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(Metro)   Antarctica is conclusive proof the Earth is flat. Some people actually believe this   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2018-02-05 01:49:34 PM  
I cannot believe that any flat-earther actually believes a word of that. I reckon it's just a drinking club - a bit like the old Monty Python "Society for putting things on top of other things".
 
2018-02-05 02:00:21 PM  
Flintoff said, 'If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it's round?
'Why, if we're hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn't be able to see it but you can.'


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2018-02-05 02:17:55 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Flintoff said, 'If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it's round?
'Why, if we're hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn't be able to see it but you can.'

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This:
Flintoff said, 'If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it's round?

Made me do my impression of the RCA dog.
 
2018-02-05 02:27:48 PM  
How do they explain the varying amounts of daylight seen around the globe? And time zones?

This is just IRL trolling.
 
2018-02-05 02:30:26 PM  
It's as if they have no understanding of physics and gravity at all.
 
2018-02-05 02:35:40 PM  
Setting aside any sort of 'evidence', what possible motive could all the world's governments have for perpetuating such an elaborate and expensive hoax?

It's easy to imagine motives behind lots of other conspiracy theories, but flat earth? WTF.
 
2018-02-05 02:37:14 PM  

Jake Havechek: It's as if they have no understanding of physics and gravity at all.


That's exactly it. They're too stupid to understand extremely basic concepts. But they're also too stupid to realize they don't understand it, so instead they form massive conspiracy theories that reinforce their ignorance so they don't have to go through the exercise of educating themselves.
 
2018-02-05 02:39:48 PM  
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2018-02-05 02:45:39 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Setting aside any sort of 'evidence', what possible motive could all the world's governments have for perpetuating such an elaborate and expensive hoax?

It's easy to imagine motives behind lots of other conspiracy theories, but flat earth? WTF.


They don't want anyone flying off the edge and upsetting the turtle.
 
2018-02-05 02:53:12 PM  
Tangent time. One of the odder physical proofs I've ever seen is the proof that universe isn't infinite: sloshing water.

/Don't ask me to explain it.
//I'm convinced that the Earth isn't flat because cats would knock everything off.
///And I'm also convinced that nobody actually believes it's flat.
 
2018-02-05 02:53:33 PM  
'She's flat like your head!' - Bugs Bunny - 'Hare We Go' - Christopher Columbus
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2018-02-05 03:00:03 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:00:26 PM  
Sorry, the earth is shaped like a bundt cake pan.

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2018-02-05 03:02:34 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:03:45 PM  
Well, if Antarctica isn't a continent, how do you explain this photo??

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2018-02-05 03:05:13 PM  
I could never grasp how some people can believe the most wild, ridiculous, overly complicated explanation of anything.  I have a buddy that completely buys into chem trails.  No amount of calm, logical explanation will ever sway him.  I tell him for it to be true thousands of people would have to be in on it, and 95% of them would be normal, run of the mill people, not MIB's.  People to refuel, maintenance guys, air traffic controllers.  Their would be flight logs, people refilling whatever the chemicals are, pilots, etc.  He then looks at me like I'm the naive fool.  I live in Vegas, and I've had more than a few Uber drivers that are convinced of a Mandalay Bay shooter conspiracy, that it was 10 guys and all the of the emergency response people, hundreds of cops, paramedics, firefighters, etc. are all in on it.  I will never understand it.
 
2018-02-05 03:05:30 PM  

luckyeddie: I cannot believe that any flat-earther actually believes a word of that. I reckon it's just a drinking club - a bit like the old Monty Python "Society for putting things on top of other things".


The understanding I've been led to believe is that it is akin to a religion. And no amount of facts will ever sway someone who has Faith.

/capitalized the F on purpose
 
2018-02-05 03:06:33 PM  
Also, is the moon round or a disk?? Because if it's round, then you need to explain why the earth doesn't collapse into being round the same way. And if it's a disk, you need to explain why it doesn't look like an oval in some places, and why it's pointed in the direction it's pointed.
 
2018-02-05 03:08:13 PM  
On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.
 
2018-02-05 03:12:01 PM  
THERE ARE NO ANTS IN ANTARCTICA!
'Splain dat, science boy.
 
2018-02-05 03:12:19 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Also, is the moon round or a disk?? Because if it's round, then you need to explain why the earth doesn't collapse into being round the same way. And if it's a disk, you need to explain why it doesn't look like an oval in some places, and why it's pointed in the direction it's pointed.


Because it's a hologram.
And yes, this is an actual conspiracy theory as well.
 
