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Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm

I never understood about this.

  • If you have been on a airliner, it flies high enough that you can see the Earth is round
  • There has never been a case of someone falling off the edge of the Earth (because this is not possible)
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm

I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 9:39 pm

Well yeah, there's those reasons, but also...

- gravity
- time zones
- the moon and the tides
- round the world trips that are all eastbound or westbound and end up back at the starting point
- and MUCH more

How do they explain all that?
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 9:49 pm

We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls.

It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them.

Of course morons do need countering so there isn't much to otherwise do.

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 9:49 pm

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Well yeah, there's those reasons, but also...

- gravity
- time zones
- the moon and the tides
- round the world trips that are all eastbound or westbound and end up back at the starting point
- and MUCH more

How do they explain all that?


They explain all with this :lol:

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 pm

flipdewaf wrote:
I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

Fred


Yep. This.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 12:46 am

But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge?

I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that.

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 1:22 am

People believe the earth is flat because they want to be stupid and defiant. It also pays well on Youtube when you get a lot of challengers.
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Thu May 16, 2019 2:14 am

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 am

flipdewaf wrote:
I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

The best explanation of the phenomenon I've read yet.

Tugger wrote:
We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls.

It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them.

Of course morons do need countering so there isn't much to otherwise do.

All true, but the problem is that genuinely stupid/ignorant/gullible people get taken in by the "Flat Earth" malarkey, accept it as gospel, and really dig in their heels whenever anyone challenges them on their belief no matter how much verifiable factual information the challenger offers as proof.

A hilarious subset of Flat Earthers who were also created by a troll that was taken seriously are the people who believe that Australia does not exist and that it is an elaborate lie created by the British government to cover up the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of convicts.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 6:20 am

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But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge?

I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that.

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Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they" will stop you. No, I don't know who "they" are. It's all a huge NASA-led conspiracy that every government is part of and it's all designed to hide the truth from us all. Thank goodness we have these brave warriors to show us.

Or, they're a bunch of idiots who don't understand science and are very bad at maths. Holy shit, a man with a stick calculated the circumference of Earth well over 2,000 years ago, but these idiots are still living in the dark ages.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 7:57 am

scbriml wrote:
BN747 wrote:
But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge?

I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that.

BN747


Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they" will stop you. No, I don't know who "they" are. It's all a huge NASA-led conspiracy that every government is part of and it's all designed to hide the truth from us all. Thank goodness we have these brave warriors to show us.

Or, they're a bunch of idiots who don't understand science and are very bad at maths. Holy shit, a man with a stick calculated the circumference of Earth well over 2,000 years ago, but these idiots are still living in the dark ages.


Even 2.500years ago. They indeed did also quite a good job in calculated the circumference of the earth. So these flat earthers are flatly denying 2.500years of science. Whatever does float your boat I guess.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 am

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No, I don't know who "they" are


The DVD, obviously.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am

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Even 2.500years ago. They indeed did also quite a good job in calculated the circumference of the earth. So these flat earthers are flatly denying 2.500years of science. Whatever does float your boat I guess.


I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll:

But seriously, everyone knows that the earth isn't flat - it's hollow, and there's currently going on a battle over the entrances to middle earth at both the north & south poles. This is why there are no satellite photos of the north pole.. :rotfl:
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:29 am

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Why do people believe the Earth is flat?


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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:31 am

BlueberryWheats wrote:
scbriml wrote:
No, I don't know who "they" are


The DVD, obviously.


OMG, it’s all starting to make sense! :rotfl:
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am

Some people believe in holistic medication; that a sky fairy built the earth in 6 days; that eating meat on a friday is bad for you; that failure to pray 5 times of day will deny you entry to heaven; that 9/11 was all a conspiracy; that Elvis is still alive; that the moon landings were fake; that a group of aliens live inside a volcano; that the position of stars dictate how your day will go. And so far and so forth.

Human being willingly stupid is nothing new, and nothing a modern society will change - they'll just stupid out over something even more outlandish than their predecessors.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 am

This might provide some explanation (for this and a lot of other things...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJqkzwAqT_k
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:49 am

dik909 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Even 2.500years ago. They indeed did also quite a good job in calculated the circumference of the earth. So these flat earthers are flatly denying 2.500years of science. Whatever does float your boat I guess.


I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll:

But seriously, everyone knows that the earth isn't flat - it's hollow, and there's currently going on a battle over the entrances to middle earth at both the north & south poles. This is why there are no satellite photos of the north pole.. :rotfl:


Are you sure about that? I thought the earth was ruled by the lizard people and that's why we see all these kind of crazy things happening.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 8:51 am

scbriml wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
scbriml wrote:
No, I don't know who "they" are


The DVD, obviously.


