[An excerpt of DD explaining the Round Earth conspiracy]
How Does The Conspiracy Benefit?
This is not easily answered, but I've taken some insight into this and made some estimates on how the conspiracy could be making money:
Display of Power:
Some people are control freaks. Maybe they get a rush from showing that they can change everyone's mind about the true shape of the Earth.
So, the government messed up at a really bad time to mess up, and they've been pooling all of the already-angry tax-payers' money into research that eventually led to a less-than-exciting discovery: The Earth is flat. Everyone was wrong. Millions (probably billions) of dollars of money that didn't really belong to them had been basically tossed down the drain for research of the round Earth, when, in fact it was flat.
So, instead of angering people and possibly even sparking a revolt of some sort, they made up some stuff. And you know how lies tend to roll and get bigger and bigger until they're inescapable? I'd say a worldwide conspiracy is that concept...to the max.
DiegoDraw, Flat Earth Society Forums 32 Comments
[3/8/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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