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2018-02-14 05:10:37 PM  
I get the feeling that flat earthers are a thing only because the press keeps giving them oxygen because we all click and read how stupid they are. Kinda the way that guy Trump got so much free press.
 
2018-02-14 05:25:47 PM  
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2018-02-14 05:37:16 PM  
At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.
 
2018-02-14 05:38:38 PM  
Dann it. Flat Earthers.
 
2018-02-14 05:38:49 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


I vote dumb.
 
2018-02-14 05:39:36 PM  
FTMFA: Satan, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Zionists, the Vatican, and "NASA, of course" - clearly, the prevaricators-in-chief - were also mentioned.

What about The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothchilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up?
 
2018-02-14 05:40:59 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


I think a few of them are dumb, most are trolls. . .maybe some are Russian FSB trolls working to help tear down American science and technology.
 
2018-02-14 05:48:36 PM  
Remind me what anyone stands to gain from everyone thinking the earth is a sphere when in fact it's flat?
 
2018-02-14 05:49:57 PM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: FTMFA: Satan, the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Zionists, the Vatican, and "NASA, of course" - clearly, the prevaricators-in-chief - were also mentioned.

What about The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothchilds, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up?


No, no. It's Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people -- under the supervision of the reverse vampires -- are forcing NASA to hide the truth so that the Discordian Society can maintain it's secret world dominance.

Either that or they're all just really, really stupid.
 
2018-02-14 06:02:37 PM  

balial: Remind me what anyone stands to gain from everyone thinking the earth is a sphere when in fact it's flat?


All that lucrative public school district money budgeted for buying globes.
 
2018-02-14 06:04:25 PM  

Uzzah: balial: Remind me what anyone stands to gain from everyone thinking the earth is a sphere when in fact it's flat?

All that lucrative public school district money budgeted for buying globes.


Of course! Big Atlas!!
 
2018-02-14 06:06:38 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


Some are trolling themselves. Others are probably in it for the fun, or to sell them
undesirably round timeshares or something.
 
2018-02-14 06:13:20 PM  
Jesus, how many pages is that garbage?
 
2018-02-14 06:16:01 PM  
This is why education matters and why we should spend resources educating people in public schools. If they had a D- understanding of 4th grade mathematics and physics they wouldn't be saying these absurd things in the first place.

It has to be a long troll. I refuse to believe any person is doing this except out of spite or for snickers. They may guffaw at how deep the hole may be, but I promise you no effort was ever spent to lubricate their brains. We must make haste to indulge in mental prophylaxis lest this tainted seed sneak into the hidey-holes of our minds. The women need to be educated, too, for I fear they may have suffered an enormous gap overlong. Let them come to enjoy every thrust of education much as men have reached around to provide a helping hand. And that springs up a bone I must pick with my fellow men, you really aren't pulling your weight. Jerks.
 
2018-02-14 06:21:42 PM  
Some people are dumb.
Some people are so dumb they think they are smart.
Some people cling to stupid ideas with every bit of energy they can muster because it is all they have.
Some people blame outside forces for their own failings.
Some people blame vast conspiracies for the inability to reach their dreams no matter how farfetched the dream was or how little work they put into it.
Some people are dumb.
 
2018-02-14 06:27:24 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


There have been Flat Earth groups who aren't serious (or at least who don't seriously subscribe to the idea that the Earth is flat) but are instead intended as a satirical "question everything and don't blindly accept authority" thing.

Unfortunately,. they're not the ones who get the press.
 
2018-02-14 06:33:06 PM  
Not interested in the scientific views of mildly to severely retarded people, subby.
 
2018-02-14 06:37:52 PM  
Just blow it up you numskulls! 
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2018-02-14 06:40:36 PM  

Barfmaker: I get the feeling that flat earthers are a thing only because the press keeps giving them oxygen because we all click and read how stupid they are. Kinda the way that guy Trump got so much free press.


We'll know they've hit the mainstream when we get a reboot of Flat Earth2:
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/Buy the DVD...it's also flat!
 
2018-02-14 06:41:20 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


It has to be a joke. Like a lot of the big foot people are in it for the lulz
 
2018-02-14 06:48:29 PM  
All y'all iz wrong:
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2018-02-14 06:53:01 PM  
They don't even know what they don't know.
 
2018-02-14 06:55:28 PM  
How many times do we have to go over this?    The Earth is not flat.   It is hollow
 
2018-02-14 06:58:25 PM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: Colonel Sanders before he went tits up


look at the rube who thinks the colonel is dead! if he's dead, then who's starring in all those adds?
 
2018-02-14 07:00:53 PM  
If we had been calling stupid people stupid all this time like I wanted, so many things would be better now.

But NO, you people are like, "No, that's mean, we should try to understand them ..."
 
2018-02-14 07:01:39 PM  

tlchwi02: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Colonel Sanders before he went tits up

look at the rube who thinks the colonel is dead! if he's dead, then who's starring in all those adds?


Pretty sure it's Becky
 
2018-02-14 07:01:46 PM  
If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.
 
2018-02-14 07:03:53 PM  
Man that Vice piece was hard to watch because, they are so sure of themselves.
 
2018-02-14 07:11:24 PM  

brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.

Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.
 
2018-02-14 07:11:32 PM  

Tyrosine: No, no. It's Rand Corporation, in conjunction with the saucer people -- under the supervision of the reverse vampires -- are forcing NASA to hide the truth so that the Discordian Society can maintain it's secret world dominance.

