Flat-Earther conference poses Pac-Man world theory

It seems to be increasingly popular today to ignore cold, hard scientific facts in favor of whatever your preferred notion of the world we live in is. This is never clearer with the folks who believe that the Earth is flat. Flat-Earthers count among their ranks people from all walks of life, including a fair number of celebrities.

In Britain, the very first Flat Earth Convention was held, and it was organized by a man called Gary John. One of the speakers at the conference was a musician called Darren Nesbit. This man put forth what is possibly the most magical explanation heard so far from Flat-Earthers to explain why you can't find the end of the Flat-Earth. If you have ever played the video game Pac-Man, you will know what he thinks.

The man's Pac-Man effect aims to fill one of the big holes in Flat Earth theory which is why is there no wall or edge when you travel around the world. Nesbit says, "One logical possibility for those who are truly free thinkers is that space-time wraps around, and we get a Pac-Man effect."

When you get to the end of the world Nesbit reckons you are instantly transported to the other side of the world again. The irony in this is that the exact theory has been used to make fun of Flat-Earthers. Another person at the conference says that his research has proven gravity doesn't exist.

David Marsh says that the only true force in nature is electromagnetism. Apparently, we stick to the Earth like magnets to the fridge. Another speaker had a talk about the Flat Earth being propped on a series of pillars, not turtles.

SOURCE: Science Alert