Why Are There So Many Flat-Earthers?

Today I want to talk about why there has been such a resurgence in flat Earthers in recent years and have a look into the non-conscious reasons as to why some people believe it. 🙂

Sources:
https://www.livescience.com/24310-flat-earth-belief.html
http://www.levisharpe.com/flatearthers/
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wnx5km/why-is-the-flat-earth-conspiracy-still-a-thing-b-o-b-neil-degrasse-tyson
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/flat-earth-bob-outside-physicist/431583/
https://www.inverse.com/article/10770-people-who-think-the-earth-is-flat-are-wrong-but-flat-earthers-aren-t-nuts

Oliver, J.E. & Wood, T.J. (October 2014) Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style(s)of Mass Opinion, American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 58, No. 4, Pp. 952–966
http://bit.ly/2zCELuV

van Prooijen, J. (2016) Why Education Predicts Decreased Belief in Conspiracy Theories, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, pp. 50–58

van Prooijen, J., Douglas, K.M. & De Inocencio, C. (2017) Connecting the dots: Illusory pattern perception predicts belief in conspiracies and the supernatural, European Journal of Social Psychology

Flat Earth Debunking Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEOCmGuSIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKiI5k-_iaU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNqNnUJVcVs

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