What you can in fact see in the sky
2023-10-17 11:09 Flat-earthers show great ignorance about the movements of celestial bodies.  It is bad enough to believe that perspective could explain the sun rising and setting.  Worse is mystifying the movements o...
How far can you see?
2023-10-11 10:36 Flat-earthers like to argue that one can see things further away than one would on a round Earth.  The problem is usually faulty calculations of what one would be able to see.  They don’t consider the...
Perspective in real life
2023-10-10 10:41 Something flat-earters have substantially misunderstood is the concept of perspective.  It is not a natural law for light.  Instead, it is a method for depicting things on a flat surface.  When one se...
Mathematics works!
2023-10-05 12:31 Many people certainly hate math.  I think this is due to misdirected attempts to increase the number of mathematicians.  They tried to teach advanced concepts to everyone from an early age.  Most did ...
“That is what They want you to believe”
2023-10-03 13:25 This is a common excuse from people believing in all-encompassing conspiracies.  That the most common explanation for something would come from the conspirators.  One accuses loads of people of lying ...
The myth of the universal lie
2023-10-02 13:07 I intend to use flat-earthers to explain my view of science.  People in general of cause know the Earth is round like a ball.  But how the round Earth works is often the subject of misconceptions.  Fl...
On scientists and pseudoscientists
2023-09-29 10:14 There are people which wrongfully believe themselves to be scientists.  They neither have formal qualifications nor are seen as equals by people with such.  One does not need to have formal qualificat...
The myth of inborn genius
2023-09-28 11:09 I perceive genius as exceptional ability in one’s profession.  Francis Galton claimed this to be hereditary.  In addition to the time period’s primitive knowledge of heritability there is a great weak...
Why the race concept is not meaningful
2023-09-27 11:01 I perceive talk about “human races” as if they are believed to have sharp borders.  Within the “races” people are supposed to be genetically homogenous.  Now I may have been influenced by Swedish havi...
Capitalism does not have to be that bad
2023-09-26 12:50 It is worth noting that no other Western country had chattel slavery as late as the US.  The European ones either never had large scale chattel slavery or had it replaced by serfdom centuries earlier....