Will “they” silence Flat Earth?

   Some flat earthers (mainly the ones who are way to deep into other conspiracies) are worried that lawmakers in certain countries might enforce media platforms to label Flat Earth as fake news, enforcing bans and censorship anything Flat Earth related.

   Now, since a lot of things are possible, it is also possible that, let’s say, the U.S. Congress and the U.K. Parliament, will adopt laws that will basically force all media (mainstream ans social) to apply bans and censorship on anything that is Flat Earth related.

   Let’s assume that the above scenario will actually happen.

   Does this means that Flat Earth will be silenced? The answer is no. Not only that such a scenario will not silence Flat Earth, but it will be the proverbial “throw gas on a fire”. Flat Earth will get a massive boost from a censorship.

   To understand why such censorship will boost Flat Earth, we have to understand what media (both mainstream and social) means for the elite. Both mainstream and social media are the supreme tools of indoctrination. However, social media is a much powerful tool for the elites, simply because social media is used in ways that mainstream media cannot be used.

   One example would be trolling. Trolling is a great tool for the elites. Trolling can be used against any topic. Another example would be the use of profanity. One can call someone an idiot, retard, pedo, etc. without any repercussions. Do it on mainstream media and you’re fried. Another example would be socket accounts, giving the impression that there is huge support for an opinion. It’s easy and cheap to do it on social media…on mainstream media, you basically need to create hundreds of newspapers, radio stations and TV stations to give the same impression.

   But, the MAIN REASON why social media is extremely important for the elites, is giving people an alternative to street protests. Virtually everyone is “protesting” on Facebook. Virtually everyone is twitting “protest” messages or commenting on a YouTube “protest” video.

   And virtually nobody is protesting in the streets. I am not talking about riots, I am talking about social driven protests. Social media is the main cause why street protests are either nonexistent, or very small in scale. It is way more comfy to be a “keyboard warrior” instead facing off riot police.

   So, what will happen if Flat Earth becomes subject to censorship (legal or not) on the social media? No more Flat Earth on YouTube. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Or anywhere else. How would such a massive censorship help Flat Earth?

   Well, let’s take a look on how Flat Earth is spreading. Mostly on YouTube and Facebook. But, there is also Flat Earth street activism. Not much, and not many flat earthers are doing it. We also have Flat Earth meetings. Some people Flat Earth write messages on their cars. The reason why only dozens, and not thousands of flat earthers doing street activism it’s because doing it on YouTube or Facebook is easier.

   We have social media as a “comfy” alternative to street activism. If they take this alternative away…Flat Earth street activism will explode. Virtually overnight. The impact on the society will be overwhelming. It is one thing to perceive that flat earthers are “a bunch of YouTubers”, that you can’t see, you don’t know how many they are, you don’t know what kind of people they are (and because of the trolling I mentioned, you can assume they are not that many and not that smart), and it’s another thing to see them everyday and everywhere.

   Because this is the first thing that will happen : a handful of Flat Earth street activists, that once in a blue moon talk for couple hours with people in the streets, in couple cities in the entire world, will become thousands, doing it on a daily basis, and in every major (and not only) city in the world.

   The second thing that will happen will be that every person that is “on the fence” about Flat Earth will perceive this censorship as being what it is : a tool to silence the truth. And our ranks will multiply virtually overnight.

   The third thing that will happen will be a massive increase in the number of people attending Flat Earth meetings. And the numbers of such meetings will increase.

   The difference between being a flat earther and anything else is on spiritual level. On emotional level, everyone can put the equal sing between a flat earther and a chemtrailer. Or Sandy Hook-er. Or 9/11-er. But only flat earthers are spiritually affected.

   Today, almost nobody cares about 9/11. Or Sandy Hook. Or Las Vegas shooting. Or any other event that was extremely emotional. The reason why it is because other extremely emotional events took place since than, and also because time is healing even the most emotional experience one can have. Give it time, and the death of your parents will greatly diminish. It won’t go away, but it will affect less.

   But Flat Earth is both emotional and spiritual. We all had the emotional “damn, it’s flat”. And we all got past the emotional part of finding that our world is not a spinning ball, but it is flat, immovable and most likely created. But we did not STOP in promoting Flat Earth. We did not stop talking to our family and friends about Flat Earth. We cannot stop talking Flat Earth. And this is because Flat Earth is a spiritual matter. It cannot go away.

   This is why Flat Earth street activism will explode if they want to silence us on social media. We are driven by something that is too powerful to ignore. We ,flat earthers, cannot accept that we know the truth, and others are still in the dark. This is why Flat Earth continues to grow. More and more of us are talking…mainly on YouTube and Facebook. Take this away from us, and you will unleash an army of flat earthers talking face to face to people on the streets.

   What will “they” do next? Make Flat Earth gatherings illegal? Make Flat Earth activism illegal? On what grounds? Religious ones? Terrorism? Do you think that “they” are stupid? Do you think that “they” are not aware of what will happen if the silence Flat Earth on social media? “They” KNOW what will happen, and “they” either know that they cannot stop or “they” are the ones that, for whatever reasons, wanted Flat Earth to become what it became today : a spiritual phenomenon that everyone heard of, and reached the hearths and minds of over 16% of the adult population, worldwide.

 

   I have reasons to believe that this censorship might become a reality, and I also have reasons to believe that it will not become a reality. Actually, I am 50/50 on this. And the reason is because I DON’T KNOW if “they” deliberately wanted Flat Earth to resurface or if “they” actually didn’t. One thing I know for sure is that “they” know that the world is flat.

   If “they” knew that the world is flat AND wanted to bury this truth…they would have “killed” Flat Earth already. Back in 2014, they could have easily remove Flat Earth from social media, without any risk.There weren’t many flat earthers back in 2014. There was no street activism. There was no mainstream media coverage. No Flat Earth Conferences. No P900 footage.”They” could have killed Flat Earth in 2014.

   But, they didn’t. Which means that they wanted Flat Earth to reach the impact it have today. And they want Flat Earth to keep growing, and prepare the world for the truth.

   And this leads me to believe that Flat Earth censorship WILL TAKE PLACE sometimes in the future. It is the next logical step, if “they” actually want to prepare the world for the Flat Earth truth.

   We already reached maximum potential in the social media. There is nothing more we can do. The globe was beaten to death and beyond. But still, a lot people do not consider YouTube and Facebook as reliable information platforms. For most people out there, the mainstream media is the reliable information platform. The only way to reach those people is not a simple mainstream media coverage of Flat Earth, but EMOTIONAL coverage of Flat Earth.

   I mean, outside marginal mainstream media coverage, like a newspaper article now and then, or 15 minutes coverage of Flat Earth Conference, there is nothing else.No mainstream outlet will talk about 10 flat earthers meeting in North Carolina. It is not EMOTIONAL enough. But hundreds of flat earthers meetings in dozens of cities, on a weekly basis? That is “news worthy”. Couple guys with posters and signs talking Flat Earth in London or New York , once a year is not emotional. Couple guys or more doing it on a daily basis, in dozens of cities across the world? That is “news worthy”.

   Well, we will not going to have such big and numerous meetings and street activism as long as we HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA as the alternative. And the only way to have such big and numerous meetings and street activism is possible if we do not have an alternative.

 

When can we expect this censorship? 

