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Flat earth Conference

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Valjean, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    Just when you thought the American fringe couldn't possibly get more ludicrous, hundreds flock to a flat-Earth conference in North Carolina.
    Why do people still think the Earth is flat?

    What's become of the American system of education, that so much scientific illiteracy is so widespread?

    Thoughts? Guffaws? Gnashing of teeth?
     
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  2. Enoch07

    Enoch07 Theistic Rationalist and Libertarian
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    Celebrities believe this stuff, so it must be true! Right?!?
     
  3. Grandliseur

    Grandliseur Well-Known Member

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    Well, how does it affect me that some are flatters?! My car hasn't fallen off anywhere even on long distances! :D:cool: My morning coffee still obeys gravity, which is about all I need. :rolleyes:
    Personally, I think it easy to prove otherwise. ;):)
     
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    What I get a kick out of is how incredibly huge Antarctica has to be.

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    Ask John Travolta or Tom Cruise or Kirsty Alley. They'll tell you.

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  6. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    All the better for the penguins.
     
  7. Grandliseur

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    Antarctica would also be dark most of the time, even at the height of its summer period, with very very short periods of light each day. That is just not so.
     
  8. Kemosloby

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    I would travel 'round the world to get to that. If it wasn't flat.
     
  9. SalixIncendium

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    It would need to be. There has to be some sort of land mass there to keep all of the water from spilling over the edge.

    This is why global warming is such a concern. The ice in Antarctica melts, sea levels drop severely because all of the water spills off into space, causing a global...er...um...mapal drought, resulting in the starvation of Earth's inhabitants.

    I wonder if they have any openings for flat earth scientists. I would be excellent in that capacity.
     
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    I am tempted to equate flat earthers with biblical literalists, but I won't. They're all nice people. Some of my best friends...
     
  13. sun rise

    sun rise "Imagine a world where love is the way."
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    This is just the extreme edge of the fantasies many believe in which extends to the political sphere as well.
     
  14. Jumi

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    Common sense and gut feeling leads them to believe flat earth? Trusting either is generally not a good idea outside of very small life in the woods scenarios.

    No one likes the feeling of traveling in a "ball" going fast in middle of empty space? Bad luck, you're stuck here with the rest of us.
     
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  15. Father Heathen

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    Flat earthers, climate change deniers, creationists, moon landing skeptics, 9/11 'truthers', etc. are all cut from the same cloth.
     
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