In case you missed it, rapper B.o.B. thinks the earth is flat.
That's right, flat. As in not spherical. As in ignoring every bit of evidence in front of his very eyes to regress to a world-view that died out with the dawn of reason.
Thankfully out of this almost incomprehensible stupidity has emerged a couple of half-decent songs.
First off was B.o.B.'s riposte to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's attempts to educate him.
@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
@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
To which B.o.B. penned...
"Neil Tyson need to loosen up his vest."
Tyson was not going to take it laying down and appears to have enlisted some friends to continue the musical sparring...
For background, here's a reminder of some of B.o.B.'s claims...
Shall we begin?
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
This apparently speaks for itself:
This doesn't really speak for itself:
Science finally tries to step in:
@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
I question the international laws that prevent you from exploring Antartica and the North Pole... what's there to hide?— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 26, 2016
Lets not forget 'The Mandela Effect':
I just read up on the Mandela Affect... Wow— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 16, 2016
Star Wars fans... how does this phrase go :
(Blank) I am your father— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 16, 2016
If you answered "Luke, I am your father" you're from my same timeline... you'll also be shocked to find this line isn't in the movie— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 16, 2016
To the people who remember like me : you're not crazy, don't assume that ppl will understand if they're not from the same timeline— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 17, 2016
Then of course there's the small matter of human cloning:
since I'm lying... prove it ... pic.twitter.com/KoJmqSpXnX— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 22, 2016
don't try to back me into the "conspiracy theorist" corner... don't be fooled. I speak from personal experience.— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 22, 2016