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Default Do Some People Really Believe the Earth Is Flat?

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?

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Sadly it's true. (not that the earth is flat but that a lot of people believe it is)

Lately they've been hooking up with the Mandela Effect looneys and "There is no moon" nimrods to pool their "evidence" and create conspiracy theories of truly mind-numbing proportions.
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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.

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These guys have been smoking camel sh.. for too many years and should change pushers. Someone should tell them. LOL
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Agreed and the scary thing is that with the emergence of the Internet they can find kindred spirits to reinforce their beliefs no matter how irrational they are.

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You mean the earth isn't flat?
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I beg you my friends do not listen to the flat earthers, who are agents of the Government.

The world is shaped like a corkscrew.
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You mean the earth isn't flat?
Sorry to disappoint you, but no.

However I can understand why some may see it that way. Our flat-headed politiciens are obviously among those to blame for the theory.
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And unfortunately...

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

Hence why the world is in such a shocking state.
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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.
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