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Postby San Lumen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:05 pm

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Washington Resistance Army wrote:Are there any actual sources on them growing? I know they've been talked about a bit more because, well, they're god damn hilarious but I have a hard time believing more people are actually buying into this shit.

The massive uptick in Google search results aren't necessarily proof of more people buying into that shit, but that is what they suggest.


That is what it implies and the number of videos one can find on Youtube about it combined with the ignorant comments.

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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm

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Washington Resistance Army wrote:Are there any actual sources on them growing? I know they've been talked about a bit more because, well, they're god damn hilarious but I have a hard time believing more people are actually buying into this shit.

The massive uptick in Google search results aren't necessarily proof of more people buying into that shit, but that is what they suggest.


Maybe they're just trying to find funny things about them, like that one time their Twitter account mentioned something and said "around the globe" :lol:

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Postby Arkeyana » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Aight, this is one of those things I have a "Nuke" Argument for (An argument that completely obliterates the proposition)

If the Earth is flat, what about the mantle and the core? Are they also flat? how are they held together with the crust?
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Postby Camicon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm

Arkeyana wrote:Aight, this is one of those things I have a "Nuke" Argument for (An argument that completely obliterates the proposition)

If the Earth is flat, what about the mantle and the core? Are they also flat? how are they held together with the crust?

If the Earth is flat then there is no core or mantle.
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Postby San Lumen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Arkeyana wrote:Aight, this is one of those things I have a "Nuke" Argument for (An argument that completely obliterates the proposition)

If the Earth is flat, what about the mantle and the core? Are they also flat? how are they held together with the crust?


I guess according to them they are just layers in the Earth or a unproven theory perhaps
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Postby Aillyria » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Camicon wrote:The massive uptick in Google search results aren't necessarily proof of more people buying into that shit, but that is what they suggest.


That is what it implies and the number of videos one can find on Youtube about it combined with the ignorant comments.

I'm not gonna lie I'm into a few conspiracy theories and am subbed to a few "truther" channels on YouTube, so I get conspiracy vids in my recommendations. I had one vid pop up today that seemed reasonable, but I quickly realize it was a flat earth vid...I toughed it out and watched the whole thing. I thought my head was going to explode with all the erroneous assumptions the guy was making and his obvious lack of physics knowledge.
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Postby San Lumen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:15 pm

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That is what it implies and the number of videos one can find on Youtube about it combined with the ignorant comments.

I'm not gonna lie I'm into a few conspiracy theories and am subbed to a few "truther" channels on YouTube, so I get conspiracy vids in my recommendations. I had one vid pop up today that seemed reasonable, but I quickly realize it was a flat earth vid...I toughed it out and watched the whole thing. I thought my head was going to explode with all the erroneous assumptions the guy was making and his obvious lack of physics knowledge.

There is a almost six hour documentary on Youtube about it posted by someone named Eric Dubay whose videos are so full of misunderstanding of science and falsehoods it makes my head hurt to watch it. He has thousands of subscribers too and the majority of people who post comments on his videos seem to be just as uniformed as he is. If your try to disagree or post facts your either ignored or called brainwashed.
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Postby Camicon » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:16 pm

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Aillyria wrote:I'm not gonna lie I'm into a few conspiracy theories and am subbed to a few "truther" channels on YouTube, so I get conspiracy vids in my recommendations. I had one vid pop up today that seemed reasonable, but I quickly realize it was a flat earth vid...I toughed it out and watched the whole thing. I thought my head was going to explode with all the erroneous assumptions the guy was making and his obvious lack of physics knowledge.

There is a almost six hour documentary on Youtube about it posted by someone named Eric Dubay whose videos are so full of misunderstanding of science and falsehoods in makes my head hurt to watch it. He has thousands of subscribers too and the majority of people who post comments on his videos seem to be just as uniformed as he is. If your try to disagree or post facts your either ignored or called brainwashed.

I hope you two watch those videos with adblockers on.
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Postby Petrasylvania » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 pm

First racists, then sexists, now flat earthers. Man, Trump's election was like the signal flare for the Revolt of the Village Idiots.
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Postby Kiwination » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 pm

Discussing this as a person that actually understands physics is amusing sometimes. Saddening most of the time though, the explanations for a flat Earth are laughably bad, and I always pose them the same question they can never answer all too well:
"If the Earth is flat, why does the acceleration due to gravity differ on different points, like near the equator or on top of mountains?"
A spherical Earth can explain that, flat can't really, and that can be (relatively) easily observed.
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Postby Cedoria » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:57 pm

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But what about the few who actually believe in what they are saying?

Make them sail around the world in a boat to 'prove' what they say.
Then watch and laugh as they go around and around and around...
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 pm

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Then watch and laugh as they go around and around and around...[/quote]

They'll believe it to be the government's attempt to prevent them from discovering the truth, I'd wager.
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Postby Aillyria » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:59 pm

San Lumen wrote:
Aillyria wrote:I'm not gonna lie I'm into a few conspiracy theories and am subbed to a few "truther" channels on YouTube, so I get conspiracy vids in my recommendations. I had one vid pop up today that seemed reasonable, but I quickly realize it was a flat earth vid...I toughed it out and watched the whole thing. I thought my head was going to explode with all the erroneous assumptions the guy was making and his obvious lack of physics knowledge.

