Over 200 flat-Earth theorists gathered at a convention in the UK recently to discuss a new theory: that gravity doesn’t exist and magnets are keeping us attached to the Earth.
David Marsh, a manager at the NHS Supply Chain head office in Derbyshire, was one of nine speakers who took to the stage to discuss evidence that ‘proves’ the earth is flat. Marsh is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: “My research destroys big bang cosmology. It supports the idea that gravity doesn’t exist and the only true force in nature is electromagnetism.”
Is the earth flat? A flat-earther, David Marsh, a manager at the NHS Supply Chain head office in Derbyshire, explained that gravity doesn’t exist and the only true force in nature is electromagnetism. pic.twitter.com/oKewSvR25v
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How did he prove his theory? By placing a Nikon camera in his backyard. Marsh reportedly tracked movements across the sky using a mobile app. He claims that by tracking these movements, he was able to “disprove the laws of planetary motion,” writes IFL Science.
Flat Earth Theory
Flat Earth Theorists believe that Earth is shaped like a disc; not a sphere. In the words of the Daily Mail, “Because Earth’s surface looks and feels flat when we walk around it, the conspiracy theorists denounce all evidence to the contrary.”
Other speakers at the convention included DJ Darren Nesbit, and former graphic designer Dave Murphy.
When it was his turn at the mic, Nesbit said that the reason people have not fallen off the edge of the earth is because of the “Pac-Man effect.” The theory poses that our bodies have the ability to teleport from one side of the earth to the other upon reaching the horizon. “One logical possibility for those who are truly free thinkers is that space-time wraps around and we get a Pac-Man effect,” The Age quotes him as saying.
In Nesbit’s view, the world is supported by pillars in the shape of a diamond. Relenting somewhat, he states, “I’m not saying this is definitely what is going on, but I think it is a plausible model.”