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2017-12-04 03:46:32 PM  
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2017-12-04 03:48:18 PM  
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2017-12-04 04:00:46 PM  
Didn't this guy live tweet from the event? I seem to remember that.

DNRTFA obviously, why break my streak.
 
2017-12-04 04:15:10 PM  
All the flat earthers are astrophysicists entertaining themselves.
 
2017-12-04 04:15:46 PM  
'She's flat like your head!' - Bugs Bunny - 'Hare We Go' - Christopher Columbus
Youtube TBv3_0j0y_4
 
2017-12-04 04:23:36 PM  
I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?
 
2017-12-04 04:26:21 PM  

Ed Grubermann: I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?


Donald Trump is the president. Would you like to rethink your question?
 
2017-12-04 04:32:12 PM  

Barfmaker: Ed Grubermann: I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?

Donald Trump is the president. Would you like to rethink your question?


Hillary Clinton was almost president. Would you like to rethink your question?
 
2017-12-04 04:36:12 PM  

WelldeadLink: Barfmaker: Ed Grubermann: I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?

Donald Trump is the president. Would you like to rethink your question?

Hillary Clinton was almost president. Would you like to rethink your question?


People *still* think Clinton would have been a worse choice than Trump.  Would you like to (etc)
 
2017-12-04 04:47:18 PM  
I am thoroughly convinced that the whole Flat Earth Society is one giant troll.

If its not, I just want to know what the point of the conspiracy is, then? I mean, every great conspiracy has a point, whether its 9/11, JFK, Chemtrails. I just can't seem to figure out why they believe there is a conspiracy here. What are the conspirators covering up?
 
2017-12-04 04:47:26 PM  
The flat Earthers are the perfect illustration of one of the great dichotomies of the information age. The internet, satellites, smart phones, fiber optics-all of it-allows the world's most intelligent thinkers and outright geniuses to share ideas, share data, and collaborate on a scale never before seen in the totality of human history.

Unfortunately, it also allows the dumbest dumbfarks of the world onto the same platforms, and to collaborate on the same scales as well.

And it appears that there are a LOT more dumbfarks out there than anyone ever imagined...
 
2017-12-04 04:48:12 PM  

WelldeadLink: Hillary Clinton was almost president. Would you like to rethink your question?


Oh no!  Why would a former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and Yale-educated lawyer with 20 years of experience in state and national policy writing and foundation management even think they are qualified to run for president.  No way she knows her way around politics, government, or public office.  She's only in the top 5% experience bracket of people who have ever run for the position from a major party in U.S. history.

Let me clutch my pearls.
 
2017-12-04 04:49:56 PM  
Why do people keep going on about "round v flat"? Pizza is round and flat.

It's spherical. Okay, it's an oblate ellipsoid, but the difference is negligible on a human scale.
 
2017-12-04 04:50:06 PM  
It's an ultimate form of denial for stupid people to feel they are intellectually superior to everyone else.
 
2017-12-04 04:56:12 PM  

capn' fun: The flat Earthers are the perfect illustration of one of the great dichotomies of the information age. The internet, satellites, smart phones, fiber optics-all of it-allows the world's most intelligent thinkers and outright geniuses to share ideas, share data, and collaborate on a scale never before seen in the totality of human history.

Unfortunately, it also allows the dumbest dumbfarks of the world onto the same platforms, and to collaborate on the same scales as well.

And it appears that there are a LOT more dumbfarks out there than anyone ever imagined...


What might be throwing us all is the appearance that these numbers seem to be growing, but I think it's really because use of computers and access to the internet is just becoming so easy that even a moron can do it, thus all the morons. Back in the good old days of early the internet us nerds were much more prevalent. True the conspiracy theorists were always there, but they were a fringe element then. Now they seem to be much more mainstream.
 
2017-12-04 04:58:02 PM  

MacGuff: I am thoroughly convinced that the whole Flat Earth Society is one giant troll.

If its not, I just want to know what the point of the conspiracy is, then? I mean, every great conspiracy has a point, whether its 9/11, JFK, Chemtrails. I just can't seem to figure out why they believe there is a conspiracy here. What are the conspirators covering up?


It's the Globalist New World Order, man.  Do you not realize how much money Rand McNally makes selling globes to schools?  Don't you realize they're behind all the revolutions across the planet, so they can keep selling globes with new imaginary countries on them?

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE.
 
