Shell Flat Earth PhD Out of The University of Sfax, Tunisia
A Flat Earth Thesis has allegedly been underway since 2011 from the University of Sfax, however it appears to be fabricated, a "shell paper" created to generate a litany of public ignominy rooted in perpetuating Scientism as oppositional to Flat Earth Thinking across Academia, Science, and Religion.
The student is named as Amira Kharroubi, she has a paper thin LinkedIn Page, which basically only cites one area of study: geology, and that she'd been a studying at The University of Sfax since 2011, and 13 posts on Facebook since 2009 (for some reason you have to be logged in to view). I sent her a message asking if she were the student whom authored the paper but have not heard a reply.
The advisor's name is, Jamel Touir, he is the former Director of the Constitution Assembly of Tunisia, (the group that helped re-write the Constitution in Tunisia back in 2011), he claimed his student's Constitutional right to explore the idea, and defended her by saying it was only a "rough draft". Despite the Professor's point that the paper has not yet gone under review, he co-authored this 6 page "preliminary results" version which purports to have been published back in August of 2016 (Volume 4, Issue 8) in The Journal of Science and Technoledge, but which was only uploaded 3 weeks ago, on yumpoo.com, at the start of this whole shit storm. As of today, April 30th, 2017, it as 7773 views. (Click image to keep reading.)
In the truest sense, there is only one direction, known in English as North because all other "directions" are defined in relation to North.
North is defined geophysically by the magnetic pull of the Earth, and astronomically by Polaris (which means Pole star). There are 360 angles, consisting of three successive 90 Degree shifts away from North, known as East, South and West; all of which are all determined in relation to North. This axiom that there really is only one direction (the Earth's magnet pull), is evidenced by the fact that all "directions" except North are contingent, subordinate and defined in relation to the Earth's Pull.
If you live a few degrees below the Equator, and you can See Polaris, well then you've just debunked an Astrophysicist!
Shout out and call out to all the Flat Earthers and Globe-heads living near or around 2 Degrees South Latitude. That means you Ecuador, Brazil, Tanzania, and Indonesia (Jayapura)! Indonesia you may be the best bet as you Google "Flat Earth" more than any other country in the world. Simply go outside and see if you can find Polaris, check your Latitude on your smart phone, if you are below 1.5 Degrees South Latitude and you can observe Polaris, then you just debunked an Astrophysicist!