Flat Earther says despite what people think they are 'not anti-science' - here's why

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Flat Earthers are an odd bunch of people, but you've got to admire their commitment to their beliefs no matter how wrong they are.

That doesn't mean that they can't all get together and have a chat about why there is a wall of ice surrounding the planet and how the seasons work.

Next month in Denver, Colorado, around 500 flat earth enthusiasts will attend the Flat Earth International Conference but, before that, they've got a few things they want to get off their chest.

Robbie Davidson, who has organised the conference, is hoping that the event can attract long-term believers and sceptics, who are right to believe that the world isn't flat, as there is literal photographic evidence.

Speaking to the Denver Post, Davidson said:

When you first hear this topic you laugh at it and think it’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard of.

But if you keep an open mind, it’s a really compelling topic.

Sure, it is compelling if you want to ignore hundreds of years of science, but to each their own, we guess.

Although he agrees that 80 per cent of the people that will be attending the convention are already converted, he did give an interesting reason as to why he thinks people choose to believe in the Flat Earth theory.

The biggest reason people become Flat Earthers is because they go out to debunk it.

We've heard this reasoning before, that being a Flat Earth is just an act of defiance, but Davidson cites a Christian Biblical interpretation that believes that God created the flat Earth.

He's even featured these scriptures in a YouTube video. He adds a very logical point to the religious angle on Flat Earthers, before claiming that they are actually in favour of science.

If hypothetically, you’re going to take the Bible literally, you gotta be consistent.

We’re not anti-science.

We support true empirical science and what we can observe.

The Flat Earth International Conference has been advertising their gathering in Denver, which seems to have a lot of flat-Earthers, with a huge billboard on Interstate 70 and E-470 in Aurora, which encourages people to 'Google Flat Earth Clues' and has a not so subtle 'FAKE' pasted across a picture of the normal spherical world.

Picture: Flat Earth International Conference

The conference will take place between November 15 and 16, with tickets costing between $199 and $349.

It remains to be seen if it will be anything like the Flat Earth Convention held in Birmingham earlier this year, where some pretty 'interesting' things were said.

HT Denver Post

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