Either that or they're all just really, really stupid.

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I'm thinking they are that stupid.
 
2018-02-14 07:21:06 PM  
What cracks me up is that a good Flat Earther will happily mock anyone who asks why there are no pictures of the edge of the Flat Earth, but give zero reason for the mockery, much less am answer to the question. It's just, "oh, look at this noob asking about the edge. Like we've never heard that once before."

It's a form of willing ignorance you don't see outside of the Trump administration.
 
2018-02-14 07:35:38 PM  
TL, DR: Not a single thing that hasn't been brought up in every Fark thread about Flat Earthers. Once again, an IFLScience link turned out to be a waste of bandwidth.
 
2018-02-14 07:38:25 PM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: and Colonel Sanders


with his wee beedy eyes.
 
2018-02-14 07:40:13 PM  

mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.


Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/f​o​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!
 
2018-02-14 07:47:34 PM  

Silverstaff: 47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.

I think a few of them are dumb, most are trolls. . .maybe some are Russian FSB trolls working to help tear down American science and technology.


That would take a few generations of handed-down stupidity to achieve, but given what's been happening politically in this country, it's certainly possible....
 
2018-02-14 08:21:41 PM  
Ignore creationists.
 
2018-02-14 09:00:33 PM  

Mikey1969: mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.

Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/fo​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!


I feel dumber for reading their FAQ
 
2018-02-14 09:04:56 PM  

47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.


90% dumb and 10% troll, I'd say. And there may be a little overlap too.
 
2018-02-14 09:07:07 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: 47 is the new 42: At this point I can't tell whether flat partners are dumb our just trolling us.

I vote dumb.


I'm sure they vote dumb as well.
 
2018-02-14 09:10:12 PM  

Truck Fump: Mikey1969: mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.

Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/fo​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!

I feel dumber for reading their FAQ


Yup... Just started reading it myself because I had to help my stepson with his car. These guys are amazingly dense.
 
2018-02-14 09:16:28 PM  

Truck Fump: Mikey1969: mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.

Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/fo​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!

I feel dumber for reading their FAQ


Here's a link to the "Bedford Level Experiment". They're right, someone measured 6 miles of straight river and found no curvature where there should be. The only problem is that they stop there and don't talk about the part where the actual professional surveyor did the job again, this time accounting for light refraction and making the necessary adjustments, and showed that the first "Gotcha" experiment was flawed. It's actually quite interesting...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedfo​r​d_Level_experiment
 
2018-02-14 09:34:26 PM  
I've got to wonder what the flat-Earthers think of Christopher Columbus. You'd think those kinds of people would totally be here for the traditional American version of the Christopher Columbus story, but isn't that fundamentally incompatible with a flat Earth?
 
2018-02-14 09:38:07 PM  
Not a flat-earther, but the other day a coworker told me that NASA was lying to us about chemtrails. I was dumbfounded.... It was early and the first time I ever met a chemtrail believer in person.

That NASA must really be full of shiat.
 
2018-02-14 09:44:15 PM  

Mikey1969: mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.

Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/fo​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!


Unfortunately thst still leaves an areanear the center that is eithe always dark or always light.  And atmospheric light scatter still blows that out of the water.
 
2018-02-14 10:04:27 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Jesus, how many pages is that garbage?


They have a button: View Full Article that puts it all on one page.
 
2018-02-14 10:22:25 PM  
The world is really controlled by Waffle House.

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2018-02-14 11:33:01 PM  

Mikey1969: Truck Fump: Mikey1969: mcsmiley: brantgoose: If Flat Earthers are serious about the Earth being flat, then there is only one way to proof it.

Climb down to the other side of the Earth and fall off.

real simple,  call someone in an opposing time zone at noon math says if the sun is overhead it will be visible everywhere on the same side of the earth.Eratosthenes figured this out over 2000 years ago.

Yeah, well, he obviously hasn't heard of the "Sun is a spotlight" theory.
https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/fo​rum/index.php?topic=32319.0

Chance meeting, langoliers!

I feel dumber for reading their FAQ

Here's a link to the "Bedford Level Experiment". They're right, someone measured 6 miles of straight river and found no curvature where there should be. The only problem is that they stop there and don't talk about the part where the actual professional surveyor did the job again, this time accounting for light refraction and making the necessary adjustments, and showed that the first "Gotcha" experiment was flawed. It's actually quite interesting...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedfor​d_Level_experiment


Not just any surveyor - that was Alfred Russel Wallace, best known for independently developing the theory of natural selection, twelve years prior.  Darwin increased his fame and fortune by publishing the theory in book form, but Wallace struggled financially, so Hampden's 500 pound bet would have been much-needed income for Wallace.
 
2018-02-14 11:39:27 PM  
I'd love to fly, say, from the Falklands to Melbourne using a Flat Earth map; I've always wanted to see Alaska from the air.
 
2018-02-14 11:46:24 PM  

etoof: tlchwi02: Enormous-Schwanstucker: Colonel Sanders before he went tits up

look at the rube who thinks the colonel is dead! if he's dead, then who's starring in all those adds?

Pretty sure it's Becky


Pretty sure that's Taylor Swift.
 
2018-02-15 12:18:21 AM  

The Fork: Not a flat-earther, but the other day a coworker told me that NASA was lying to us about chemtrails. I was dumbfounded.... It was early and the first time I ever met a chemtrail believer in person.


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How much more evidence do you need?
 
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