I like to think of myself as open-minded.
However, I didn’t really think that flat-earth people were serious. I thought it was just an amusing thing folks used to be social and have some fun.
But after spending a few minutes on the web, I discovered there is an official society, and there appear to be a number of conspiracy videos on YouTube.
I watched a couple of the videos, and I think I understand what they are saying from a visual perspective. I don’t want to get into the technical questions I have on what is underneath, etc.
What I am not clear on is why they believe there is a conspiracy to cover up this “fact”. If the earth was flat, why would the governments of the world try to keep it quiet?*
Is this a religious thing? Was there a mention of a flat earth in the bible somewhere? Or are there aliens tied to this idea? I am just not clear on what the benefit of telling the masses that the earth is round buys the folks who run the planet.
*Disclaimer - This is a serious question. I am not in any way trying to make light of someone’s personal beliefs. If you want to respond, please keep in mind we are in GQ, not the Pit.