2018-02-05 03:16:00 PM  
For the billionth time,
No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public human beings.
 
2018-02-05 03:21:34 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:25:20 PM  

Sophont: itcamefromschenectady: Also, is the moon round or a disk?? Because if it's round, then you need to explain why the earth doesn't collapse into being round the same way. And if it's a disk, you need to explain why it doesn't look like an oval in some places, and why it's pointed in the direction it's pointed.

Because it's a hologram.
And yes, this is an actual conspiracy theory as well.


A hologram looks different from different angles. The moon looks the same from different places on the earth that would have different viewing angles. So saying it's a hologram is the OPPOSITE of an explanation!!

Also:

"But oh if you don't want me though
I'll only want you more
I fall in love with hard to get
You know you're just like me
A mystery with nothing more to see
A virtual reality

I'm in a love affair without a love song
I'm in the habit of having what I don't want
I'm just a hologram
You can see but don't touch me baby
Oh I bet you want me"

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2018-02-05 03:28:09 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Well, if Antarctica isn't a continent, how do you explain this photo??

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2018-02-05 03:28:51 PM  

luckyeddie: I cannot believe that any flat-earther actually believes a word of that. I reckon it's just a drinking club - a bit like the old Monty Python "Society for putting things on top of other things".


Sadly they exist...
 
2018-02-05 03:29:00 PM  
I'm coming to suspect that the current explosive growth of the flat-earth movement is a ploy by internet Nazis to try and throw a mask over their presence. It's already well-known that they hide themselves within the haze of Poe's Law, and by manufacturing another group where it's hard to tell sincere belief from satire, they artificially bolster their "I was just joking" bullshiate.
 
2018-02-05 03:35:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Flintoff said, 'If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it's round?
'Why, if we're hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn't be able to see it but you can.'

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Ask one of them to drop something while riding in a car, plane, of train. And then ask how come it didn't land behind them since they are moving so fast.
 
2018-02-05 03:37:14 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: Well, if Antarctica isn't a continent, how do you explain this photo??

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FAAAAAAAAKE!
 
2018-02-05 03:37:56 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: A hologram looks different from different angles. The moon looks the same from different places on the earth that would have different viewing angles. So saying it's a hologram is the OPPOSITE of an explanation!!


I didn't say it was a good explanation. Yes, it just raises further questions. But it's a conspiracy!
 
2018-02-05 03:38:51 PM  

edmo: On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.


Down... no wait, out... no... wouth?
 
2018-02-05 03:40:23 PM  
While I consider it tacit that the people who believe the earth to be flat are, without exception, sub-human morons, I'd like to know one thing about their little theory: Why? If the earth is flat why go to the enormous effort to conceal it? What is so important about it that seemingly every nation on earth is trying to conceal from their citizens?

Also, congrats to the flat earth believers for making 911 truthers, anti-vaxers, and the like look like Rhodes Scholars. That truly is a remarkable achievement.
 
2018-02-05 03:44:51 PM  

unicron702: I could never grasp how some people can believe the most wild, ridiculous, overly complicated explanation of anything.  I have a buddy that completely buys into chem trails.  No amount of calm, logical explanation will ever sway him.  I tell him for it to be true thousands of people would have to be in on it, and 95% of them would be normal, run of the mill people, not MIB's.  People to refuel, maintenance guys, air traffic controllers.  Their would be flight logs, people refilling whatever the chemicals are, pilots, etc.  He then looks at me like I'm the naive fool.  I live in Vegas, and I've had more than a few Uber drivers that are convinced of a Mandalay Bay shooter conspiracy, that it was 10 guys and all the of the emergency response people, hundreds of cops, paramedics, firefighters, etc. are all in on it.  I will never understand it.


I don't recall who the quote was from at this point, but one of the more brilliant things I've ever heard someone say is that you can't logically argue someone out of a position that they didn't logically argue themselves into.  There really is no point in trying to convince flat earthers or any other crazy conspiracy people that they are incorrect.

Also, I'm too distracted by this story on the side bar to finish the 'article'.
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2018-02-05 03:46:59 PM  

edmo: On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.


My variation on that question is simply to ask them to draw a map of the world. So easy to pick apart. Well, if it ever happened. Sadly I haven't run into one of these crazy people in real life.
 
2018-02-05 03:54:16 PM  

edmo: On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.


Rimward/Hubbard //Turnwise/Widdershins.
 
2018-02-05 03:57:05 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: edmo: On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.

Down... no wait, out... no... wouth?


"Out", according to the article.
 
