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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Moliere » Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 pm

The same is true driving towards a city with skyscrapers. The entire building doesn't pop into view as you get closer. The problem with this thread is that the topic is not even worth arguing about. Take a compass on commercial flights heading west. Eventually you will end up back where you started.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by McNutt » Tue May 08, 2018 3:31 pm

So the International Brotherhood of Compass Makers is part of the conspiracy too?

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Moliere » Tue May 08, 2018 3:34 pm

I wouldn't trust them. But good luck getting this on the plane:

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Daehawk » Tue May 08, 2018 3:34 pm

Or watch a eclipse where the Earth's curved shadow is on the moon.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by stessier » Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 pm

Moliere wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 pm
The same is true driving towards a city with skyscrapers. The entire building doesn't pop into view as you get closer. The problem with this thread is that the topic is not even worth arguing about. Take a compass on commercial flights heading west. Eventually you will end up back where you started.
They claim the earth is a ring magnet where the inner ring (north pole) is one pole and the outer ring (Antarctica/Ice Wall) is the other pole. So you can travel west and go in a circle.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue May 08, 2018 3:46 pm

naednek wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:29 pm
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Answers in Genesis has a detailed investigation.
is that a yes or a no :P
The short answer is that people think it does due to issues with word choice and translations, but there's nothing clear cut that says it is.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by wonderpug » Tue May 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Keep an eye out for conspiracies about the ocean being bottomless.

Step 1: Ponder why that's not a conspiracy yet, since most people have never been to the sea floor

Step 2: Make a joke subreddit discussing the newly invented conspiracy

Step 3: Oh god, probably people starting to believe it.

Alternate step 3: people who already did believe it find a new home and reinforce each other's beliefs. From what I've heard, that's exactly what happened with the Donald Trump subreddit.

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Kraken » Tue May 08, 2018 5:17 pm

stessier wrote:
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As for water falling off the flat earth, the most widely held belief (like half of the 400) is that there is a giant ice wall around the outer edge. This has been named Antarctica by explorers. No one who has even gone past the wall has returned.
Ages ago, I created a D&D campaign that was set on a cylindrical world (which, had it been explored, would have revealed itself to be a ginormous spaceship with terrain on the other side of the paper, too, but it was mostly about looping hex maps). My players knew that the horizon was really short in the E-W direction and really long in the N-S axis, so they figured out the cylinder, but they didn't explore that. If they had, they'd have found "impenetrable" ice walls at either end (that also held the atmosphere in place)...but if they managed to survive the crossing, they'd have ended up inside the cylinder.

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Punisher » Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Daehawk wrote:
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Always wondered why the bible never spoke of dinosaurs.
Because God doesn't like that part of his plan. Thats why he started over.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Punisher » Tue May 08, 2018 8:19 pm

stessier wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:15 pm
As for water falling off the flat earth, the most widely held belief (like half of the 400) is that there is a giant ice wall around the outer edge. This has been named Antarctica by explorers. No one who has even gone past the wall has returned.
It's also there to keep the white walkers out..
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by dbt1949 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 pm

Is that what they call Santa and his elves now a days?
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Moliere » Thu May 10, 2018 9:32 am

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Post by Sepiche » Thu May 10, 2018 10:46 am

Oh No Ross and Carrie did an interesting 2 part Flat Earth podcast not too long ago:
http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2 ... th-edition

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by MonkeyFinger » Thu May 10, 2018 11:45 am

So... I've been wondering if they believe the Earth is flat, do they also believe all of the other planets are as well? Decided to google that and found this where the answer seems to be... nope. Just the Earth. :?
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Moliere » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:17 pm



Damn! The evidence keeps proving us wrong.
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Post by msteelers » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm

My wife and I watched Behind the Curve on Netflix. It was hilarious, fascinating and depressing.

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Daehawk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:56 pm

We were wrong! We must keep trying until we are right!!
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by YellowKing » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:00 pm

The cornerstone of sound scientific method - working backwards to justify a preconceived answer.

The thing BEHIND THE CURVE made readily apparent was that these flat earthers are prone to believe in ANY conspiracy theory. Must be some psychological need to feel they are smarter than everyone else combined with an amazing talent for falling for multiple logical fallacies.

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 pm

The Meal, shall you explain scientific method or shall I?

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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Jaymann » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 pm

Another cornerstone of the scientific method is the control group - a group of people where you control what they think.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Holman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Jaymann wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:28 pm
Another cornerstone of the scientific method is the control group - a group of people where you control what they think.
No, you have it backwards. In this case, for example, the control group is NASA and the airlines, who (under the orders of the World Government, but really only as an extension of the Illuminati) route all sky traffic parabolically in order to create the impression of a globe.
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Re: Flat Earthers

Post by Jaymann » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 pm

That's some brilliant analysis right there!
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