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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 9:00 p.m. PST

I cannot believed it… (big smile)

"YouTube videos and spiffy websites espouse the conspiracy theory but is the movement doomed to once again fall flat over countless schisms?

YouTube user TigerDan925 shocked his 26,000 followers recently by conceding a shocking point: Antarctica is a continent. It's not, as he previously thought, an ice wall that encircles the flat disc of land and water we call earth…."

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FoxtrotPapaRomeo13 Mar 2019 12:04 a.m. PST

just another conspiracy theory that pulls in the disaffected and the disturbed ….

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 1:46 a.m. PST

Flat Earthers are just plain silly.

Of course, so are those that think the Earth "orbits" around the Sun, when everyone knows it is the other way around, based upon voluminous, empirical evidence.


Stryderg13 Mar 2019 5:19 a.m. PST

What I find incredibly interesting is when two people look at the exact same evidence and draw two completely different conclusions.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 5:50 a.m. PST

Most every ancient society---Earth Round

Mid 1800's Rowbotham comes around--Earth flat--one data point is all I need


Walking Sailor Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 7:01 a.m. PST

If the earth is flat, why haven't the cats knocked everything off?

Pictors Studio13 Mar 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

I hadn't thought about it like that before. I guess the earth must be round after all.

But if the earth is round how does it rain in Australia?

dapeters13 Mar 2019 7:46 a.m. PST

Saw something like this on FB yesterday "you know there are Flat Earthers all around the globe."

Legion 413 Mar 2019 7:51 a.m. PST

LOL ! thumbs up

skippy000113 Mar 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

Heathens!!! The Earth is HOLLOW!!!!! While we're up there, THEY are down there!!!!

Roderick Robertson Fezian13 Mar 2019 9:19 a.m. PST

Feh, the earth isn't flat, it's a bowl. My own eyes tell me so every day, when I look at the hills surrounding my house (okay, it's in a valley, but that's not evidence that I'm wrong!)

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 10:21 a.m. PST

Next thing you know, they'll be telling us to skip vaccines against terrible diseases that kill people!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 10:58 a.m. PST



Zephyr113 Mar 2019 1:34 p.m. PST

If we were as crazy as DiscWorld, I'd believe them…

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 2:27 p.m. PST

I'm disappointed in the flat-earthers. I enjoy a crackpot theory. Theirs are lame. I watched a couple videos, skimmed a couple of web pages, they have a little more than the anti-vaxxers but not enough to be amusing.

Such a lost opportunity.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 6:24 p.m. PST

We live in an age of the highest levels of education ever. And yet we have more idiots than ever. We live in an age of educated idiots.

Education does not equal intelligence. An educated idiot will know many things, but deeply believe really stupid things.

Russ Lockwood13 Mar 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Perhaps we have the same percentage of idiots as ever, but there's more people than ever.

How Sweet to be an Idiot (You Tube)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 4:21 a.m. PST

When you consider "people's opinion" you have to factor the availability of information post Gutenberg.

What kind of lightbulb should I put in my shower to replace the burnt out one?

Most people in the Medieval and earlier era (being generous) had no opinion about the shape of the world. They had no more considered it than any of you had considered the lightbulb in my shower before reading the above question.

I'm fairly certain everybody reading this understands lightbulb and showers, and the idea of having a light in the shower. But it's highly unlikely that anyone reading this ever bothered to stop and think about the light in my shower before just now.

Likewise, I have a hard time coming up with a reason that a group of farmers in 257AD would bother wondering what the entire world looked like, or even that there was a world much beyond the part with which they interacted on a routine basis.

Now what happens in the 19th Century when you get beat about the head and shoulders with the shape of the world framed in a fallacious "science conquerors the church" argument? Again, most people still have little to no equity, so they respond viscerally, based on the context, not the content.

Thus begat Twitter.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 10:38 a.m. PST

+ 1 Russ… (smile)


Zephyr114 Mar 2019 1:52 p.m. PST

OTOH, there may be something to the flat earthers' claim that those who say the world is a globe are just going around in circles… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 2:47 p.m. PST

You made me spit my cofee Zephr1!… (big smile)


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 5:18 p.m. PST

To be far, these loons are no more crazy than the ones crying the "sky is falling" and that humanity will be wiped out in 10 – 11 years from now.

Wolfhag15 Mar 2019 12:37 a.m. PST

I've traveled around the world, everywhere I went it was flat.


von Schwartz16 Mar 2019 8:16 a.m. PST

Well that explains it then, the earth got tipped and all the fruits and nuts rolled to California.

Legion 416 Mar 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Good point Wolf !

And von Schwartz !

Wolfhag16 Mar 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

I live in California. On the positive side, it's a target rich environment. However, I'm retiring and looking at Tennessee.


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