Despite irrefutable evidence that the Earth is a sphere there are still some people who claim otherwise.
It is thought that early seafarers and philosophers were among the first to determine that the Earth was a sphere at least two thousand years ago and the idea is now so cemented in science that it would seem strange to doubt it. Not only have people directly viewed the curvature of the Earth from high above but there is now a mountain of photographs, video footage and data taken from space to corroborate this. So how can anyone claim the Earth is anything but a sphere ?
Enter the Flat Earth Society. With over 200 members the society is based squarely on the notion that not only is the Earth a flat disc but that every single piece of evidence to the contrary is actually part of a massive conspiracy orchestrated by NASA and the government.
While some members of the group see the concept as more of an epistemological exercise than a serious consideration, it appears that quite a few of them are genuinely adamant that what they believe is true.
"The theory follows from a mode of thought called the "Zetetic Method," an alternative to the scientific method, developed by a 19th-century flat-earther, in which sensory observations reign supreme."
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