For starters, the spirit level requires a lot of stillness for the bubble to align, which plane travel can’t really ensure. Twitter was quick to point this one out.
@Tom_On_Line remarkable how the plane stayed completely 100% level during takeoff and landing, I’m beginning to question whether air travel exists.
— brian levinson (@BrianBLevinson) May 2, 2017
If you want a more elegant approach, you could say that even if (theoretically) the plane would have been perfectly still and moved in a perfect way, the experiment still couldn’t have worked because that’s not how gravity works — his entire premise of curvature compensation is flawed. Twitter was all over this one as well.
Lastly, for crying out loud, the man was traveling on a plane, you’d expect he’d at least look out the window.
This really sums up perfectly the anti-intellectual and anti-scientific trend so prevalent in the US and the world: a man using a plane (developed with science) uses an instrument (developed through science,) then shares his opinion on an Internet platform (made possible through science) from a device built through science, to share anti-scientific opinions. He uses a badly-devised experiment and can’t even understand basic principles but hey, people are buying it so why not?
His initiative was well-received by other flat-Earthers — which doesn’t even come as a surprise by this point.
Take a moment and think that in the 21st century, when we are sending shuttles to the Moon and to Mars, when we are toying with the genetic make-up of the human body, when we are zooming closer towards understanding the fabric of the Universe, people are saying the Earth is flat on Youtube. What a world we live in.
Here’s the whole video, already with over 200,000 views, having been shared by several flat Earth societies, including Flat Earth Activism, God’s Flat Earth and various other globe-deniers. Yes, there are societies like these all around the globe (heh).