2017-12-04 05:03:26 PM  

Keeve: capn' fun: The flat Earthers are the perfect illustration of one of the great dichotomies of the information age. The internet, satellites, smart phones, fiber optics-all of it-allows the world's most intelligent thinkers and outright geniuses to share ideas, share data, and collaborate on a scale never before seen in the totality of human history.

Unfortunately, it also allows the dumbest dumbfarks of the world onto the same platforms, and to collaborate on the same scales as well.

And it appears that there are a LOT more dumbfarks out there than anyone ever imagined...

What might be throwing us all is the appearance that these numbers seem to be growing, but I think it's really because use of computers and access to the internet is just becoming so easy that even a moron can do it, thus all the morons. Back in the good old days of early the internet us nerds were much more prevalent. True the conspiracy theorists were always there, but they were a fringe element then. Now they seem to be much more mainstream.


That's exactly what I meant. The internet as an "intellectual equalizer" sounds great in concept if you're thinking that a modern day Newton could find a modern day Faraday out on the web somewhere and they could then link up with a modern day Tesla, all at the speed of email or IM. Which IS happening. On the other hand, it also means that everybody else can also connect, and I think maybe society in general was being a bit too generous as to how far to the right the curve was for "average intelligence.
 
2017-12-04 05:03:49 PM  

Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]


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This is the actual counter argument......
 
2017-12-04 05:04:18 PM  

Ed Grubermann: I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?


There's your problem. You have a round head. Theirs are flat.
 
2017-12-04 05:07:13 PM  

AdrienVeidt: MacGuff: I am thoroughly convinced that the whole Flat Earth Society is one giant troll.

If its not, I just want to know what the point of the conspiracy is, then? I mean, every great conspiracy has a point, whether its 9/11, JFK, Chemtrails. I just can't seem to figure out why they believe there is a conspiracy here. What are the conspirators covering up?

It's the Globalist New World Order, man.  Do you not realize how much money Rand McNally makes selling globes to schools?  Don't you realize they're behind all the revolutions across the planet, so they can keep selling globes with new imaginary countries on them?

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE.


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2017-12-04 05:10:13 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: This is the actual counter argument......


But you can see the lightbulb from any point on that wall...*head explodes*
 
2017-12-04 05:12:38 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......


Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.
 
2017-12-04 05:16:18 PM  
These have to be mostly lost people joining a "gang" for perceived relevance who are trolling. A few are probably doing it for sh*ts and giggles, and maybe 2 "have problems" and believe it.
 
2017-12-04 05:16:33 PM  

skyotter: WelldeadLink: Barfmaker: Ed Grubermann: I just can't get my head around these idiots. How batshiat do you have to be to cling to these asinine ideas?

Donald Trump is the president. Would you like to rethink your question?

Hillary Clinton was almost president. Would you like to rethink your question?

People *still* think Clinton would have been a worse choice than Trump.  Would you like to (etc)


I can't think of a worse choice than Trump. The man is an idiot.
 
2017-12-04 05:19:11 PM  

Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]


The Earth is a flat disc, like the intact cookie.

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The Sun is in the position of the coffee cup. Because of the Earth's thick atmosphere, the light from the Sun does not penetrate to the far side of the Earth. The Sun illuminates the white half of the cookie, as shown in the picture, but the sunlight does not fall on the black side of the cookie, where it is now night time.

The Earth spins, making a full rotation each day. During that rotation, the part of the cookie that is closest to the Sun changes. Imagine that the cookie rotates, but the frosting stays where it is. The portion of the cookie underneath the white frosting will rotate so that it is now under the black frosting, such that it is now nighttime there. And the part of the cookie under the black frosting in the picture will, in a few hours, rotate so that it now receives daylight.
The half-eaten cookie represents the Moon. it is currently a half-moon, because God is slowly eating that cookie. When He is done eating, we have a new moon, at which point the Cosmic Waiter brings us another Moon cookie for God to eat.
 
2017-12-04 05:31:21 PM  
Artist's depiction of said Astrophysicist before surgery:

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2017-12-04 05:31:57 PM  
Flat Earthers, please perform this simple experiment:

1) Go to Chicago.
2) Get a rowboat and head out onto Lake Michigan.
3) Row until the tallest of the tall buildings finally disappears below the horizon.
4) Ponder the significance of what you have just observed.
5) Drown yourself.
 
2017-12-04 05:46:32 PM  

Spectrum: 3) Row until the tallest of the tall buildings finally disappears below the horizon.
4) Ponder the significance of what you have just observed.


