April 08, 2018

The Revenge of the Flat Earth

Timothy Birdnow

Dana Mathewson references the Flat Earth Millenials. I posted about it here but thoought it was worth repeating, as it shows how dangerously ignorant America has become:

This is from Urgent Agenda, and is NOT a late April Fool's joke!

SCHOLARS – FROM CBS LOCAL: A new survey has found that a third of young millennials in the U.S. aren’t convinced the Earth is actually round. The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world’s shape. YouGov, a British market research firm, polled 8,215 adults in the United States to find out if they ever believed in the "flat Earth” movement. Only 66 percent of young millennials answered that they "always believe the world is round.” Science teachers across the U.S. will be shaking their heads after learning that nine percent of young adults answered that they have "always believed” the planet was flat. But I'll bet they believe in global warming. No doubt about that.

I love Wm. Katz's comment (in italics) at the end!

Tim makes a few comments:

I caught that yesterday and posted about it at The Aviary. A couple of takeaways from this:

1.These are the kids who we are being told must be listened to when they call for gun control. I always take advice from flat Earthers....

2.It's little wonder given the decades of teaching of relativism in the public schools. Kids have been learning their entire lives that there is no concrete reality, but rather reality is relative to the person. If you can't say anything is certain than how can you say the Earth is round? It may be in YOUR reality!

3.Nietzche predicted this back in the nineteenth century, that eventually western thinkers would start to question the fundamental assumptions of science and reality. Nietzche was a nihilist, a believer in nothing, and went insane as a result. But he had this part nailed, that eventually there would be people who would start to question the basic assumptions of our civilizations, such as that things are knowable and reality is real. We are now reaping the fruits of this assault on reason.

4. Our schools have become so useless that actual proof - such as Magellan circumnavigating the globe or the existence of satellites which allow intercontinental communications and makes it possible for these stupid kids to use the internet - isn't even being taught to these young people, or isn't taught in a way they can understand adequately. Goes to show how ignorant the teachers are, too.

5. When you stop believing in God you will believe in anything. Once they kicked God out of the schools education largely ceased. God is, after all, the measure of all things. When Man becomes the yardstick then reality disappears, because Man is full of wishful thinking and denial.

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