I'm all for independent thought. Everyone should form their own opinions and beliefs on things and not just take what others tell them as absolute truth, within reason. Shaquille O'Neal recently argued that he firmly believes the Earth is flat. He's known to be a cutup, but it sounds like he's actually being serious.

Listen to the audio from a recent podcast where Shaq says repeatedly he absolutely believes the Earth is flat.

With all of the plane trips he's taken in his career, I find it really hard to believe that he's being serious, but it really sounds like he is.

Well, joking or not, who's going to argue with him?