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The water closest to land, like the water closest to the side of a test tube, is at a higher level than the water in the middle of the lake/tube. When you're in the center of the lake, you can't see the buildings anymore because you've slid downhill and are in a "valley" of water -- all you can see is the water around, and slightly above, you.
 
2017-12-04 05:50:34 PM  

Uzzah: Spectrum: 3) Row until the tallest of the tall buildings finally disappears below the horizon.
4) Ponder the significance of what you have just observed.

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The water closest to land, like the water closest to the side of a test tube, is at a higher level than the water in the middle of the lake/tube. When you're in the center of the lake, you can't see the buildings anymore because you've slid downhill and are in a "valley" of water -- all you can see is the water around, and slightly above, you.


Proceed to step 5.
 
2017-12-04 05:52:44 PM  

Uzzah: Spectrum: 3) Row until the tallest of the tall buildings finally disappears below the horizon.
4) Ponder the significance of what you have just observed.

[img.fark.net image 238x159]

The water closest to land, like the water closest to the side of a test tube, is at a higher level than the water in the middle of the lake/tube. When you're in the center of the lake, you can't see the buildings anymore because you've slid downhill and are in a "valley" of water -- all you can see is the water around, and slightly above, you.


So, by extension, if you row all the way to the *other* side of the lake, you'll be at the high point, and be able to see Chicago in all its glory...
 
DB
2017-12-04 05:52:51 PM  

Uzzah: Spectrum: 3) Row until the tallest of the tall buildings finally disappears below the horizon.
4) Ponder the significance of what you have just observed.

[img.fark.net image 238x159]

The water closest to land, like the water closest to the side of a test tube, is at a higher level than the water in the middle of the lake/tube. When you're in the center of the lake, you can't see the buildings anymore because you've slid downhill and are in a "valley" of water -- all you can see is the water around, and slightly above, you.


You are good at this. I've never seen that argument. Too bad it doesn't hold water.
 
2017-12-04 06:00:56 PM  
It actually takes only about 175 Watts, plus extra power deal with ineffencies, to make enough Oxygen from water for someone to survive.
 
2017-12-04 06:04:18 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

[img.fark.net image 736x736][View Full Size image _x_] This is the actual counter argument......


You know, that picture was taken from one of the "dark" areas...so how could they see the light?
 
2017-12-04 06:07:09 PM  

MacGuff: I am thoroughly convinced that the whole Flat Earth Society is one giant troll.

If its not, I just want to know what the point of the conspiracy is, then? I mean, every great conspiracy has a point, whether its 9/11, JFK, Chemtrails. I just can't seem to figure out why they believe there is a conspiracy here. What are the conspirators covering up?


It makes them feel special and powerful in a confusing and ever-changing world.
 
2017-12-04 06:13:37 PM  

thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.


Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.
 
2017-12-04 06:15:41 PM  

naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.


Rand cocking? Really autocorrect? F*ck it, maybe in flat earth-ese that's what it's called.
 
2017-12-04 06:20:33 PM  

naughtyrev: naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.

Rand cocking? Really autocorrect? F*ck it, maybe in flat earth-ese that's what it's called.


I just assumed it was one if their made up terms.
 
2017-12-04 06:25:19 PM  

meat0918: naughtyrev: naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.

Rand cocking? Really autocorrect? F*ck it, maybe in flat earth-ese that's what it's called.

I just assumed it was one if their made up terms.


I thought it was Geddy Lee's mastubation technique.
 
2017-12-04 06:27:20 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

[img.fark.net image 736x736][View Full Size image _x_] This is the actual counter argument......


And, from the article:
"If you're a flat Earther in New York, calling one of your Flat Earth colleagues in Los Angeles, you simply ask them a question about the current altitude of the sun and the Flat Earth Society member in Los Angeles has to lie to you in order to maintain your Flat Earth worldview," the astrophysicist explained.

No, they don't. Their theory has the sun at a relatively close distance, so it would be at different angles overhead at different longitudes.
Are we sure this guy is an astrophysicist? I mean, you can disagree with the Flearther theories because they're scientifically and logically incorrect, but he hasn't even begun to understand what he's disagreeing with.
 
2017-12-04 06:32:40 PM  

naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.


