Flat Earth

Yes, there are people out there who think the Earth is flat. And they’re having conventions:

https://qz.com/1268605/what-its-like-to-attend-a-flat-earth-convention/^

Besides the absolutely dumb idea of a flat Earth and the dismissal of pretty much everything produced by the space program of a dozen countries, there’s something really interesting going on here. The flat Earther community is a really interesting case study^ when it comes to challenging the idea that “the Internet will make us smarter”.

It also shows a worrying connection between populism and disbelief in science. I’m all for emotions, but to demolish science in such a way brings thoughts of dystopia to my mind.

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