Stupidity at it's Finest: Flat Earthers

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Is the World Flat?

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  1. SuBe

    SuBe Voluntaryist

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    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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  2. Knightsaber Priss

    Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    Do these people still calculate numbers with an Abacus?
     
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  3. huskerwebhead

    huskerwebhead Well-Known Member

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

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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

    Nirvana Slowly Losing My Mind

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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? :whatever:

    Oh, not making the poll public = Epic Fail :down :csad:
     
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  6. adhokk7

    adhokk7 Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen some of the people in the politics forum? It's just a matter of degrees.
     
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  7. DDS

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    Well it's not like we've SEEN the Earth from space yet. :huh::whatever:
     
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  8. Kable24

    Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    wow they are up there with people who believe in scientology.
     
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  9. Heretic

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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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  10. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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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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  11. SuBe

    SuBe Voluntaryist

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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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  12. odiin

    odiin Well-Known Member

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    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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  13. Anubis

    Anubis Sup?

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  14. Nirvana

    Nirvana Slowly Losing My Mind

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  15. Kable24

    Kable24 Member of the NRA

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

    odiin Well-Known Member

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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 ******ed) /THREAD.
     
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  17. adhokk7

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    I will.
     
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  18. SuBe

    SuBe Voluntaryist

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    AWESOME!
     
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  19. odiin

    odiin Well-Known Member

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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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  20. Heretic

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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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  21. Asteroid-Man

    Asteroid-Man Ham Sammiches

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    So how do you explain going to Australia from Western Chile across the Pacific Ocean? How do you explain how a compass works? How do you explain an El Nino/La Nina? It doesn't make sense. Idiots.
     
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  22. adhokk7

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    :cmad:
     
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  23. Asteroid-Man

    Asteroid-Man Ham Sammiches

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  24. odiin

    odiin Well-Known Member

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  25. mmxvi

    mmxvi Citizens For Joker!

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    How about the sun? They believe in that?
     
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