 

I believe that it will take place sometimes after the Flat Earth International Conference in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 15-16, 2018. “They” will not do it before. Both upcoming FE Conferences (Edmonton, Canada and Dever, U.S.A) will get solid mainstream and social media coverage, much more than last year FE Conference. Statistical data points to a 20% of adults worldwide to become flat earthers by the end on this year. The mainstream and social media coverage of the above Conferences will greatly help to reach this percentage.

 

Very soon after FEIC in Denver, Colorado, the Flat Earth censorship will be put in place.

And once this takes place, everyone will witness the power of Flat Earth. Now, it’s just “something” on YouTube. Every statistical data I have (and I wrote multiple articles about this) points to 16% of the adults, today, being flat earthers. It is a huge, yet real percentage. Believe it or not.We cannot be seen because we are not wearing badges or drive yellow cars, or whatever item that identify us.

 

But…once this censorship takes place…everyone will see how many we actually are.

 

Flat Earth Education.

 

 

 

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Google is scared of Flat Earth – manipulating YouTube metrics

   Not even a week ago, when typing “flat earth” on the search box on YouTube, and filter the results by upload date, the number was close to 22 million. Today, this number, using same filter, is 13.3 million.

   This is the third time when Google (YouTube belongs to Google) is cutting deep into Flat Earth. But this time they did it by almost 50%, while first 2 times it was 25% and 15%.

   Why this massive cut in our metrics… NOW? 

   Well, simply because we were on par with Donald Trump on YouTube, and we would clearly go above in a very short time. And this proved, without a doubt, that our numbers are HUGE. And this is scary for the establishment and globe cult believers.

   Google can cut our numbers again and again and again…it won’t matter. Their simplistic view on how to cope with the Flat Earth tsunami is not going to work. We’re above 15% of the adult population worldwide, today, and by the end of this year, 20% or probably more.

   Manipulating metrics on Google Trends and YouTube might have worked back in 2015. Today, it’s too late. It’s like everything they (and by they, I mean the establishment) do against Flat Earth is always too late and always backfires. It’s like they are unable to stop us, or they do not want to stop us.

   Either way, it’s coming. And they cannot stop it.

 

Flat Earth Education.

Flat Earth keeps growing, and growing…

   On January 10th, 2018, a French poll showed (among other things) that 10% of those surveyed were openly Flat Earthers. The poll prompted me to write a (very long) article where I was trying to find out if the numbers presented by the French poll were in line with my previous estimations of how many Flat Earthers are.

   Bellow I will link all my articles (with short added conclusions – so you don’t have to read, unless you wanna check), up to the one on January 10th, 2018, articles that not only proved me right in my statistic, but proved that I was quite conservative :

1.https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/how-many-flat-earthers-are-thereis-300-million-far-fetched/

The estimated number was roughly 300 million Flat Earthers (about 4% of world population, or 6% of adult population worldwide) – estimate for the end of 2016.

2.https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/how-many-flat-earthers-are-there-part-ii-also-predictions-for-2018/

The estimated number was roughly 535 million Flat Earthers (I did revised in this article my previous 300 million number to 350-360 million), which represented roughly 7.5% of the world population, or roughly 10% of the adult population worldwide – estimate for beginning of 2018 – January 10th, 2018.

3.https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/how-many-flat-earthers-are-there-part-iii/

This last article, from April 8th, took into account the numbers provided by YouGov survey from April, this year. My previous prediction was that Flat Earthers will reach 10-12% of the adult population by July 2018. The YouGov survey proved that I was conservative in my prediction, because the number of Flat Earthers in April 2018 was close to 16% of the adult population worldwide.

   Now, the second article I linked above took into account the number of subscribers and views of the biggest Flat Earth channels (I removed Eric Dubay’s channel after being deleted, but still had the numbers before deletion), numbers that cannot help in estimating the number of Flat Earthers, but can help in visualizing the trends, and those trends can be added when predicting future estimations. Actually, the Flat Earth channels increase in subscribers and views, are quite close of the increase in numbers of Flat Earthers from various polls and surveys.

   Today, being almost half way through 2018, let’s see how the biggest Flat Earth channels look like, in numbers, compared to May 9th 2017 and January 10th 2018. Eric Dubay’s channel will not be taken into account. Instead, D. Marble channel will be added, but only with data from January 10th, 2018, because on May 9th 2017, D. Marble had only 274 subscribers (so he didn’t make it to the list of biggest FE channels on YouTube).

   Data from https://socialblade.com :

1.Rob Skiba :

   May 9th, 2017 – 81,231 subscribers – 9,273,381 views. January 10th, 2018 – 117,627 subscribers – 14,741,479 views. 44.8% increase in subscribers and 58,96% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

   Today, June 10th, 2018 – 137,556 subscribers and 17,692,539 views. 16.94% increase in subscribers and 20.01% increase in views, from January 10th, 2018 to June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

2.Flat Earth 101 :

   May 9th, 2017 – 70,783 subscribers – 8,531,707 views. January 10th, 2018 – 120,283 subscribers – 12,970,667 views. 69.93% increase in subscribers and 52.02% increase in views, between may 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 – 152,464 subscribers and 14,901,371 views. 26.75% increase in subscribers and 14.88% increase in views, from January 10th, 2018 to June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

3.jeranism :

   May 9th, 2017 – 67,052 subscribers – 10,529,717 views. January 10th, 2018 – 86,659 subscribers – 14,862,315 views. 29.24% increase in subscribers and 41.14% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 104,573 subscribers and 16,698,054 views. 17.13% increase in subscribers and 12.59% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

4.ODD Reality :

   May 9th, 2017 – 54,248 subscribers – 5,172,066 views. January 10th, 2018 – 114,842 subscribers – 9,899,300 views. 111.69% increase in subscribers and 91.4% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 162,101 subscribers and 15,216,330 views. 41.15% increase in subscribers and 53.71% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

 5.markksargent :

   May 9th, 2017 – 33,891 subscribers – 6,483,215 views. January 10th, 2018 – 47,035 subscribers – 10,217,260 views. 38.78% increase in subscribers and 57.6% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 57,967 subscribers and 12,584,986 views. 23.24% increase in subscribers and 23.17% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

6.Celebrate Truth :

   May 9th, 2017 – 33,056 subscribers – 3,752,734 views. January 10th, 2018 – 51,223 subscribers – 6,520,112 views. 54.95% increase in subscribers and 73.74% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 88,470 subscribers and 11,897,619 views. 72.71% increase in subscribers and 82.47% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

7.MrThriveAndSurvive :

   May 9th, 2017 – 31,371 subscribers – 6,863,791 views. January 10th, 2018 – 40,501 subscribers – 8,797,581 views. 29.1% increase in subscribers and 28.17% increase in views, between May 9th, 2017 and January 10th, 2018 (9 month period).

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 43,140 subscribers and 9,711,012 views. 6.51% increase in subscribers and 10.38% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

8.D. Marble :

   January 10th, 2018 : 26,210 subscribers and 2,950,000 views. 

Today, June 10th, 2018 : 36,472 subscribers and 4,416,834 views. 39.15% increase in subscribers and 49.72% increase in views, between January 10th, 2018 and June 10th, 2018 (5 month period).

 

I know that there are many other channels that cover Flat Earth subject, but the above ones are basically dedicated Flat Earth channels, with over 90% of their content Flat Earth related, this is why some other big channels, that cover Flat Earth are not in my list. Their data are not very reliable for Flat Earth numbers and trends, simply because they address many other topics.

