Flat earthers

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  1. 3393RP

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    I watched the video for a couple of minutes and thought "Eh, they're harmless".

    Then I realized they might have children. Good Lord.
     
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    Really? Whose navy?
     
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    I doubt they can figure out how...
     
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    What if they're the FO?
     
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    The UN's. That secret navy large enough to blockade 30,000 miles of coast ... In secret.
     
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    I wonder how they explain the ability of airliners to make it from, say, Santiago to Sydney?

    Never mind. I really don't even care. Crazy, stupid, doesn't matter.
     
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    This always reminds me of the Bugs Bunny cartoon where Columbus is stating the earth is round like his head. A hammer appears and hits him and says "It's flat, like your head."
     
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    I've sometimes thought it would be an interesting exercise to take someone who genuinely buys into the flat earth thing and stand on the coast with them on a clear and million evening. Ask them to identify how many lights they can see up the coast. Then take them to airport and go up to 5k ft and ask them how far up the coast they can see and then discuss their 'theories' about why they can only see lights about 25 miles away at sea level but can see lights hundreds of miles away at 5k ft. I don't for a moment believe it would convince them they're wrong, but it might be interesting to hear their (lack of) thought process.

    Of course it could never actually happen because it requires finding someone who genuinely buys into the flat earth thing and also has enough intellect to truly contemplate such topics as why one might be able to see things farther way when they're higher up and I don't believe such a person exists.
     
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    You would think that just watching a ship disappear over the horizon would be enough for people of normal intelligence.

    Oh, wait....
     
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    Maybe they got to the edge and fell off.
     
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    refraction. Duh.
     
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    And if these clowns lived in the southern hemisphere, their idea of the continent shapes would have to change. Christopher Columbus didn't pioneer the earth being round. In fact, his idea of the circumfrence was way off by about 5000 miles. Eratosthenes had computed it with more accuracy 1600 years earlier.
     
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    I don't know what all the hoopla is about. Don't you people realize that the sun revolves around the earth..?? Haven't you ever heard of geocentrism.??

    http://www.geocentrism.com/

    I'll have what they are drinkin'... :rofl::rofl:
     
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    When Rutan and Yeager were due to land after the around the world trip one of the stations interviewed a flatearther. I thought this should be fun. I figured they were just of folks who got together and had a few yuks. Never crossed my mind they would be serious. So they newscaster asks a question and points the mic and the guy and he answers. Yup, he was serious.
     
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    Most folks don’t get out much...
     
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    That just means they went over the edge. C'mon.
     
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    Go the long way to the conference -- plan a Great Circle route.

    :p
     
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    Flat Earthers are the same people who believe that the flu vaccine will give them the flu, and make them autistic. ;)
     
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    Theres literally a guy who wasted hundreds of dollars on a ticket to bring a level onto a plane to "prove" Airplanes never drop their nose to compensate for the curvature of the earth :rofl:
     
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    Flat-earthers, anti-vaxxers, chemtrailers, Young earth creationists. Different ideas, same stupidity.
     
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    Not a flat-earthed, anti-vaxxer, or chemtrailer. I am a young-earth creationist. I’m willing to discuss what you call stupid in PMs. I’m quite sure I’ll find the basis for your beliefs to be equally stupid.
     
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    Im all for the creation part but come on... We’d be in a million degree cosmic gas cloud right now. You don’t pull cookies out of the oven and eat them. You let them cool.
     
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    No thanks. You once insisted that I must be frustrated that I cannot have children because I am gay. That was all I needed to know about trying to have a rational conversation with you. If I wanted to smash my head against a wall, I’d use the brick behind me.

    Back to the topic on hand, there was a hilarious YouTube video of a flat-earther trying to use footage from a SpaceX launch to “prove” the earth was flat. Never mind that you could literally see the curvature in the video...
     
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    Care to quote that?
     
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    Lol I was just reading that in the chick fil a thread because I wanted to see what was said and you actually did say that
     
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    A question is not insisting, but I do admit that I didn’t and still don’t recall the interaction.
     
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    Cookies fresh from the oven, all soft and warm and gooey . . . . . Yuuuuu--mmeeeee!!

    So I guess I pull cookies out of the oven and eat them. When I bake cookies.
     
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    Chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven are tasty, but are they round or flat?
     
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    For most, it depends on how you look at them... from the side or from the top.
     
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    Part of the problem here is a failure of the public education system.
     
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    Look at the history of FSM, or pastafarism. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

    And you see this was created as a light hearted response to the Kansas State Board of Education. :)

    To bad most of the flat earth, antivaxxers and other groups are not light hearted responses.

    Sent from my SM-J737T using Tapatalk
     
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    Fear is the poison of our lives.
    That's a pretty broad indictment for a society that has maybe 3,500 adherents in a nation of 350 million. How do you know these folks weren't home schooled, or schooled in primarily religious settings (the world is flat because the Good Book tells us so).

    I think at the root of this is the current populist notion of rejecting expertise. Seems anyone's opinion is just as valid as scientific method these days.
     
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    IMHO.....indoctrination ain't a good thingy. Mostly edumacation these days is indoctrination vs. education (both sides of the story needs to be taught). o_O
     
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    All of the sudden, this thread is making me hungry!
     
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