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    Flat Earth

    I did a search of the forum but came up empty handed, is flat earth theory (I know that is a very loose definition of theory) a taboo subject here or are the flat earth believers afraid to come out and play?

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    I don't think Flat Earth Theory is taboo here; it would certainly be an astrophysical theory of some kind, and thus appropriate for this board.

    Did you have a specific Flat Earth conspiracy theory you wanted to propose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stutefish View Post
    I don't think Flat Earth Theory is taboo here; it would certainly be an astrophysical theory of some kind, and thus appropriate for this board.

    Did you have a specific Flat Earth conspiracy theory you wanted to propose?
    I am not a flat earth believer. Just wanted a general discussion since I find it to be a very "odd" idea. They deny gravity on Earth and say it is accelerating yet they say gravity exists normally everywhere else. I honestly find that twisted thinking fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepton View Post
    I am not a flat earth believer. Just wanted a general discussion since I find it to be a very "odd" idea. They deny gravity on Earth and say it is accelerating yet they say gravity exists normally everywhere else. I honestly find that twisted thinking fascinating.
    It's not taboo, it's just that the mainstream refuses to listen to their own minds and instead believe whatever the Ebil Government tells them.

    The Spherical Earth Hoax goes back hundreds of years.

    Modern day folks are tricked into thinking it's a sphere- But that doesn't make any sense and I can Prove it.

    We have airplanes right?
    Imagine you get on an airplane in Kansas and fly in a straight line to China. This Does Happen.

    Well, if you went in a straight line, flying from Kansas to China over a sphere- Your airplane would end up in outer space!
    But it doesn't!
    The planes still land in China!
    oops.. I messed up... Let me try again...
    The planes still land in China!!!1211
    Ok I got a 2 in there somehow. It's kinda cool so I'll leave it.

    Anyway, the planes still land in China after traveling in a straight line from Kansas and this Proves that the Earth is flat.

    There's more proof.
    The Moon.
    If the Earth was Round- like a ball, not like a pizza- then the Moon would be Out of view if it moved to the underside of the flat portion.
    Which happens. That's why sometimes you can't see the Moon!
    One last thing: If the Earth was truly round- then wouldn't the people on the southern Hemisphere have all their blood rush to their head?
    But southern hospitals aren't filled with patients with embolisms!
    This is more proof!!!11
    And the maps we have from flying over the land and taking picturres- if the Earth was round, all those images would be curved and would get smaller as the Imagery taking plane went ina straight line and ended up in outer space- but they don't! They stay the same. This also proves the earth is flat with photographic evidence.
    In fact, a Round Earth would also have no air on the bottom because down there, the "supposed" atmosphere would fall off into where the "supposed vacuum" begins.

    Yes, all you fools have been tricked by the Illuminati into thinking the Earth is like a ball- which makes no sense at all!!
    Think for yourselves!!
    Find out the TWOOF!!!!111

    Also, buy my book. Please. I'm hungry.

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    I think my brains just dribbled out through my ears after that post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    I think my brains just dribbled out through my ears after that post.
    Oh yes- thank you.
    tHAT'S MORE pROOF

    If the Earth was a Huge Round Spinning ball- all our brains would dribble out our noses and ears.
    Ever ride a Graviton ride at the carnival?

    Disprove THAT Debunkers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Yes, all you fools have been tricked by the Illuminati into thinking the Earth is like a ball- which makes no sense at all!!
    As masterful as this analysis is, it is not conclusive. However, I believe I can hammer the decisive nail into the skeptical coffin.

    Prepare your minds for the astounding truth: SPHERES DO NOT EXIST!

    Before the chorus of bleats from the blind followers of the Government-paid disinfo agents rises to a deafening crescendo, I present my proofs...

    To start with, reach out right now and grab the nearest circular object. It would be truly amazing, if not impossible, for me to guess what you are now holding, would it not?

    Yet I now assert that you are holding a flat disk which is iridescently shiny on at least one of its sides, with a hole in its center!

    Gaze at the shiny side. Move it close to your eyes, then further away. Close... Then far. Close... Far... Then ask yourself, "If spheres are so perfect, why are they not used as the trusted repositories of most of the world's data?" Close... Far...

    Already you should be prepared to accept as utter truth everything that I say to you. (And if you don't, you're just a big meany. Stare at the shiny disk some more.) Now watch as I move on to the most bogglingly conclusive proof of all, drawn from an ancient text of great renown...

    (And no, this isn't going to be the "four corners of the Earth" thing - although for the Earth to have four corners, it would have to be a tetrahedro - um, a square. Which just goes to further reinforce my case!)

