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16 Jul 2018, 4:34 pm

I just thought I would post this video of Neil deGrasse Tyson being as awesome as usual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuwjWZV8EA0


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16 Jul 2018, 4:52 pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Chuck Norris of Astronomy!!


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16 Jul 2018, 5:22 pm

Geocentrism is stupid also. :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyRJZbNmC7U


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16 Jul 2018, 6:06 pm

This neo flat Earthism has had an online presences since at least the mid 2000s. That it has gained traction underscores the failure of the public education system to provide a sound foundation in critical thinking and science.

I lay the responsibility on the public education system because those who seek out alternative theories are pro active in their education. Those who adopt alternative theories for which the evidence strongly refutes, however, need a little more skill at considering and weighing the evidence.



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16 Jul 2018, 6:37 pm

I'm glad that flat earthers exist because they're hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMIglW-hlVs


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19 Jul 2018, 12:53 am

Chronos wrote:
That it has gained traction underscores the failure of the public education system to provide a sound foundation in critical thinking and science.

I lay the responsibility on the public education system because those who seek out alternative theories are pro active in their education. Those who adopt alternative theories for which the evidence strongly refutes, however, need a little more skill at considering and weighing the evidence.


No education can force you to accept science if you're determined to reject it. If there's something I've learned about most people so far, it's that their freedom of thought is not bound by logic or evidence. If they want to believe something, they'll find a way. Tell them they can't and they'll do it even more to spite you.


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22 Jul 2018, 8:21 pm

Flat Earth Memes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZNNDywR41w


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24 Jul 2018, 11:33 pm

You scoffers!
This guy will convince you of the truth!


https://youtu.be/TdVKZkfAkpk



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26 Jul 2018, 4:04 am

I call bullshit! Why don't we see everything like a projection on a spherical dome? Clearly, because our eyes are flat, too!

Anyone seriously exploring this should begin with Samuel Rowbotham's book:
Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe.


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29 Jul 2018, 7:14 am

Spiderpig wrote:
I call bullshit! Why don't we see everything like a projection on a spherical dome? Clearly, because our eyes are flat, too!

Anyone seriously exploring this should begin with Samuel Rowbotham's book:
Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe.


Interesting.

Apparently Rowbotham was the guy who started this whole modern flat earth thing, and did so back in the 19th century. His cosmology is the same as that of the current U Tube flat earthers, and very different from that of the ancient flat earth assuming civilizations like Egypt. He had the sun and moon orbiting a point in the sky above the north pole (as do modern U Tubers) rather than going underneath the earth as did the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Ironically he concocted his cosmology in order to have the facts conform to...a certain ancient book. Namely the Bible. The authors of the Bible doubtless thought that the earth was flat and at the center of the universe, but I doubt that they thought that the sun and moon moved the way that Rowbotham says they move ( ie hover above the earth rather than set beneath the earth, and rise again to go above the earth).

Rowbothom sure claims to have done a lot experiments on that canal.



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01 Aug 2018, 10:58 pm

Update: Flat earthers are lashing out at Buzz Aldrin again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYNONzrMwDg


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09 Aug 2018, 10:05 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Spiderpig wrote:
I call bullshit! Why don't we see everything like a projection on a spherical dome? Clearly, because our eyes are flat, too!

Anyone seriously exploring this should begin with Samuel Rowbotham's book:
Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe.


Interesting.

Apparently Rowbotham was the guy who started this whole modern flat earth thing, and did so back in the 19th century. His cosmology is the same as that of the current U Tube flat earthers, and very different from that of the ancient flat earth assuming civilizations like Egypt. He had the sun and moon orbiting a point in the sky above the north pole (as do modern U Tubers) rather than going underneath the earth as did the ancient Greeks and Egyptians.


It's funny how the ancient Egyptians had a better modal than the flatearth youtubites. At least the ancient Egyptians knew the sun goes below the horizon. Meanwhile the flatearth youboobers can't explain why the sun isn't visible at night.


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09 Aug 2018, 11:23 pm

Samuel Rowbotham can: it's "the true law of perspective".

Some flat-Earthers say the UN logo is a piece of evidence, showing the Earth's true shape, that the conspiracy failed to purge in time.
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12 Aug 2018, 6:01 pm

Spiderpig wrote:
Some flat-Earthers say the UN logo is a piece of evidence, showing the Earth's true shape, that the conspiracy failed to purge in time.

I always laugh at the way conspiracy theorists say the conspirators deliberately left evidence of their top secret conspiracy.

Another example, my conspiracy nut dad who dabbled on and off in flat earthism has said they when a politician wears a red tie it's a sign that he's secretly a Satanist. I asked my nutty dad why they would give a public sign of their Satanism if it's merely to be a secret. Dad said only other Satanists would recognise this sign. Then jow did he recognise it?


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