2018-02-05 04:05:37 PM  
"why would no nation fight over Antarctica?"

Because there's no reason to? What would you do with a frozen ice land? You can't farm it. You can't mine it. It holds no strategic value. There's no point in having it. No one wants it that badly.
 
2018-02-05 04:08:06 PM  
I love flat earthers.  I love to see people who think differently.
 
2018-02-05 04:08:08 PM  

Mr Tarantula: edmo: On round planet, the south pole is the same direction from everywhere. On flat planet? Ask them what direction it is.

My variation on that question is simply to ask them to draw a map of the world. So easy to pick apart. Well, if it ever happened. Sadly I haven't run into one of these crazy people in real life.


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What now, biatches?
/Don't even try to get them to understand map projection.
 
2018-02-05 04:13:19 PM  
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2018-02-05 04:15:08 PM  
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2018-02-05 04:16:55 PM  
Hollow. Get your talking points right.
 
2018-02-05 04:20:51 PM  

Sim Tree: "why would no nation fight over Antarctica?"

Because there's no reason to? What would you do with a frozen ice land? You can't farm it. You can't mine it. It holds no strategic value. There's no point in having it. No one wants it that badly.


"Too cold" vs "secret ice wall around the rim", hmmm...
 
2018-02-05 04:27:41 PM  
Is anything stopping him from scooping up some of that high value Antarctica real estate?
 
2018-02-05 04:29:12 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Setting aside any sort of 'evidence', what possible motive could all the world's governments have for perpetuating such an elaborate and expensive hoax?


Obviously every country in the world is in the pocket of Big Globe.
 
2018-02-05 04:51:30 PM  
Yes, they believe it.  These are people who desire to the next Einstein, Tesla, or Faraday, and make the next big discovery, but because of their ineffectiveness, lack ot talent, lack of patience, or whatever other character flaws prevent them from being even a minor participant in the technological progress, they have to invent a new "discovery" that mainstream science rejects.  That is the only way they can be pioneers.  And never underestimate the ability of the human mind to rationalize something it wants to be true against the most irrefutable contradictory evidence.

It's not just Flat Earthers.  It's not at all just unintelligent people.  In fact I feel like intelligence breeds a certain type of this person.  Physicists are going through this right now.  Some of them are clinging to the theories they've been spinning out since the 70s, that were motivated mostly by nothing other than mathematical elegance, that the LHC hasn't borne out.  There are certainly any number of potential theories that could solve the problems of physics (some of which aren't really even problems, per se), yet many cling to modified versions of their theories, even though those theories no longer retain the mathematical elegance that motivated them in the first place.  The community even gets hostile to alternative theories.  This is not much different than Flat Earthism, it just runs atop a different baseline of intelligence.

Flat Earthism is like a fractal.  Take any group of people and you'll find a subset that had Flat-Earther levels of ridiculous beliefs relative to the baseline.  Flat-Earthers themselves probably have super-Flat-Earthers who have beliefs that make even typical Flat Earthers say, "Dude, come on."
 
2018-02-05 05:12:46 PM  
I like how all of the assumptions in their questions are wrong. Why has nobody claimed Antarctica? Well, some have. Why is no other bit of land not claimed. There are bits of land and water that are unclaimed, disputed, or the claims aren't defended. If the Earth is spinning through space shouldn't the water wobble. It does. These dumb questions go on and on like this.
 
2018-02-05 05:18:15 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Setting aside any sort of 'evidence', what possible motive could all the world's governments have for perpetuating such an elaborate and expensive hoax?

It's easy to imagine motives behind lots of other conspiracy theories, but flat earth? WTF.


They are all being paid off by Big Globe. There is an ancient evil consortium of Map-Makers who have a vested interest in pushing the Globe concept. Study it out!
 
2018-02-05 05:25:13 PM  
People are stupid. Really really stupid.

Just trying to imagine being that stupid is facinating.
 
2018-02-05 05:25:48 PM  

Sophont: itcamefromschenectady: Also, is the moon round or a disk?? Because if it's round, then you need to explain why the earth doesn't collapse into being round the same way. And if it's a disk, you need to explain why it doesn't look like an oval in some places, and why it's pointed in the direction it's pointed.

Because it's a hologram.
And yes, this is an actual conspiracy theory as well.


I realize that RAW already went the Conspiracy route in Illuminatus, but some writer needs to write a science fiction novel where all the conspiracy theories based on bogus physical science are true simultaneously, and all explained with reference to each other so they are totally internally consistent, (iow, much like cosmology, today).
 
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