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Did You Know Some People Still Believe That The Earth Is Flat?

While some minister in India may believe that the Pandavas used internet in the Mahabharat and Modi may try to convince doctors that Ganesh was a surgical miracle, there are still some others whose belief defy even these fundamentalist anomalies of science.

It is the Flat Earth UK Convention, a raucous departure from scientific norms where people are free to believe literally anything.

Some believe that the Earth is a disc with the Arctic circle in the middle; some believe that the circle is under a dome, above which there may or may not be an expanse of water; others believe the Earth is just one in a series of ponds in a vast expanse of ice; and other still believe the Earth exists beneath four cosmic rings within a giant egg-shaped universe.

Most do not believe in space; none believe mankind has ever travelled there. So while there is disagreement on the shape and location of earth, at least there is consensus that there is nothing called Space. One wonders whether the members of the Flat Earth Society watch Avengers or Star Trek, and if they do, do they enjoy it more than us commoners who know that these all are works of fiction.

Because surely, when you hold such eccentric beliefs, the line between fiction and reality may sometimes blur into the flat horizon.

For the members, the theory of evolution is a myth. Monkey Man is literally a side kick in the superhero universe. From where do they think Man came from? Do they believe that Darwin was a freak, who convinced the world of his conspiracy theory? They must think of Galileo and Aristotle as freakier than Luna Lovegood.

Although the ideas have persisted for generations, the modern Flat Earth phenomena is surprisingly recent. What began from fringe message boards, has grown into a full-blown community. When they began, there was some dispute over whether proponents actually believed in the theories they espoused or whether they simply enjoyed the intellectual pursuit of arguing an untenable position. But now the convention had 200 firm believers.

In a world driven by science and technology, all hail to those who house enough guts to believe something unproven and unacceptable. Would the flat earth believers take a dare to walk to the edge, and see whether they drop into nothingness?

Read Also: What Has Happened To Our Planet Since The Last Earth Day?

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