Back on January 10th, 2018, the median increase of those 8 Flat Earth YouTube channels (Eric Dubay’s channel was included) was, for the respective 9 month period (May 9th, 2017 – January 10th, 2018), 51,81% for the subscribers ( 5.75% per month) and 55.37% for the number of views (6.15% per month).

Today, (Eric Dubay’s channel removed from data, and D. Marble channel added to data), the median increase of these 8 Flat Earth YouTube channels is, for the respective 5 month period (January 10th, 2018 – June 10th, 2018), 30.44% increase for the subscribers (6.08% per month) and 33.36% for the number of views (6.67% per month).

 

This YouTube data regarding Flat Earth channels show an upward trend that is accelerating, even removing Eric’s Dubay channel, the biggest and most viewed, before its demise. GLOBEBUSTERS, another relative young channel, should be added to the above list, mainly because Jeran Campanella (jeranism channel) was active on GLOBEBUSTERS, this affecting his channel increase, but adding to the GLOBEBUSTERS.

However, GLOBEBUSTERS channel is not on https://socialblade.com , the site from where I extracted the YouTube data.

 

Applying the trends from YouTube, to the polls and surveys that took place in the last 2 years, and to my estimates comparing various Google Trends topics and keywords, the number of Flat Earthers is, today, half way through 2018, over 700 million, worldwide.

   The trend continued to rise, since May 2017, with no sign of slowing down, quite opposite in fact. The trends added 0.5% increase per month, for the last 5 months, compared to the 9 months before, which is roughly 10% monthly increase.

   If the trend continues (and all data points that it will), by the end on this year, the number of Flat Earthers will increase by an additional 300 million people, breaking the 1 billion mark. This is what I have been saying since my first estimate.

   I will most likely be proven conservative in my estimation, and the reason is simple : both Christian pastors and preachers and Muslim imams and teachers became more open to Flat Earth, and quite many of them are talking about Flat Earth.

   At least for the Christian side, this can be clearly seen when looking at Celebrate Truth YouTube channel, a channel that had a massive increase of both subscribers and views, for the last 5 months : 72.71% increase in subscribers and 82.47% increase in views.

 

Again, I repeat what I have been saying since I started this blog : 2018 is going to be the year of Flat Earth, most likely the beginning of the end for the globe lie. With over 1 billion people being Flat Earthers at the end of this year, which will make up close to 20% of the adult population (if not more, depending how many religious leaders will openly support Flat Earth), 2019 will most likely be the year when everything will change.

 

Flat Earth Education.

 

Google manipulating Flat Earth data?

   Recently (about a month ago or so), Google Trends included Flat Earth in the Topic category. Flat Earth was, up until a month ago, in the Search Term category, even if it surpassed a lot of other topics. Google tried everything possible to minimize the impact of Flat Earth on the society, using different algorithms, banning YouTube channels left and right, rehashing search algorithms, etc.

   But, also recently, a YouGov survey showed that the number of Flat Earthers is actually far bigger than (almost) anyone could imagine. For then last year, I studied and analyzed Flat Earth data, anywhere I could find it, trying to figure out how many of us are out there. Many surveys, in the last 2 years, pointed out that flat earthers made up about 10% of the adult population, worldwide, and the YouGov survey did nothing, but to confirm that percentage.

   I wrote a number of articles regarding the number of flat earthers, all can be found on this blog, and everything I predicted for the middle of this year, not only that it was confirmed by the surveys, but my numbers were proven to be conservative. I predicted a 10% of adult population to be a flat earther by mid-2018, while that 10% was reached at the end of 2017.

   Based on the trends and cumulative data, the percentage will most likely reach 16% of the adult population by mid-2018, and this is something nobody can ignore or mock any longer.

   Google reaction to latest surveys? Downsizing the number of Flat Earth Topic searches.It is not going to work, the same way nothing that was used against Flat Earth worked in the past (ignoring, mocking, trolling, artificial topics – simulated reality, Mandela Effect, resurgence of Nibiru, algorithm changes, bans, mass media manipulation, etc.).

   How can the Flat Earth, on Google Trends, look like this (down for the last 3 weeks, from a 45 index to a 33 index) :

FE trend May 23rd 2018

YouTube searches for Flat Earth :

YT May 23rd 2018

Both Web searches and YouTube searches, on Google Trends show that Flat Earth is “dying”. But, is it so?

   One explanation, for both Web and YouTube searches might be that most flat earthers already have bookmarked their sites and YouTube channels, hence, they no longer need to do an actual search. Not only that, but the newer flat earthers, today, like most Internet users, are using direct links, and do not bother with typing key words in the search engines.

   Sure, this might be a reasonable explanation, but such explanations can only be guessed, and not found on the Google Trend site, and a graph that shows a slowdown, followed by a downward line, “proves” that a certain topic is basically becoming less popular and is “dying”.

    https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/how-many-flat-earthers-are-there-part-ii-also-predictions-for-2018/

   In the article above (which is a very long one), published on January 2018, among a number of data, there is a comparison between May 19th 2017 and December 13th 2017 of the most popular YouTube Flat Earth channels :

 1.Eric Dubay :

May 9th, 2017 – 100,671 subscribers – 22,553,367 views. December 13th, 2017 – 136,000 subscribers – almost 30 million views. 36% increase in subscribers and almost 40% increase in views.

   2.Rob Skiba :

May 9th, 2017 – 81,231 subscribers – 9,273,381 views. January 10th, 2017 – 117,627 subscribers – 14,741,479 views. 44.8% increase in subscribers and 58,96% increase in views.

   3.Flat Earth 101 :

May 9th, 2017 – 70,783 subscribers – 8,531,707 views. January 10th, 2017 – 120,283 subscribers – 12,970,667 views. 69.93% increase in subscribers and 52.02% increase in views.

   4.jeranism :

May 9th, 2017 – 67,052 subscribers – 10,529,717 views. January 10th, 2017 – 86,659 subscribers – 14,862,315 views. 29.24% increase in subscribers and 41.14% increase in views.

   5.ODD Reality :

May 9th, 2017 – 54,248 subscribers – 5,172,066 views. January 10th, 2017 – 114,842 subscribers – 9,899,300 views. 111.69% increase in subscribers and 91.4% increase in views.

   6.markksargent :

May 9th, 2017 – 33,891 subscribers – 6,483,215 views. January 10th, 2017 – 47,035 subscribers – 10,217,260 views. 38.78% increase in subscribers and 57.6% increase in views.

   7.Celebrate Truth :

May 9th, 2017 – 33,056 subscribers – 3,752,734 views. January 10th, 2017 – 51,223 subscribers – 6,520,112 views. 54.95% increase in subscribers and 73.74% increase in views.

   8.MrThriveAndSurvive :

May 9th, 2017 – 31,371 subscribers – 6,863,791 views. january 10th, 2017 – 40,501 subscribers – 8,797,581 views. 29.1% increase in subscribers and 28.17% increase in views.

   The median increase in subscribers of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 51,81%, and the median increase in views of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 55,37%.

 

Now, since Eric’s channel was deleted, I will not consider it for the next comparison, which will be found on a new article, that I will post later this week, probably on Saturday. All I can say is that all of the above channels (minus Eric’s) show a very healthy increase in numbers and views.

