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  • 9 months ago

    Why do people still believe this, has our education system fallen so low ?

  • 9 months ago

    Not sure.

    But I think it is worth noting that there is a LOT of overlap with Flat Earthers and Holocaust Deniers. That Venn diagram is almost a circle.

    • 9 months ago

      I've looked into this question a bit, there are a few reasons.

      1. Religion - there are some people who think the bible clearly states the earth is flat, so that is what they believe

      2. Conspiracy thinking - There are some people who seem to have a psychological need to believe in a great evil power that is in control. Exactly why is a bit hard to say, but that's the central theme of many conspiracy minded ideas.

      3. Distrust of authority and extreme skepticism - It looks mostly flat, and so intuitively you would think it is. Couple that with a distrust of others telling you something that seems wrong to casual observation and you can fall into a position where you adopt this view.

      I think the first two are very hard to break people from. The third is easier, they just need a means they can work it out for themselves.

      • 9 months ago

        The biggest joke that went too far