Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams Flat-Earth Theorist / Rapper B.o.B

the greatest diss in the history of modern civilization, in the history of mankind



“Listen B.O.B. Once and for all! The Earth looks flat because 1: you’re not far enough away, at your size. 2: your size isn’t large enough relative to Earth to notice any curviture at all. It’s a fundamental fact of calculus and Non-Euclidean geometry. Small sections of large curved surfaces will always look flat to little creatures who crawl upon it. But this whole thing is just a sympthom of a large problem. There is a growing anti-intellectual strain in this country that may be the beginning of the end of our informed democracy. Of course, in a free society you can and should think whatever you want. And if you want to think the world is flat, go right ahead. But if you think the world is flat and you have influence over others as with successful rappers or even presidential candidates…. theeen…. being wrong becomes being harmful to the health, the wealth and security of our citizenry. Discovery and exploration got us out of the caves and each generation benefits from what previous generations have learned. Isaac Newton, my man, said: If I have seen farther than others it’s by standing on the shoulders of giants. So that’s right B.O.B. When you stand on the shoulders of those that came before, you might just see far enough to realize THE EARTH ISN’T FUCKING FLAT!

And by the way… THIS is called GRAVITY! (drops mic on the floor)”


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