Well if it’s not one thing, it’s another. For years and years we have been taught that the Earth is round. Cavalier’s NBA player, Mr. Kyrie Irving, has come to put that “lie” to rest.
According to The Washington Post , middle school teacher, Nick Gurol, has come to face a difficult dilemma.
His students think the Earth is flat because “Irving said so” on a podcast.
“And immediately I start to panic. How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?”
He says he tried reasoning with the students and showed them a video. Nothing worked.
In a matter of one statement from a public figure, these poor little children believe that the Earth is flat.
The initial thought was made public from the NBA player back in February on a podcast hosted by Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.
“The earth is flat,” Irving stated with conviction.
“This is not even a conspiracy theory,” he said, though it is definitely a conspiracy theory. He offered “they” as the answer as to who was behind the supposed large-scale misinformation campaign. “I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us,” Irving said.
For a while now, this has been the topic of discussion when Irvin is around.
“The fact that in our lifetimes that there are so many holes and so many pockets in our history … History is history, and it’s happened long before us, and it’s going to happen after us, and it always repeats itself somehow, in some way,” Irving said.
“All these things that they keep giving to us, all this information, I’m just saying that these things that used to put me in fear, it makes you not want to question it naturally, because of how much information you actually can figure out and how much information there actually is out there. It’s crazy. Anything that you have a particular question on, ‘Okay, is the Earth flat or round?’ I think you need to do research on it. It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”
Apparently, the students have made the middle school teacher the antagonist.
“They think that I’m part of this larger conspiracy of being a round-Earther. That’s definitely hard for me because it feels like science isn’t real to them.”
Too bad for the students and the teacher. Perhaps they will come to reality and realize that the Earth really is round.
Until then, We’ll just sit back and let the world go round… or flat.