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NeoGreenLantern

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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 10:18:31 PM »

I always thought flat earther was just just a derogatory term.

nope thats what they call themselves.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2017, 10:32:24 PM »

Wow these ppl are just wrong.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 10:33:46 PM »

And they include such brilliant contemporaries as Shaq, Tila Tequila, and B.o.B.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 04:11:42 AM »

And i get shit for believing in aliens & bigfoot....
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 04:15:55 AM »

You all get shit for being stupid.

Don't fret
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 04:42:45 AM »

'you'. haha!
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 06:49:58 AM »

I figure the realization came from people having the ability to actually travel and circumnavigate the globe, rather than "falling off the edge of the world" into an abyss of monsters. The advancement of science plays/played a large role, unless you're just a willfully ignorant goober.

Not really, the realization that the Earth was round by far predates circumnavigation. Not only that, they had even established a reasonably good idea of the size of the globe by using a stick and some common sense (see: Erastothenes).

A good example of this misconception would be Columbus, a lot of people seem to think he came up with the idea that the Earth was round, but his big idea wasn't that (everyone that mattered knew that the Earth was round, it's why medieval kings used to have orbs to symbolize the Earth), but that it was a lot smaller than people thought and Eurasia was bigger. He was wrong, but lucked out and found a new continent instead. He never realized he was wrong, which is good, because the "United States of Columbia" just sounds awful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus#Geographical_considerations
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2017, 06:57:19 AM »

I saw a video where a guy "proved" the earth was flat by taking a model airplane, guiding it southward against a globe, and said something like, "See, now that we're at the South Pole, the airplane is upside-down, and yet pilots at the South Pole are not upside-down; therefore flat Earth."

He'd spent a good 5 minutes at the beginning of the video detailing how he was a successful lawyer, and so you could trust that he was intelligent and critical-minded. I was convinced the video was satire. Apparently it was not.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2017, 10:31:48 AM »

Slightly off topic but, how does one decide which way is 'up' in space?

I've never seen a movie, as an example, where 2 random ships in deep space pass or meet, and are oriented differently.
Wouldnt that be likely?
I was thinking of starting a thread to ask the other day, but maybe someone has an answer right quick?
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2017, 01:58:51 PM »

Slightly off topic but, how does one decide which way is 'up' in space?

I've never seen a movie, as an example, where 2 random ships in deep space pass or meet, and are oriented differently.
Wouldnt that be likely?
I was thinking of starting a thread to ask the other day, but maybe someone has an answer right quick?

Unwritten space law?

All vessels have to be flying in the same general perspective so as to make interactions easier?
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2017, 04:52:13 PM »

I'm a little disappointed we apparentlt don't have a single flat Earther on this site of miscreants. I was sure someone would step up in this thread (my money was on Letters).


Cheers.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2017, 05:01:41 PM »

Even letters doesn't believe that.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2017, 06:07:38 PM »

Even letters doesn't believe that.

Yeah our Conspiracy Types are quality dammit'.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2017, 09:59:02 PM »

I'm a little disappointed we apparentlt don't have a single flat Earther on this site of miscreants. I was sure someone would step up in this thread (my money was on Letters).


Cheers.
I'd have taken that bet, except that he's never mentioned it, and something this dumb? He wouldve mentioned.
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Re: question on Flat Earthers
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2017, 10:58:38 PM »

Slightly off topic but, how does one decide which way is 'up' in space?

I've never seen a movie, as an example, where 2 random ships in deep space pass or meet, and are oriented differently.
Wouldnt that be likely?
I was thinking of starting a thread to ask the other day, but maybe someone has an answer right quick?

Vessels tend to fly roughly on the same plane as the planetary orbits when within a star system.

Between stars or galaxies, you can go any direction.
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