Elon Musk is known for founding automaker Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), but recently he has set up the Flat Earth Society for such a burn, it could be his greatest achievement yet.
The idea that the Earth is flat is nothing new, but the conspiracy theory seems to have gained a bit of extra momentum in recent weeks.
One man was so convinced, he attempted to build a rocket in his backyard and prove it once and for all.
The businessman, inventor, investor, engineer and all-round big-bollocks has taken the Flat Earth debate to the cleaners in a couple of tweets when replying to a post by World and Science.
Why is there no Flat Mars Society!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2017
Savage and to the point. You can’t really argue with that, although the Flat Earthers have given it a good go – after all, they’re used to dispute all of the histories of science.
Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.
We hope you have a fantastic day!
— Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) November 28, 2017
“Hi Elon, thanks for the question,” replied the Flat Earth Society. “Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round.”
There’s an argument to be made here that the Earth has indeed been observed to be round, which would make this Tweet utter fucking nonsense, but never mind. They signed off with a cheery ‘hope you have a fantastic day’ and that pretty much seems to be that.
Their answer, however, seems to contrast with all of their beliefs and it sparked a hilarious debate
In fact, the conspiracy theory may be more popular than people give it credit for. In November, hundreds of people attended the first Flat Earth International Conference in North Carolina, USA.
They believe that NASA, along with the world’s governments are covering up the fact that Earth is actually just a disc hanging suspended in space.