The Guardian reported on May 27, 2018 that there are still millions of people in the world who believe that this planet is as flat as their heads.
Alex Moshakis‘ report demonstrated that, despite the fact that Aristotle and Plato figured it out in 350 B.C. and 240 B.C. respectively, so where do these fools come from?
The Guardian quoted two flat-earthers who confirmed that they were looking for “photoshopped” images.
One could argue that we’ve brought some of this on ourselves, because Americans were lied to about the Iraq War’s tie to the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the Iran-Contra Affair in the 1980’s, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunt in the mid-20th Century, and so on. However, when one can obviously see through this video that they’re wrong and still insist that this planet is flat, that is what psychologists call cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance happens when someone is shown the evidence of their error, yet they stubbornly cling to their current belief.
This may be due to saving face or they might truly be stupid people who have no business walking the street freely.
People were once executed for knowing that Earth was round, but now we see a slight reversal, as some truly moronic people with loud mouths affirm that Earth is flat. Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, better known as BoB, American rapper and music producer, is one of these loudmouths.
What’s scary about someone like him is that he is a public figure, but he at least tells people to research his statements.
This should come as no surprise, as the United States falls further behind in Science among industrialized nations. However, the question we should ask is when will someone finally put a stop to this.
We can clearly see Earth is round.
However, here is one question you can ask one of these believers:
If Earth is flat, why are the other planets round?
They won’t have an answer for you.