   Statistically speaking, there is NO WAY in hell that Flat Earth, as a topic, can be on a downward trend, since for the last 3 years was on constant rising. Even with most people using direct links and bookmarked sites and channel, instead typing key words on search engines, Flat Earth cannot be on a downward trend. It is just statistically impossible, especially since there was NOTHING NEW that might hinder Flat Earth. Every anti-Flat Earther is using the same lame bullshit crap : boats over the curvature, it will always be daylight all over the world, gravity is doing this and that, etc.

   I also wrote an article about 2018 being the year when Flat Earth will win or lose the “war” against the Globe Cult. Even with Google manipulating Flat Earth data, the Globe Cult will lose this ‘war”. But, they have to try everything they can to win it. Since nothing worked in the past, they bring in the “big” guns : TV and radio shows with “astronauts”, conventions and conferences where Flat Earth is mocked, and now, Google, the Internet mammoth.

   

Flat Earth Education.

How many flat earthers are there? – Part III

   Latest YouGov survey presents some interesting data about people’s belief in the shape of our world.

   The data reinforces all my predictions and statistical analysis started back in July 2017, when, with limited information, I still managed to estimate the number of flat earthers.

   Here is a link to my latest article on the matter (a VERY long article, containing all the data I managed to gather) :

https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/how-many-flat-earthers-are-there-part-ii-also-predictions-for-2018/

In the above article, I concluded :

I expect at least 5-6 polls and surveys, made by major polling organization, by July.That data will hugely help our community to understand, if we haven’t understood by now, that while you are walking down the street, or go to work in a bus or a train, or go out with friends for a drink, at least 1 out of 10 people you see, is a flat earther.

   And by the end of this year, 2 out of 10 people you see is a flat earther.But with NASA idiots providing enough ammo on weekly basis, 3 Flat Earth Conventions coming up and increased mass media coverage, do not be surprised, at all, that by the end of this year, a third or maybe more of the people you see around you, to be flat earthers.”

We already have the first major survey that I predicted it will take place, out of the 5-6 I am expecting to take place by July, this year. There will be more, because the YouGov survey is already being attacked by other surveyors, arguing that the numbers are wrong.

   I also agree that the numbers are wrong…the number of flat earthers is actually higher. And the next surveys will prove it.

   Now, based on the YouGov Survey, 16% of those questioned are either openly flat earthers or globe earth deniers (which is another term for closed flat earther). People are still afraid to say that they are flat earthers).

   16%. Repeat this again : SIXTEEN PERCENT. My latest estimation was 8% (in January 2018) with a prediction of 10-12% by July this year. YouGov survey was taken in the U.S. only, and while I do not have any reasons to see much difference between U.S. and the rest of the world (since flat earth is social media driven, covering the entire world), I can assume that the numbers are almost the same, worldwide, as they are in the U.S.

   What is encouraging is the number of those that declared that they believed the world to be a globe, but lately they have doubts about it : 9% (18-24 yo.), 7% (25-34 yo.) and 6% (35-44 yo.).

   The reason why I am focusing on the 18-44 yo. segment of population is obvious : it is the segment that have the heaviest influence on social media. They are the most active in the social media, the most educated and the most informed among the entire population. What they believe have massive influence on the others.

   So, we have around 8% of those aged 18 to 44 that LATELY (which means probably last 2-3 years) doubt their former beliefs about the shape of the world. This number is HUGE. We are talking about trending here, not absolute numbers. 8% is a massive change.

   

   Looking at the YouGov survey, my estimate of 10-12% flat earthers by July this year is probably a conservative estimate. With 16% in the U.S., TODAY, being openly flat earthers and globe earth skeptics, and with a trend that adds up another 8% of , well, let’s call them “globe doubters”, to the most active and influential segment of population, I have to change my estimate for July 2018, from 10-12%, to at 16-20% flat earthers.

   Which also changes my estimates by the end of this year, 2018, from 20% to upward 25-27% flat earthers.

   

   Up until today, all my estimates, even with limited and incomplete data, proven to be correct. And the next surveys that WILL take place, will confirm my numbers.

 

Flat Earth Education.

The reason why Globe Cult believers ask stupid questions about Flat Earth

   The reason is simple, and applies to each and every one of them : IGNORANCE. The globe cult believers are ignorant people. By choice.

   In this age, when tons and tons of information are one click away, refusing to look for answers to your questions, ignorance is a choice. All flat earthers had the same questions, but they decided to find the answer, not by ASKING, but by researching what answers were already out there.

   And we started with researching the HELIOCENTRIC MODEL.

   We are witnessing a paradox : globe cult believers are defending the heliocentric model, while in the same time, they know NOTHING about the model they defend. They are attacking the Flat Earth model, while in the same time, they know NOTHING about the model they attack.

   There is a saying : “There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers”. Well, since late 2014, until today, the above saying is no longer true, thanks to the globe cult believers. 100-150 years ago, this saying was true, because access to information was quasi-inexistent.Ignorance, back in those times, was a given. Today, it is a choice.

   Today, nobody whould ASK questions. Today, everyone should debate ANSWERS, because the answers are already known. Every possible question you can think of, was already answered. The answer can be wrong, or incomplete. 

   When you see most globetards asking : “How seasons work on a flat earth?”, “How day and night cycle works on a flat earth?”, “Are all the planets flat?”, “Why can’t we see the North Star from Southern hemisphere?”, “Where is the edge?”, “Why I can’t see Japan from California?” or ANY other question, you understand that they haven’t spent a single second in finding the answers.

   And this proves that they chose IGNORANCE over KNOWLEDGE. Their questions were already answered, thousands and thousands of time. If they would spent the time in finding those answers, they would not ask questions, they would DEBATE THE ANSWERS. Most globe cult believers choose to be ignorant, because they are also lazy. Laziness is what stops them to spend time, and use your brain, in finding and analyzing the answers to their questions. It is the worst combination ever, ignorance plus laziness, that we, flat earthers, fight against, on a daily basis, not trying to convince anyone that the world is flat, but trying to convince everyone to USE THEIR BRAINS.

   We, flat earthers, also ask questions. But our questions do not ask for an explanation. Our questions ask for a debate of the possible explanations that already exist. We don’t ask “How seasons work on a globe?”, because we already KNOW the heliocentric explanation. We don’t ask “How the night and day cycle works on a globe?”, because we already KNOW the heliocentric explanation.

   We ask questions like : “How the atmosphere can exist next to a vacuum?”, because we already KNOW the heliocentric model explanation, but we also KNOW that the vast majority of the globe cult believers DO NOT KNOW their own model explanation. We do not ask questions because we NEED an answer, we ask question in order to FORCE the ignorant globe believers to LOOK for the answer…and answer we already KNOW, but we do not accept it, hence, forcing a debate.

   I have been following FB and YouTube since late 2014, for statistical purposes only. The globe believers ask the same questions, day after day. Questions that were already answered. This is good, because it is always NEW people asking these questions. And a growing part of those people become flat earthers. 

   The main reason WHY our numbers grow (we already passed 10% of the adult population) is because our explanations are not only logical, but also observable and testable. The heliocentric model explanations are EXCLUSIVELY mathematical and impossible to understand for most people, or convoluted and full of errors, or require a theory that was never and will never be proven.

