Astronaut Chris Hadfield will not discuss the science behind the concept of the flat earth. Hadfield is like most scientists who use ridicule to cut off discussion of the flat earth. The ridicule acts to censor any revelation of the evidence that the earth is flat. Hadfield states that those who believe that the earth is flat believe something that is so “patently untrue” that there is “no point” in even trying to engage in a “rational conversation” with such “stupid” people. Hadfield said:
If someone decides to put forward some stupid idea that is patently false like if somebody says the sky is orange, you can have an argument about it if you want, but it’s obviously not true, so there’s really no point in even engaging in conversation. Or, if somebody says the world is flat, it’s patently untrue, so there’s no point in engaging in conversation because all you’re doing is giving that person credibility for something that we’ve known for thousands of years to not be the truth. … If someone has chosen to take the facts and be deliberately stupid about them, then I think they’ve discounted themselves from rational conversation, so I don’t bother.
Hadfield is using the tried and true strategy that has been implimeted by the state educational authorities. The educational system conditions students to reject the flat earth by ridiculing it. Young and impressionable students will naturally then cling to the safe orthodoxy of heliocentricity. William H. Poole explained this stratagem. “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is, contempt prior to examination.” Satan has used this method to keep people in a state of nescience about God’s creation. Such rejection of hard evidence, without a fair hearing, brings folly and shame. “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” (Proverbs 18:13) This folly and shame is manifested in devilish philosophies that permeate society.
Satan has created a hive mentality instilled at the earliest stages of education that protects the myth of helicentricity. Anyone who questions the legitimacy of heliocentricity has his character attacked by the hive as being ignorant. The evidence for a stationary, flat earth, no matter its validity, will be dismissed without examination. Thus the hive is kept in “everlasting ignorance.”
Is Hadfield being honest when he states his reason for not discussing the scientific evidence for a flat earth is that such a belief is stupid and irrational? No. Hadfield is a gatekeeper; his job is to keep people from the truth. The real reason for his refusal is that he is afraid that the lie that he is living will be exposed. Hatfield will not engage in debate about the shape of the earth because he would not be able to invalidate the evidence proving that the earth is flat. Hadfield could not rebut the simplest logical argument leading to an ineluctable conclusion that the earth is flat.
Premise 1: All water at rest is flat and level.
Premise 2: 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water.
Conclusion: The earth, therefore, must necessarily be flat.
All water is flat and level. Indeed, in common parlance, the height of the surface of a body of water is called the water “level.” The oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface. The earth can’t be a sphere when 71% of its surface is covered by water, which necessarily must be flat and level. The very existence of the oceans proves that the earth must necessarily be flat. That is just one of the many proofs that the earth is flat, for which the esteemed astronaut, Chris Hatfield, has no answer. So, he resorts to pejorative name-calling and questioning the sanity of those who believe that the earth is flat. His attack is a defense mechanism. His so-called science is indefensible; he knows it, and so he must preclude any discussion that might reveal its insufficiency.
Below is an excerpt from my book, The Greatest Lie on Earth, which presents a more detailed explanation of the verifiable reality that all water at rest is flat, thus leading to the inexorable conclusion that the earth, with 71% of its surface being covered by water, is necessarily flat:
The Suez Canal is just one example that stands as irrefutable proof that the earth is flat. The canal runs for 100 miles. There are no locks in the canal; it is perfectly level for the entire 100 miles. If the earth were a globe, each end of the canal would necessarily be over one mile below the horizon from the other end. That would mean that the middle of the canal would be elevated in a round hump 1,666 feet in the mid-point of the canal. However, that is not the case. David Wardlow Scott, in his book, Terra Firma, explained:
The distance between the Red Sea at Suez and the Mediterranean Sea is 100 statute miles, the datum line of the Canal being 26 feet below the level of the Mediterranean, and is continued horizontally the whole way from sea to sea, there not being a single lock on the Canal, the surface of the water being parallel with the datum line. It is thus clear that there is no curvature or globularity for the whole hundred miles between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea; had there been, according to the Astronomic theory, the middle of the Canal would have been 1,666 feet higher than at either end, whereas the Canal is perfectly horizontal for the whole distance.
The Suez Canal offers such stark proof that the earth is flat that a more detailed study of that canal is warranted. Samuel Rowbotham in his book, Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe, provides us that explanation, complete with actual illustrations from the authorities. The official illustrations reveal a flat earth.
