The flat earth people are back.

It's been sort of linked to the Illuminati thing. People (specifically not 'sheeple' as they call the unenlightened) have become obsessed with seeing conspiracy where there is logic, reason, and thinking.

One big claim is that contrary to public belief, the earth is indeed flat.

For many, it's a case of questioning all received wisdom, and also using it to answer questions nobody was asking. Such as why nobody goes to Antarctica.

I mean, they do.

While you thought Illuminati fads were a bit 2011, joining the ranks of flat earth people in 2017 is retired basket ball star Shaquille O'Neal.

O'Neal was a player, rapper, and analyst for NBC basketball coverage.

Speaking at a podbay.fm show on Monday, O'Neal stated his belief that the earth is flat.

It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is

Because when he drives, the road is flat.


O'Neal elaborated on his theory.

I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle.

The quote, to give it context, came from a discussion on the show regarding America's education system.

Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear.

In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes.

So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America.

It is always good to go back to first principles - how would I explain my belief that the earth is a sphere? Am I basing this on reason or just rote learning?

Yet, there's a difference between questioning received wisdom and saying you believe received falsedom.


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