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Despite Obvious Science, The Number Of Flat Earthers Continues To Increase

For some immeasurable reason, they believe that the Earth is flat. And according to them, they have members “all around the world.”

Who are they? They’re the flat Earth community. Despite today’s science, they’re still growing in numbers.

Flat-Earth Society

It’s still strange and surprising how communities like these are born, and just how dedicated their actual members are. They come from all walks of life as well, and a member can be a teacher, a businessman, or your usual everyday Joe. Wherever they came from, however, one thing is certain from them: that the Earth is in fact flat and not round.

In fact, just recently, the third annual Flat Earth International Conference was held at an Embassy Suites hotel in suburban Dallas, Texas. According to the event’s organizers, some 600 people or more attended the event, which actually resembled any corporate conference. Of course, there are some fairly noticeable twists. For one thing, speakers would usually provide presentations like “Testing the Moon: A Globe Lie Perspective,” or “Space is Fake.” There are also guests, including the movement’s most influential minds as well as some awards that are given out.

“We’ve all been communicating online (but) this brings us together so we can shake hands and give each other hugs. We can collaborate, we can make new friends. Because guess what, our old friends… we lost a lot of friends,” David Weiss, a member of the society, said.

Edge of the World

Did you know that on a clear day, you can see the curvature of our planet by looking at an airplane window? So what paved the way for the belief of a flat Earth?

Well, according to expert observations, there are many reasons. Some say it’s because of hyper-skepticism, while some simply don’t trust modern science enough. Add the countless conspiracy theories that are floating around on the internet nowadays and you have yourself the perfect mess.

“People, in essence, are just trying to understand the world,” Daniel Jolley, a senior lecturer in the psychology of conspiracy theories at the Northumbria University in United Kingdom, said.

“They may have distrust towards powerful people or groups, which could be the government or NASA, and when they look towards evidence that makes sense to them … this world view (is) endorsed. It’s difficult to break out of that mindset.”

Earth The world is facing much different health challenges than it was in the 1990s. Pixabay

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