I saw @gavvet's post about flat Earth today. I was relieved to see that it was not pro flat Earth. @gavvet said in the post that "there have been a number of posts for and against flat earth", but his was the first one I saw that was against. I have a feeling I'm getting trolled just by actually talking about this but I just can't go without saying something. I would want someone to call me out if I was believing something so crazy.
image from pixabay, this is not proof of flat Earth. On a very large curve the line or the horizon will appear flat, but it is only because your viewpoint is too close to see the curve.
The comments on @gavvet's post were pretty telling. There are more flat earthers than I realized.
I have been hearing about this for a couple years now. I have brushed it aside every time as it really just seems like I am being trolled, but I am starting to see this more and more. It's hard for me to bring myself to a point to ask anything besides,"Are you kidding me?" but here goes.
What do they have to gain by convincing us that the world is round?
I mean this has got to be the mother of all conspiracy theories. You have to believe some crazy shit to get to this point. The collusion that would take place and the agenda you have to believe in is absolutely ludicrous. Most recently, I have been surprised by the people that I have seen on Steemit that seem to believe this. Occam's razor should quickly get you to the point of overcoming this belief.
I guess when you have seen how much corruption there is and how many conspiracy theories are true, it can make you question everything, but lets not throw the baby out with the bath water.
I have looked into it and seen some of the "proof" that is presented and it seriously blows my mind that people actually consider these things to be proof. It seems, that a big part of it comes from Bible quotes about the four corners of the Earth. I realize that people who consider things like that to be proof have a whole religious belief system that renders any amount logic ineffectual.
I therefor realize that these people are not going to listen to reason. The only productive thing I can think to do here is ask a couple basic questions and maybe if you believe in this crap, it might throw you a life saver and you will be able to realize how far off the deep end you have gone.
I realize that you must think I am completely brainwashed by the people who have fooled me into believing in round Earth. I have little hope that any progress will be made here, but I would like to see your answer to this question:
What causes the moon cycles and lunar eclipses? How do flat earthers explain what clearly looks to be like round heavenly bodies in the sky?
It is extremely easy to get a basic understanding of the movements in our solar system buy watching the moon and stars over time. If you think that there is a dome and that things are manipulated to make it look like there are planets and stars but its really only us, I just don't know what to say. There is a huge amount of scientific evidence that you are dismissing. But if you believe that crazy shit, I want you to type it in a comment below and think about what you are saying.
The conspiracy theory you have to believe in to think that this has all been manipulated to confuse us is insane. I constantly strive to keep an open mind, so if you must, go ahead an reply with you proof, but I would really like to see how you explain basic things I can see with my eyes, like a lunar eclipse.