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11 million Brazilians believe Earth is flat

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Eldorado

Brazil nuts?

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GoldenWolf

Holy crap Batman!

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jethrofloyd

OMG! It's the 11 million candidates for the......:w00t:

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Seti42

Wow, who'd have thought that far-right authoritarian + evangelical Christian + science denial = the complete dumbass package of flat earther...:rolleyes:

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OverSword

Hmm..Seems like Brazil may be ahead of the US in this area.  I'm going to write to the president and insist that we do something to close this flat earth gap.  That America is not leading the world in this area is unacceptable!

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"To scientists, this (Flat-Earth theory) seems more like a topic for psychologists or sociologists to study. The Earth's shape isn't a scientific problem to astronomers."

This.  These flat earthers need their head checked.

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freetoroam
32 minutes ago, DreadLordAvatar said:

These flat earthers need their head checked.

That should not take too long to do.

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OverSword

I'm sure these same people don't believe we walked on the moon, satellites, or the ISS either.

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freetoroam

They send out a lot of coffee beans. Does this mean a flat white is made out of flat beans? 

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Jaded1

Surprise, surprise, religion rears its grotesque, multi-faceted head again.

I can't get my head around the fact that, in this day and age, people would rather believe the "snake oil merchants" in the Evangelical church who spout their lies purely for financial gain, than established, scientific facts.

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Festina
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Five years ago I had a 16 year old Brazilian exchange student for a few months.    She spoke four languages and was an excellent student and yet I had to teach her how to peel an orange.  No joke. Her family had servants that did everything for them.  

 

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Festina
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1 hour ago, Jaded1 said:

Surprise, surprise, religion rears its grotesque, multi-faceted head again.

I can't get my head around the fact that, in this day and age, people would rather believe the "snake oil merchants" in the Evangelical church who spout their lies purely for financial gain, than established, scientific facts.

The Jesuits tortured and burned Giordano Bruno [an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, cosmological theorist, and Hermetic occultistalive for teaching hermeticism and having contrary opinions to catholic dogma.  

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno

The numerous charges against Bruno, based on some of his books as well as on witness accounts, included blasphemy, immoral conduct, and heresy in matters of dogmatic theology, and involved some of the basic doctrines of his philosophy and cosmology. Luigi Firpo speculates the charges made against Bruno by the Roman Inquisition were:[33]

And there was Galileo affair as well....

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair

Galileo was prosecuted for his support of heliocentrism, the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the centre of the Solar System....

......Further on he [Bellarmine] ] says that interpreting heliocentrism as physically real would be "a very dangerous thing, likely not only to irritate all scholastic philosophers and theologians, but also to harm the Holy Faith by rendering Holy Scripture as false." Moreover, while the topic was not inherently a matter of faith, the statements about it in Scripture were so by virtue of who said them – namely, the Holy Spirit. He conceded that if there were conclusive proof, "then one would have to proceed with great care in explaining the Scriptures that appear contrary; and say rather that we do not understand them, than that what is demonstrated is false." However, demonstrating that heliocentrism merely "saved the appearances" could not be regarded as sufficient to establish that it was physically real. Although he believed that the former may well have been possible, he had "very great doubts" that the latter would be, and in case of doubt it was not permissible to depart from the [the Jesuits] traditional interpretation of [Jewish] Scripture.

[emphasis mine] 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_affair

 

 

 

 

 

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CrimsonKing

@Piney...what's worse bud,this or the Atlantis crowd? :lol:

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Sir Wearer of Hats
22 minutes ago, CrimsonKing said:

@Piney...what's worse bud,this or the Atlantis crowd? :lol:

Atlantis - this lot are just idiots, the Atlantis mob are idiots who p*** all over history, culture and beliefs.

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Myles

No educated person really believes the Earth is flat.  

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mktexan

Climate change denial? Climates have always changed, we just dispute the pseudoscience of squarely blaming humans for a process that clearly existed far before us.

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GlitterRose

If people are determined to choose ignorance, no one can force them to choose otherwise.

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kobolds

it could be true, depend on how you see it. 

if you take out all water , you will see one long flat land

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SpaceBumZaphod

These flat earth folks also believe Australia is fake. It doesn't fit their flat earth models. LOL

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acute
2 hours ago, SpaceBumZaphod said:

These flat earth folks also believe Australia is fake.

If you want to believe kangaroos are real, that's up to you. :yes:

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Tuco's Gas
On 3/9/2020 at 1:05 AM, kobolds said:

it could be true, depend on how you see it. 

if you take out all water , you will see one long flat land

Yes, perspective is indeed important.

Maybe that's what those crazy Brazilians were thinking of when they answered the question about the shape of their planet.

They thought the question referred to "how does the planet look to you?"

Maybe the question's true meaning got lost in translation! 

After all, they speak Portugese in that country; not Spanish like they should be. LOL 

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