    But now, the proof!

    It is implied in the Bible (1 Kings 7:23 and 2 Chronicles 4:2) that Pi is equal to three.

    However, according to one of the most basic tenets of Christian theology, Three is equal to One!

    Therefore, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is one... and a CIRCLE IS A STRAIGHT LINE!

    The incredulous and astonished world reels as the (flat) scales fall from a billion eyes. The ivory towers sway and topple, and the black helicopters arise drunkenly and crash into each other. I take no notice. I sit calmly, eyes closed, at peace with the perfection of the eternal line, my skull an impenetrable barrier which contains but the truth. The shiny, shimmering truth. Close... Far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jja View Post
    Prepare your minds for the astounding truth: SPHERES DO NOT EXIST!
    Heck, forget spheres, I'm not even sure about these so-called "circles".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jja View Post
    As masterful as this analysis is, it is not conclusive. However, I believe I can hammer the decisive nail into the skeptical coffin.

    Prepare your minds for the astounding truth: SPHERES DO NOT EXIST!

    Before the chorus of bleats from the blind followers of the Government-paid disinfo agents rises to a deafening crescendo, I present my proofs...

    To start with, reach out right now and grab the nearest circular object. It would be truly amazing, if not impossible, for me to guess what you are now holding, would it not?

    Yet I now assert that you are holding a flat disk which is iridescently shiny on at least one of its sides, with a hole in its center!

    Gaze at the shiny side. Move it close to your eyes, then further away. Close... Then far. Close... Far... Then ask yourself, "If spheres are so perfect, why are they not used as the trusted repositories of most of the world's data?" Close... Far...

    Already you should be prepared to accept as utter truth everything that I say to you. (And if you don't, you're just a big meany. Stare at the shiny disk some more.) Now watch as I move on to the most bogglingly conclusive proof of all, drawn from an ancient text of great renown...

    (And no, this isn't going to be the "four corners of the Earth" thing - although for the Earth to have four corners, it would have to be a tetrahedro - um, a square. Which just goes to further reinforce my case!)

    But now, the proof!

    It is implied in the Bible (1 Kings 7:23 and 2 Chronicles 4:2) that Pi is equal to three.

    However, according to one of the most basic tenets of Christian theology, Three is equal to One!

    Therefore, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is one... and a CIRCLE IS A STRAIGHT LINE!

    The incredulous and astonished world reels as the (flat) scales fall from a billion eyes. The ivory towers sway and topple, and the black helicopters arise drunkenly and crash into each other. I take no notice. I sit calmly, eyes closed, at peace with the perfection of the eternal line, my skull an impenetrable barrier which contains but the truth. The shiny, shimmering truth. Close... Far...
    Since Mr. Plait is now the president of the James Randi Educational Foundation maybe you can have him submit an application on your behalf for the 1 million dollar challenge since you are apparently psychic

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    It's not a taboo. It's just that the theory has been thoroughly debunked in the past, and you can't really come here with the same stuff (because it has been debunked already).

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    Hey Lepton

    I think this might be the current official page but not sure

    http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djubl...rthsociety.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Hey Lepton

    I think this might be the current official page but not sure
    Geez, these guys crack me up. The sun is a 32 mile wide spotlight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Since they say I shouldn't post URLs until I have a few more posts, I'll break this one up so someone can fix it please.

    the flatearth society.net /forum/

    Check out the crazies there
    Last edited by Lepton; 2008-Aug-07 at 01:46 AM. Reason: damn typos :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepton View Post
    Geez, these guys crack me up. The sun is a 32 mile wide spotlight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Since they say I shouldn't post URLs until I have a few more posts, I'll break this one up so someone can fix it please.

    the flatearth society.net /forum/

    Check out the crazies there
    http://www.theflatearthsociety.net/forum/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    Thanks neverfly....btw, funny posts earlier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepton View Post
    Thanks neverfly....btw, funny posts earlier
    You think I was jokin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepton View Post
    I did a search of the forum but came up empty handed, is flat earth theory (I know that is a very loose definition of theory) a taboo subject here or are the flat earth believers afraid to come out and play?
    I did a search and did find some flat earth threads, though generally they are joke threads.

    We've had plenty of proponents of ridiculous ideas around here: The earth is a tree, the sun has a solid iron shell, Martian rock sheep, Geocentrism (and ISS is a fake), etc. But, I think the flat earth idea has the disadvantage of being very well known even at the elementary school level. So, as ridiculous as it gets, this is still pretty far out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I did a search and did find some flat earth threads, though generally they are joke threads.

