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Started by GreenFuture on 28-Feb-2017 22:53:04
WAKE UP GLOBETARDS!! (or "What Are Flat-earthers On About?")

The return of flat-earth theory has been around for a while.

I suspected it could be a ruse of intel agency types to put it out among conspiracy folk to discredit stuff like the questioning of 911, more standard UFO discourse etc. But perhaps people are capabable of being fruitloop without such prodding.

Yet I can never get to the bottom of what it is they do believe (there are factions of course, I know that) and the type of science (or "science") they use to justify it.

What are they on about? How do they try to stand it up?


zardoz - 28 Feb 2017 23:29:45 (#1 of 303)

I suspected it could be a ruse of intel agency types to put it out among conspiracy folk to discredit stuff like the questioning of 911, more standard UFO discourse etc.

Why bother when you can brainwash them into burning themselves alive in their parents basement? It worked for AmWo.

inandout - 01 Mar 2017 00:06:06 (#2 of 303)

It's very 2016, the waves passed. The most interesting thing about it is the psychology of wanting to believe you live in prison.

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Mar 2017 06:55:27 (#3 of 303)

They believe the earth is flat not a globe. They're mistaken. But for interesting reasons.

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Mar 2017 06:57:03 (#4 of 303)

They're mostly right wing Christian fundamentalist nutjobs.

RosyLovelady - 01 Mar 2017 07:49:55 (#5 of 303)

I don't know of any reported sayings of Jesus on this topic.

roguestate - 01 Mar 2017 07:54:10 (#6 of 303)

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Mar 2017 07:54:31 (#7 of 303)

Fundamentalists tend to emphasise the old testament.

Agaliarept - 01 Mar 2017 08:22:47 (#8 of 303)

They're mostly right wing Christian fundamentalist nutjobs.

And this rapper:

I didn't wanna believe it either': Rapper BoB insists the Earth is flat

inandout - 01 Mar 2017 08:38:51 (#9 of 303) 02/flat-earth.jpg

In the current flatard cosmology, you don't fall off the edge, you hit the ice wall. It's why the elite have superyachts so they can travel to the lands beyond...

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Mar 2017 09:15:19 (#10 of 303)

This thread has lead me to read the wiki article on the bedford level experiment
which, if improperly conducted, can show that the earth is flat, curved, or even curved the other way (bowl shape) due to atmospheric refraction.

The existence of atmospheric refraction - and the way to eliminate it's effect - has been widely known since well before the experiment was devised, yet some people simply chose to ignore this body of knowledge in favour of a simplistic 'proof' of something that was patently untrue.

It reminds me of all the stuff about how "the hockey stick has been debunked"

pranzingfrogg - 01 Mar 2017 12:23:10 (#11 of 303)

In the unlikely event of having a conversation with a flat earthier, my response would be:

"Around 20 years ago, I boarded a jet in London, flew west to the US, west across the US, west to Hawaii, then south to New Zealand. A few weeks later I boarded a jet in New Zealand, flew west to Australia, north to HongKong, west to Mumbai, west to Frankfurt, then back to London. Either that means the earth is spherical or all the airlines and all the maps I looked at and all the people around me were lying about the direction of travel and the countries I visited. Which do you think is more likely?"

flowbagging - 01 Mar 2017 12:34:53 (#12 of 303)

If the earth is flat why can't I see Mount Everest?

kvelertak - 01 Mar 2017 13:06:36 (#13 of 303)

SEP field.

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Mar 2017 13:42:26 (#14 of 303)

Assuming that the earth is flat and you are in the UK, the angle from the bottom to the top of Everest would appear to you as 0.0695°. This is the same as an object that was a foot in front of your face and was only 0.364mm across, which would be quite easy to miss.

However these calculations are based on numbers that were obtained from wikipedia. Since this post is assuming the world to be flat, it must also assume geographical information on wikipedia to be wildly inaccurate, in which case all bets are off.

Anyway if the world was flat, Everest would be flat too

browserbutton - 01 Mar 2017 13:56:37 (#15 of 303)

And, wouldn't all the water spill out of lakes and run everywhere?

Lento_ - 01 Mar 2017 14:27:34 (#16 of 303)

The recent surge in people claiming to be flatearthers is very strange. I find it very hard to believe that anyone actually sane could believe this, which would mean almost all of these people are faking it for some reason.

That itself isn't so unusual - people play pranks, troll each other, do silly things just for a laugh etc. What I find really strange though is the huge amount of effort some of these people go to when making the flat Earth argument. Assuming they are faking it, why is that effort worthwhile?

RosyLovelady - 01 Mar 2017 14:30:55 (#17 of 303)

Interesting to learn that Jesus is considered to be an upstart revisionist by Christian lowchers.

GreenFuture - 01 Mar 2017 14:34:43 (#18 of 303)

And, wouldn't all the water spill out of lakes and run everywhere?

There's a big icewall around the circumfrence (antarctica). The arctic is in the middle of the disc (some are anti disc)

I cant believe peoples are still trotting out such questions to be honest. It only PROOVES they have been branewashed by GOVERNMENT and N ASS A

Governments lie. Governments say earth is a ball. Therefore earth is not a ball. So obvious. Observable.

er... something about straight line horizons


Bonusy - 01 Mar 2017 14:39:10 (#19 of 303)

Do they explain how the seasons work, or why the Earth is different from the rest of the observable planets and moons?

browserbutton - 01 Mar 2017 14:43:15 (#20 of 303)

And is night 'an insanitary condition of the atmosphere due to accretions of black air'?

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