Phillip Schofield was faced with ‘bonkers’ flat Earth theorists on This Morning earlier today (May 2), who claim Tim Peake lied.
Gary Heather, Darren Nesbit and Martin Kenny appeared on the daytime TV show to talk about how and why they believe the Earth is flat.
Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield listened to what they had to say, but were left in shock when they accused Major Tim Peak of lying about being in space.
Here’s the clip:
After showing the theorists a video of Professor Brian Cox disputing flat Earth claims, Holly referred to her interview with Tim Peak while he was at the space station.
One of the highlights of my career was interviewing Major Tim Peak, up on the international space station.
Now, you see he brought in his beautiful book, you see the curvature of the Earth, you very clearly see that it’s a circle.
Now are you telling me, this interview with him – I’m just talking to someone that’s just made that up or someone who’s not actually there?
To which Mr Nesbit replied ‘no’, as he shook his head.
Holly then asked: ‘Where is he then?’
Mr Heather said:
In a Hollywood studio-type thing… maybe here where we are now.
Phil then said what everybody was thinking:
So you’re saying Tim Peak is a liar.
Mr Kenny said they would apologise if they were shown live pictures of aeroplanes flying upside down, and people walking upside down.
Someone arrange this?
Professor Brian Cox was recently asked for his opinion of flat-Earthers in an interview with BBC Radio One DJ Greg James.
Greg asked the scientist what he thought of rapper and zero-hours conspiracist B.o.B in a segment called ‘Shouldn’t Be News’.
Cox told BBC Radio One:
A ‘flat-Earther’ is a person who thinks the Earth is flat, and that is not right. It’s a sphere.
To his credit – again, I’m not going to defend what he thinks. It’s totally wrong – but that’s the heart of science.
If you want to prove something to yourself and you should do, that’s a good instinct, then that’s what you do. You get your money, build a rocket, go up into space and then you will find it is spherical.
He has wasted all his money but he will have learned something. So, please carry on, I’d like him to do that and publish his pictures. I’ll send him a tenner.
Connor Murphy, son of famous flat-Earther Dave Murphy, spoke exclusively to UNILAD about NASA, the Sun, Photoshop and pretty much everything you’ve ever wanted to ask someone who thinks the reason you see the curvature of Earth from a plane is because the windows are round.
Speaking about why NASA and the government would lie about space travel, he said:
There are two good reasons in my opinion. One obvious reason would be money. The money raised by NASA alone since their inception is something like fifteen trillion dollars, and with that money they’ve really shown little for their work.
They’re releasing composite images and articles and telling you this is what’s happening, this is what we’re doing, and we spent seven hundred million dollars to get this photo of Pluto that we had to put together in Photoshop.
A second thing is to make people feel insignificant. It makes you feel like you’re an insignificant speck of dust and therefore you’re easy to control. Basically if you can imagine the globe squashed down with Antarctica instead of being its own continent, being the perimeter around the side. So a lot of people say that’s an ice wall. It’s more like a shelf or cliff.
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