While we are worried about hate crimes and all the bigotry out there we might want to consider something published by a site called PhysicsWorld. I came across this as I got side-tracked on the question of how many believed the earth was flat.
“Alarming polling data by the firm Datafolha, for example, indicate that 7% of the Brazilian population – some 11 million people – believe that the Earth is flat. This shocking number has been attributed to a resurgent evangelical Christian church, but there are also signs that religious fundamentalism is spreading these ideas in Islamic countries too.”I am not into hate speech accusations so understand this is a bit tongue in cheek, but this sounds like a classic case of haters writing hate. This is religious bigotry. Since they threw in Muslims I can write that. I have been a part of that “religious fundamentalism” demographic all my life. I attended what was a Christian college at the time. I have done a bit of traveling, reading and listening. I don’t think I have ever met an evangelical Christian who believed the world was flat.
Can these so called scientists really be this brainwashed? I guess so.
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