There is and has been for decades a coordinated attack on flat earthers. We can see a clear demonstration of this with a simple search of the term “flat earth” without the quotes on Google.com. Here’s what we get. Remember what we are observing is the overwhelming one-sided and distorted propaganda. There is a constant barrage of writers claiming that they alone have the proven science the earth is a globe and flat earthers do not. It is amazing how the lie becomes their truth.
To make this an objective search, I’ve opened a browser in the “incognito” view so my personal searches would not effect the results. These are some of the search results, but we could do this all day, all week, all year and produce thousands of examples.
“The flat Earth model is an archaic and scientifically disproven conception of Earth’s shape as a plane or disk.” [Source: Wikipedia] How could one be more dismissing or demeaning than this?
“Of all the conspiracy theories that litter the Internet, the flat Earth conspiracy is quite possibly the most curious. After all, the ancient Greeks figured out the planet’s shape (and even its circumference) in the third century B.C. But a fringe society founded in the 1950s, dedicated to insisting that the Earth is flat, has given rise to a modern ground of flat Earth adherents. These believers claim that the Earth is a flat disc, and that evidence that it is round — say, pictures taken from space — are an elaborate hoax involving multiple governments. Opinions differ on exactly how the flat Earth works, with believers concocting elaborate versions of physics and creative interpretations of the solar system to make their theories work.” [Source: Live Science] Wait, they’re just getting warmed up.
“On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California, successfully launched himself above the Mojave Desert in a homemade steam-powered rocket. He’d been trying for years, in one way or another. In 2002, Hughes set a Guinness World Record for the longest ramp jump—a hundred and three feet—in a limo, a stretch Lincoln Town Car. In 2014, he allegedly flew thirteen hundred and seventy-four feet in a garage-built rocket and was injured when it crashed. He planned to try again in 2016, but his Kickstarter campaign, which aimed to raise a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, netted just two supporters and three hundred and ten dollars. Further attempts were scrubbed—mechanical problems, logistical hurdles, hassles from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Finally, a couple of months ago, he made good. Stuff was leaking, bolts needed tightening, but at around three o’clock, and with no countdown, Hughes blasted off from a portable ramp—attached to a motorhome he’d bought through Craigslist—soared to nearly nineteen hundred feet, and, after a minute or so, parachuted less than gently back to Earth. For all of that, Hughes might have attracted little media attention were it not for his outspoken belief that the world is flat. ‘Do I believe the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I believe it is,’ he told the Associated Press. ‘Do I know for sure? No. That’s why I want to go up in space.'” [Souce: The New Yorker]
“For thousands of years people have known the earth is a sphere, yet, periodically, doubters come forward to challenge the fact. This guide provides links to books and journal articles on the pseudoscientific theory that the earth is a flat disc.” [Souce: Library of Congress]
“Physicists will find it shocking, but there are plenty of people around the world who genuinely believe the Earth is flat.” [Source: Physics World]
“Although scientific evidence says the Earth is a sphere orbiting the Sun, there are some people around who still think our planet is flat… and social media plays a role.” [Souce: University of Melbourne]
“The modern Flat Earth movement has its origins in a snake oil salesman and utopian named Samuel Rowbotham, said Kelly Weill, a journalist who covers fringe movements for the Daily Beast and spent years researching this movement and its adherents. In her book, ‘Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything,’ she traces the conspiracy theory’s resurgence in about 2015, when it began spreading across social media.” [Source: Grid News]
“Even though this theory can be proven wrong by a lot of evidence, the human brain and different psychological concept show how one can persists with their beliefs due to groupthink or biases. Human also love searching for meaning and drawing connections between things that sometimes have no tangible connection between them. It is simply human nature.” [Source: Ohio State University]
It doesn’t take an Internet rocket scientists to know that there is an overwhelming manipulation of information on the Internet that does not want the truth of the Bible’s creation story told to the world. And why is that?