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« on: August 14, 2008, 02:21:17 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,403802,00.html

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 02:33:10 PM »

I hate the flat earth society, they are the stupidist people in the "globe".
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 04:51:08 PM »

"Obviously it isn't perfectly flat, thanks to geological phenomena like hills and valleys."

Baloney!  Hatred

Hills and valleys are faked by big army brass, just like the moon landings. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 05:23:36 PM »

For the record, neither the Bible nor the ancient Greeks describe the earth as flat, although both used the phrase "the four corners of the earth" as a figure of speech to describe the four cardinal directions.

When people make up their minds that the world is run by vast conspiracies, they are automatically shut to all other evidence . . . whether they be flat earthers, Holocaust deniers, moon landing debunkers, or 9/11 conspiracy geeks.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 05:29:37 PM »

My grandmother firmly believed the moonlandings were faked.

She also thought Amy Carter was severely mentally retarded and this fact was being hidden from the public by the government. 


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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 06:38:27 PM »

I wonder why they think anyone would bother to lie about the earth being a sphere, if in fact it is flat.  I can't really see what anyone would gain from that.

And after all these years, why haven't these people chartered and airplane to take them to the edge of the earth?  They could prove themselves right that way.

And is it flat on the bottom as well?

Their theories on how it can by daytime in the US while simultaneously being nighttime in China must be pretty interesting.  Of course, China might just be a fabrication I guess.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 06:47:38 PM »

You really have to wonder what combination of ignorance and insanity makes people subscribe to such goofy beliefs beyond the age of 4 or 5. Really, that's about when the whole round earth thing was explained to me, and it made perfect sense then. Even if you somehow believe the astronauts, scientists and airlines of all nations have managed to keep this secret, as part of some vast conspiracy led by globe manufacturers (the most sensible reason for it I could come up with), you only need a rudimentary understanding of physics to see why a flat earth is far less likely than a globe. And I only need to turn on my TV to see that there are satellites in orbit. And apparently the entire Cold War was a hoax, or at least the space race, because you'd think the Soviet Union might have had something to say about a faked moon landing. Honestly, human stupidity knows no bounds.

The only belief people like this make me question is my belief in free speech.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 07:37:32 PM »

I think the earth is lumpy but not truly flat or round. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 08:33:11 PM »

You don't even need satellite images to know the earth is round.  As has been mentioned, the ancient Greeks managed to figure it out without the aid of satellite photos.  I've heard three different ways of proving the earth is round.  1.  Observing the earth's curved shadow on the moon during a lunar eclipse.  2.  Watching ships sink below the horizon as they go out to sea (rather than falling off the edge).  3.  Astronomical observations of the poisitions of constellations at various points around the world.

Even if you believe the moon landing was faked, how would you avoid those three proofs?
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 09:11:32 PM »

Even if you believe the moon landing was faked, how would you avoid those three proofs?

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 10:54:57 PM »

I wonder if all these people are trying to pull our legs? It'd be the world's biggest practical joke yet!
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 05:43:42 AM »


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"Circumnavigation is a case of traveling in a very broad circle across the surface of the Earth."

According to that map/theory, doesn't that mean the earth should be cone shaped, not flat?
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 06:20:48 AM »

None of these people must be able to drive either. If you drive down a really, really long road, you can't see the end and that's because of the curvature of the earth.  Lookingup
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 06:22:30 AM »

It's ROUND!!!! HERES PROOF!!!!

I DON"T THINK THE WORLD IS FLAT AT ALL-I THINK IT"S ROUND AS A BALL!!! LALALALALALA-TRA-LA!

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 06:31:11 AM »

Judas Priest think it's round too......so that means it is!  Hatred

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