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Why do some people believe the earth is flat?


Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

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[Just take a look at this short video. I swear the people are nuts! I can't think of any other explanation as the evidence it is round is overwhelming. If anyone else can explain it please do so.]



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Maybe they think it's a disk - round and flat at the same time.
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Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

Arrogance ?
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No! They believe it is flat because they don't fall off. If it were spherical, they would fall off.
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Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

It's because some people trust their own intuition, their own ability to judge a situation, more than they trust anyone else.

It's the same reason some people believe we never landed on the moon, 9/11 was an inside job, Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim, global warming is a hoax, etc.

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Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

It's because some people trust their own intuition, their own ability to judge a situation, more than they trust anyone else.

It's the same reason some people believe we never landed on the moon, 9/11 was an inside job, Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim, global warming is a hoax, etc.



You're giving them too much credit.

I suspect the key to understanding them is the phrase, "convinced by the social media that the earth is flat."

It's not that they are independent thinkers who rely on their own abilities to judge a situation. They are followers much more than they are anything else. Sort of like lemmings.

They have been well-trained to be believers of baloney rather than to rely on their own careful judgment even if what they believe is somewhat unusual. They may get some encouragement also from being in such a small minority of believers.
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Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

It's because some people trust their own intuition, their own ability to judge a situation, more than they trust anyone else.

It's the same reason some people believe we never landed on the moon, 9/11 was an inside job, Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim, global warming is a hoax, etc.



You're giving them too much credit.

I suspect the key to understanding them is the phrase, "convinced by the social media that the earth is flat."

It's not that they are independent thinkers who rely on their own abilities to judge a situation. They are followers much more than they are anything else. Sort of like lemmings.

They have been well-trained to be believers of baloney rather than to rely on their own careful judgment even if what they believe is somewhat unusual. They may get some encouragement also from being in such a small minority of believers.



But there is a lot out there - something makes them choose to follow a flat-Earth website over NASA.

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John1959 wrote:
Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

It's because some people trust their own intuition, their own ability to judge a situation, more than they trust anyone else.

It's the same reason some people believe we never landed on the moon, 9/11 was an inside job, Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim, global warming is a hoax, etc.



You're giving them too much credit.

I suspect the key to understanding them is the phrase, "convinced by the social media that the earth is flat."

It's not that they are independent thinkers who rely on their own abilities to judge a situation. They are followers much more than they are anything else. Sort of like lemmings.

They have been well-trained to be believers of baloney rather than to rely on their own careful judgment even if what they believe is somewhat unusual. They may get some encouragement also from being in such a small minority of believers.



But there is a lot out there - something makes them choose to follow a flat-Earth website over NASA.



True but it's safe bet that whatever that is it isn't their independent and self-reliant thinking. That's because like others believing things with no justification they have a great tendency to accept somebody else's view of reality rather than devise one of their own.

Self-reliant and independent thinkers are better at believing something based on facts rather than on what someone else tells them is true.
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Rose summed it up: They are nuts.

Most of them believe this nonsense because the bible talks about the ends of the earth, and to have an end means a spherical earth doesn't fit.
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But if it's flat, once you got to the end you would see the point where you would fall off, do they think the earth doesn't end?
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Seems to me all life in the universe will be living on billiard balls. The circle is by far the most common shape for stars and planets.

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Seems to me all live in the universe will be living on billiard balls. The circle is by far the most common shape for stars and planets.



Some alien life may be living on asteroids which can have an irregular, asymmetric shape. And of course some alien life may be living in artificial structures floating in space. We've even got some of our own doing that.
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No! They believe it is flat because they don't fall off. If it were spherical, they would fall off.



Oh, okay, but why don't ants fall off basketballs ?

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No! They believe it is flat because they don't fall off. If it were spherical, they would fall off.



I'm ignorant in this type of science cause I dislike it but a flat service ends like a plateau, doesn't it? And what do they think the earth is shaped liked and how do they dismiss gravity, explain planets, stars and ocean tides and I'm kidding, I'll read how they justify it all, quite interesting though.
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Obviously those who don't believe the earth is flat have never been to Iowa.



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Geezess, you have ruined my day, you malefactor!

All I'll be able to think about all day will be why ants don't fall off basketballs.
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Ants are arguably the most amazing creatures on earth.

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Ants play basketball? emoticon

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So here we have a rocket about to launch in order to prove that the Earth is flat.

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This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

"Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal. Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program."




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Fascinating, birdie.
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He will end up flat!

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He will end up flat!



... Certainly his shape will change.
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Last week on November 9 and 10, the Flat Earth International Conference took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. About 400 people are thought to have attended, flying from around the world to take part. And, well, it looked just wonderful.

The conference included talks by various notable Flat Earth conspiracy theorists, some lovingly titled with things like “NASA and other Space Lies” and "Waking Up to Mainstream Science Lies". Tickets to attend ranged from $109 up to $249.

Now, controversial opinion alert, but while Earth is obviously not flat, I don’t necessarily bemoan these people for meeting up. Everyone likes to feel like they belong, right?

In the BBC video, for example, one of the attendees just said he wanted to meet other like-minded people. I’d rather they had a different hobby, true, but some people feel alone, and just need others to talk to.

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Anti-globular convictions: Flat Earth belief explodes in popularity

I recently gave an overview of Spooky Geology concepts to my local geological society. I began the presentation by discussing the most absurd idea about the earth that still circulates – that it is a flat disk. People laughed; it’s normal to respond to such a claim with ridicule and marvel at how people can be so stupid. A highly circulated news story in mid-November, 2017 was the story of a “Mad” Mike Hughes who has built his own rocket to journey into the “atmosflat” supposedly to show that there is no curve and to photograph the flat disk. He doesn’t “believe” in science and wants to make a bang in life. He may die in his quest to “prove” his crazy cause. (If he does, I’ll update this post.)

The flat earth idea vies for the most alternative geological idea out there. But the spookiest part about the flat earth is that, according to proponents of it, is that the church, scientists, the government, the media, and private businesses are all conspiring to hide the truth from the rest of civilization – a very heady and horrifying claim. It’s no coincidence that Flat Earther popularity is resurging at this point in American history. I’m afraid...

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