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Old 08-15-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default Stupidity at it's Finest: Flat Earthers

Believers in Flat Earth Not About to Change Minds




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A computer-generated image of the flat Earth. Antarctica forms an 'ice wall' preventing people from walking off the edge.


Global warming? Somewhat controversial. Evolution? Even more so.
Still, there's one well-founded scientific notion that everyone can agree upon: The Earth is round, like a ball.
Right? Well, maybe not. The BBC reports that the Flat Earth Society, thought to have been crippled by the death of its leader in 2001, is still hanging on, somewhat bemusedly.
"People are definitely prejudiced against flat-Earthers," Tennessee-based computer scientist and society member John Davis tells the BBC. "Many use the term 'flat-Earther' as a term of abuse, and with connotations that imply blind faith, ignorance or even anti-intellectualism."
But, Davis and his fellow "anti-globularists" insist, their beliefs are based in scientific fact.
"The Earth is, more or less, a disc," states James McIntyre, a Briton who helps run the Flat Earth Society's Web site. "Obviously it isn't perfectly flat, thanks to geological phenomena like hills and valleys. It is around 24,900 miles in diameter."

The moon landings? Faked, say the flat-Earthers. Satellite images of the Earth? Fake, fake, fake.
So what does the flat Earth look like?
"The North Pole is central, and Antarctica comprises the entire circumference of the Earth," explains McIntyre. "Circumnavigation is a case of traveling in a very broad circle across the surface of the Earth."
McIntyre hopes the Flat Earth Society Web site's discussion forums will unite all discarians into a "global community."
"If you will forgive my use of the term 'global,'" he quips.

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Stupidity at it's Finest: Flat Earthers

Do these people still calculate numbers with an Abacus?

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Default Re: Stupidity at it's Finest: Flat Earthers

I was just about to post this. I'm at a loss for words. That....doesn't make any sense.

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I think we should push these flat earthers off the edge of the planet

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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What a bunch of elitist pricks. How arrogant can you be to deny something when all the proof is around us?

Oh, not making the poll public = Epic Fail

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What a bunch of elitist pricks. How arrogant can you be to deny something when all the proof is around us?
Have you seen some of the people in the politics forum? It's just a matter of degrees.

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:40 AM   #7
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Well it's not like we've SEEN the Earth from space yet.

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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wow they are up there with people who believe in scientology.

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In other news...society member John Davis claims Fantastic Four movie to be "work of art" and Dr Doom "played to perfection".

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Old 08-15-2008, 09:50 AM   #10
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If Earth is flat, why don't they show photos of it, instead of a computer-generated image?

When I think about it's amazing that these people can do computer-generated images. It's amazing that they can use computers. One would think that they would still live in caves or something

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I loved the guy was saying that the Satalite Photos are Fake! Ha! What would the point be in Faking a Round earth?

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Satellite images of the Earth? Fake, fake, fake.
Oh for the love of --

Of all the things that the government could hide from us, why would they fake satellite images of the earth to hide the fact that the earth was really flat, why would anyone care? It doesn't even make any sense. WORST CONSPIRACY EVER.

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We need to join and start the great Batman with prep time debate

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Holy ****! I can't believe they actually spent 13 pages arguing over that.

0.9999 may not quite be 1, but it's close enough and no one is going to fault you for rounding up. (Besides, saying .9999 out loud is retarded) /THREAD.

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Holy ****! I can't believe they actually spent 13 pages arguing over that.

0.9999 may not quite be 1, but it's close enough and no one is going to fault you for rounding up. (Besides, saying .9999 out loud is retarded) /THREAD.
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That's true, but you still wet the bed so your opinion hardly counts in the matter.

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Yes, here is the Hype-ocrisy I have always *****ed about.
If you think Christianity is preposterous and transparently false, hay! Shut up! We have to respect the beliefs of others even if we don't share them.

Well, here are people with unpopular beliefs, and it's open season to insult them.

People who believe the Bible is the Word of God are just as wrong-headed, blind and "stupid" as Flat-Earthers.
They're just in the majority, so THEY get to laugh at the minority.

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Um, the flat earth theory has been proven wrong...I dont recall any real proof either way on whether or not a god exists.

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Yes, here is the Hype-ocrisy I have always *****ed about.
If you think Christianity is preposterous and transparently false, hay! Shut up! We have to respect the beliefs of others even if we don't share them.

Well, here are people with unpopular beliefs, and it's open season to insult them.

People who believe the Bible is the Word of God are just as wrong-headed, blind and "stupid" as Flat-Earthers.
They're just in the majority, so THEY get to laugh at the minority.
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Um, the flat earth theory has been proven wrong...I dont recall any real proof either way on whether or not a god exists.
No it has not been proven wrong.
The "proof" of a spheroid Earth is all a hoax, meant to deceive us....exactly like all the dinosaur bones that Satan scattered around to fool people into believing the Earth is "millions" of years old.

There's no proof whatsoever that the Earth isn't flat.

  • Scientists say "The Earth is round."
  • Scientists say "We evolved from apes."
  • Scientists say "The Earth is way older than 6,000 years old."
  • Scientists say "The Israelites weren't enslaved by the Egyptians."
  • Scientists say "Dead people can't come back to life and people can't walk on water or walk through walls or turn water into wine."
  • They say there aren't long-haired horse-scorpions living in the center of the Earth waiting to sting us all.
They have no proof. Hallelujah!

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No it has not been proven wrong.
The "proof" of a spheroid Earth is all a hoax, meant to deceive us....exactly like all the dinosaur bones that Satan scattered around to fool people into believing the Earth is "millions" of years old.

There's no proof whatsoever that the Earth isn't flat.
  • Scientists say "The Earth is round."
  • Scientists say "We evolved from apes."
  • Scientists say "The Earth is way older than 6,000 years old."
  • Scientists say "The Israelites weren't enslaved by the Egyptians."
  • Scientists say "Dead people can't come back to life and people can't walk on water or walk through walls or turn water into wine."
  • They say there aren't long-haired horse-scorpions living in the center of the Earth waiting to sting us all.
They have no proof. Hallelujah!
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And look, there it goes...

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