OMG, it’s all starting to make sense! :rotfl:


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I miss our old friend ;)
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am

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I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll:


Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp.

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day.

If The ‘desk lamp’ sun hypothesis were correct, a tall building would be illuminated from the bottom up at sun ‘rise’ and would become dark from the top down at sun ‘set’. I’m sure the simply observable opposite would be explained away as “perspective”. :banghead:
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 am

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The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day.


Hearing ya. I blame it on the popular misconception that literacy equals intelligence. Sorry, no. From the fact that one can read and write, it doesn't follow that one is a critical thinker.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 9:22 am

It was written in a book that some people think its flat, those people existed and therefore what they said is true. Must be flat.

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Thu May 16, 2019 10:21 am

flipdewaf wrote:
I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 11:51 am

flipdewaf wrote:
It was written in a book that some people think its flat, those people existed and therefore what they said is true. Must be flat.

Fred


Ooh, I see what you did there!
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 1:15 pm

There are people who believe that Marxism works so why wouldn't be some who believe that the Earth is flat or that the universe was created in 6 days by a divine entity?
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 2:32 pm

scbriml wrote:
dik909 wrote:
I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll:


Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp.

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day.

If The ‘desk lamp’ sun hypothesis were correct, a tall building would be illuminated from the bottom up at sun ‘rise’ and would become dark from the top down at sun ‘set’. I’m sure the simply observable opposite would be explained away as “perspective”. :banghead:


Good point! How exactly would 'night' occur in the first place? Someone pulls the night light switch? Or does the disk flip away from the Sun?

...and if the Sun is 6000 miles away, the moon what? 600 miles away? And where is Mercury and Venus? And is Jupiter flat as well???

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 pm

BN747 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
dik909 wrote:
I brought up Eratosthenes' experiment to a flat earther I know and his response was, "The sun is much closer than we are told." :roll:


Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp.

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day.

If The ‘desk lamp’ sun hypothesis were correct, a tall building would be illuminated from the bottom up at sun ‘rise’ and would become dark from the top down at sun ‘set’. I’m sure the simply observable opposite would be explained away as “perspective”. :banghead:


Good point! How exactly would 'night' occur in the first place? Someone pulls the night light switch? Or does the disk flip away from the Sun?

...and if the Sun is 6000 miles away, the moon what? 600 miles away? And where is Mercury and Venus? And is Jupiter flat as well???

BN747


No, they readily admit the other planets and the sun are spheroids...only the earth is flat. And some still think its the centre (screw you, I'm Canadian, we spell things like ze francais) of the solar system...or universe depending on what nutjob you watch. I wish there was an emoji that was worse than banging my head into a wall...maybe shooting myself in the face emoji? I can't believe the mental gymnastics that happens.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 pm

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BN747 wrote:
scbriml wrote:

Ah yes, the 6,000 mile away sun, rotating above the flat Earth, illuminating it like a desk lamp.

The biggest issue I have with FEers is they don’t use the brains they have to question what they observe with their own eyes every single day.

If The ‘desk lamp’ sun hypothesis were correct, a tall building would be illuminated from the bottom up at sun ‘rise’ and would become dark from the top down at sun ‘set’. I’m sure the simply observable opposite would be explained away as “perspective”. :banghead:


Good point! How exactly would 'night' occur in the first place? Someone pulls the night light switch? Or does the disk flip away from the Sun?

...and if the Sun is 6000 miles away, the moon what? 600 miles away? And where is Mercury and Venus? And is Jupiter flat as well???

BN747


No, they readily admit the other planets and the sun are spheroids...but only the earth is flat. And some still think its the centre of the solar system...or universe depending on what nutjob you watch. I wish there was an emoji that was worse than banging my head into a wall...maybe shooting myself in the face emoji? I can't believe the mental gymnastics that happens.


Exactly! Np kidding!

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 pm

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meecrob wrote:
BN747 wrote:

Good point! How exactly would 'night' occur in the first place? Someone pulls the night light switch? Or does the disk flip away from the Sun?

...and if the Sun is 6000 miles away, the moon what? 600 miles away? And where is Mercury and Venus? And is Jupiter flat as well???

BN747


No, they readily admit the other planets and the sun are spheroids...but only the earth is flat. And some still think its the centre of the solar system...or universe depending on what nutjob you watch. I wish there was an emoji that was worse than banging my head into a wall...maybe shooting myself in the face emoji? I can't believe the mental gymnastics that happens.


