Like we are coming up with answers in Flat Earth polemic? WTH... If this is driving some of the 'intellectuals' mad, it's not for their lack of answers. Or because they have to come up with answers - they don't. It's for the same reason you get mad when ppl drink bleach to cure covid. Nothing good or productive is coming out of this: Not only no one is obliged to provide you with the truth. Not only the truth is already at the tip of your fingers, but anyone trying to provide them with the truth is 'enemy' by definition, and if we were to bring back Albert Einstein from the dead he'd sent off as paid shill as well. Only thing we can possibly learn from FE polemic are the aspects of human nature. Personally I don't think it comes down to desire to be contrarian. No one will switch to contrarian position knowing they're wrong. I think that most of all it's laziness and desire to shortcut your way to knowledge - why should I read hundreds of boring pages that every STEM student is reading, combined with exceptional lack of humility and self-awareness - when I could I just skip all that AND COME AHEAD OF EVERYONE by just watching a YouTube video.