It’s also interesting to note that more than 2,300 years ago a Greek calculated the circumference of the Earth to within an accuracy of 1% (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes) and of course there’s always Truzzi’s point that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” The onus is never on us to “disprove” some nonsensical fantasy; rather the fantasist must supply tangible proof if he wants us to do anything other than shake our heads in pity at his ignorance and his intellectual incapacity.

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