Flat Earth is what happens when you combine at least 8 years of religious homeschool indoctrination along with daily doses of Prozac while also including blunt force trauma to the head. It takes a life deprived of experiencing the perspective of 100 ft elevation, deprived of being taught basic geometry, deprived of simple answers to simple questions in order to believe this bucket of lies brought about by scripture and people whom are dumber than a bag of hammers. Dumber than Congress. Dumber than G Man's shit. Even relying on framework as bankrupt as governmental epistemology would not justify one's belief in this concept. Should you encounter Mr. Turtle that hold the purported flat Earth on his shell, please tell him for us that.
The "troof" of the flat Earth is, of course, constantly suppressed by the ever ominous, faceless, and nameless: "they": a group of illuminati, freemason, atheist, zionist, pagan, satanist, vegan, white men who apparently have enough resources to control every government, private agency, YouTube shill, and thinking person on the planet, but are not smart enough to remove obvious and glaring errors from everything they create in their CGI computers and/or soundstages, with the result being that any idiot with an internet connection and a pulse can uncover the whole conspiracy in less than 5 seconds.
The flat Earth is, in reality, a very crappy idea about the shape of the Earth, which can be easily disproved by simple observations that anyone can make who has some spare time and a camera. Also, flat Earth has no cohesive or agreed-upon model, making it nearly impossible to test. This isn't helped by the fact that flat Earthers are the campions of post-hoc explanations, inventing new terms or assigning new meaning and properties to existing terms so that someones test or observation doesn't REALLY disprove a flat Earth (see Betty Van Velsen).
They also typically use certain buzz-words they don't understand to describe terms and effects they don't understand or want to change the meaning of to suit their narrative. These include: perspective, the atmosphere, refraction, lensing, gravity, and many more.
Connections to other Forms of Pseudoscience Edit
Acceptance of the flat Earth generally comes with Biblical literalism, Geocentrism, young-Earth creationism, and an acceptance of many other conspiracy theories such as the faking of the moon landing, 9/11 being an inside job, lizard freemasons controlling all world events (thanks Obama), the complete fabrication of all of scientific understanding in general, and even a belief in ancient aliens seeding advanced knowledge to early humans... for S&Gs, I guess.
*(please expend upon)
Things that Debunk the Flat Earth Edit
The evidence against the flat earth is overwhelming. Here's a bunch of diagrams that prove the earth by definition MUST be a spheroid of some kind, and not a gigantic communion wafer:
Some Wisdom in Addressing all of this Edit
Ignore them and walk away. Life is too short and time that is wasted arguing foolish people cannot be brought back and is lost forever. There are more important things in the world to be concerned with.
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein
"Arguing with a fool proves there are two."
--Doris M. Smith
"Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. "
-H. G. Bohn
"There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't."
- Josh Billings
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
"To argue with a fool is like lighting candles for the blind"
"Nothing is to be gained by arguing with fools. Nothing can be gained by reasoning with ignorant people."
– Dr T.P.Chia
"Silence is the best response to a fool"
"Silence is argument carried out by other means."
– Che Guevara
(feel free to add to the list)