posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 05:56 AM
I too found this to be a fun and interesting read. I had heard of the society before but thought it was a joke, but the interviews and further
insight definitely piqued my curiosity, especially the bits about Zeteticism. The interviews aren't logical to me though, as they are using a few
straw men-- just because astronomy's construction of the universe "cops out" with theoretical concepts like dark matter and the like, doesn't
prove that the earth isn't round. Is he suggesting that the flat earth model in fact fills in these holes even better? What empirical truths about
a flat earth model resonated with the second interviewee more than those of a round earth?
Inevitably, all scientific models will be a house of cards, because even with notable advances within a model, to think we will ever fully grasp THE
ALL is merely human foolishness. However, if its that house of cards or the flat earth house of cards, I know which one I'm picking.
Last point: to everyone comparing this to religious beliefs or anything else, at least religious types have personal anecdotes about profound
experiences that compel them to believe those things, 9/11 has a LOT of unanswered questions and untrustworthy government (who admitted to lying about
the following wars), etc. I don't think there are any particular reasons why someone would feel compelled to believe in a flat earth, unless they
were simply trying to troll on a global scale...