The Great World Debate

The Chamber => The Comfy Chair of Conversation => Topic started by: Mr Angry on February 11, 2018, 10:37:42 am



Title: Flat Earthers
Post by: Mr Angry on February 11, 2018, 10:37:42 am
They really exist.  I actually met one the other day.  He really, genuinely, believes tbat the accumulated knowledge of the last 3000 years is a lia, a vast conspiracy, although he doesn't seem to know what this conspiracy is actually for.  Astomishingly, he is able to dress himself too.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: Dutch Rosie on February 12, 2018, 03:59:14 am
The father of the writer Edmund Goss was the UK's greatest geologist. Unfortunately he was converted by a group of low-brow born againers who insisted that the earth was merely some 3,000 years old. Goss claimed that God had just made the earth look old to confound scientists. Nevertheless his academic reputation was destroyed.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: What Larks on February 12, 2018, 08:13:11 am
Tssk.  He didn't read his bible properly  or he would have known that Earth is 6,000 years old, not 3,000.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: vladimir on February 12, 2018, 09:00:28 am
They really exist.  I actually met one the other day.  He really, genuinely, believes tbat the accumulated knowledge of the last 3000 years is a lia, a vast conspiracy, although he doesn't seem to know what this conspiracy is actually for.  Astomishingly, he is able to dress himself too.

What blows my mind is the fact that all these people can get together and organize and so forth (one of them is even building a home made rocket to blast himself so high he can claim Earth being round is BS because he can't see a curve...of course, he's planning to go one mile up and the curve can't be seen until 7 miles but whatever) but they can't seem to pool enough money to purchase a plane, fly to the edge of the world and take a photo.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: Dutch Rosie on February 12, 2018, 03:15:01 pm
Tssk.  He didn't read his bible properly  or he would have known that Earth is 6,000 years old, not 3,000.


Probably my mistake not theirs. As if it mattered.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: What Larks on February 13, 2018, 10:24:06 am
That was intended tongue-in-cheek, Rosie!


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: Dutch Rosie on February 13, 2018, 11:02:34 am
Yeah, the difference between the two is probably a tiny fraction of one percent of the real age of the planet.


Title: Re: Flat Earthers
Post by: Mr Angry on February 13, 2018, 11:34:12 am
The real surpise for me about these half-wits is their willful denial of simple facts.  Every one of their arguments against the simplest refutations of their imbecilic conviction requires not just that the laws of physics are different from what they demonstrably are, but that thousands of people have been lying to us, for centuries, for no clear reason.  Oh, and there's a. second, invisible moon by the way.  We haven't been to that one either.