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Postby Farnhamia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:01 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:Are they gaining more members...

...around the globe?!

The Global Flat Earth Movement, I like it.
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Postby Scomagia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:02 pm

Unless politicians start espousing flat Earth gibberish, I don't care. I rather like it when the credulous adopt such blatantly stupid ideas because it makes them a lot easier to see and avoid.
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:05 pm

Sometimes I think that the government is surreptitiously supporting fringe movements like this to make anybody questioning them seem ridiculous.

Sometimes.
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Postby The Greater Siriusian Domain » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Stellar Colonies wrote:Sometimes I think that the government is surreptitiously supporting fringe movements like this to make anybody questioning them seem ridiculous.

Sometimes.


You have a good start to a conspiracy theory of everything. Just add aliens and you'll be ready to spread it and confuse the masses even more.
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Postby Valrifell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:22 pm

Stellar Colonies wrote:Sometimes I think that the government is surreptitiously supporting fringe movements like this to make anybody questioning them seem ridiculous.

Sometimes.


The conspiracy is the conspiracy.

Wake up, sheeple.
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Postby Tetros » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:22 pm

PFFT. You BELIEVE on Earth? Earth was invented by Putin to keep people in line. You sheep think it’s rediculous. OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA
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Postby -Nationalist America- » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:24 pm

Nah everyone knows that the Earth is really a cube! Jk
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Postby Earth Chan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Scomagia wrote:Unless politicians start espousing flat Earth gibberish, I don't care. I rather like it when the credulous adopt such blatantly stupid ideas because it makes them a lot easier to see and avoid.

This. Call me when the next presidential candidate starts talking about all of the flat-Earth members around the globe. THEN I'll grab the pitchforks
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Postby Valrifell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:26 pm

-Nationalist America- wrote:Nah everyone knows that the Earth is really a cube! Jk


No that's time.
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Postby Earth Chan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Valrifell wrote:
-Nationalist America- wrote:Nah everyone knows that the Earth is really a cube! Jk


No that's time.

Okay, fringe or not, that's a little concerning for a doctrine
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Postby Valrifell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Earth Chan wrote:

Okay, fringe or not, that's a little concerning for a doctrine


I mean, the only serious adherents to that old Internet meme are dead, depressingly enough.
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Postby -Nationalist America- » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 pm

Wait guys what if the Earth was just a Minecraft simulation with realistic graphics

*sarcasm*
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Postby The 1337 CR3W » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:40 pm

I have (fortunately) never personally had to deal with Flat Earthers, but as near as I can tell, they're idiots.
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Postby Earth Chan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm

The 1337 CR3W wrote:I have (fortunately) never personally had to deal with Flat Earthers, but as near as I can tell, they're idiots.

Big shocker there
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Topoliani wrote:Guys, we are all wrong


The earth is a velociraptor.

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:50 pm

-Nationalist America- wrote:Wait guys what if the Earth was just a Minecraft simulation with realistic graphics

*sarcasm*


Yes, I know the above is a joke. Likewise, mine is also a joke.

Well, of course, why else do you think Minecraft is so popular? It's because it's actually a retelling of our history. Ever noticed how you can't get a lab coat in vanilla Minecraft? It's symbolic that scientists don't exist & are actually illusions to keep the people in line by saying things that sound reasonable. When everyone believes the same thing, it's not hard to connect their beliefs to new, vaguely-relevant ones that of course help the government in controlling the populace. This way, they make an investment of time for the future, so they won't have to work as hard. Why else do you think space is so popular? It's a vast, frightening unknown that's easy to enchant everyone with. So why is it believed that the Earth is spherical, in that case? Well, a spherical planet means we can operate in a 3D area: we can launch up & down, so that means more spaceships & more astronauts.

They want to keep us on Earth, & to do that, they'll pretend to be successful in space & have all their space-based research come crumbling down in some terrible accident that'll kill all the celebrity astronauts. That way, we'll be too scared to reject their next ideas since we'll find space far more frightening. How does this all tie in to those brilliant flat Earth theories? Well, those fellows are actually more aware of what's going on. They're trying to combat the government's attempts at control in order to free the populace, & the easiest way to do that is to assault the most widely-accepted idea, since defeating that will yield more followers since more people believe in that idea.
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Postby NeoOasis » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:50 pm

The 1337 CR3W wrote:I have (fortunately) never personally had to deal with Flat Earthers, but as near as I can tell, they're idiots.


They're similiar to the birthers and moon landers. They'll fabricate facts to fit their reality, ignore the evidence in front of them, and act shocked when everyone thinks they're colossal imbeciles.

Their response to Falcon Heavy's launch was a great example. We finally get a live stream of a private company launch something into space. Despite physical evidence of Earth's... rotundness, they still managed some weird logic shift that allows them to continue their reality denying mindset.

I kinda admire em really. It takes real dedication to be this dedicated to something despite reams of evidence stating otherwise.

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Postby Greed and Death » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:22 pm

It was just Trolling on the net Jesus. I started it back in the 1990s for the LuLz. This is going too far.
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Greed and Death wrote:It was just Trolling on the net Jesus. I started it back in the 1990s for the LuLz. This is going too far.


Watch out, go too far & someone will fall off the edge.
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Postby Maineiacs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 pm

San Lumen wrote:So it seems the notion of a flat Earth has seen a comeback and is a growing movement in the United States and other countries.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-col ... story.html

It boggles the mind how one can be so ignorant and uniformed to believe the Earth is flat. It was known even during the time of Ancient Greece Ptolemy, Aristotle and Pythagoras used calculations of the earth's shadow during lunar eclipses to conclude the Earth was round. Another Greek mathematician Eratosthenes realized the earth was round because during the solstice in Alexandria, Eqypt there was a shadow cast by a stick in the ground but in the city of Syene (now Aswan) which was further south as there was no shadow as the sun was at a different angle. Therefore he concluded the Earth was round. This would not be the case if the Earth was flat.

But some of these people go even further they not only believe the Earth is flat, they don't think satellites or the International Space Station exists, the Apollo landings never happened, the Earth is the center of the universe, and gravity isn't real.

The fact that this movement is growing and people have such ignorance of science and facts is frightening. I would suggest these people visit a museum but they'd probably say its all fake anyway designed to continue deceiving people.

What's your thoughts NSG? Why has this movement been growing and how could someone honestly believe the Earth is flat when its been known for over 2,000 years that its not?



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Postby Arvecnia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm

And here I though the earth was a cylinder who know, but seriously anyone who thinks earth is flat is an utter idiot.

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Postby Greed and Death » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:36 pm

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:
Greed and Death wrote:It was just Trolling on the net Jesus. I started it back in the 1990s for the LuLz. This is going too far.


Watch out, go too far & someone will fall off the edge.

I was in high school I thought it was funny.
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Postby The first Galactic Republic » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:Are they gaining more members...

...around the globe?!

I wonder if any of them accidentally use that phrase.
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Postby Arvecnia » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:40 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Topoliani wrote:Guys, we are all wrong


The earth is a velociraptor.

No it’s a cat

No it is clearly a potato!

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Postby Revolutionary Equestria » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:40 pm

I once knew a flat Earther;
He was gay and into ponies;
We'd talk and he'd tell me to stare into the sun;
then he told me I was a dumby;
I don't know a flat Earther;
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