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Flat Earthers gather for Denver conference


Posted on Monday, 19 November, 2018 | Comment icon 63 comments

Mankind has long dabbled with the idea that the Earth is flat. Image Credit: Orlando Ferguson
More than 650 people gathered in Colorado this month to promote the idea that our planet is as flat as a pancake.
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.

Denver's second annual Flat Earth International Conference this year saw people from all walks of life arrive to attend talks, sell merchandise and share their belief in this most unorthodox of theories.

Many of them, like conference founder Robbie Davidson, have come to balance their belief in the flatness of the Earth with their existing Christian beliefs - often finding a way to merge the two.

"I've found over 200 scriptures that corroborate the idea that we are living on a stationary, flat Earth," said Nathan Roberts - a self-identified 'cosmological evangelist' who gave a talk at the event.

In many ways, Flat Eathers have become something of a subculture of fundamentalist Christianity in the United States and remain at odds with, not only mainstream science, but also the church itself.

"The most persecution I've faced has been from within the church," said Roberts.

Flat Earth conspiracy theorists are also common, with some insisting that the true nature of our world is being deliberately covered up by NASA, world governments and science in general.

How many of them actually truly believe that the Earth is flat however - as oppose to simply subscribing to the idea as an elaborate thought exercise - remains unclear.


Source: The Guardian | Comments (63)

Tags: Flat Earth

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #54 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 20 November, 2018, 22:59
I bet its a setup by NASA to find out who's on to them. 
Comment icon #55 Posted by Podo on 22 November, 2018, 0:30
I bet most of them flew there on planes that went high enough to see the curvature of the Earth. Idiots.
Comment icon #56 Posted by joc on 22 November, 2018, 2:32
If the Earth is round, spinning at 1000 mph...how come we are still sitting here huh?  How come we haven't gone shooting off into orbit?  Cause the Earth isn't round geniuses....Flat like my desktop!!  That's why.   Next topic...
Comment icon #57 Posted by Piney on 22 November, 2018, 4:29
****ing musicians.....
Comment icon #58 Posted by Emma_Acid on 22 November, 2018, 10:03
I'm just going to invoke Poe's Law and leave it there
Comment icon #59 Posted by johncbdg on 22 November, 2018, 10:30
Could some one send them this link...but they may debunk this round ball earth as it shows the same land day after day week after week month after month and year after year before you send the link to them make sure the site still working.... http://www2.tate.org.uk/space/webcam.htm
Comment icon #60 Posted by Ozymandias on 22 November, 2018, 11:08
If the earth was flat all the water would spill over the side and the earth would be dry. What's that I hear them say; 'the flat earth has an upturned lip all around the edge'.  Oh!! OK!! So why have we no photos taken of this edge or of space? Also, people have sailed and flown around the world from east to west and from west to east. How did they do that if the world is flat. Did they bring back pictures of the underside?
Comment icon #61 Posted by danydandan on 22 November, 2018, 12:08
You should read their hypothesis on how gravity and relativity are fake. https://www.theflatearthsociety.org/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=Gravity
Comment icon #62 Posted by Alien Origins on 22 November, 2018, 12:33
Russian nukes..Incoming!
Comment icon #63 Posted by johncbdg on 22 November, 2018, 14:41
WOW the clouds have moved but land mass is still has been in the same place for days try that look at it 


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