Neil deGrasse Tyson Proves the Earth is Round


Neil deGrasse Tyson takes on the subject of our spherical world, and this time he has not only science but history on his side.



In an episode of his StarTalk YouTube program, Tyson explained to his co-host, comedian Chuck Nice, how scientists know that the Earth is, indeed, round and not flat.

As to why the Flat Earth theory has exploded in popularity, the Cosmos host opined that there are two reasons for this sudden surge.

The first factor, he mused, is that our country’s free speech laws allow for the propagation of even the most outlandish ideas and this is coupled by the worrisome observation that “we live in a country with a failed educational system.”