Why flat earth?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Tralay, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    YES!! Doesn't he even have saddles on which he claims early man rode these dinosaurs? Just like The Flintstones?

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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

    Yep, that's the audience he panders to. Makes a living ala P.T. Barnum.
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    That may well be the case.
    As Anil Seth says "our hallucination (mental guessing) of what's there comes as much, if not more from inside the brain's cognitive region as from external information."
    IOW the brain compares what we perceive with what we already know. If we didn't know that the earth is round, then our personal observation of "flatness", agrees with what we know and the earth is "flat".

    Obviously , these people have not seen pictures of the earth as taken from space, which gives us the knowledge that the earth is visibly circular. If we add the observation from space that the earth is round even when taken from all possible angles, only then can the mind recognize and project the earth as a spherical object.

    It comes down to the ability for the cognitive part (I call it the mirror neural system) to "imagine" a spherical earth, rather than a flat circular plane.

    I don't think a flat earther will say that the earth is flat square or a triangle. Perhaps starting with the question if the flat earth is circular (round) or a square, might be helpful to the cognitive ability of the brain to visualize a spherical (round from every angle)) earth.

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