   Accepting an explanation is hard, if that explanation is against your BELIEF. All flat earthers were globe believers. No exception. We could have rejected those explanations, but we did not, because we want to KNOW, not to BELIEVE. The first step in knowledge is to accept different point of views, even if they are opposite to what you believe or what you think you know.

   If you can accept an opposite point of view, you will understand and know the reasons why someone have an opposite point of view. You can than CHOOSE which point of view is the one who is most logical, not the one that suits you better. But if you don’t KNOW the reasons why flat earthers are flat earthers, and if you REFUSE to know their reasons, you will also ask dumb questions, and you will be perceived as a dumb person.

   The globe believers say that we, flat earthers, do not accept their explanations because we refuse to look into their explanations. Well, we ALREADY KNOW their explanations, and we ALREADY LOOK INTO their explanations, and those explanations are full of shit.

   The flat earthers say that globe believers do not accept their explanations because globe believers refuse to look into their explanations. And flat earthers are right, because only a LAZY IGNORANT, by CHOICE, is capable of asking “How do seasons work on a flat earth?”, when the answer is already known, it is entirely possible, logical and observable, proving that whoever ask such a question, did not spend one second in looking for the answer.

   Whatever that answer might be.

 

Flat Earth Education.

The ” 90 degrees triangle on a sphere” myth

   One of the “proofs” that Earth is a globe, and not flat, that Globe Cult believers like to use in order to debunk Flat Earth is this : “You can have a triangle with three 90 degrees angles on a sphere. On a flat surface, you cannot”.

   And they use this as a proof :

Sphere triangle 1

   Now, first reaction is to agree that yes, you can have a triangle with three 90 degrees angles on a sphere, and most people, if not all, do not see the obvious in the above image.

   And the obvious is : that is NOT a triangle.

   A triangle is a 2-dimensional shaped figure. A sphere is a 3-dimensional shaped figure. In the image above, what you see is a SPHERICAL TRIANGLE. Since it is a SPHERICAL triangle, hence, a 3-dimensional shaped figure, it cannot be reproduced on 2-dimensional surface.

   Does the image above PROVES that Earth is a sphere? No, it does not. It is a drawing.

   First, it is not a triangle. A triangle have straight lines, a spherical triangle have arc shaped lines.The “You cannot draw a three 90 degrees triangle on a flat Earth” mantra is faulty, because the same is true for a sphere : ” You cannot draw a three 90 degrees triangle on a sphere”. You can draw a SPHERICAL triangle (which is NOT a triangle) on a sphere.

   Can I draw a three 90 degrees shape, that looks like a triangle, on the AE map?

   Sure I can :

FE 90 degrees triangle small angles

   Is the above figure a triangle? No, it is not. It is a shape that looks like a triangle? Yes, it is. Does it have three 90 degrees angles? Yes. Does it proves that the Earth is flat?

   NO, IT DOES NOT. But neither is the first image. Neither of the two images have triangles. The first image have a spherical triangle, with the three sides arc shaped, and three 90 degrees angles.The second one have two straight sides, one arc shaped side, and three 90 degrees angles.

   Geometrically speaking, the second image is closer to a triangle that the first image is.Both have three 90 degrees angles, but the second one have two straight sides and one arc shaped side, while the first one have all three sides arc shaped. Neither is a triangle.

   

   Whenever a Globe Cult believer brings up this :

Sphere triangle 1as a “proof” of the Globe Earth, explain to him that this is NOT A TRIANGLE, because a triangle is always, ALWAYS, a 2-dimensional figure, and a triangle will ALWAYS have the sum of its angles equal to 180 degrees. 

   Any OTHER drawing, object, figure, that is not 2-dimensional and doesn’t have the sum of its angles EXACTLY 180 degrees, it is NOT a triangle.

 

   The only way to actually PROVE that the Earth is a sphere, is to travel 10,000 km along the Equator (eastward of westward, doesn’t matter), turn 90 degrees North, travel 10,000 km to the North Pole, turn 90 degrees South, and travel 10,000 km back to the Equator.

   Until the above is not proved, with solid scientific proofs, the Earth cannot be proved to be a sphere.

   Drawing a three 90 degrees shape on a sphere is not a proof that the Earth is a globe, the same way that drawing a three 90 degrees shape on AE map is not proof that our world is flat.

 

Flat Earth Education.

 

How many flat earthers are there? – Part II – (also predictions for 2018)

   Warning : a VERY LONG article.

   

   On July 20th, 2017, I posted this article :

https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/how-many-flat-earthers-are-thereis-300-million-far-fetched/

   Back than, I estimated the number of flat earthers to be around 300 million, worldwide. I missed enough reliable survey data, and my entire estimation was based on Google Trends, statistical logical assumptions and a number of various polls from forums and media. Two days ago, AFP published a poll about how French people respond to various conspiracy theories.

   On December 16th, 2017, I posted this article, where I believed that there shoulkd be over 10% flat earthers, 3 weeks before the AFP poll

https://flateartheducation.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/why-we-dont-know-how-many-flat-earthers-are-out-there/

   

   I had some data that I could not add back in July, simply because I couldn’t find a reliable, to-date, serious survey. Now, thanks to AFP, I have an important piece of data, that narrows the error margin in estimating the numbers of flat earthers.

   Before I go into detail, I want to say that my estimation of 300 million flat earthers back in July 2017, was correct, and statistically speaking (with the help of adding data I could not use back than), the real number was above 300 million.

   This is the link to the article about the results of the poll took in France (there are more links today, but I will use the one that was published first) :

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180108/from-flat-earth-theory-to-the-moon-landings-what-the-french-think-of-conspiracy-theories

   This is the first paragraph from the article :

“One in ten French people believe the Earth may be flat and 16 percent think the US faked its moon landings, according to a new survey, which tested some of the most famous ones on a group of 1,200 people. Here’s what’s else they believe.”

   The poll took place on December 19-20, 2017. As fresh as possible.

   Now, the article states “One in ten French people believe the Earth may be flat”, wish is clearly a shitty attempt at discounting the percentage, because 10% flat earthers is a worrisome number for the Globe Cult. I have yet to see, hear, or read about someone who MAY think that the earth is flat. It is either FLAT or it is a GLOBE.

   So, 10% of the French responders to this poll are flat earthers, and 16% believe that Moon landings were faked. We all know that a Moon landings believer is also a Globe Cult believer, and a Moon landings denier is most likely a flat earther, or it is one step away to becoming one.

   The way that information spreads today, both in volume and speed, paired with social media impact, led 10% of the French people to be flat earthers (from probably 0% in 2014), in just 3 years.

   Can we extrapolate the results of the French poll to the rest of the world, and expect reliable results? No, we absolutely cannot do that, without expecting massive errors. But we can compare this fresh poll data, to what I had back in July 2017, and extrapolate from there, with a minimal error result.

   On July 12, 2001, an article was posted on The Irish Times :https://www.irishtimes.com/news/charles-k-johnson-relentlessly-argued-that-the-earth-was-flat-1.317428

   The Irish Post cited a poll took in 1994, by Washington Post, where 9% of the Americans believed that the Moon landings were faked.

   To argue on behalf of the impact of Internet and social media, on May 6th, 2015, a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair revealed that 14% of the Americans believed that Moon landings were faked ( https://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-vanity-fair-poll-conspiracy/ ).

   A poll published on September 2016 (the poll was took on September 18-22 2016, reveled that 10% of Romanians believe that the Earth is flat (https://www.antena3.ro/life/stiinta/studiu-horoscop-pamant-plat-romani-378641.html). (use Google Translate).