The completion of the great ship canal, which connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, on the Red Sea, furnishes another instance of entire discrepancy between the theory of the earth’s rotundity and the results of practical engineering. The canal is 100 English statute miles in length, and is entirely without locks; so that the water within it is really a continuation of the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. “The average level of the Mediterranean is 6 inches above the Red Sea; but the flood tides in the Red Sea rise 4 feet above the highest, and its ebbs fall nearly 3 feet below the lowest in the Mediterranean.” The datum line is 26 feet below the level of the Mediterranean, and is continued horizontally from one sea to the other; and throughout the whole length of the work, the surface of the water runs parallel with this datum, as shown in the following section, fig. 38, published by the authorities.
A, A, A, is the surface of the canal, passing through several lakes, from one sea to the other; D, D, the bed of the canal, or horizontal datum line to which the various elevations of land, &c., are referred, but parallel to which stands the surface of the water throughout the entire length of the canal; thus proving that the half-tide level of the Red Sea, the 100 miles of water in the canal, and the surface of the Mediterranean Sea, are a continuation of one and the same horizontal line.
The actual survey of the Suez Canal proves that the surface of the water is flat for 100 miles from one end of the canal to the other. That flat span of water could only be possible if the earth is in fact flat. Rowbotham modifies the official illustration of the Suez Canal to show a fictional depiction of how the Suez Canal would appear if the earth were a globe. The unreal depiction (which would be required if the earth were a globe) is not at all what is seen and measured at the Suez Canal. The convex bow of water (which is a physical impossibility) illustrates the impossibility that the earth is a globe.
Rowbotham continues with his proof of the flat earth by explaining the survey of a body of water that is exponentially larger than the Suez Canal. Rowbotham reveals the actual survey measurements of the floor of the Atlantic Ocean from Valencia, Ireland, to Newfoundland, Canada, prior to laying the transatlantic cable. That survey proves beyond any doubt that the earth is flat. Rowbotham describes the depth of the Atlantic Ocean in fathoms; one fathom equals six feet, which is two yards. Please note that Rowbotham discusses the distance across the Atlantic Ocean in nautical miles, whereas his discussion of the span of the Suez Canal is in statute miles. A nautical mile is equal to approximately 1.15 statute miles. In the equation for the supposed drop below the horizon expected if the earth were a globe (M2 x 8 inches = Drop), the miles (M) are always in statute miles.
The bed of the Atlantic Ocean, from Valencia (western coast of Ireland) to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, as surveyed for the laying of the cable, is another illustration or proof that the surface of the great waters of the earth is horizontal, and not convex, as will be seen by the following diagram [fig. 40], contracted from the section, published October 8, 1869, by the Admiralty. C, D, is the horizontal datum line, and A, B, the surface of the water, for a distance of 1665 nautical, or 1942 statute miles. At about one-third the distance from A, Newfoundland, the greatest depth is found–2424 fathoms; the next deepest part is 2400 fathoms; at about two-thirds the distance from A, towards B, Ireland, while in the centre, the depth is less than 1600 fathoms.
The actual depiction of the Atlantic Ocean is a large flat body of water spanning 1,665 nautical miles from Newfoundland to Ireland. Such would be the case only if the earth is in fact flat. Rowbotham, again, modifies the official illustration to create a fictional depiction of the span across the Atlantic Ocean as it would necessarily appear if the earth were a globe (fig. 41). The unreal depiction is not at all what is found when surveying the Atlantic Ocean.
[W]hereas, if the water of the Atlantic is convex, the centre would stand 628,560 feet, or nearly 120 miles, higher than the two stations, Trinity Bay and Valencia; and the greatest depth would be in the centre of the Atlantic Ocean, where it would be 106,310 fathoms, instead of 1550 fathoms, which it is proved to be by actual soundings. Fig. 41 shows the arc of water which would exist, in relation to the horizontal datum line, between Ireland and Newfoundland, if the earth is a globe. Again, if the water in the Atlantic Ocean is convex–a part of a great sphere of 25,000 miles circumference–the horizontal datum line would be a chord to the great arc of water above it; and the distance across the bed of the Atlantic would therefore be considerably less than the distance over the surface. The length of the cable which was laid in 1866, notwithstanding the known irregularities of the bed of the Ocean, would be less than the distance sailed by the paying-out vessel, the “Great Eastern;” whereas, according to the published report, the distance run by the steamer was 1665 miles, while the length of cable payed out was 1852 miles.
Rowbotham puts the final nail in the coffin of the globular earth fiction by pointing out that the distance that the steamer traveled across the Atlantic Ocean as it laid the cable was approximately 1,665 miles, which is exactly what would be expected if the vessel was traveling in a straight line across the Atlantic Ocean on a flat body of water.
All water is flat and level. Indeed, in common parlance, the height of the surface of a body of water is called the water “level.” The oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface. It is impossible for the earth to be a sphere when 71% of its surface is covered by water, which necessarily must be flat and level. The very existence of the oceans proves that the earth must necessarily be flat.