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Flat Earthers are planning a trip to Antarctica

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Captain Risky
2 hours ago, Goddess of the Mist said:

Could it be they're looking at the world like it's "muffin-top" shaped? Therefore, it would actually be like a curved ball all around the top and sides, but flat on the bottom. That could allow for some of the curvature that is seen. 

excellent way to describe it. for some strange reason i keep thinking of the truman show. :)

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Emma_Acid
On 20/03/2019 at 8:27 PM, aztek said:

and what exactly will it accomplish?  existence of Antarctica does not prove the earth is round. they need to go up 100k feet and see actual earth, and it's curvature.  a trip to anywhere on a ship wont prove or disprove anything. 

Of course it will. Any navigation using a map based on a globe will prove that map to be valid and a flat-plane one to be useless.

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aztek
1 minute ago, Emma_Acid said:

Of course it will. Any navigation using a map based on a globe will prove that map to be valid and a flat-plane one to be useless.

well the maps are flat,

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Ozymandias
4 hours ago, aztek said:

well the maps are flat,

Yes, the maps are, but the earth is a globe. Maps are projections of the globe onto a flat surface. An east-west journey of 30deg of longitude is a lot longer on the equator than it is on the arctic circle.

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aztek
2 minutes ago, Ozymandias said:

Yes, the maps are, but the earth is a globe. Maps are projections of the globe onto a flat surface. An east-west journey of 30deg of longitude is a lot longer on the equator than it is on the arctic circle.

lol, yes i know,  earth is not flat,  but FE guys will not find your words credible,  just like trip to arctic wont prove anything to them. which is exactly what is argued here, not what shape the earth is

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Dark_Grey
3 minutes ago, aztek said:

lol, yes i know,  earth is not flat,  but FE guys will not find your words credible,  just like trip to arctic wont prove anything to them. which is exactly what is argued here, not what shape the earth is

Unless they scour the whole arctic continent while streaming one continuous video feed, some FE'r somewhere will point out the holes in your round Earth theory.

They didn't go far enough inland, they used a fish eye lens or you can just call them a "shill" and dismiss all the evidence. FE is as much theory as it is cognitive dissonance. I still find it fascinating how they incorporate the FE model in to our current understanding of physics and the Universe.

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aztek
2 minutes ago, Dark_Grey said:

I still find it fascinating how they incorporate the FE model in to our current understanding of physics and the Universe.

like liberals incorporation socialism into us politics. and their illusions into real world,  lol i wonder the ratio of  liberal\cons in FE society

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Dark_Grey
2 minutes ago, aztek said:

like liberals incorporation socialism into us politics. and their illusions into real world,  lol i wonder the ratio of  liberal\cons in FE society

I'm curious about that so I looked it up. Forbes:

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Comparing religious beliefs, YouGov found that Democrats are slightly less likely to believe the Earth is round than Republicans (83 versus 89 percent, respectively). This, perhaps, could be an overprint of younger generations more likely to lean Democratic and older generations more likely to lean Republican. While YouGov didn't find a significant variation in flat Earth beliefs geographically, they did find a significant variation based on income level.

The survey found that those with an income less than $40,000 (79%) are much less likely to believe the world is round compared to those with an income over $80,000 (92%).

 

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Farmer77
1 hour ago, Dark_Grey said:

The survey found that those with an income less than $40,000 (79%) are much less likely to believe the world is round compared to those with an income over $80,000 (92%).

Education is important. When was this done?

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jaylemurph
7 hours ago, aztek said:

like liberals incorporation socialism into us politics. and their illusions into real world,  lol i wonder the ratio of  liberal\cons in FE society

The difference being liberal socialists got their "illusions" to be the basic employment standards we all enjoy: an eight-hour day, a forty-hour week, child labor laws, paid vacations and sick time, health care coverage, anti-monopoly legislation and workers comp. Each one of those was a struggle against greedy capitalist robber-barons who were happy to abuse the literal life out of their employees -- and still are, in many cases.

Think about that next time you slag off socialists and liberals, or just admit to your hypocrisy.

--Jaylemurph

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ShadowSot
8 hours ago, Dark_Grey said:

I'm curious about that so I looked it up. Forbes:

 

Honestly a bit surprised for two metrics, one that the phenomena is mostly spawned and spread through social media. Which skews it towards the younger generation. 

On the other hand its a very fundamentalist Christian belief so it'd tend to skew older. 

Though I suppose that balances out. 

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Dark_Grey
15 hours ago, Farmer77 said:

Education is important. When was this done?

I would have to go back and find the link. Just copy the the first sentence and paste it in to Google. I was tired of typing after making the "Christchurch - Aftermath" OP so every post after that one is crap lol

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Dark_Grey
9 hours ago, ShadowSot said:

Honestly a bit surprised for two metrics, one that the phenomena is mostly spawned and spread through social media. Which skews it towards the younger generation. 

On the other hand its a very fundamentalist Christian belief so it'd tend to skew older. 

Though I suppose that balances out. 

The Christian angle of FE is one I had not heard of until I started looking in to it. The Bible seems to strongly in favor a flat Earth, talking about the "firmament" dome separating the waters above and below (space is really made of water,) it describes the Earth as "God's footstool".

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aztek
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10 hours ago, jaylemurph said:

The difference being liberal socialists got their "illusions" to be the basic employment standards we all enjoy: an eight-hour day, a forty-hour week, child labor laws, paid vacations and sick time, health care coverage, anti-monopoly legislation and workers comp. Each one of those was a struggle against greedy capitalist robber-barons who were happy to abuse the literal life out of their employees -- and still are, in many cases.

Think about that next time you slag off socialists and liberals, or just admit to your hypocrisy.

--Jaylemurph

lol, sure,

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1926: Ford Motor issues a five-day, 40-hour workweek for its workers in a newsworthy move by founder and business titanHenry Ford.

 i'm just gonna dismiss the rest of your  liberal myths. 

 

 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
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Could we maybe keep the political discussions in the appropriate section ?

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Maureen_jacobs

Fantastic for them. While they are there, please leave flowers for my mom at both south poles. Her ashes are scattered at both.

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