Yesterday evening I came by chance on a forum that promotes the Flat Earth Theory. I could not believe that it was true, I thought it was a joke, no one can believe that the Earth is flat! Then i realized that there was not satirical intent in it. The Earth is flat. I want to report some of the belief that the forum proposes:
Q: “Why do you believe the Earth is flat?”
A: It looks that way up close. In our local reference frame, it appears to take a flat shape, ignoring obvious hills and valleys. In addition, Samuel Rowbotham et al. performed a variety of experiments over a period of several years that show it must be flat. […]
The sun and moon, each 32 miles in diameter, rotate at a height of 3,000 miles above sea level. As they are spotlights, they only illuminate certain places. This explains why there are nights and days on Earth. The stars are at a height of 3,100 miles above sea level, which is as far as from San Francisco to Boston. […]
The Earth is not one of the other planets. The Earth is special and unlike the other bodies in numerous ways. […]
Since sustained spaceflight is not possible, satellites cannot orbit the Earth. The signals we supposedly receive from them are either broadcast from towers or any number of possible pseudolites. However, temporary space-flight is possible. […]
The forum is full of this stuff.
This morning, I came on a website called ‘Institute for Creation Research’. They say about theirself "Biblical, Accurate, Certain", and they support research to find evidence for Creation.
Now, I know you know this is only shit, but however, how is it possible that educated people today can believe that Earth is Flat, or that something con be Accurate and Certain because Biblical? And trust me, these are not things that have to do with Atheism or Believe in God. You can actually believe in God, but if you take a telescope and look at the sky you can’t say that "the sun and the moon are metallic discs".
In Italy (where I live) in the past weeks the Minister of Education proposes to insert the study of Bible in the public school.
Now, my advice is to buy more telescopes and less bibles.
Telescopes don’t make you believe the Earth is flat.