I have seen the light! Thank you, Kyrie.
Kyrie Irving had a sit-down Sopan Deb of the New York Times, who did a great job not battling Irving on this at all so he could fully express the immense amount of logic behind his point. And Deb deserves a big pat of the back for doing what any rational human being would do: in no way attempt to poke holes in what SOME people would call a crazy theory.
So Kyrie explained it’s not that he thinks the world is flat versus round, he just doesn’t know. TOTALLY different conversation.
Here’s some of what he had to say
“…when you think something completely different, science has proven it, everyone has thought and believed this to be true, and then you say something on the opposing side, and it gets a reaction that’s not necessarily authentic at all. There’s just a ‘Hey, let’s get this preconceived notion about who he is as a person,’ you have no idea. I really wanted to put that on the biggest stage of ‘now it becomes your side vs. my side.’ At the end of the day, does it really matter?”
I can’t believe people judge Kyrie based on his theory, JUST because it sounds a little different.
Then there’s this:
“…Definitely different scientists have come along and proved the law of gravity. Everything that science breeds, and you have specific scientists that are giving all this information. I wanted to open up the conversation, like, ‘Hey man, do your own research for what you want to believe in.’ Our educational system is flawed.”
Our educational system is flawed…well you won’t get a disagreement from me!
Lastly, for the sake of this post, there’s this:
“Can you openly admit that you know the Earth is constitutionally round? Like, you know that for sure? Like, I don’t know. I was never trying to convince anyone that the world is flat. I’m not being an advocate for the world being completely flat. No, I don’t know. I really don’t. It’s fun to think about though. It’s fun to have that conversation. It is absolutely fun because people get so agitated and mad. They’re like, ‘Hey man, you can’t believe that, man. It’s religious, man. It’s just science. You can’t believe anything else. O.K.?’ Cool, well, explain to me. Give me what you’ve known about the Earth and your research, and I love it. I love talking about it.”
There’s quite a bit more (the full story is hyperlinked above) but these fully get the point across.
And what’s that point? Well, Kyrie is 100% spot on with this. I mean, I haven’t been to space or flown around or across the world myself, so I can’t really confirm or deny the Earth being round myself.
Sure there have been some people who have and there are scientists who’ve proven the Earth is round in a handful of ways, but I can’t just simply accept that.
Which is why I’m now questioning the following myths:
- White blood cells – I mean, this one’s kind of the easiest one. Never seen anything but red blood from a human.
- Do cars actually run on gasoline – I’ve NEVER gone all the way to empty so how do I know? I may need to test this theory over the weekend. It’s not like it’ll damage my car in any way, right?
- Super powers – Just because I haven’t shown any signs yet doesn’t mean I don’t have them yet. I may just need to put my body through immense stress and torture (like Deadpool) in order to activate my powers. And there could be people out there with powers, they’re just self-conscious about them or trying to protect their families and lead normal lives.
- Heath Ledger is dead – Look, this is not meant to disrespect the man, he’s a legend. But I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why would Heath Ledger fake his own death?” It’s simple really. Heath was never going to top his performance as the Joker. He peaked and reached his full potential — something very few people can truly do. (Kind of like when Phil Humber threw a perfect game back in 2012. He had nowhere left to go but down — and did he ever!) Faking your own death might a bit extreme, but look at Tupac. And I haven’t seen either their their dead bodies, so how can I know for sure.
The list could go on — Laurel v. Yanny (I hear Laurel, but I find myself wondering if I actually hear Yanny now) and is the dress black and blue or white and gold (I actually have no idea, it really depends on which copy of the picture I see) — but you get the point. Kyrie has given me the key to open up my own mind and question everything about everything I haven’t seen or experienced myself. I’ll never look at the world the same again.