I really believe sometimes you have a problem understanding what I am saying. Let me make this more obvious so that you do not continue to miss my point. I was not making any comment about science and how its researched, tested, hypothesized etc, I am talking about how people perceive information. Actually you really should go back and look at what is theory and what is exactly fact, because I believe you have a problem with understanding which is which.
Either way, getting back on point, the point is that when trying to make someone understand your point, how do you convey that information you provide is correct and their information is wrong. The reason we have people that believe the earth is flat is because of perception. Anyone can find information that support their belief and this is why you will constantly have people believe all sorts of stuff. The question is how would you make them see your side of any discussion on any of those point.
You make me believe that you have never had any discussion with people who think totally different from you or perceive events and situations totally different. Have you actually had any conversations with someone who is antimask. I have had multiple conversations on the topic with educated individuals and believe you me, we all throw out reports and articles for and against. We use doctors opinion and models based on study and you will be surprised how not so easy it is to sway someone to your point when they can easily find a counter whether its solid or not.
You can always go for a demonstration. Tell them to wear a mask and spit in their face on the mask. Then ask them, would you like me to do that again without the mask? Did it work?
Flat earthers, I guess they are so far gone you literally have to take them up into space to convince them. I do wonder what their theory is about time zones?
In the most popular flat-Earth maps, the North Pole sits roughly at the center of the planetary disc, while Antarctica forms a giant ice wall along the planet's circumference. The equator forms a ring hallway between the two.
Many flat-Earthers agree that the sun perfectly circles the ring of the equator on the equinox; however, to account for the equal hours of daytime and nighttime, the models make a few tweaks to how the sun itself looks and behaves.
While you might envision the sun as an enormous ball of exploding gas located 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) away, a flat-Earther would see it as a teeny, tiny spotlight hovering just over the Earth. How teeny and how close is it? According to the early flat-Earth thinker Samuel Birley Rowbotham, who published the influential treatise "Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe" in 1881, the sun is only about 32 miles (52 km) in diameter and hovers anywhere from 400 to 700 miles (640 to 1,130 km) above the Earth, depending on the month.
I guess this is just a hoax :)
Anyway, yep, it's a difficult task to argue with people that lack basic understanding of science and the scientific method.