Why do people still believe this, has our education system fallen so low ?
@retro even educated people believe in condpiracy theories..
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.
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 believe2. 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.
The biggest joke that went too far