I've looked a little bit into the "flat earth" theory. It's incredibly stupid-- it's the worst sort of conspiracy theorizing that makes conspiracy theories look bad. It's way more stupid than the 9/11 vicsims stuff.
I find nothing compelling at all about the flat earth theory. It takes an incredibly misinformed idea to start with and builds and an incredibly elaborate scenario around it that doesn't make any sense at all. There's no explanatory power at all to the theory. This conspiracy theory may be fun to consider, but ultimately it raises more questions than it answers.
Any decent theory should explain an unsolved question in a logical manner, and not invent a massive scenario that completely alters our known reality. The more you can stay within logic and science, the more likely your theory will be correct and be taken seriously.
I grant that to some extent this is in the eye of the beholder and one could say this about some of the ideas I've proposed here.
But my main point is the flat-earth theory has several huge problems:
1) it is based on deeply flawed analyses of pictures of the earth and geography
2) it rejects well established science and math measuring the earth
3) it suggests aliterally a global hoax
4) it proposes a massively different reality: we live on a constructed flat plain under a unbelievably massive conspiracy to cover this fact up, all for no obvious reason!
So I see no reason to consider "flat earth" as a viable theory.
HOWEVER, all flat-earthers apparently believe the Apollo moon landings were fake
This is a problem, since I think the moon landing hoax is a very viable theory.
It almost makes me wonder, if like some of the more stupid 9/11 stuff out there, that makes 9/11 conspiracy theories look bad, if flat earthers are a type of psy-op to make the moon landing hoax look bad.
It's quite unfortunate.