YouTuber Logan Paul’s Flat Earth documentary lands today, in which he appears to ‘come out’ as a believer in the conspiracy theory and vows to take part in a trip to Antarctica to find out once and for all.
Paul’s newest film, titled The Flat Earth: to the Edge and Back, sees him heading to the 2018 Flat Earth International Conference in Denver, Colorado where he told the crowd: “I’m not ashamed to say my name is Logan Paul and I think I’m coming out of the Flat Earth closet.”
According to Forbes, Paul then goes into a bit more detail about what he’s thinking about the shape of the Earth with the conference’s founder Robbie Davidson.
“If I’m going to put my name out there [as a Flat Earth supporter], I want to know the facts,” he explains.
“Some of the best scientists can’t explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know?
“I want to explore for myself and keep an open mind. There is a stigma of being a Flat-Earther and if I’m going to do it, I want to know the facts.”
He went on to tell Davidson that he would happily embark on a journey to Antarctica to confirm – or disprove – the theory, telling him: “I am that guy that will make it to the edge.”
In the trailer for the new flick, Paul can be seen coming face-to-face with a bunch of Flat-Earthers at the conference.
He asks one: “Do you acknowledge that other planets are round?”
To which the man replies: “I don’t acknowledge that other planets are planets.”
Despite the many, many photographs that show our planet to be round and the numerous scientist who have slammed Flat Earth theory – there’s a fair few folk around who are still pretty adamant that the world is flat as a pancake.
A, slightly depressing, poll by YouGov asked 8,215 US adults if they thought the Earth was round; of those asked 84 per cent stated they believed the Earth was round.
However, if you pull out those aged between 18 and 24 only 66 per cent chose the answer ‘I have always believed the world is round’, while nine percent admitted ‘I always thought the world is round, but more recently I am sceptical/have doubts’.
With Paul having a largely younger following this new documentary might pull those figures even further down…
The Flat Earth: to the Edge and Back lands today – you can keep an eye out for updates here.