Tales Of A Flat Earth

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How do flat Earthers explain gravity ?
They think "grabbity" (or "droppity", lol) is an unproven "pseudoscience", and TRY (unsuccessfully) to replace it with either/both "bouyancy" or "density". Except, in physics, neither bouyancy or density have a direction/"vector"without gravity, and "bouyancy" actually depends on gravity in the formula that defines it.

They have a whole, complex take on formal science, where they claim they're the only people following "real" scientific method, and that scientific fields that are mostly observational, rather than experimental (eg astronomy, seismology, geology) aren't "real science" at all. They borrow heavily from hardcore Young Earth Creationists ("evolution isn't real science, because all you can tell from fossils is that something died") with this stuff, but dial it all up to eleven. Also a fair bit of "zetetic" philosophy, where you can only trust what you personally witness- So 100% of scientific knowledge and precedent is useless.

It's such a bizarre mindset- weirdly fascinating, in a "car crash", "can't look away" kind of way. In terms of conspiracy groups, I never saw another group re-define fundamental reality so thoroughly as these guys, and it really seems to be building steam right now.
 

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I watched the film on Netfix about Flatearthers. I find them harmless enough and each to their own. The only problem I had with he film,is when at a conference ,there was kids there who were believing what these people were telling them. They claimed to disagree with their teachers in school when they were taught that the Earth is a globe.These kids will be marked out as weirdos by their peers because of their parents beliefs. This could also be said of kids in certain religions, but we can prove the Earth is round.The programme also showed that the experiments the Flaearthers tried only reinforced the opposite of their beliefs.
 

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So, what happens to ships? Do they just drop off of the end, never to be seen again, with, probably, millions of people dying
In the flat earth 'model', Antarctica is a real continent as such, but a wall of ice going around the whole world, sort of keeping the water in I suppose. To prevent anyone finding this out, everyone is prevented from going to Antarctica but... someone. And those people who claim to have been there are lying or something. That's nothing compared to the contrived way they explain the sun, which is only a few thousand miles away, and circles above the Earth giving out directional light in their model. Well it has to, of course, or there wouldn't be night time or seasons.
 

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A wall of ice ?

And when this wall melts due to the warming of the ocean does all the oceans water pour off over the edge ?

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An item elseweb reminded me:
On railway bridge, over the road between Bankfoot and Birnam in Perthshire, there was for many years, at least 30, a graffito reading "Free Scotland", and more recently has acquired other graffiti including "The Earth is Flat". Three weeks ago driving South from Pitlochry on the A9, near Ballinluig, I noticed that "The Earth is Flat", had been sprayed in black across the back of a road sign. Monday two weeks ago, driving up from Birnam towards Edinburgh on the M90, just before Loch Leven, "The Earth is Flat" was scrawled across the back of another road sign - it looked as though it might have been by the same hand.

Yesterday evening coming up the A1 from the M25, near Stevenage, I spotted "The Earth is Flat" sprayed, in black across the back of another road sign...
 

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An item elseweb reminded me:
On railway bridge, over the road between Bankfoot and Birnam in Perthshire, there was for many years, at least 30, a graffito reading "Free Scotland", and more recently has acquired other graffiti including "The Earth is Flat". Three weeks ago driving South from Pitlochry on the A9, near Ballinluig, I noticed that "The Earth is Flat", had been sprayed in black across the back of a road sign. Monday two weeks ago, driving up from Birnam towards Edinburgh on the M90, just before Loch Leven, "The Earth is Flat" was scrawled across the back of another road sign - it looked as though it might have been by the same hand.

Yesterday evening coming up the A1 from the M25, near Stevenage, I spotted "The Earth is Flat" sprayed, in black across the back of another road sign...
That’s nothing. I watched Countryfile last week about the Welsh attempt to go carbon neutral. As far as I could see, it amounted to a rudimentary attempt to produce lukewarm water in summer and children digging around in the dirt with sticks. They rounded this all off when Anita went to a communal garden on a recycled Deathtrap... or as they called it ‘a bike’...and it turned out this communal garden wouldn’t feed one family, let alone a community, and she helped herself to some cabbage and kale to make a curry.
It was like watching peasants scratching for a living in the year 900.

This was somehow hailed as a triumph and not an item of unmitigated misery and shit.
 

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An item elseweb reminded me:
On railway bridge, over the road between Bankfoot and Birnam in Perthshire, there was for many years, at least 30, a graffito reading "Free Scotland", and more recently has acquired other graffiti including "The Earth is Flat". Three weeks ago driving South from Pitlochry on the A9, near Ballinluig, I noticed that "The Earth is Flat", had been sprayed in black across the back of a road sign. Monday two weeks ago, driving up from Birnam towards Edinburgh on the M90, just before Loch Leven, "The Earth is Flat" was scrawled across the back of another road sign - it looked as though it might have been by the same hand.

Yesterday evening coming up the A1 from the M25, near Stevenage, I spotted "The Earth is Flat" sprayed, in black across the back of another road sign...
It's all the way up the A9 past Inverness apparently!{My mother retired to the Highlands from Brighton}
 

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That’s nothing. I watched Countryfile last week about the Welsh attempt to go carbon neutral. As far as I could see, it amounted to a rudimentary attempt to produce lukewarm water in summer and children digging around in the dirt with sticks. They rounded this all off when Anita went to a communal garden on a recycled Deathtrap... or as they called it ‘a bike’...and it turned out this communal garden wouldn’t feed one family, let alone a community, and she helped herself to some cabbage and kale to make a curry.
It was like watching peasants scratching for a living in the year 900.

This was somehow hailed as a triumph and not an item of unmitigated misery and shit.
I am confident that's the most amusing yet perfectly apt post I'll read today... if not this week. I love it.
 

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That’s nothing. I watched Countryfile last week about the Welsh attempt to go carbon neutral. As far as I could see, it amounted to a rudimentary attempt to produce lukewarm water in summer and children digging around in the dirt with sticks. They rounded this all off when Anita went to a communal garden on a recycled Deathtrap... or as they called it ‘a bike’...and it turned out this communal garden wouldn’t feed one family, let alone a community, and she helped herself to some cabbage and kale to make a curry.
It was like watching peasants scratching for a living in the year 900.

This was somehow hailed as a triumph and not an item of unmitigated misery and shit.
That's the future that the Greens want for us.
Starvation is the future.
 
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