Let's make it even simpler.

If the insane concept of the "Flat Earth" constantly accelerating upwards by 9.8m/s^2 held any truth to it, it would be that we could not have hit light speed by now.

The Flat Earthers age the Earth at around 6,000 years old. To make it funnier, I'll add another 2017 years to make the Earth 8017 Flat Years Old.

The speed of light, C, is (about) 300 million flat meters per second. If Earth has been flatly around for 8,017 years and the planet is constantly increasing in flat speed by 9.8m/s, then we are now moving upwards at an unimpressive 78,566.6 m/s^2.

For reference, this is roughly **0.0002**6188866% the speed of light.

In order for the Flattards to reach light speed, we'd have to have existed for *at least* 9.18 x 10^15 seconds which is exactly 291.1 million years of constantly accelerating upwards.

Obviously this isn't the case..but the maths are always interesting to do.

I think someone explained it in an earlier thread that for things near speed of light time slows down proportionally so from our point of view we would never reach the speed of light.

I'm not saying we're accelerating, just saying simple math doesn't debunk this.