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Originally posted by LordBucket
reply to post by Pockets
You should edit the post title to Dumb
people still think the earth is flat...
I think the article makes a good point:
"Ninety-nine percent of all people think that of course the Earth is round, because they have learned it in school,"
So rather than "dumb people still think the earth is flat"...I think "indoctrinated people with no direct experience of it blindly accept that the earth is round because they've been told to believe it" would be more appropriate.
Why do you believe the earth is round? Have you seen it from space? Have you sailed all the way around? Have you observed the retrograde motion of other planets? No? Do you believe it simply because you've been told to believe it?
How does that make you smart?