Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science

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Though not a new phenomenon, flat Earth theory has enjoyed a huge resurgence recently. A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our planet, in spite of scientific proofs from Pythagoras to Nasa. Why has this happened now, and what does it tell us about society today?

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Why don't the flat earthers organize a trip to the edge of the earth

Author — Zeba's Tricks


I thank the interviewer for really being professional with the interview. I saw the same convention with different interviewer but with no respect at all. Belittling their belief. Thank you.

Author — Zunro Walling


I like how the biggest problem flat earthers have with the globe model is its spin and orbit, but they're perfectly willing to accept a magical lamp going in circles above their head.

Author — Lead Poisoning


“Gravity is an illusion” truly a quote of the centuries.

Author — lenny mancebo


When I was a child, i always dreamt of going to the edge of the world, it was so addictive, like when imagining what it was going to be, I think of a faraway remote regions, inspired by Shadows of the Colossus landscape ( My sister played that game and I watched her in my childhood)

Until I turned 8 and had that first dream shattered:))

Author — Minh Đặng


"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups" - George Carlin

Author — Nishant Khade


I feel genuinely bad for people who buy into flat earth and other conspiracies. You have to be so removed from reality to think the whole world is lying to you about everything.

Author — MooCowKris


It's what happens when impressionable people are provided incorrect information without the capacity to critique.

Author — Mushy


Flat Earther : So this is how moon and Sun go around Earth
Interviewer : But what about a solar eclipse ?
Flat Earther : Well, am not sure about it

Author — الفرقان


I find this stuff fascinating (not the flat earth round earth, which is in fact very dull) as it challenges you to work out just how to engage with people. We can ridicule, reason, empathise but these methods rarely alter people's beliefs or perceptions.

Author — Ross Mcgowan


"I was put in special schools, they said I had a genius IQ"

Who's gonna tell him?

Author — ThundorLord


Someone bring Professor Dave here and teach the flat earth community again.

Author — ClearOats


The Dunning Kruger effect explains flat Earthers perfectly.. I love how they think people in the southern hemisphere are literally walking around upside down the globe model..

Author — Matt Alibozek


"It's literally what a true scientist should be like" says the man who got his PhD from International University of Mars.

Author — belu-mom


You still in our hearts Mike, never be forgotten ...

Author — Achraf Er-ramy


"Never argue with a stupid person. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

Author — Andrew


One of the things on my bucket list is to lock a Flat-Earther and a Hollow-Earther in a room together and place bets on who survives the hour when they inevitably fight to the death.

Author — Aza Smith


0:26 Ironically, that is exactly how water does behave. But it is a very, very, big radius!

Author — morrisjvan


Bob, your community bought a gioscope which proved a "15 degree per hour shift"

Author — ChuckChasesTheFacts


I love how Dave says hes not part of any group and then hes giving speeches at the biggest convention. Totally an honest fella.

Author — ThatguywiththeBeer