   A poll took in the U.K., published by The Mirror, on July 19th, 2016, revealed that 52% of the Brits believed that the Moon landings were fake. Flat Earth is not on this poll, however, I strongly believe that it was, but the result was removed, most likely because the percentage was close between 15% and 20%. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/moon-landing-celebrates-47th-anniversary-8446862).

   In a poll took by a Wyoming radio station (most voters were from outside Wyoming anyway) titled “Does Wyoming believe in Flat Earth?” , back in April 2016, showed a 15,63% of the voters to be flat earthers (http://kisscasper.com/does-wyoming-believe-in-flat-earth-poll/). While this poll might not give reliable data by itself, corroborating and comparing with other data, it helps at least show the trends and reduce the final result error margin.

   Another poll, published on May 1st, 2017, shows that between 6% and 20% of the Americans, and 28% of the Russians, believed that Moon landings were faked :https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/01/never-went-moon-americas-thirty-billion-dollar-swindle-2/

   The next link is not a poll or a survey, it just proves how the Globe Cult believers lie, attempting to diminish the giant that Flat Earth is : http://flatearthlunacy.com/index.php/2-uncategorised/645-flat-earth-2017-official-survey-how-are-these-people

   Couple excerpts from the above link :

“Of the estimated 210,000* flat Earth world-wide supporters, the majority of them reside in the United States.”

“The 210,000* estimate is based on the current number of unique subscribers to YouTube flat Earth channels”

   This was posted on November 2017. As you can see, the pricks that run that site, estimate the number of Flat Earth supporters to be 210,000, adding an asterisk, in an attempt to show that they might be off, but not my much, maybe couple hundreds.

   Why do I say that they are lying? Here is a link from another source, that analyzed the rise of subscribers for the Indonesian YouTube channel “Flat Earth 101”, back on May 9th, 2017, 6 months before the “210,000* “estimate” made by the Globe Cult believers :https://medium.com/egoegi/how-could-pseudoscience-able-to-succeed-with-8-million-viewers-9ab48c417a40

   The data they gathered on May 9th, 2017, is not only about Flat Earth 101 YT channel, but first 20 Flat Earth channels at that date, channels with more than 2 years activity. The total numbers of subscribers of those 20 Flat Earth channels (at that date) was 727,000. Almost 3.5 times higher than what the globie pricks estimated. It is hard to spend time to actually find the truth, and globies do not spend enough time, because the truth might scare them.

   So, looking at all the numbers and percentages I have now, how many flat earthers were out there at the end of 2017 ?

   First, I will remove the U.K. poll that shows 52% of the Brits believing that the Moon landing were fake. The reason to remove this data is exclusively statistical. It is too high compared to all the others and must be removed.

   Secondly, based on the French poll, the social media impact (YouTube, FB) and mainstream media impact (BoB, Kyrie, 2017 Flat Earth Convention coverage) I will estimate that 60% to 65% of those that believe that Moon landings were faked. This is a fairly conservative percentage (I think it is at least 80%), but it is better to be on the low-end of an estimation that on the high-end.

   Third step is to see the numbers for those who believe that Moon landings were faked, and what was the trend.The U.S. jumped from 9% in 1994, to 14% in 2015 and close to 20% in May 2017. Russia stands at 28%, in May 2017 and France at 16% last month.

   If we consider that 60%-65% of those that believe that Moon landings were faked are also flat earthers, we have 12% to 13% American flat earthers,  16.8% to 18.2% Russian flat earthers and 9.6% to 10.4% French flat earthers. The polls specifically asking about Flat Earth show 10% of the French (December 2017) and 10% of the Romanians (September 2016) to be flat earthers.

   Only the U.S., France and Romania have almost similar numbers. The Russian numbers are almost double that the U.S., French and Romanians, and while those numbers might be real, from a statistical point of view, they must be excluded.

   A real percentage of flat earthers now, is somewhere in-between 10% and 13% of the adult population.Surveyers and pollsters, while sometimes ask people under the age of 18 years old, the data I have is from people aged over 18 years old.

   The differences in culture, religion, race, nationality, morals, history, education, etc. between the U.S., France and Romania, are high enough to consider that the polls in these 3 countries cover the entire spectrum of the Western world. We can fairly assume that the percentage of flat earthers in the U.S. is the same as in Canada, Australia and New Zeeland ( Google Trends show that in these 3 countries the interest for Flat Earth is almost the same : https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=today%205-y&q=flat%20earth).

   We can also fairly assume that the percentage on flat earthers in the European Union is most likely the same as in France in Romania (10%), however, Eastern Europe and Northern Europe countries have a higher percentage ( Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Poland), but it might be lower in Spain and Germany, so it will end up close to 10%, maybe 11% anyway.

   India and China. These 2 countries, combined, have over 2.7 billion people, from a total of 7.6 billion (according to official figures). Only 30% of the Indians and 53% of the Chinese have access to Internet. Even with 30% Interent users, Indians interest for flat earth is in the upper half, between Hungary and Pakistan, which, if we consider all the data I have, there should be around 3% of the Indian adults that are flat earthers. Even if I do not have any data, I can safely estimate that between 4-5% of the Chinese adults are flat earthers.

   While the approach for India and China might look completely wrong to some of you, back in July 2017, my estimates for China and India were around 0.5% flat earthers, exclusively based on Google Trends. Now, I can estimate a fairly higher percentage, in line with the trends for the Western countries.

   In July 2017, I estimated the number of flat earthers to be 300 million, which was roughly 4% of the world population, or roughly 6% of the adult population.Today, the data from polls and surveys, show roughly 10% of the adult population to be flat earthers, which is roughly 7.5% of the entire world population (7.6 billion).

  535 million people were flat earthers at the end of 2017.

  This represents an increase (from July 2017) of 235 million people, roughly 78% more.

   As I said, I believe now (because of more data that I have) that my estimate of 300 million in July 2017, was not correct, and it was probably over 300 million. A 78% increase in flat earthers between July 20th, 2017 and  December 20th, 2017, seems fairly unrealistic, but considering the August eclipse and the Flat Earth conference coverage in media, both social and mainstream, and the increase in the number of the Americans who believed that the Moon landing were a hoax, a more realistic increase should be around 50%. Which means that the numbers of flat earthers in July 2017, was not 300 million, but between 350 millions and 360 millions.

   To see if a 50% increase is a realistic number, thanks to the Indonesian site, who published the subscribers and viewers of the first 20 Flat Earth YouTube channels, I can now compare that numbers, from May 2017, to today’s numbers. If the trend will show a 50% or close to 50% increase in subscribers and viewers, my estimates will be quite correct.

   I will post again the link for the YouTube data back on May 9th 2017 : https://medium.com/egoegi/how-could-pseudoscience-able-to-succeed-with-8-million-viewers-9ab48c417a40

   Eric Dubay’s channel was suspended on December 13th, just 2 weeks before the AFP poll, and luckily, I had the data, so it will be added to comparison. DITRH and RussianVids were also suspended, and while DITRH channel is back one, I will not add it. D.Marble, with 25,000+ subs will also not be added. Only first 8 channels that were active on May 9th 2017 and today will be added to comparison.These 8 channels cumulate over 85% of the subscribers and over 90% of the views.

