Elon Musk, the visionary CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, knows how to ask the most important questions, and has used that skill on the Flat Earth Society.
Musk wanted to know if people who believe that the Earth is flat think that the other planets in the Solar System are flat too. The Flat Earth Society responded to Musk's question, but the answer might have raised even more questions on the claimed conspiracy instead.
Do Flat Earthers Think That Other Planets Are Flat Too?
Elon Musk is no stranger to planetary theories, previously claiming that a self-sustaining city on Mars inhabited by a million people is possible within a few decades.
Musk's plan for humans to colonize Mars may be part of the reason why he asked this very important question:
Why is there no Flat Mars Society!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2017
A few hours later, the verified account of the Flat Earth Society answered with this:
Hi Elon, thanks for the question. Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round. We hope you have a fantastic day! — Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) November 28, 2017
The confusing thing about the answer by the Flat Earth Society is why it believes in the scientific observations that Mars is round, but alleges that the observations that prove the Earth is round are fake.
The scientific evidence that explains the observations on Mars being a round planet is the same one that proves the Earth is also round, but the Flat Earth Society apparently does not agree. It appears that Flat Earthers think that the planets of the Solar System are orbs that are moving around the sun but the Earth is a disc-shaped object suspended in space.
The question of Elon Musk may have perfectly trolled the Flat Earth Society into giving another head-scratching answer on top of its numerous claims.
The Flat Earth Conspiracy
The Flat Earth Society may be bigger than what many think, as hundreds of people attended the first-ever Flat Earth International Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina in November. They believe that NASA and other government agencies are covering up the fact that the Earth is flat.
The Flat Earther recently making the headlines, however, is "Mad" Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limousine driver who spent the last few years creating a steam-powered rocket. The self-taught rocket scientist is planning to strap himself onto the rocket, fly up to space, and take pictures to prove that the Earth is flat.
Hughes was looking to test his steam-powered rocket over a ghost town in the Mojave Desert in California, but his plan was stopped by the Bureau of Land Management. Hughes, however, said that the test will still happen soon, but over private property.