Cleveland Cavaliers all-star point guard Kyrie Irving believes Earth is flat.
Irving reasoned on the recent “Road Trippin'” podcast that his skepticism of what is taught in schools stems from the “many holes” in our history.
A partial transcript of Irving on “Road Trippin'” as follows, via USA Today:
This is not even a conspiracy. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. All these things that particular groups, I won’t even pinpoint one group, that they almost offer up this education. The fact that, in our lifetimes, that there are so many holes and so many pockets in our history. … I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us. …
For what I’ve known for as many years and what I’ve come to believe, what I’ve been taught, is that the Earth is round. But if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move, and the fact that — can you really think of us rotating around the sun and all planets aligned, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these planets?
I’m gonna put planets (in air quotations) because everything that they send, or they want to say that they’re sending, doesn’t come back. … There is no concrete information except for the information that they’re giving us. They’re particularly putting you in a direction of what to believe and what not to believe. The truth is right there, you’ve just got to go searching for it.
When asked later about his comments from the podcast, Irving said people should research the topic themselves.
“I think people should do their own research, and then hopefully they’ll either back my belief or they’ll kind of throw it in the water,” he stated. “But I think it’s interesting for people to find out on their own.”
When asked if he had seen pictures of Earth, Irving said he cannot trust the educational system because many things turn out to be fake, so he is OK with having a different belief than everyone else.
“I’ve seen a lot of things that my educational system has said that was real and turned out to be completely fake, so I don’t mind going against the grain,” he added.
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