Can anyone tell me what this belief that the earth is really flat all about? I had seen references to debunking flat earthers but never investigated what that was all about thinking it was some sort of a joke. Yesterday however, I looked at an apparently completely serious video (which I wasn't able to finish) claiming that the earth is actually flat and that there is some sort of government lead conspiracy to make people think it is round. The video pointed to Antarctica as some sort of proof of the conspiracy.
Is this a joke or more signs of people going off the deep end?
Yeah, I just looked it up on Wikipedia. Apparently the Flat Earth Society which I always assumed was tongue in cheek is completely serious. The belief goes back a long way and is a rejection of the scientific method instead relying on personal experience and the Bible.
Yes and they are completely aware of any scientific facts what so ever. They show photos of the moon reflecting on the sea and claim the sun can't reflect that much light and that the moon obviously has it own power source. They do this while ignoring the reflection on the sea. They are full on crackers.
Bona fide canonical and then some.