Flat Earth? How can anyone believe this Bull****?


By Matt Drake, express.co.uk

A RUSSIAN astronaut is flabbergasted at people’s lack of understanding of basic physics and has “no idea” how people can support the “flat-Earth” theory, it has been revealed.

The flat-Earth theory has been growing in popularity exponentially of late, with celebrity endorsements including basketballer Kyrie Irving and cricketer Freddie Flintoff.

Russian ISS cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky said the prevalence of the pseudoscientific theory is due to poor education in the West. He said: „People won’t believe in any proofs. It all originated in the West, perhaps because they are not taught the deep foundations of sciences, namely of physics, like in this country. „I am sorry to hear it’s echoing in Russia as well. I have no idea how one can come to believe all this bulls**t.”

Mr Ryazansky said the theory is about internet “trolling” and having people on. He added: „When it comes to Flat Earth, this is again the spirit of our time. It’s so easy to ‚troll‘ a public figure, pardon me, on the internet. „You are far away from him or her, they can’t wipe your nose even if there is a reason to. So, they can easily be insulted. „I personally take the Flat Earth theory as a perfect massive space trolling, nothing more. There’s nothing serious behind it. This is just about playing a trick, waiting for what will come next, whether this or that cosmonaut will respond. „I never get involved in it on social media, as it’s a shame to spend my precious time on explaining elementary physics to people.“

The astronaut said the reason people use pseudonyms is to hide how „dull“ they are. He concluded: “On the other hand, why not, since one is striving to play jokes, and they do it on the internet. „You have perhaps noticed that these users are most often nicknamed, since it takes a certain courage to acknowledge that you are dull.”

Mr Ryazansky is known to have partaken in two space flights, having entered open space four times in his space career. (…)

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