Man has reached the moon and will soon reach Mars as well, but some people still doubt what science is actually capable of. Even though science has proven itself on so many levels, some people still believe in conspiracy theories and legends that have been proven to be inaccurate, like the belief that the earth is flat.
We’ve gathered a bunch of those theories that are still a thorn in humankind’s side. Being skeptical is one thing but being in denial about something that has been scientifically explained is what makes those theories truly bizarre.
1. The earth is flat.
It might sound extreme but some people still believe that planet Earth is flat, even though NASA used everything from GPS and satellites to images from space to make them change their minds. Their primary theory is based on an old map showing a square and stationary Earth. They believe that Earth is a disc, its center being the Arctic Circle and Antarctica, and everything else that has been said against this is considered a conspiracy theory.
Nasa has taken dozens of pictures that vividly prove our planet is round. However, there are other ways to prove this to be true. The simplest way is to check the horizon or try climbing a tree. The higher you go up the tree, the farther you’ll be able to see. This is because of Earth’s curviness. If it was flat, the elevation wouldn’t change how far we could see.
2. The full moon affects our behavior, making us crazy.
This is a long-standing myth that some people still believe, claiming that most violent crimes happen during a full moon because the moon makes people crazy. Even police stations in the UK demand extra backup during a full moon.
Well, that’s not true. Studies have shown that there is no actual connection between an increase in crime during a full moon even though this appears to actually happen. This correlation can be explained though because most of the time, a full moon falls on a holiday or weekend.