Our View: B.o.B.’s thinking falls flat

Kent Stater Editors

Atlanta rapper B.o.B. recently joined Tila Tequila claiming that the Earth is indeed flat. In the words of DJ Khaled, “Congratulations, you played yourself.” 

Noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded to B.o.B.’s tweets, tweeting “Duude — to be clear: Being five centuries regressed in your reasoning doesn’t mean we all can’t still like your music.”

DeGrasse also released a “diss track” on SoundCloud on Tuesday called “Flat to Fact,” calling out B.o.B.’s mistake.

The first question to ask is how and why a person would come to this conclusion? What’s the point of arguing something that has already been proven? Multiple times, at that.

The human race has travelled to outer-space on many occasions. We have an abundance of telescopes that orbit around the planet with the sole purpose of taking pictures of objects in space. 

In his latest song “Flat Line,” B.o.B. tells listeners to research names such as David Irving. Maybe B.o.B. should be introduced to the Hubble Space Telescope, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan or just attend any fifth grade science class.

The theory of the Earth being flat was disproven several centuries ago. So the fact that this has become somewhat of a discussion in the year 2016 is a testament to how far we haven’t come as a species.

It’s already said that this generation has difficulties with face-to-face interaction and now we’re apparently unclear on whether the Earth is round or flat. So what’s next? 

Maybe we’ll forget how to count or even how to spell our own names. Next thing you know, we’ll be living in caves and rediscovering fire.