   Source : https://socialblade.com

   1.Eric Dubay :

May 9th, 2017 – 100,671 subscribers – 22,553,367 views. December 13th, 2017 – 136,000 subscribers – almost 30 million views. 36% increase in subscribers and almost 40% increase in views.

   2.Rob Skiba :

May 9th, 2017 – 81,231 subscribers – 9,273,381 views. January 10th, 2018 – 117,627 subscribers – 14,741,479 views. 44.8% increase in subscribers and 58,96% increase in views.

   3.Flat Earth 101 :

May 9th, 2017 – 70,783 subscribers – 8,531,707 views. January 10th, 2018 – 120,283 subscribers – 12,970,667 views. 69.93% increase in subscribers and 52.02% increase in views.

   4.jeranism :

May 9th, 2017 – 67,052 subscribers – 10,529,717 views. January 10th, 2018 – 86,659 subscribers – 14,862,315 views. 29.24% increase in subscribers and 41.14% increase in views.

   5.ODD Reality :

May 9th, 2017 – 54,248 subscribers – 5,172,066 views. January 10th, 2018 – 114,842 subscribers – 9,899,300 views. 111.69% increase in subscribers and 91.4% increase in views.

   6.markksargent :

May 9th, 2017 – 33,891 subscribers – 6,483,215 views. January 10th, 2018 – 47,035 subscribers – 10,217,260 views. 38.78% increase in subscribers and 57.6% increase in views.

   7.Celebrate Truth :

May 9th, 2017 – 33,056 subscribers – 3,752,734 views. January 10th, 2018 – 51,223 subscribers – 6,520,112 views. 54.95% increase in subscribers and 73.74% increase in views.

   8.MrThriveAndSurvive :

May 9th, 2017 – 31,371 subscribers – 6,863,791 views. january 10th, 2018 – 40,501 subscribers – 8,797,581 views. 29.1% increase in subscribers and 28.17% increase in views.

   The median increase in subscribers of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 51,81%, and the median increase in views of these 8 major Flat Earth channels is 55,37%.

 

   My estimate of 50% increase in the number of flat earthers, from July 20th 2017 to December 20th 2017 (5 months – 10% per month, median linear increase) is very close to the 51% and 55% increase for Flat Earth YouTube channels between May 9th 2017 and January 10th 2018 (9 months – 5.9% per month, median linear increase).

   The difference between a 10% and 5.9% median monthly linear increase, if any Globe Cult believer wants to use this as a rebutal of my statistical calculation, should first know that the increase in numbers of flat earthers was and still is exponential, the mainstream media also positively affects this increase, outside YouTube, that most Christian Flat Earthers choose to believe the Bible exclusively, and rarely watch or asking others to watch Flat Earth videos on YouTube, spreading Flat Earth to fellow Christians when in church or gatherings.

   

   So, there you have it.In July, this year, I will come with a 3rd estimate, that will benefit from much more polling data about flat earth, and it will either confirm or infirm my July 2017 estimate of 350-360 million flat earthers (revised from 300 million) and my today’s estimate of 535 million flat earthers.

   

   Predictions for 2018 : 

   Back in July 2017, I considered a 60% median increase in the numbers of flat earthers between November 2016 and July 2017 (8 months), a median monthly increase of 7.5%.

   Between July 2017 and today (bit less than 6 months) I considered a 50% median increase in the number of flat earthers, a median monthly increase of about 8.4% 

   All the data I have now points to the above numbers to be correct.For the end of this year (the numbers might be revised in next months), I expect the number of flat earthers to surpass, easily, 1 billion people.Just an 8.4% increase per month (the coming polls, and will be many, will confirm at least 8% increase) in the next 11 months, will more than double the 535 million flat earthers today.

   I expect at least 5-6 polls and surveys, made by major polling organization, by July.That data will hugely help our community to understand, if we haven’t understood by now, that while you are walking down the street, or go to work in a bus or a train, or go out with friends for a drink, at least 1 out of 10 people you see, is a flat earther.

   And by the end of this year, 2 out of 10 people you see is a flat earther.But with NASA idiots providing enough ammo on weekly basis, 3 Flat Earth Conventions coming up and increased mass media coverage, do not be surprised, at all, that by the end of this year, a third or maybe more of the people you see around you, to be flat earthers.

 

Flat Earth Education.

Flat Earth is dying…or it is just wishful thinking?

   On a daily basis, since 2014, the Globe Cult mantra is : “The Flat Earth is dying”. Most flat earthers live with the idea that they belong to a small, fringe community, just because most comments on social media are against Flat Earth. But, are those millions of comments coming from millions of Globe Cult minions? Or those comments come from mere thousands, but very active Globe Cult minions?

   It is quite important to see which is which. Imagine an election, where one of the candidates is attacked, on a daily basis, by, seemingly, a lot of people. It can be 100 people, each posting 100 comments, or 10,000 people, each posting one comment. If that candidate assumes it’s 10,000 people, he will probably drop the race. So, it is important for him to know if it’s 100 or 10,000 people against him. They have polls that can help them decide.We, flat earthers, do not.

   But we have other means to know which is which. 

   YouTube is the main platform for promoting Flat Earth, and it is also the main platform for “debunking” Flat Earth. Let’s have a look at biggest 5 Flat Earth channels, and the biggest 5 Flat Earth Debunking channels on YouTube.

   A Flat Earth YouTube channel, to qualify as such, must have at least 50% of its content related to the Flat Earth, and a Debunking Flat Earth channel, to qualify as such, must have at least 50% of its content related to debunking Flat Earth. 

   

   I had to spend some time to even find 5 Debunking Flat Earth channel. I still haven’t found a 6th one. The criteria to qualify as a Debunking Flat Earth channel (over 50% of the content of that channel to be about debunking Flat Earth) removed Vsauce, Cody’slab or CoolHardLogic, or any other big YouTube channels you can think of, just because they had a couple Flat Earth Debunked videos.I cannot consider a channel with 100k subscribers, that posted 100 videos about cats, or bungee-jumping, or whatever, and a couple of videos about debunking Flat Earth, as a reliable source of data.

   So, let’s see how convincing and how many Globe Cult minions are on YouTube. The site that provides enough statistical data about YouTube is socialblade.com : https://socialblade.com

   Flat Earth Debunkers :

  1. fiveredpearshttps://socialblade.com/youtube/user/fiveredpears

 First Flat Earth Debunked video posted : February 21st, 2015. Subscribers : 1,959. Total views : 794,103. Daily subs : 1.86. Daily views : 754.85.

    2. wolfie 6020 : (no link – wolfie 6020 chose to have his subs data private) : https://socialblade.com/youtube/search/wolfie%206020  (first one on top is wolfie 6020)

First Flat Earth Debunked video posted : August 27th, 2016. Subscribers : (probably as much as fiveredpears, roughly 2,000). Total views : 780,996. Daily subs : 4.03. Daily views : 1,574.

   3. Soundly :https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCDXr2cbK7WlfeYEtJxC9i3w 

First Flat Earth Debunked video posted : March 29th, 2016. Subscribers : 1,172. Total views : 395,574. Daily subs : 1.81. Daily views : 614.24

   4. Sly Sparkane :https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCcJ-sg7yIH5osx4pGcyVZMw

First Flat Earth Debunked video posted : November 8th, 2015. Subscribers : 1,486. Total views : 278,326. Daily subs : 1.88. Daily views : 352.31

   5. Shawn Hufford :https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCvmZBzNTyPwTOjS3ZJGruuA

First Flat Earth Debunked video posted : September 18th, 2015. Subscribers : 1,043. Total views : 112,745. Daily subs : 1.24. Daily views : 134.22.

