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Flat Earth
#1
Is there anyone out there considered themselves a "Flat Earther" ?   I have come across quite a few of them online(you Tube, especially). I  wonder if they deep down really believe what they espouse or if it's just a case of wanting to grab some attention or just argue for the sake of arguing. They seem pretty passionate about their views.  It seems like religious beliefs also play a role in Flat-Earthers model of a  Pancake-shaped home planet. I guess a round Earth and an ever-expanding Universe that is 13.8 billion years old  doesn't subscribe to their religious model. 

What do you all think of the Flat Earth argument and their belief in a big conspiracy among NASA and  other scientists that want to keep us ignorant of the "Truth"?

I appreciate your thoughts.
#2
I would estimate there is around 70 million of them if you went by the results of the election
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(12-14-2020, 02:39 PM)vector#1 Wrote: I would estimate there is around 70 million of them if you went by the results of the election


I would say you are SPOT ON .
#4
I think the thought/belief of a flat earth is asinine. But it's entirely up to the individual as to what they believe.

I don't know why but oftentimes, the crazier the belief, the more intense the passion.
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(12-18-2020, 08:12 PM)Granny Bear Wrote: I think the thought/belief of a flat earth is asinine.  But it's entirely up to the individual as to what they believe.

I don't know why but oftentimes, the crazier the belief, the more intense the passion.



The more I think about this, the more I'm convinced you are exactly right. I want to ponder on this some more.
#6
The flat Earth conspiracies are probably the best indicator of stupidity to exist in modern times. Ancient Greeks were able to figure out that our planet is not flat more than 2,000 years ago and made fairly accurate estimates of the Earth's diameter and circumference. Ptolemy estimated that only one-fourth of the planet was known to the Greeks, which also proved to be a pretty accurate estimate. Anybody who has any doubts about the shape of the Earth should be able to prove to themselves that it is not flat armed with only a good pair of binoculars or a telescope. Ships gradually disappear or appear over the horizon because of the curvature of the surface.

For the Earth to be flat, millions of people would have to be part of the conspiracy to keep the truth from us. There are so many technologies that are affected by the planet's curvature such as radio, GPS, and land surveying, that it should be obvious to any human being that we live on a sphere.
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(02-27-2021, 04:34 PM)Hoot Gibson Wrote: The flat Earth conspiracies are probably the best indicator of stupidity to exist in modern times. Ancient Greeks were able to figure out that our planet is not flat more than 2,000 years ago and made fairly accurate estimates of the Earth's diameter and circumference. Ptolemy estimated that only one-fourth of the planet was known to the Greeks, which also proved to be a pretty accurate estimate. Anybody who has any doubts about the shape of the Earth should be able to prove to themselves that it is not flat armed with only a good pair of binoculars or a telescope. Ships gradually disappear or appear over the horizon because of the curvature of the surface.

For the Earth to be flat, millions of people would have to be part of the conspiracy to keep the truth from us. There are so many technologies that are affected by the planet's curvature such as radio, GPS, and land surveying, that it should be obvious to any human being that we live on a sphere.


Perfect!!!


Plus, humans have known what eclipses  are for a very long time.  A lunar eclipse should be proof enough, you would think.  Now, if I looked up at the moon during an eclipse and saw this I might join the Flat Earth Society:


[Image: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/image...g&usqp=CAU]
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Stupid thread that attacks religious people. Useless waste of time and bandwidth. Notice the "seems" and "I guess" that always accompany these very thinly veiled idiotic political statements. Nobody knows anybody who thinks the Earth is flat.

It seems like religious beliefs also play a role in Flat-Earthers model of a  Pancake-shaped home planet. I guess a round Earth and an ever-expanding Universe that is 13.8 billion years old  doesn't subscribe to their religious model.
#9
BTW for the ignorant, this is a vast majority Judeo-Christian country who believes God created all the heavens and Earth. Shapes aren't important. I know some people hate that but it is a fact.
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(04-02-2021, 11:07 PM)jetpilot Wrote: BTW for the ignorant, this is a vast majority Judeo-Christian country who believes God created all the heavens and Earth. Shapes aren't important. I know some people hate that but it is a fact.



How about just answering the question, Jetson?   Do you believe in a literal hell- a fiery place of infinite torment for finite wrongdoings?

"Shapes are not important"   ...   You saying all that's important is that people believe God is in control of the heavens and earth and it's not important what shape people believe the earth is?   I believe it's very important that a person doesn't suspend rational thought and that he places trust in the scientific method over some figment of his imagination that makes him FEEL safer or more special than he really is.
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(04-03-2021, 10:28 AM)Old School Hound Wrote:
(04-02-2021, 11:07 PM)jetpilot Wrote: BTW for the ignorant, this is a vast majority Judeo-Christian country who believes God created all the heavens and Earth. Shapes aren't important. I know some people hate that but it is a fact.



How about just answering the question, Jetson?   Do you believe in a literal hell- a fiery place of infinite torment for finite wrongdoings?

"Shapes are not important"   ...   You saying all that's important is that people believe God is in control of the heavens and earth and it's not important what shape people believe the earth is?   I believe it's very important that a person doesn't suspend rational thought and that he places trust in the scientific method over some figment of his imagination that makes him FEEL safer or more special than he really is.
I don't know anyone who thinks the Earth is flat and neither do you. Nobody else does either. The real point of this thread is to promote your dislike of religious people. And if you think religion is just to make people feel more special than they are, you have raised the bar yet again on ignorance and hate.
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(04-04-2021, 09:55 AM)jetpilot Wrote:
(04-03-2021, 10:28 AM)Old School Hound Wrote:
(04-02-2021, 11:07 PM)jetpilot Wrote: BTW for the ignorant, this is a vast majority Judeo-Christian country who believes God created all the heavens and Earth. Shapes aren't important. I know some people hate that but it is a fact.



How about just answering the question, Jetson?   Do you believe in a literal hell- a fiery place of infinite torment for finite wrongdoings?

"Shapes are not important"   ...   You saying all that's important is that people believe God is in control of the heavens and earth and it's not important what shape people believe the earth is?   I believe it's very important that a person doesn't suspend rational thought and that he places trust in the scientific method over some figment of his imagination that makes him FEEL safer or more special than he really is.
I don't know anyone who thinks the Earth is flat and neither do you. Nobody else does either. The real point of this thread is to promote your dislike of religious people. And if you think religion is just to make people feel more special than they are, you have raised the bar yet again on ignorance and hate.
LOL sCiEnCe. Like the big bang theory or man came from apes? HAHAHAHAHA.
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Rasmussen Reports
@Rasmussen_Poll
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"Do you believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead?"

1000 National Adults - Yes
White - 69%
Black - 76%
Other Non-White - 70%
Democrats - 65%
Unaffiliated - 63%
Republicans - 85%
All Adults - 70%
#14
I mean, not to make light of their plea, but there's millions of men and women who believe they were born into the body of the wrong sex. To the point that they'll pay $50k to someone who will chop their stuff off. So no, it doesn't surprise me that there's people who believe the earth is flat.

There's also people who believe in the hollow earth theory.

And a large block of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth.

So..... I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised by ANY belief that people have.

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