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Flat-Earthers gather for first ever conference

November 19, 2017 | Comment icon 64 comments

No, the Earth is not flat. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 NikoLang
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some people still believe that the Earth is flat.
In the age of orbiting satellites, interplanetary spacecraft and a fully manned space station, the fact that the Earth is round (an oblate spheroid) is as indisputable as the nose on your face.

Remarkably however, there are still those who remain adamant that the Earth is actually flat.

Earlier this month, Flat-Earthers from... around the globe.... gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina for the first ever Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC).
Speakers at the event included Darryle Marble, who once famously took a spirit level on a plane to 'prove' that the Earth is flat, and Mark Sargent, who maintains that we are all living inside a large domed structure similar to that seen in the movie The Truman Show.

Those attending the conference had the opportunity to listen in on talks that included "NASA and Other Space Lies", "Flat Earth with the Scientific Method" and "Testing the Globe."

Exactly how many Flat-Earthers genuinely believe that the Earth is flat however remains unclear.

Source: Live Science | Comments (64)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #55 Posted by Black Monk 5 years ago
How does travelling to such places prove Earth is round - do Aussies and Kiwis constantly have blood rushing to their heads?
Comment icon #56 Posted by Myles 5 years ago
Well, throughout his travels he probably got there by traveling East and sometimes by traveling West.
Comment icon #57 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 5 years ago
Well, Freddie’s taken one too many bouncers to the head hasn’t he?
Comment icon #58 Posted by Merc14 5 years ago
I guess Freddie cancelled for technical and legal reasons (he hadn't bothered to get a permit).   What is humorous here is he has accomplished all he wished for by getting so many clicks.  
Comment icon #59 Posted by Black Monk 5 years ago
  Of course, those who believe Earth is flat would say: "Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some people still believe Earth is round."
Comment icon #60 Posted by Rolci 5 years ago
But then intelligence must have been waiting for billions of years in potentiation, for us to appear in the last couple millions of years, literally the last blink of an eye on the cosmic timescale. Surely we're special, this wouldn't have happened anywhere else with lifeforms evolving on very similar planets, right? And sentient beings developing technology, now that is something preposterous! Or if it did, surely super-advanced beings will land openly among a child race still killing their own. Yeah, than makes sense. this is yo... [More]
Comment icon #61 Posted by Myles 5 years ago
Not sure what you are trying to say.     
Comment icon #62 Posted by Stiff 5 years ago
I can't believe people actually concoct this stuff, let alone believe it. Mind bogling. You're not on your own there.
Comment icon #63 Posted by Calibeliever 5 years ago
Are we missing a sarcasm font?
Comment icon #64 Posted by Rlyeh 5 years ago
Oh you're special all right. Even your straw man argument is just idiotic rambling.  

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