Text: Live Science. “Are flat-earthers being serious?” https://www.livescience.com/24310-flat-earth-belief.html

Extract: “a fringe society founded in the 1950s, dedicated to insisting that the Earth is flat, has given rise to a modern ground of flat Earth adherents. These believers claim that the Earth is a flat disc, and that evidence that it is round — say, pictures taken from space — are an elaborate hoax involving multiple governments. Opinions differ on exactly how the flat Earth works, with believers concocting elaborate versions of physics and creative interpretations of the solar system to make their theories work.”

One could characterize a belief in the flat earth theory as very open-minded and problematic due to a lack of evidence. If beliefs are help without sufficient evidence are they restrictive?