Here is an interesting post. Puerto Rican and African American astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson is having a 'rap' battle of sorts. A rapper named 'Bob' tweeted some strange tweets claiming that the Earth is Flat. He posted theories and 'evidence' that comes from conspiracy theorists and seems convinced it is factual. Well, Dr. Tyson took to task and corrected his ideas prompting 'Bob' to make a 'diss' rap against the astrophysicist. In a twist, Dr. Tyson had his nephew respond with a 'diss' rap of his own defending his uncle. The entire exchange is unbelievable and hilarious. Note: the idea of the 'Flat Earth myth' comes from and was propagated by an atheist.
Here are the links to the rap battle:
Some rapper is dissing Neil D Tyson over flat earth myths. I have seen it all I think.— Sacerdotنs (@Sacerdotus) January 26, 2016
@Sacerdotus This story continues to develop. The debate has now progressed into a musical back and forth: https://t.co/Dp5HTMH9n3— oneHumanist (@oneHumanist) January 26, 2016
This story is moving too fast for me. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson’s nephew has released a… response diss track: https://t.co/OuVa8r8wSD— James O'Malley (@Psythor) January 26, 2016
Here is the original exchange on Twitter regarding the 'Flat Earth theory:'
@bobatl Earth's curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) ft of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are waaay taller than that.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
@bobatl Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
@bobatl Flat Earth is a problem only when people in charge think that way. No law stops you from regressively basking in it.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
@bobatl Polaris is gone by 1.5 deg S. Latitude. You’ve never been south of Earth’s Equator, or if so, you've never looked up.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
Dear @bobatl, as an astrophysicist I don’t rap, but I know people who do. This one has my back: https://t.co/BbMi4tzHLz— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 26, 2016
Flat earth rapper BoB releases Neil deGrasse Tyson diss track https://t.co/eQRyT4AHms— Guardian Science (@guardianscience) January 26, 2016
LISTEN: Rapper @bobatl slams @neiltyson in song after astrophysicist dispels B.o.B's theory that the Earth is flat https://t.co/cdUBRPzkrr— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 26, 2016
The @NeilTyson vs. @bobatl #flatEarth feud is nothing new. https://t.co/xGsTEggcPk pic.twitter.com/g54rhCRIfK— Live Science (@LiveScience) January 26, 2016