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Flat-Earthers conference

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Re: Flat-Earthers conference

Post by bindeweede » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:37 pm

There are some interesting comments on Reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/skeptic/commen ... ple_still/

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Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:39 am

I like this one:
There are plenty of extraordinarily qualified sources already refuting the spread of the flat earth belief - the problem is not one of adequate fact checking. These are people that want to believe the earth is flat, you are unlikely to convince them otherwise by dinging YouTubers who specialize in such videos, and most attempts to convince them via argument are met with some sort of pseudo-scientific technobabble or increased conspiracy fueled paranoia.

Some number of people are functionally crazy, easier to just calmly refute their psychosis with actual science and fact via multiple channels... which is how this is handled in thousands of books, on hundreds of YouTube channels, and in dozens of podcasts.
Yet again - logical argument doesn't even dent illogical beliefs which some people are emotionally invested in.

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Post by Tinkerbell » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:36 pm

So, I am just wondering if they believe the Earth is flat, do they also think the moon and sun are flat as well and just happen to be facing us...?

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Post by Tony.Williams » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Tinkerbell wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:36 pm
So, I am just wondering if they believe the Earth is flat, do they also think the moon and sun are flat as well and just happen to be facing us...?
Has anyone ever asked them that? :twisted:

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Post by Tinkerbell » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:56 pm

[link]https://wiki.tfes.org/Planets[/link]
'Rotundity
Q. If the planets are round, why isn't the earth?
A. The earth is not a planet. '
I've been reading their site. They have answers for most things, including little rotating models showing the the passage of the sun. I am beginning to doubt my sanity..... :cry:

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Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:53 pm

Looks to me like a joke that got out of hand...

I love the scientific precision of this bit:
Q. How big are the planets in the FE model?

A. Pretty small.
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Post by bindeweede » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:06 pm

This Flat Earther Is Taking Off in a Homemade Rocket This Weekend.


And yet, thanks to an immeasurably flawed conspiracy theory, a small but dedicated group of people is still convinced that Earth is flat. One of these so-called Flat Earthers is a guy named "Mad" Mike Hughes, and Hughes—a 61-year-old limo driver—has spent the past few years building a homemade, steam-powered rocket in his garage to prove he's right."
"I don’t believe in science," Hughes told the AP. "I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction."
:fp

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/gyj7 ... kend-vgtrn

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Post by Tinkerbell » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:06 pm

He's doing this on Saturday! I will be checking back to see if this guy gets a Darwin Award....

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Post by chaggle » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:56 am

Apparently Freddie Flintoff is a devotee of this theory.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... l-facebook
'If you’re in a helicopter and you hover, why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round?'
You can sort of understand why people might think 911 is dodgy and even how some might think there is something sinister about chemtrails but this flat Earth stuff is just too nonsensical - no-one can be that stupid.

I think Tony's 'Joke that got out of hand' comment is apposite - we are being wound up.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Post by bindeweede » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:04 pm

"A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet high Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket — in an effort to prove that Earth is flat — said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to conduct it on public land."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spe ... 73e8b8af75

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Re: Flat-Earthers conference

Post by bindeweede » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:48 pm

Well, the launch was supposed to be yesterday, but oddly, I can find no mention in all the various news sources. An idiotic publicity stunt? The very suggestion.... :lol

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyat ... t-attempt/

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