'Flat Earthers' who reject basic science

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    DENVER - In a new and innovative approach to TV interviews, 9NEWS rolled out its transparent mobile studio to talk with “Flat Earthers,” a group of people who reject basic science and believe the earth is flat.

    On July 18, two men entered the transparent mobile TV studio to answer your questions about why they believe in this conspiracy.

    The flat-earth conspiracy has attracted more people over the last couple of years, including an NBA player.

    Here’s how the “Flat Earthers” answered some of your questions:

    JJ: Carol says: I hate to see a legitimate news source give time to delude beliefs like this. What's your response to that?

    We have the same initial reaction going in. What? “Flat Earthers….?” There's people that think the earth is flat? Like for me when I started looking into flat earth, I came to the realization that water always finds and maintains its level when it’s un-manipulated.

    JJ: This is from Patrice. If the earth is flat why hasn't anyone gone to the edge and taken a picture?

    We're basically kept in the middle and that's due to the Antarctic Treaty. In our model, uh not everybody agrees with this, but in our model we're surrounded by Antarctica. It’s not a continent on the bottom of the ball. It surrounds the flat earth. It holds the water in and there's a treaty in place signed by 52 nations and nobody is allowed to go there independently. You have to go there only on guided tours. e're basically kept away from it.

    JJ: I want to follow up this with follow up question. We're basically kept away from there. What do you mean by that?

    You can't go on your own. If you do go, you're going on a guided tour and you're going to be controlled while you're there.

    Here is the full interview

    Let's be Clear: 'Flat Earthers' who reject basic science

     
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  2. Castle-Yankee54

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    Its impossible to really explain anything to people like that.

    What about the curvature of the earth?.....and the ways to test it.
     
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  3. Gambeir

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    Ya don't really realize how damn stupid you are at that age. Unfortunately mass media has created such an ethos around youth and youth culture that they can now easily control and direct gulpers whom presume (somehow) that they are unique and on the cutting edge, that their generation will be the ones with the answers....LOL....yea, been there done that huh?

    You can't expect much more given the absolute mind control foisted upon all of us. From the moment you are incarcerated in a the public prison systems as a child, to those whom are in even worse shape and carted off to sunday schools on the weekend, or those whom have insane parents obsessed with political theater, it's all designed to completely screw up your mind. In fact, it's actually proven that the testing methods employed in todays education are scientifically engineered to create a mind which is incapable of making connections. That's a true statement. This is why you can show people all kinds of links and yet again they somehow cannot make the obvious connections.

    Yes, leave no child behind, otherwise we will have dangerous free thinkers with critical reasoning skills. You want to help save the human race, then liberate the next generations by not selling them on your politics, your religion, and for the love of God, do not send them to a school. Hire a damn tutor. I can't think of anything less responsible than handing your own fricking kid over to a criminally operated system. Good God!
     
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  4. SOUL-DRIFTER

    SOUL-DRIFTER Life Long Researcher

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    Could you just see these "flat Earthers getting into a discussion/argument with those that believe the Earth is hollow and has a tiny Sun in the center?
    They would end up tossing drinks at one another and then the fists would fly.
     
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  5. iwant2believe2

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    Finish the line...
    A Flat Earther, a Hollow Earther and a Creationist walk into a bar....
     
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  6. SOUL-DRIFTER

    SOUL-DRIFTER Life Long Researcher

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    That could end up being a good one.
     
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  7. FFH

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    Let's sign up for this "tour" :D
     
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  8. Fen Star

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    Flat Earthers are actual hardcore proof you can't cure stupid...:D
     
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  9. FFH

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    They're most likely attention seekers, trolls or flat out stupid. I once registered on a Flat Earth forum, and asked basic questions, because I was curious what they would answer. They said that when you are on an airplane, the windows actually have a fake screen installed, showing you the curve of the horizon...
     
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  10. Merle

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    There could be advantages being a Flat Earth Believer...

    If you had a boring social life and wanted a bit of extra action, you could always start talking about it to everyone you meet...

    Not only would people notice you, but they would stop in their tracks and look at you with awe and amazement...

    Anyway, the Earth has to be Round and Hollow... otherwise where would all The Little People live?
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  11. ImmortalLegend527

    ImmortalLegend527 The Messenger Of All Gods old and new

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    Flat earth round earth, what is it?

    Just because... it seems like, we live in a sphere, or maybe live in a sphere, doesn't really say that the earth, it self, is spherical in shape.

    Greatest indirect secret ever told. was copy written for 2054 James p shukler or shular or shulor.
     
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  12. Kilburn

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    "DUH URF IS FLAT U GUYZ HURRRRR." - Flat Earther
     
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  13. Gambeir

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    One word: Cartography. It's a science with a lot of math, telescopes, compasses, strings, chains, stakes, complex and expensive drawing instruments, a butt load of geometry, and it's also a couple thousand years old. That's a problem.

    Another problem for flat earthers is how planets and stars are formed.
    Planetary formation in an Electric Universe (EU theory)

    "The EU theory suggests that Birkeland currents, combined with z-pinches and Marklund convection, and electrical stresses of stars may be where planets are created. Perhaps nearly instantly when birthed from a star?"

    Stars are formed by primarily by high energy Z pinces which create matter in a fusion process. Our own planet maintains an active geology because the core is kept molten by the infusion of space energies, and at times it undergoes increased geological activity; we are in such a phase right now.
     
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  14. cosmic joke

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    LOL! at those believing the 'earth is flat'. but then LOL! to anyone who believes they have anything more than a kernel of a soul or believes they have more than an inkling of willpower.

    the statement 'its impossible to really explain anything to people like that', indeedly, says it well, for all of it. 'believers' eh.
     
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  15. dr wu

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    Makes me think of that old Irish proverb......
    'Never try to teach a pig to sing, you'll just waste your time and annoy the pig.'

    ;)
     
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  16. Castle-Yankee54

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    Yup.....that covers it.....:Thumbsup:
     
  17. Castle-Yankee54

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    In this case I'd side with the hollow earth people.....:rolleyes:
     
  18. notdej

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    Creationist says to the others: 'we counter Darwin by citing the example of the eye as a structure that could not have evolved'

    What's your equivalent?
     
  19. iwant2believe2

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    Knock knock...
    Who is there?
    Funny
    Funny who?
    This is Not Funny

    There's my equivalent of a joke that is not funny.

    Or are you asking the equivalent of something else?
     
  20. notdej

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    yeah i see your point= the creationist then asks: "What's your equivalent?" --this question should have been within the speech marks too
     
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