Flat-earthism takes a rather sort of *deliberate* ignorance, doesn’t it? I mean, you have to really, *really* work at it.
Yup. You have to deliberately ignore tons of astronomical evidence that you can see for yourself. You have to keep your eyes closed whenever you’re in an airplane, out at sea, or on some high point with a wide view. You have to intentionally not acknowledge the matter that when you travel halfway around the world, what was midnight is now noon. You have to put aside so much common sense, basic physics, history, navigation, and all sorts of other stuff. You need to keep from putting your beliefs to the test and looking for yourself. Which just goes to show how much people will lie to themselves in order to believe what they want to believe. Fortunately for them, “it’s all a huge conspiracy!” is a handy catch-all for all sorts of weird theories like this.
But what about the ones on the bottom of the sphere, like Smerk and Nettie? Why don’t they fall off?
Why do you suppose that Smerk evolved those long pointy talons?