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Flat Earth Convention

Post by Erockbrox » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:31 am

So I just came across this on the internet. Apparently there is a group of people out there who think that he Earth is flat and not spherical. Just watch the youtube video. I was speechless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhmj8g4zhw&t=

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Quietust » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:55 am

Sadly, it's mostly just a publicity stunt by now - by watching their video and talking about it, you're only helping them.
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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Zutano » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:01 am

We will not stop until our Flat Earth message is spread all around the world.













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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Dwedit » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:01 am

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by nitro2k01 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 pm

Dwedit: That particular FB page is known satire though.

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by psycopathicteen » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:04 pm

The flat earth society has members all on top of the pancake.

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by tokumaru » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:26 pm

I was kinda shocked when I first heard of this, but this is actually not that much more absurd than a lot of other beliefs out there. People are weird, so try not to put much thinking into this.

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Erockbrox » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:36 pm

I don't mind if one or two people say "hmm, I wonder if the earth is flat or not?", but what I do mind is organized ignorance.

Sure the earth looks flat locally, but globally it is spherical. It's a somewhat abstract idea, but most people are able to handle this without issues. These people though...

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by getafixx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:51 pm

I can't understand how people believe this...

I wonder how they can explain away a scenario like a airplane, if it had enough fuel, being able fly in one direction and end up back where it started. If the earth was flat, then how would it be possible? If the plane kept flying in a straight line wouldn't it end up in space?

Bonus laugh is the "snow globe" thingy they have that just shows the ocean falling off the edge of the earth. If all the water was falling off the edge, how do we have a tide?

But I agree with Quietust, in that it's got to be more of a 10 seconds of fame thing than anything else.

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Jedi QuestMaster » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:39 pm

I thought we already determined the Earth was a donut?

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by Dwedit » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 am

That contradicts "ERAU QSSI DLRO WEHT"
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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by tepples » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:09 am

Ahem, XINE ERAU QSSI DLRO WEHT

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by psycopathicteen » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:59 am

Jedi QuestMaster wrote:I thought we already determined the Earth was a donut?

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Dang it, I was just about to say that same joke, but you beat me to it.

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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by nesrocks » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 pm

This community is really old by internet standards. I remember at some point in the past discovering their forums and debating with them trying to argue logic. It then struck me that the only possible explanation is that they were defending an absurd idea just to excercise arguing skills. Some sort of debate challenge. At least I think that's how it started, but then came in some people who actually believe the earth is flat.

Here's a post from 2007 I replied to. Sadly the 3D images I created are lost. https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/for ... #msg220975
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Re: Flat Earth Convention

Post by koitsu » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:29 pm

nesrocks wrote:This community is really old by internet standards. I remember at some point in the past discovering their forums and debating with them trying to argue logic. It then struck me that the only possible explanation is that they were defending an absurd idea just to excercise arguing skills.
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