YouTube star Logan Paul is hopping on the flat-Earth theory and he's hoping to be the person to prove it with a visit to Antarctica.
Paul, 23, attended the recent Flat Earth International Conference in Denver and spoke to the event's founder Robbie Davidson, expressing his desire to see what flat Earthers believe is the edge of the world.
"I am that guy that will make it to the edge," he says, according to Forbes.
Paul Spreads Flat-Earth Belief
During Paul's conversation with Davidson, the controversial YouTube celebrity talked about his thoughts on a flat Earth, saying that he's "a man of truth."
"I think I'm coming out of the Flat Earth closet," he continues, adding that he wants to know the facts before proclaiming himself as a supporter of the movement. "The fact that we haven't been to the moon in over 50 years, the fact that the moon emits its own light. Some of the best scientists can't explain gravity; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, in the end, do they even know?"
Paul also spent time during the Flat Earth International Conference filming for his upcoming documentary The Flat Earth: to the Edge and Back. It's slated for release on March 20.
Flat Earth Expedition To 'Edge of the World'
Paul is not the only one planning a trek to Antarctica to check out what the edge of the planet looks like. Davidson and a massive group of flat-Earthers will be going on a cruise to Antarctica in 2020.
A report from the Guardian points out the irony in flat Earth believers hopping on a ship for a trip to Antarctica: ships navigate the seas with systems that rely on a round Earth.
"Nautical charts are designed with that in mind: that the Earth is round," Henk Keijer, who used to be a cruise ship captain with about 23 years of navigation under his belt, explains in an interview with the Guardian.
He adds that even the global positioning system or GPS, which people use daily in their regular lives, proves that the Earth is round. After all, 24 different satellites constantly orbit the Earth for the positional and navigational information that it provides.
Three satellites are necessary to determine position and a set of three satellites would be enough to provide this data to the entire planet if the Earth was flat, according to Keijer. However, since the Earth is round, more satellites are required to cover the entirety of the planet.
Davidson did not address the issues of navigating the seas without relying on a round Earth, but he did explain his own take on the flat Earth. It would be, he says, as if a globe has been squished from the top and Antarctica forms an ice shore around the planet. The ice shore is bound to be extremely large and visitors can't simply peek over the edge.
"We don't believe anything can fall off the edge, because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we're in a dome, like a snow globe," Davidson describes. He explains that the heavenly bodies are all contained inside the high dome.