    We've had plenty of proponents of ridiculous ideas around here: The earth is a tree, the sun has a solid iron shell, Martian rock sheep, Geocentrism (and ISS is a fake), etc. But, I think the flat earth idea has the disadvantage of being very well known even at the elementary school level. So, as ridiculous as it gets, this is still pretty far out there.
    I found a few here by searching with the google bar but not through the search forum link. Seems like most forums using vbulliten software have that search problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Originally Posted by Lepton
    I did a search of the forum but came up empty handed,
    I did a search and did find some flat earth threads, though generally they are joke threads.
    It's hard not to read them as a joke. Their website looks like a joke.

    I wonder if the BBC story prompted this thread. It usually happens that way.
    Obviously; your searches didn't go well. It was a day old thread, probably stale by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    It's hard not to read them as a joke. Their website looks like a joke.

    I wonder if the BBC story prompted this thread. It usually happens that way.
    Obviously; your searches didn't go well. It was a day old thread, probably stale by now.
    Thanks for the link and no the BBC story had nothing to do with this thread. Didn't even know about the BBC story.

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    I got something even better then a flat earth... a HOLLOW earth!

    http://hollowearththeory.com/articles/impactCraters.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurner View Post
    I got something even better then a flat earth... a HOLLOW earth!

    http://hollowearththeory.com/articles/impactCraters.asp
    Perhaps it is flat AND hollow.

    Like a cheesy stuffed crust pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Perhaps it is flat AND hollow.

    Like a cheesy stuffed crust pizza.
    Your cheesy stuffed crust pizza theory of earth intrigues me. Do you have a brochure or pamphlet, or perhaps a newsletter to which I may subscribe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Your cheesy stuffed crust pizza theory of earth intrigues me. Do you have a brochure or pamphlet, or perhaps a newsletter to which I may subscribe?
    BAM!
    One Menu comin' up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    BAM!
    One Menu comin' up...
    HA!

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    There is no way the Earth is flat


    I put it on charge first thing this morning

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    Neverfly, you missed another irrefutable argument.

    If the Earth were a sphere, all our houses would have to be built with walls that were farther apart at the top than at the bottom. (Draw this for yourself if you don't believe me.) If they weren't, the walls would all fall inward during construction.

    But I've worked on houses, and watched others being built, and I know for a fact that the top edge of every wall is exactly the same length as the bottom edge. So the Earth has to be flat. QED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B. View Post
    Neverfly, you missed another irrefutable argument.

    If the Earth were a sphere, all our houses would have to be built with walls that were farther apart at the top than at the bottom. (Draw this for yourself if you don't believe me.) If they weren't, the walls would all fall inward during construction.

    But I've worked on houses, and watched others being built, and I know for a fact that the top edge of every wall is exactly the same length as the bottom edge. So the Earth has to be flat. QED!
    Then why are the bums of builders, visible on account of their low slung work jeans, clearly round? Eh? Eh?

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    I used to think these guys were some kind of stand up routine, maybe the likes of Weekly World News fictional news which would feature headlines like Batchild born, Bat child escapes, Batchild found. I though the whole movement was a tabloid comical joke, but after looking into them their 'movement' seems serious. They are everywhere on the fringe internet... I don't know how to class their mindset, maybe half pseudo mysticism, maybe just generally anti-everything rational, anti-establishment coast 2 coast conspiracy radio, they type of people who spend day and weeks trying to photograph 'Bigfoot' and good deal of paranoia stuff about aliens and lizard people

    They were in the news again recently

    The Flat Earth Society Just Responded to Elon Musk's Tweet And We're Confused
    https://www.sciencealert.com/the-fla...ars-conspiracy
    While pondering the exotic spectacle of the Martian sunset, the CEO wondered: given there's such a thing as the Flat Earth Society (yep), why doesn't the Red Planet have its own equivalent?

    "Why is there no Flat Mars Society!?" he tweeted, probably just to amuse himself and his followers, and likely never expecting to find a serious response.


    There have been similar threads on the forum before
    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthr...-Flat!!!/page4
    this one provided 4 pages of amusement

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    There is no way the Earth is flat


    I put it on charge first thing this morning
    LMAO, so silly its genius!

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    Major necromancy, almost as much as dredging up ancient misconceptions about the universe and promoting them in the modern era.

    Although to be fair, the ancients were never heavy on flat earth. Geocentrism yes, but not flat Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Major necromancy, almost as much as dredging up ancient misconceptions about the universe and promoting them in the modern era.

    Although to be fair, the ancients were never heavy on flat earth. Geocentrism yes, but not flat Earth.
    Which ancients, and what do you mean by "never heavy on flat earth"?

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