There's also their other theory that the atmosphere has significant refraction as you get up in altitude, such that the apparent position of the sun or moon when "far away" ends up "below" the disc:
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That's the best part of the Flearther trolls: exposing people who know the Earth is round, but have no idea why it is and can't point out the flaws in the Flearther theories.
 
2017-12-04 06:44:08 PM  
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/Also applies to Trumpers.
 
2017-12-04 06:55:02 PM  

Znuh: [i.redd.it image 480x480]
/Also applies to Trumpers.


Also for that first frame you can go to the time of clay tablets and abacii....roughly 250bc...not just shape, but size within 2%
 
2017-12-04 07:02:49 PM  

Theaetetus: naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.

There's also their other theory that the atmosphere has significant refraction as you get up in altitude, such that the apparent position of the sun or moon when "far away" ends up "below" the disc:
[pbs.twimg.com image 788x788][View Full Size image _x_]

That's the best part of the Flearther trolls: exposing people who know the Earth is round, but have no idea why it is and can't point out the flaws in the Flearther theories.


The insane lengths that Flat Earthers will go to in order to explain natural phenomena that are very simple in a spherical-earth model is quite impressive.  I mean, it's completely retarded, but wow.
 
2017-12-04 07:08:32 PM  

OptionC: Theaetetus: naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]


The insane lengths that Flat Earthers will go to in order to explain natural phenomena that are very simple in a spherical-earth model is quite impressive.  I mean, it's completely retarded, but wow.


This and scammers.  If they spent the amount of time and energy they spent on this garbage, they could do truly productive things for this planet.
 
2017-12-04 07:21:33 PM  

OptionC: Theaetetus: naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.

Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.

There's also their other theory that the atmosphere has significant refraction as you get up in altitude, such that the apparent position of the sun or moon when "far away" ends up "below" the disc:
[pbs.twimg.com image 788x788][View Full Size image _x_]

That's the best part of the Flearther trolls: exposing people who know the Earth is round, but have no idea why it is and can't point out the flaws in the Flearther theories.

The insane lengths that Flat Earthers will go to in order to explain natural phenomena that are very simple in a spherical-earth model is quite impressive.  I mean, it's completely retarded, but wow.


There's a long tradition of impressive yet insane lengths to explain natural phenomena...
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-12-04 08:36:03 PM  

AdrienVeidt: MacGuff: I am thoroughly convinced that the whole Flat Earth Society is one giant troll.

If its not, I just want to know what the point of the conspiracy is, then? I mean, every great conspiracy has a point, whether its 9/11, JFK, Chemtrails. I just can't seem to figure out why they believe there is a conspiracy here. What are the conspirators covering up?

It's the Globalist New World Order, man.  Do you not realize how much money Rand McNally makes selling globes to schools?  Don't you realize they're behind all the revolutions across the planet, so they can keep selling globes with new imaginary countries on them?

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE.


RAND Corp does feature prominently in a number of conspiracies. They control people's perceptions of the world through their Rand McNally subsidiary.
 
2017-12-04 10:05:53 PM  
I guess "secretly infiltrated" sounds a lot cooler than "joined some facebook groups".
 
2017-12-04 10:17:30 PM  
CSS: my mom's company supplied tools and hardware to the Stanford Linear Accelerator, a 2-mile long building. It was actually a very hard project to build, because (and you can look this up yourself) the curvature of the earth over that distance is enough that that you can't use levels. The building has to slope "up" enough to make sure the particles go truly straight.

But I suppose hoodwinking an entire construction crew, all their suppliers, spending millions of extra dollars, and building a non-level particle accelerator that somehow still functions just shows how deep the conspiracy really goes.
 
2017-12-04 10:17:30 PM  

naughtyrev: thrasherrr: RoyFokker'sGhost: Circusdog320: [img.fark.net image 425x421][View Full Size image _x_]

This is the actual counter argument......

Thanks. I've never seen failure of cognitive dissonance expressed as a picture before.

/If the camera can see the lamp from the dark part of the wall, humans could see the sun from the dark part of the earth.


Well, no, because what's also being hidden is the giant world tree at the center of the disc. It's not just the edges that are being obscured. So the day night cycle is caused by the sun rand cocking around the world tree and the shadow cast by it. The whole disc we're on is WAY bigger than anyone wants you to believe.


I guess the explain why driving through Conneticut seems like it takes forever.
 
2017-12-05 02:14:29 AM  
I'm guessing about 95% of the people on Flat Earth forums are people who "infiltrated" the community.
 
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