There is a almost six hour documentary on Youtube about it posted by someone named Eric Dubay whose videos are so full of misunderstanding of science and falsehoods it makes my head hurt to watch it. He has thousands of subscribers too and the majority of people who post comments on his videos seem to be just as uniformed as he is. If your try to disagree or post facts your either ignored or called brainwashed.

I'm unfortunately aware of Eric Dubay's channel and his lobotomized subbers, he makes me weep for humanity. I was unaware of a six hr documentary though.....now I want to challenge myself to watch it tomorrow. :lol2:

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San Lumen wrote:There is a almost six hour documentary on Youtube about it posted by someone named Eric Dubay whose videos are so full of misunderstanding of science and falsehoods in makes my head hurt to watch it. He has thousands of subscribers too and the majority of people who post comments on his videos seem to be just as uniformed as he is. If your try to disagree or post facts your either ignored or called brainwashed.

I hope you two watch those videos with adblockers on.

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Kiwination wrote:Discussing this as a person that actually understands physics is amusing sometimes. Saddening most of the time though, the explanations for a flat Earth are laughably bad, and I always pose them the same question they can never answer all too well:
"If the Earth is flat, why does the acceleration due to gravity differ on different points, like near the equator or on top of mountains?"
A spherical Earth can explain that, flat can't really, and that can be (relatively) easily observed.

Even my rudimentary knowledge of physics is sufficient to realize the holes in the flat earth model. It really doesn't take much research to conclude that it's a BS theory.
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Petrasylvania wrote:First racists, then sexists, now flat earthers. Man, Trump's election was like the signal flare for the Revolt of the Village Idiots.

It is just as ridiculous as videos that claim The Simpsons predicted this and that without checking the date of the original footage. I have no idea what those conspiracy theory videos are trying to achieve, but sometimes I feel that they have religious undertones.
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Camicon wrote:
San Lumen wrote:There is a almost six hour documentary on Youtube about it posted by someone named Eric Dubay whose videos are so full of misunderstanding of science and falsehoods in makes my head hurt to watch it. He has thousands of subscribers too and the majority of people who post comments on his videos seem to be just as uniformed as he is. If your try to disagree or post facts your either ignored or called brainwashed.

I hope you two watch those videos with adblockers on.


Why with the adblockers on?


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Postby Guyomartand » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:57 am

Soon they will have members all around the globe

Still, the earth is round, we have pictures from the moon, ISS, and satellites which show it is round
This doesn't represent my ideas/beliefs... Mostly...

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Guyomartand wrote:Soon they will have members all around the globe

Still, the earth is round, we have pictures from the moon, ISS, and satellites which show it is round


But then again, considering they have the backing of a supposedly faked American moon landing they would probably use it as the basis of their recruitment idea.
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Guyomartand wrote:Soon they will have members all around the globe

Still, the earth is round, we have pictures from the moon, ISS, and satellites which show it is round

The same kind of people that called the Moon landing fake.
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If the Earth is flat, why has no-one seen the edge?
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Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Camicon wrote:The massive uptick in Google search results aren't necessarily proof of more people buying into that shit, but that is what they suggest.


Maybe they're just trying to find funny things about them, like that one time their Twitter account mentioned something and said "around the globe" :lol:

Their twitter has had some golden moment.

This one is pretty good as well
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This is the around the globe thing, but I can't find the original.
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Postby Deads Heads » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:13 am

Alvecia wrote:
Washington Resistance Army wrote:
Maybe they're just trying to find funny things about them, like that one time their Twitter account mentioned something and said "around the globe" :lol:

Their twitter has had some golden moment.

This one is pretty good as well
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This is the around the globe thing, but I can't find the original.
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Postby The Xenopolis Confederation » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:54 am

San Lumen wrote:
Insaeldor wrote:People with nothing better to do will believe anything to be different and in the opposition. Just ignore them and they'll stop their silly bullshit.

Except the movement is growing. its no longer a tiny fringe minority

A growing fringe minority is still a fringe minority.
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Postby Elejamie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:45 am

Vassenor wrote:If the Earth is flat, why has no-one seen the edge?


Because of a supposed 150-feet ice wall around the edge of the Earth keeping everything in. It's supposedly heavily guarded which explains why no one has been able to conquer it, although that leads to the question of how they know about it in the first place (or can prove it exists). Or why they can't simply fly over it now we've got planes that can go to at least 200 times that height.

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Guyomartand wrote:Soon they will have members all around the globe

Still, the earth is round, we have pictures from the moon, ISS, and satellites which show it is round

The same kind of people that called the Moon landing fake.


Plus they'd argue that the pictures of the moon are fake and CGI, the ISS is filmed over a green screen and all that crap.

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Camicon wrote:I hope you two watch those videos with adblockers on.


Why with the adblockers on?


Probably so they don't make money from adverts.

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I wouldn't really say that. Flatline was dropped months before Trump got elected (January 2016 to be exact), for example. I'm pretty sure that's what kicked off all this interest in flat Earth.
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