies. Starck advised Kotaku that he thought taking their convo to Twitch could be good content material due to his background. You see, along with being knowledgeable Apex participant, Starck can be an aerospace engineer at MIT.
At first, I believed that maybe the Twitch debate that ensued between the 2 of them was a bit, and that Gomez was simply pretending to consider in a flat Earth. But Starck believed that Gomez was honest. Sometimes the stream received emotionally heated, and the members had been speaking over one another in an effort to get the final phrase. Starck advised Kotaku that “I knew that there could be no convincing Nano with actual information and math [and] physics.” Gomez confirmed to Kotaku that they had been each genuinely advocating for his or her respective Earth theories.
During the talk, Gomez acknowledged that he was “uncovered to the lies and corruption of the federal government at a younger age.” While he had as soon as believed within the present science that tells us our planet is spherical, he was transformed to perception in a flat Earth by a two-hour documentary he noticed selling the notion when he was 18.
Starck tried to induce doubt in his opponent by asking why he discovered these documentaries extra persuasive than aerospace engineers with years of educational expertise. Gomez countered with the concept that area doesn’t exist.
Some of the exchanges had been really pain-inducing. Gomez acknowledged that he didn’t consider in different planets, and he proposed the idea that the moon is a light-weight inside the environment (thus making it not possible for astronauts to really land on it). However, he took issues too far when he claimed that gravity is an unproven concept.
Starck turned very animated when he tried to clarify that the trajectory of a falling object could be completely different on Earth in comparison with the moon due to gravitational variations. Unfortunately, his scientifically sound argument proved ineffective within the debate, as Gomez responded that people have by no means been on the moon.
Eventually, Gomez ran out of persistence for this Euclidean geometry nonsense, stating:
“This concept [of a round Earth] solely works if the solar was hundreds of sunshine years away, and if area existed. So you’re not proving something to me. Because the solar is native. And it’s not as far, and never as massive. So this concept doesn’t work. You can’t show that the solar is so far as you say.”
In the tip, each Apex gamers agreed to disagree. Starck tweeted that Gomez was “an incredible man,” and didn’t deserve hate for his beliefs. Gomez additionally asked his followers to respect those that consider that the Earth is spherical.