 

   When looking at the numbers, the above 5 YouTube channels (which are actually the only ones), dedicated to “debunking” Flat Earth, the first conclusion is crystal clear : they are doing a crap job at debunking Flat Earth. The second conclusion is, again, crystal clear : their followers number in low-thousands, but are extremely vocal on YouTube comments sections.

   The third conclusion, and the most important one : their followers, claiming the death of Flat Earth, are living in a parallel reality.If we assume that these 5 channels do not share any subscribers and views, they have together, a grand total of 7,660 subscribers and 2,361,774 views.

   

   Let’s see the Flat Earth channels numbers. Globe Cult minions should stop reading now, otherwise they are risking their health (the physical one, since the mental one is already gravely affected) :

   (Note : Eric Dubay, due to his channel being suspended, is no longer in top 5. His channel had 113k subscribers and a total of over 22 million views when it was suspended).

  1. Flat Earth 101 (the Indonesian Flat Earth channel) :https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCVgxg27PFIbur2ovDFVAAvw

First FE video posted : May 6th, 2016. Subscribers : 120,091. Total views : 12,955,972. Daily subs : 197.8. Daily views : 21,344.

   2. Rob Skiba :https://socialblade.com/youtube/channel/UCoiIt_v1D-6z75LmrdIU2aw

First FE video posted : April 17th, 2015 (Rob was still a globe believer at that date). Subscribers : 117,100. Total views : 14,696,825. (Note : only 225k views are not FE related). Daily subs : 118.5. Daily (FE only) views : 14,632.

   3. ODD Reality :https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/mrdoseman

First FE video posted : July 9th, 2016. Subscribers : 113,529. Total views : 9,793,654. Daily subs : 208. Daily views : 17,970.

   4. Jeranismhttps://socialblade.com/youtube/c/jeranism

First video posted (Moon hoax, not really FE, but still related) : February 8th, 2015. Subscribers : 86,304. Total views : 14,818,630. Daily subs : 81. Daily views : 13,914.

   

   I will stop here, because on the fifth place, we have at least 5 YouTube channels in the range of 50k subscribers and 6-10 million views.These channels are (in no paticular order) : CelebrateTruth – 51k subs, 6.5 million views, BroSanchezTV – 54k, 6.2 million views, Mark Sargent – 46k subs, 10.1 million views, MrThriveandSurvive – 40k subs, 8.8 million views, Captain Obvious – 51k subs, 11.3 million views.

   Any of these channels can be on 5th place, it doesn’t really matter. There are at least 10 Youtube channels, in the range of 20k subscribers, and ANY of those channels have 3 times more subscribers that ALL FIVE so-called “debunking” Flat Earth channels.Combined.

   When looking at Flat Earth numbers on YouTube, the first conclusion is that they are doing a great job at convincing people that we live on a flat world. The second conclusion is that the followers of Flat Earth YouTube channels number in high tens of thousands.

   The third, and the most important conclusion : flat earthers live in the real world, not a parallel reality.If we assume that the first 4 Flat Earth channels do not share any subscribers and views (as we did for the “debunking” channels), they have together, a number of 437,024 subscribers and over 52,000,000 views.Add any of the 5th one, and we look at over 475,000 subscribers and over 60 million views.

   FE Debunkers vs. Flat Earthers : 7,600 subscribers vs 475,000 subscribers. 2.36 million views vs 60 million views. These are the numbers, and I will use another Globe Cult mantra to make my point : “Numbers don’t lie”. And the point is :

   Flat Earth is not dying, it is just wishful thinking.

   

   The Globe Cult minions are living in a parallel reality, they are very few, but very vocal. They do not understand that they are on the wrong side of history, and they are fighting a losing battle.The numbers are also showing that the vast majority of flat earthers are silent. This year, this silent majority will detach from the fear of speaking out. And when this will happen, and it will, the world will change.

   The Globe died in 2017. This year is the Globe funerals year. And nothing can stop us. Surely, not a couple of thousands of very vocal, but delusional, Globe Cult minions, convincing themselves that Flat Earth is dying.

 

Flat Earth Education.

Flat Earth Asshole – a clear case of paranoia

   This might sound too harsh, but Jake (FEA) displays a by-the-book case of paranoia. I have been following his channel on YouTube almost since its inception. Jake had under 2,000 subs when I subscribed to his channel, and I watched all of his videos, up until last month, when I decided to unsub. I am still checking his “work”, to understand what the hell happened to him, as I am sure a lot of people are asking the same question.

   For those who did not follow FEA on a daily basis, and for those who did, but did not pay too much attention, a number of events happened in Jake’s life, events that changed him entirely, and this change can be clearly seen in his videos in the last 3-4 months.

   When Jake started his “saga” of Flat Earth Meetings around the U.S.A, everyone in the Flat Earth community supported him. EVERYONE, no exceptions. He met with a lot of people, people who were friendly and supported him, and helped him. Among those people was a certain woman, a woman Jake fell in love with…but his love was rejected. Another episode was the meeting with IPS, when IPS said he is Matt Powerland, Jake was attacked by Matt, etc. We all know the story.

   After these two very unpleasant episodes, Jake started to crack. Up until those two episodes, Jake videos frequency was almost daily, 2-3 days at most in-between his videos.After those two episodes, Jake wanted to quit doing FE videos. He didn’t, but the time between his videos become 4-5 days, than one week, or more. And the content of his videos was mediocre, at best.

   And than, Darryl Marble happened. D.Marble subs skyrocketed, and in a matter of weeks, D.Marble subs surpassed FEA subs. This was the last drop. Jake basically caved. After being rejected by that woman, Jake was changed, emotionally, and after the IPS-Matt Powerland episode, Jake believed that the elites wants him contained, if not silenced entirely. The D.Marble subs episode “confirmed” his theory.

   After this, he started to lash out…not against globe cult, but against all major Flat Earth Youtubers, like Dubay, Sargent, Jeran, ODD, Bro Sanchez, etc. and smaller ones, like D.Marble and FEOHP. Like Dubay, FEA now believes he is the ONLY REAL flat earther, and all others are shills, controlled opposition, gate-keepers, you name it, but unlike Dubay, who maybe once in a blue moon makes a parody video about another flat earther, FEA is attacking, almost on a daily basis, both the Flat Earth theory and other flat earthers.

   Jake truly believes (just watch his videos since October 2017) that he is THE ONE, and everyone is against him. He is the ONLY flat earther that defends Flat Earth (while he clearly attacks Flat Earth) and all others are attacking Flat Earth (when clearly they do not). This is paranoia 101. And it will not take long until he will do a Dubay-like mistake and will have his channel suspended. FEA is one strike away from having the channel suspended. One Sandy Hook or Vegas shooting video, and his channel will be history.

   His latest videos have the comments and thumbs options disabled, yet another sign of paranoia, when combined with his belief that he is the only one true and real defender of Flat Earth.

   I am sorry that FEA is having grave mental issues. I hope that he will choose to seek professional help, because, in the end, he is a human being, and I feel for him. But I know that he will not, because a paranoid person will never believe it is sick. 

 

Flat Earth Education.