I just read this introduction text for a documentary about the flat earth “movement”:
Centuries ago, many cultures believed the Earth was a flat disc. As scientific thought and technology evolved, the Earth was revealed to be a globe, a view that’s widely accepted today—but not by everyone. The flat Earth movement has seen a recent resurgence. These conspiracy theorists deny the scientific model of the globe and join together through conventions, forums and online platforms to discuss their belief system. On the other end of the spectrum, the scientific community aims to counter this resurrected myth, resulting in an ever-growing public battle of conspiracies and anti-intellectualism. Giving a well-rounded look at all sides of the debate, Behind the Curve shows that no matter where you stand on this issue, the conversations and people around it are anything but flat.
I’m absolutely baffled by the cluelessness of the pr department. I’m also in the mood for some brutal bashing. Let’s go.
1) the earth being a globe is not a “view”. There is no “view” on the form of the planet. Its not even scientific consensus. It’s perception of the most obvious form, the shit rock we live on. Its not sophisticated, its not hard to grasp, there is nothing to understand. There is a globe, its a sphere, and we walk and fuck and sleep on it, bound by gravity. Thats it. This is not a “view”. This is not even a “fact”. “Facts” are produced, the word comes from accounting and the concept of “facts” was invented by italian bookkeepers in the 15th century (or so).
You produce a fact by combining truths. Dave has 3 Dollars left, so he is broke. „Broke“ is the fact, the truth is the money and Dave himself. I just produced the fact, that Dave is broke for you. You’re welcome. „The earth is a sphere“ is not a fact. It’s a truth. „Stupid idiots walk on earth“ is a fact, it combines stupid idiots and earth into a fact.
2.) Calling this a “view” actually puts the objective truth of the earth as a sphere on the same level as the absurd magical thinking from these pathologically sick idiots. These people are morons and every –EVERY!– space they get is too much*. Their “ideas” are dangerous, addictive and contagious. To fight them means not mentioning them and SURELY NOT PUTTING THEIR SHIT ON THE SAME LEVEL, YOU STUPID CUNTS!
3.) There is no “spectrum” of “believe-systems” about the form of the planet. Our planet has a form, it’s a sphere, and there are sick idiots who think that earth has the form of a pink bunny or something. This is not a spectrum. This is one objective truth and a lot of bullshit. And oh, regarding objectivity: Yes, “earth is a sphere” is an objective truth. There is no view about this, you can’t “interpret” the form of the planet in any other way, there is no postmodern way of deconstructing this truth, therefore it is objective, confirmed by 8 billion people every fucking day sans a bunch of idiots.
4.) There are no “sides” and there is no “debate” and you can not “stand” on an “issue” that does not exist for the very same reasons. The earth is a sphere. There is no debate, no issue and no sides to join. The only debate to be had is how to handle the idiots. I’m all for burning. Yea, thats a joke. Maybe.
Thats it. This is not hard or rocket science, pr department. Be better.