Exactly! Np kidding!

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There is a youtube video my search skills evidently aren't honed enough to find, but it was a skeptic at a flat earthers conference and they asked if Mars was flat and the person replied as if the interviewer was in kindergarten, " Uh of course mars is round...like we aren't stupid"
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu May 16, 2019 10:17 pm

meecrob wrote:
BN747 wrote:
meecrob wrote:

No, they readily admit the other planets and the sun are spheroids...but only the earth is flat. And some still think its the centre of the solar system...or universe depending on what nutjob you watch. I wish there was an emoji that was worse than banging my head into a wall...maybe shooting myself in the face emoji? I can't believe the mental gymnastics that happens.


Exactly! Np kidding!

BN747


There is a youtube video my search skills evidently aren't honed enough to find, but it was a skeptic at a flat earthers conference and they asked if Mars was flat and the person replied as if the interviewer was in kindergarten, " Uh of course mars is round...like we aren't stupid"


Oh jeez!...he would have been the perfect candidate to send and meet the aliens in 'Contact'. Like I said, why not send a moron.

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Fri May 17, 2019 10:12 pm

Also, another fact to think of, the most accurate world map is a globe. You cannot accurately map the world using a flat map because the Earth is a sphere. Therefore, flat maps are made to be close to the shapes of Earth’s surface, but not entirely accurate.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Fri May 17, 2019 10:45 pm

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We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls.

It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them.

Of course morons do need countering so there isn't much to otherwise do.

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That's a rather accurate analysis of it. With the internet it makes it that much easier.

Then of course there are the people who think they're all of a sudden smarter than every scientist who ever existed because they saw a youtube video saying the earth was flat. Both the trolls and the true believers get far more attention than they should. All thanks to the internet.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun May 19, 2019 2:37 pm

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the Netflix documentary "Behind the Curve". It's a documentary about flat earthers. It's pretty hilarious and there are a lot of moments where I was laughing out loud at the absurd crap these flat earthers were saying. The people who made this documentary also very subtly make fun of the flat earthers in the documentary. Also, this guy name Matt who claims to be the founder of the flat earth movement is one of the biggest whack jobs I have ever witnessed. I highly encourage anyone who wants a good laugh or at the very least, 96 minutes of entertainment to watch "Behind the Curve".
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun May 19, 2019 7:24 pm

I think that more and more feelings are more important than critical thinking and a flat earth construct gives people something to feel good about. It's like actual facts make me feel bad so they are invalid.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun May 19, 2019 8:46 pm

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I never understood about this.

  • If you have been on a airliner, it flies high enough that you can see the Earth is round
  • There has never been a case of someone falling off the edge of the Earth (because this is not possible)


This might give you some inside :D
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 22, 2019 12:35 pm

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BN747 wrote:
But. but, but ..has anyone been to the edge?

I've searched youtube, but vids of everything BUT that.

BN747


Oh come on! You obviously haven't watched enough videos, otherwise you'd know the ice wall keeps us safe (they have pictures of it) and of course, if anyone tries to get to to it "they" will stop you. No, I don't know who "they" are. It's all a huge NASA-led conspiracy that every government is part of and it's all designed to hide the truth from us all. Thank goodness we have these brave warriors to show us.

Or, they're a bunch of idiots who don't understand science and are very bad at maths. Holy shit, a man with a stick calculated the circumference of Earth well over 2,000 years ago, but these idiots are still living in the dark ages.


If you haven't seen "Behind the Curve" on Netflix, it is a good watch to get into the psychology of Flat Earther's. They tend to be conspiracy types who believe that Sandy Hook was faked, 9/11 was an inside job and The Moon Landing was done on a sound stage.

In the above documentary they get into the Dunning-Kruger effect with the flat earthers that they follow around. But their is an interesting debate is that are scientists and others supposed to coddle or ridicule these people. They make the argument in Behind the Curve that the science community needs to be more engaging with Flat Earthers where others like Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye have had enough of the anti science movement.

To give this argument a good ribbing watch this youtube video. There are 5 parts but I have only posted part one, this guy rips apart everything that Flat Eathers argue and its really funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgY8zNZ35uw

Also this is another Youtube channel all here should follow as he is a pilot and would bet is a member here.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Wolfie6020
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 22, 2019 4:08 pm

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In the above documentary they get into the Dunning-Kruger effect with the flat earthers that they follow around. But their is an interesting debate is that are scientists and others supposed to coddle or ridicule these people. They make the argument in Behind the Curve that the science community needs to be more engaging with Flat Earthers where others like Neil Degrasse Tyson and Bill Nye have had enough of the anti science movement.


