The FE guy who was featured lives with his mom in an ordinary house. His podcast makes him some dough, I suppose, and he gets treated well by the FE believers. He's hardly making a killing at it.using that reason to promote other agenda
One of the experts in the documentary mentioned the Dunning Kruger Effect ( people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability). These FE folks say they "do their research" and so forth. They are convinced that their investigatory methods are sound. I would say that explanation could be added to the others about why someone would adhere strongly to a conspiracy.
You rarely hear someone who's clearly a terrible driver say or admit that they are a terrible driver. They'll often believe they are excellent at driving and it's everyone else who's terrible.
I think you’re right. Flat earthers, holocaust deniers, young earth creationists, anti vaccers, they’re all bathsh!t crazy as far as I’m concerned but a lot of them are very intelligent people.I don't think it's a question of intelligence. I think lots of people believe what suits them, irregardless of intellect. See post #20. As John Lennon said, 'Whatever gets you through the night'
You always get the feeling that they are normally relatively intelligent, but usually only superficially so. They are the type that feel that they should be more successful than they are. They latch onto conspiracy as it is the one thing that makes them feel superior and "in the know".I think you’re right. Flat earthers, holocaust deniers, young earth creationists, anti vaccers, they’re all bathsh!t crazy as far as I’m concerned but a lot of them are very intelligent people.
I loved those Lightnings, I worked on those as an avionics aircraft technician in the RAF.However he did become a bit disjointed when i told him I had seen the curvature of the Earth for myself as an air cadet during a high altitude flight in a Lightning interceptor during the early 1970s
Is this really relevant to a home brewing forum?I saw the documentary on the subject yesterday. According to it, a great many people believe the Earth is flat and that folks who believe it's round have been being fooled for centuries. It was very interesting to hear the arguments in favor of the Earth being flat.
What I observed that was most revelatory about Flat Earthers was that in two instances, Flat Earthers did experiments themselves to prove the Earth was flat and in each case the experiment supported the fact that the Earth was round (one with a super fancy gyroscope and one with light using distance). In spite of the tangible data, they still were not willing to concede the Earth was round.
I don't know if we have any HBFErs or not. Personally, I do not know any Flat Earthers.
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