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Re: Distant Shores [Re: Bohter] #2670266
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Are we whether or or not the earth is flat in 2017?

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Does this mean the sun is flat as well? All the other planets? What happens to the waves that hit the edge? roflmao


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Originally Posted By: VonMeister
HolyShit. I thought Flat Earth was just something we used to insult people. I had no idea that people actually sunk to the incredible level of stupid required to buy into it.


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start looking at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


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Re: Distant Shores [Re: Bohter] #2670282
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Originally Posted By: Bohter
Originally Posted By: VonMeister
HolyShit. I thought Flat Earth was just something we used to insult people. I had no idea that people actually sunk to the incredible level of stupid required to buy into it.


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start looking at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


Fly to Tokyo, then ask yourself how you got there in 10.5 hours if the earth is flat you fuckingtool.

I suppose we never landed on the moon or put a satellite in space to take pictures of the earth. It's all a big conspiracy. Sure there's no reason to make this up, but the global government is doing it anyway. Are there dragons off the edge you fuckingIdiot.

Kill yourself.


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Originally Posted By: VonMeister
Originally Posted By: Bohter
Originally Posted By: VonMeister
HolyShit. I thought Flat Earth was just something we used to insult people. I had no idea that people actually sunk to the incredible level of stupid required to buy into it.


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start looking at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


Fly to Tokyo, then ask yourself how you got there in 10.5 hours if the earth is flat you fuckingtool.

I suppose we never landed on the moon or put a satellite in space to take pictures of the earth. It's all a big conspiracy. Sure there's no reason to make this up, but the global government is doing it anyway. Are there dragons off the edge you fuckingIdiot.

Kill yourself.


If the earth is flat, how have people circumnavigated it by heading in a single direction? Why does it get light/dark in New York hours before Los Angeles? How do satellites work?


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Re: Distant Shores [Re: sizzld1] #2670292
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Originally Posted By: sizzld1
Originally Posted By: VonMeister
Originally Posted By: Bohter
Originally Posted By: VonMeister
HolyShit. I thought Flat Earth was just something we used to insult people. I had no idea that people actually sunk to the incredible level of stupid required to buy into it.


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start looking at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


Fly to Tokyo, then ask yourself how you got there in 10.5 hours if the earth is flat you fuckingtool.

I suppose we never landed on the moon or put a satellite in space to take pictures of the earth. It's all a big conspiracy. Sure there's no reason to make this up, but the global government is doing it anyway. Are there dragons off the edge you fuckingIdiot.

Kill yourself.


If the earth is flat, how have people circumnavigated it by heading in a single direction? Why does it get light/dark in New York hours before Los Angeles? How do satellites work?


Magic


Originally Posted By: StuAzole
The deference given to veterans is insane. They signed up, did their job and got paid for it. Fine.
Re: Distant Shores [Re: Coat Hanger] #2670294
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Originally Posted By: VonMeister
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Originally Posted By: VonMeister
Originally Posted By: Bohter
Originally Posted By: VonMeister
HolyShit. I thought Flat Earth was just something we used to insult people. I had no idea that people actually sunk to the incredible level of stupid required to buy into it.


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start looking at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


Fly to Tokyo, then ask yourself how you got there in 10.5 hours if the earth is flat you fuckingtool.

I suppose we never landed on the moon or put a satellite in space to take pictures of the earth. It's all a big conspiracy. Sure there's no reason to make this up, but the global government is doing it anyway. Are there dragons off the edge you fuckingIdiot.

Kill yourself.


If the earth is flat, how have people circumnavigated it by heading in a single direction? Why does it get light/dark in New York hours before Los Angeles? How do satellites work?


Magic


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Re: Distant Shores [Re: Bohter] #2670295
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Originally Posted By: Bohter


I was taught at school (60s-70s) the folks in the olden days were so dumb they thought the earth was flat....and that we're much smarter now due to technology & science....so much more advanced. Never gave it a second thought..."Those dummies!...geeeez...I'm so smart!" That's another lie...there were a lot of incredibly smart old timey folks. 500 years ago plus most people across many cultures / civilizations...thought it was flat...it's part of their ancient cosmology and many of them are incredibly similar. Was never taught that in school either. Hmmm.

Maybe start lookinWg at things a bit differently. Like...ask yourself....could this be the case and what would it take to convince me? (and do some honest research) vs. it could never be the case (because it's stupid...as we were taught...and we're soooo smart these days).

Cheers...


My school didn't teach any of that. Was taught that smart people figured out the world was spherical and that to think people weren't smart was hubris of highest order. Old Chris Columbus knew the world was a sphere, just had the circumference wrong. 1495. Technology doesn't make you smarter, just allows shortcuts.

"Perspective" doesn't explain a disappearing ship, it explains anti-crepuscular rays (sun behind you)


and regular crepuscular rays (sun in front of you)



Parallel lines appear to meet but don't, that is perspective.

Re: Distant Shores [Re: MJOJunkie] #2670311
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Bohther I know you're an intelligent guy


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Re: Distant Shores [Re: BSshwack] #2670328
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roflmao


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Re: Distant Shores [Re: Mr Doof] #2670462
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Looks like we are just rehashing what has been said before and I guess I don't have much to add at this point about why I think the earth is a sphere that bulges around the equator a little bit due to the spin and the slight plasticity of the material that is the earth.

The Amazing Randi has some thoughts on why there is this belief.




This is not too different from what BSshwack said:

"Flat earth and other conspiracy theories like that strike me as a dramatic response to the abject fear people have of the realization that nobody's really in control and absolutely nobody has a clue where this thing is going. So much easier to have a "they" to point to and curse."

I would add to the above and say that this is why it is important to have within one's self, an element of the illusion of control, or concept of self-determination....a little bit goes a long way in making life bearable. Too much, and well, you get the wackiness.






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Here's a tighter photo that demonstrates the contradiction between the oil rigs "sailing over the horizon" (legs missing...making them look like they're sinking below the horizon...just like we were taught as a proof we lived on a sphere) and the ability to clearly see things that should also be below the horizon...but are not (Saddle Peak in this case, on the right side of the photo, 2600 ft too high). The horizon should be about were the red line is...

View is "as flat"...not "as curved"...simple enough.


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Good God you're a silly little monkey aren't you?


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He would score low on the agreeableness scale. Not that that is always a bad thing.


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