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Person Shares How She Tries To ‘Convert’ Flat Earthers During Her Astronomy Lessons

"They read the book I suggest because they want me to read the book they suggest. I'm seen as a high value person to convert to them because I own the planetarium." The post Person Shares How She Tries To 'Convert' Flat Earthers During Her Astronomy Lessons first appeared on Bored...

A recent poll from Insider has shown that a third of Americans believe in at least one unscientific idea, from the Illuminati to extraterrestrials visiting Earth. Believing that our Earth is flat is one of those common conspiracies that the science community, from physicists to astronomers, find ludicrous.

But in the age of the internet, advanced biotechnologies, gene engineering, and AI, many people genuinely believe it. In fact, a YouGov survey found that just 66% of young adults, aged 18 to 24, have “always believed the world is round.”

The great challenge in tackling the flat Earth conspiracy is knowing how to talk to people who genuinely believe that the Earth is flat. And this viral Twitter thread offers an invaluable lecture on that. Written by an Oklahoma-based astronomy educator, Okie Space Queen, the thread reveals how she takes her portable planetarium to show the universe to people in rural areas. Let’s see the particular arguments the author arms herself with to convince flat Earth believers they are in fact wrong.

The author of the viral thread carries this portable planetarium to teach people astronomy, and often she encounters flat earthers

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Armed with wit and astronomy knowledge, the author uses these useful tactics to talk to flat earth believers

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And this is what people had to comment on the illuminating thread that has gone viral

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