What happened? Is there a leak at one of the many sanatoriums out there or did the patients got their own access to the internet?
The freeflow of information... Aka. The Internet is a double edged sword.
As freely as legitimate information is allowed to propogate, then so too is non-legitimate information.
They appareantly have huge amount of evidence on their hands and the arguments are just.... bollocks. Ok? Thus are simply stupid. I've watched too many of these videos and I am just pissed about them. I am ashamed of calling myself a human being.
Mostly they reinforce their belief due to their specific interpretation of the Bible.
I have had so many debates with flat earthers... And yet to find one who hasn't been religious. (Not saying they don't exist, but they seem to be the norm.)
Keep asking them for evidence and that evidence requires citations. That memes and youtube videos are not evidence.
People believe that if a plane is flying straight it will eventually end up in space because of...reasons. No seriously...they think that gravity doesn't exist. Ignore the laws of physics like kinetic energy and that planes need air for staying in the sky.
They also believe we are under a glass dome and that the outside of the flat-earth is surrounded by a giant ice wall.
It gets better: Chemtrails!!!! Those evil gases being emitted by planes to mind control us all. Why? BECAUSE ....REASONS!!!
Such conspiracy theories have been floating around for years now and are gaining traction, especially amongst the extreme far-right groups.
Yes, moon conspiracy is still up to date like it first originated, they've just added more crap to it.
And 9/11 seems to calmed down a lot from my perspective.
But yeah, as long as people think that science is a belief system, a theoligical position like atheism a religion, and gravity and evolution just a theory then welcome to idiotism.
The moon landing happened. You just need to refer them to the reflectors that are left up on the moon and have been verified for decades. Even Myth Busters did a show on it.
Be careful about using the word "idiot" around these parts, sir.
Too many targets to hit?
It really begs the question if these people actually went to school as children. But I also heard that conspiracy theorists can suffer from some kind of mental disorder like paranoid schizophrenia.
It's not really paranoid schizophrenia. They have literally been led to believe that they have "discovered" this information, done the research themselves via staring at facebook memes and youtube video's and came up with their own conclusion.
It's on the internet so it must be true, right?
They then spend inordinate amounts of time reinforcing their confirmation bias. It's a toxic circle.
Yes, I know of young earth creationists and their biggest apologists. Funny enough is that some are fighting with the flat earth believers. The one side saying God created a flat earth and the other one saying that God created a spinning ball. It's like crap vs shit.
But I don't wanna make it a thread about religion, because we all know how they end.
Poo would be flung.
I believe in evidence-based approaches. For all aspects of life.
My dealings with some big flat earth facebook group discussions is that, no one actually has any real evidence to justify their belief. Just that all the current round-earth evidence is somehow false.
And apparantly Physics is some kind of devil magic or Pseudoscience and is thus somehow false because opinions.
Don't forget: Science has been wrong about a ton of stuff as well. People have died because of scientific beliefs that turned out to be untrue.
And it's that kind of thinking that Anti-Vaxxers exist and are growing, destroying the herd immunity concept for those that truly need to be protected via immunization, but cannot. Which results in lives lost.
And reverses any trends we had at eradicating some diseases.
It is because of such thinking that there are people who believe the world is flat.
It's because of such anti-scientific approaches that have led to an increase in conspiracy theories like 9/11 being an inside job, chemtrails, that we have the cure for cancer but won't make it public, moon landing is a hoax, that Marijuana is a miracle drug that can cure a ton of ailments like cancer, holocaust didn't happen and so much more.
No longer is it important to "know" everything anymore and be well educated.
What is ultimately more important is knowing how to get the information you need and how to glean what is accurate and what is not.
Clearly people en-masse are faltering at that. That's not okay.
There needs to be trust in science. Such rhetoric erodes that in favour of facebook memes.
Lol, I'd love to see someone then explain how we can also see the moon during daytime.
Well, you can project in daylight. But the moon shows always the same side, how should this happen if it is NOT a projection? Hmm, explain that!
The moon rotates while it orbits Earth.
However the amount of time it takes to rotate is the same amount of time it takes for it to go around the Earth. Thus the same face is always facing the Earth.
Besides. If it was a projection you couldn't have an eclipse.
Science has brought us many great advances in medicine and technology, but that doesn't mean it's infallible.
Science has NEVER claimed it was infallible.
The difference between science and religion is simple.
One is willing to change it's view point as new information, evidence and models is made available. - The other is stuck thousands of years in the past.
This image was linked in the description of your first video:
Does anyone know what all of this means? Or is it all just nonsense?
In that context it is just nonsense.