What better way for those who believe that the Earth is flat to relish in their shared beliefs but to take a boat trip "along the disk?" The Flat Earth International Conference has organized a cruise open exclusively to flat-earthers. Along for the ride, which is set to embark in 2020, will be rapper B.o.B. and TV personality Tila Tequila.
However, would the passengers of the ship, or at least anyone born before 1492, not be afraid of the ship falling off of the edge of the Earth's surface? No, the flat-earthers have even come up with a solution to that. They will easily be protected from falling off by the ice wall barrier surrounding the edge that we refer to as Antartica.
It looks like the FEIC thought of everything to cover their butts and make this cruise their "biggest, boldest, best adventure yet." Well, we just hope that no one ruins the fun by informing them of how their ship's captain is going to have navigate the trip.
"Ships navigate based on the principle that the Earth is round," Henk Keijer, former cruise ship captain with 23-years experience in sailing globe, told The Guardian. "Nautical charts are designed with that in mind: that the Earth is round."
Keijer added that the existence of GPS, which stands for global positioning system (emphasis on GLOBAL) is proof in itself that the Earth is not flat. There are currently 24 satellites orbiting the Earth to provide navigational information all across the globe.
"The reason why 24 satellites were used is because of the curvature of the Earth," Keijer said. "A minimum of three satellites are required to determine a position. But someone located on the other side of the Earth would also like to know their position... Had the Earth been flat, a total of three satellites would have been enough to provide this information to everyone on Earth. But it is not enough, because the Earth is round."
Either the FEIC is going to have to trust in a navigational system based on scientific principles that they do not believe in, or they are going to have to find a sea captain who believes that things like "GPS" and "gravity" are just as ridiculous as they do. If they end up with the latter, may they party like there's no tomorrow because, for them, that might turn out to be the case.
What do you think? Are you at wits end with this "flat earth" debate and find a cruise exclusively for flat-earthers insulting to your intelligence, or have you already booked your ticket? Let us know in the comments below!