For me, this was the most thought-provoking part of Behind The Curve.

I'll admit I have previously been very critical of FEers, but I can see the benefit in trying to engage and mentor them to promote more critical thinking on their part. However, for every reasonable FEer, there seems to be ten who are convinced that everything is a big NASA conspiracy lie and when presented with scientific evidence to refute their thinking, will simply dismiss it as "fake" or "doctored". They may be beyond saving.

Even after spending $20k on a laser gyroscope which proved to them beyond doubt that the Earth rotates 15deg every hour, they're still in denial and fighting to find an 'experiment' that will refute the Earth's rotation.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 22, 2019 8:44 pm

The simple answer is that there is a micro-blackhole directly above earth's north pole and it has forced the sun to orbit around it and also is what caused the earth rip apart and become flat!

Simple. Duh. Any moron could have figured that out....

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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:41 pm

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I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.[...]


You are absolutely right! And keep in mind that since the bronze age the more or less educated part of mankind had been aware of the fact that Earth is a SPHERE. The alleged belief in a "flat Earth" during the "dark middle ages" is a historical lie. Among others, Soviet Communists loved to spread this kind of misinformation in order to appear as saviours and the lone keepers ot truth.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Wed May 22, 2019 9:43 pm

The University of Sussex's own Flat Earth Society will host an event at The Globe pub in Brighton (UK):

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1765569 ... globe-pub/

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Tue May 28, 2019 3:52 pm

:D I have no idea why, but people all around the globe believe it.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Tue May 28, 2019 5:24 pm

Hahahaha. The earth is flat... Crazy people. Everyone knows it's hollow. Just ask the moon nazis.
 
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Erebus
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:03 am

Why?

To have an ARGUMENT.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:04 pm

stratclub wrote:
I think that more and more feelings are more important than critical thinking and a flat earth construct gives people something to feel good about. It's like actual facts make me feel bad so they are invalid.

This.
People are losing their trust in science, see fake news and conspiracies everywhere. Populist politicians and certain media are feeding this tendency.
If you don’t trust anyting or anybody, your understanding of the world will be thrown back to the stone age.
It’s not hard to imagine why this is a golden opportunity for certain politicians... . “Trust me, because I trust nobody”.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:43 am

Tugger wrote:
Any moron could have figured that out....

Tugg



...but not anyone else.
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:18 pm

flipdewaf wrote:
I think mostly it’s lonely people trying to get attention through being contrarian. It’s almost like teenage ‘goths’ trying to be different.

Fred


You mean like the people who post things on this website, sometimes claiming to be Democrats and liberal, but they have other names where they are conservative and Republican? It seems like the same personality defect.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:49 pm

Jalap wrote:
People are losing their trust in science, see fake news and conspiracies everywhere. Populist politicians and certain media are feeding this tendency.


There's a lot of truth in your statement. But, to be fair, a portion of it is self-inflicted.

When...

1) Many scientific experiments/results can't be reproduced (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39054778 | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replication_crisis)
2) Science Journals publish garbage and nonsense (https://www.theguardian.com/higher-educ ... fake-paper | https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... apers.html)
3) SJW's are claiming that things like MATH and scientific objectivity are racist and/or promote whiteness (https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/10/ ... professor/ | https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10658)

...you can't really blame the general public for losing at least a little bit of faith.

But, back to the subject at hand - it boggles the mind that people continue to push the flat earth theory when there are homemade videos of cameras attached to weather balloons, that show the complete ascent (and corresponding curvature of the earth) and, when there are experiments that even kids can complete that prove the earth is round.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:22 pm

Tugger wrote:
We live in the age of trolls, and this is one of the ultimate trolls.

It is soooo stupid that people will undoubtedly respond and that is all trolls want. So they say "FLAT!!!" and sit back and enjoy the attnetion they get as others try to educate them.

Of course morons do need countering so there isn't much to otherwise do.

Tugg


I completely agree.
 
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Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm

Probably for the same reason they don't believe in climate change: what they perceive is what they believe is true. So if it's colder than usual in their area, there's no such thing as climate change (even if other parts of the world are experiencing historic droughts or heat waves).

And if all I see is flatness, then Earth is flat and that's it.

NoTime wrote:
But, back to the subject at hand - it boggles the mind that people continue to push the flat earth theory when there are homemade videos of cameras attached to weather balloons, that show the complete ascent (and corresponding curvature of the earth) and, when there are experiments that even kids can complete that prove the earth is round.

Bah...that's just video editing to prove a point. FAKE!!!
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