The Earth is Flat
Burden of Proof is shared.
Pro begins his arguments in the first round, and waives the final round.
I'm mostly convinced that the earth is flat and stationary. I've been researching the subject for a few months now, and I've come across more proof of a flat earth than a spherical earth. In this debate I will discuss some of these proofs. I know con feels the need to explain what we have all been taught all of our lives, and I know that the still unproven theory of gravity will arise, because if gravity didn't exist, the world couldn't be a globe. I am however prepared to disprove gravity as many have done before me. Gravity is make believe. Yes, I know… I am very impressed with your ability to hold up a pen and drop it to the ground to show me “proof” that gravity exists. However, you are simply showing one of the natural properties of weight, wherein items that weigh more than the substance around them fall and if they weight less than the substance around them, they rise.
Thanks, Pro, for accepting this debate!
Now note that the affirming team gave us strong evidence to consider the hypothesis that the Earth is not a spherical object. But I consider this irrelevant to the resolution- we are arguing whether the Earth is flat, not whether the Earth is a disk. So I will lay out my arguments first before my rebuttals.
To begin, let me define flat.
Flat (1)- smooth and even; without marked lumps or indentations.
(2)- lacking interest or emotion; dull and lifeless.
I will try to give good arguments why I think the Earth fulfills neither of these definitions.
Argument 1: Geometric Implications of 3-Dimensional Space.
This is an experiment you can try for yourself- dig a hole! Archaeologists dig up bones and fossils. Sometimes, they dig up important artifacts that a previous civilization left behind. The Earth has mountains and valleys. This would indicate that the Earth actually has lumps and indentations, albeit small on the grand scale. We have good grounds to believe that the Earth is three dimensional, and is therefore not flat (on a geometric scale).
There is a bit of speculation that the shape we live in is actually 4-dimensional. This seems to be an unprovable hypothesis, but it’s food for thought.
Argument 2: The world is full of life.
Another definition of the word ‘flat’ is to be lacking interest or emotion; dull and lifeless. But we can clearly see that the world is full of life, even in places where we least expect it. 
We are very emotional people. The psychological thriller by Pixar called ‘Inside Out’ suggested that people can feel up to five emotions. 
“Five emotions?” you might ask. “Why, that’s a lot! If that’s the case, the world (which is covered in people) does not lack interest or emotion, and the resolution is negated!”
Well, you would be correct. Except expert psychologists have said Pixar is wrong- we actually can feel more than five emotions!!
This might sound like a crazy fringe hypothesis. I mean, I’ve never felt more than one emotion (until I turned twelve). I’m sure scientists all around the world are working like mad trying to figure out what the sixth emotion is. Of course, these ground-breaking facts are right off the press, and so we won’t have all the answers.
Argument 3: The Breasts of the Earth
The Spanish Peaks in Colorado are called “The Breasts of the Earth.”
I would like to thank Con for the many links he provides of the Earth at high magnitudes. I too, was fascinated by the grandeur and size of our Earth. But Con is mistaken when he says,
“So you can see, with your own eyes, that the earth is flat.”
The reason this is wrong is because the videos cannot show the third dimension. In fact, our eyes cannot perceive all three dimensions at once. So this statement is misleading.
My opponent further argues against a spherical-earth model. But I don’t hold to a spherical earth. I hold to a cylindrical-shaped earth.
While I admit that the earth appears to be flat sometimes, you can do experiments (like dig a hole) to prove that the earth has depth. Con argued against an unsupported spherical world, and I entirely agree that the world is not a sphere. However, there are other models you can subscribe to without believing that the Earth is flat.
At least you aren't a globe head.
Rebuttals to what? That there are mountains?
But it seems like it paid off! Pro has not responded to my arguments, and the resolution is negated! Please vote!