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Title: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: FETftw on September 04, 2008, 11:47:42 PM
dont know if this has been covered or not, but man, people are just idiots - and so brave behind their monitors.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/08/11/flat-earth-really/#comment-115738
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: FETftw on September 04, 2008, 11:49:02 PM
oh yeah, while my comment is awaiting moderation, you wont be able to read it, but heres my little addition to their ranting.

 115. FETftmfw Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      September 5th, 2008 at 12:45 am

      You know, some of you people think you are SOOO smart, donít you?
      Youíre so smart in fact, that you donít even understand the true nature of the website and/or its members.
      Instead of talking out of your collective arses here where you think you are safe, go here: http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php , sign up and prepare to defend yourselves. You have no idea what the website is about. Well, Iíll admit that some of you have an idea and others have even hit the nail on the head, but the majority of you are too full of yourselves to go and have a sensible debate about what you THINK you know.
      Our website challenges you to use your brain. It challenges you to think for yourself. It has even renewed some peopleís interest in astronomy, physics and oh, check this out - debating.
      Obviously, some of you are only going to believe what you want (as evidenced by those of you that completely ignored the people on this site telling you what the site is REALLY about) and will only get mad, frustrated and driven to drinking, but some of you may actually get the hint and have some fun.
      Go on now, I dare you.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Parsifal on September 05, 2008, 05:58:32 AM
Lol, one of the comments links to here (http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm).
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: sokarul on September 05, 2008, 09:47:40 AM
I think the article was spot on.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: WardoggKC130FE on September 05, 2008, 09:53:06 AM
Prepare for the noob invasion!!   ;D
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Parsifal on September 05, 2008, 09:58:42 AM
Prepare for the noob invasion!!   ;D

I'll have my banhammer ready.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: enjee on September 05, 2008, 10:00:05 AM
very good article, why the *** am I still on this forum, it's filled with people who won't achieve anything in life...

bye bye hahhahahaha :D you guys made my day for 2 days in a row <3
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: WardoggKC130FE on September 05, 2008, 10:06:11 AM
very good article, why the *** am I still on this forum, it's filled with people who won't achieve anything in life...

bye bye hahhahahaha :D you guys made my day for 2 days in a row <3

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Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: cmdshft on September 05, 2008, 11:55:33 AM
very good article, why the *** am I still on this forum, it's filled with people who won't achieve anything in life...

bye bye hahhahahaha :D you guys made my day for 2 days in a row <3

I'll make your vacation worth it.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Snaaaaake on September 05, 2008, 01:36:23 PM
dont know if this has been covered or not, but man, people are just idiots - and so brave behind their monitors.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/08/11/flat-earth-really/#comment-115738

Victory for RE.  ;)
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Oscar Wilde on September 05, 2008, 01:37:14 PM
Phil doesn't know what he's talking about; we're clearly the most "infectious bit of antiscience" out there!
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Euclid on September 06, 2008, 01:25:21 PM
oh yeah, while my comment is awaiting moderation, you wont be able to read it, but heres my little addition to their ranting.

 115. FETftmfw Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      September 5th, 2008 at 12:45 am

      You know, some of you people think you are SOOO smart, donít you?
      Youíre so smart in fact, that you donít even understand the true nature of the website and/or its members.
      Instead of talking out of your collective arses here where you think you are safe, go here: http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php , sign up and prepare to defend yourselves. You have no idea what the website is about. Well, Iíll admit that some of you have an idea and others have even hit the nail on the head, but the majority of you are too full of yourselves to go and have a sensible debate about what you THINK you know.
      Our website challenges you to use your brain. It challenges you to think for yourself. It has even renewed some peopleís interest in astronomy, physics and oh, check this out - debating.
      Obviously, some of you are only going to believe what you want (as evidenced by those of you that completely ignored the people on this site telling you what the site is REALLY about) and will only get mad, frustrated and driven to drinking, but some of you may actually get the hint and have some fun.
      Go on now, I dare you.


Spot on.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: BlueThen on September 06, 2008, 02:18:15 PM
As a RE'r myself, I also thought that this was pretty stupid to begin with. Of course, after looking into it, FES makes some pretty good points, with a few flaws of course. I'm still and RE'r, but I find it unnecessary to be prejudice to this community.

Also, on a semi-related comment to what Osama linked to I found this:
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A second critical piece to the Efimovich model is that the Earth is not the center of the solar system either. It is, according to "round Earth" theory, orbiting the sun at a radius of around five-hundred million kilometers. Were this the case, the Earth would be an accelerated object in circular motion around its sun. And thereby are the problems introduced. The Earth accelerating in circular motion would behave no differently than would a car taking a corner: loose objects (humans and animals would act like loose change or a cup of coffee on the dashboard) would slide around, or be thrown off completely. There would be an apparent centrifugal force on everything. During the day, when things would be facing the sun and therefore on the inside of the "orbit", buildings would be crushed and humans beings squashed like grasshoppers in a centrifuge. And at night, when everything would be at the outside, trees and buildings would be ripped from the ground and flung into outer space, and humans wouldn't stand a chance. Obviously, there is a flaw in Efimovich's "orbit" theory.
and
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Using the "round Earth" theory, setting an object on the earth would be like setting grains of sand on a beach ball. Certainly a few grains would stay - right around the top, the surface is nearly horizontal - but when you stray too far from the absolute top of the ball, the grains of sand start sliding off and falling onto the ground. The Earth, if round, should behave in exactly the same fashion. Because the top is a very localized region on a sphere, if the Earth were in fact round, there would be only a very small area of land that would be at all inhabitable. Stray to the outside fringes of the "safe zone", and you start walking at a tilt. The further out you go, the more you slant, until your very survival is determined by the tread on your boots. Reach a certain point, and you slide off the face of the planet entirely. Obviously, something is wrong.
I have to admit, I found that quite amusing. Obviously some people haven't grasped the idea of gravity yet. Also, the evidence page is "Under Construction"

Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: foufcfk on September 06, 2008, 02:21:50 PM
 :o
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: GoodPoint on September 08, 2008, 06:20:37 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Xander on September 09, 2008, 09:35:08 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on September 09, 2008, 09:36:29 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.

No it isn't.  ::)
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Oscar Wilde on September 09, 2008, 09:45:30 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
Try again, Mr. Wifflebottom.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Jack on September 09, 2008, 09:52:11 PM
While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
~6,721,000,000 - ~6,000,000,000 = ~721,000,000. Hmm, that's a huge number of flat Earth believers.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Xander on September 09, 2008, 10:10:29 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
Try again, Mr. Wifflebottom.

Try Again? Um I could probably find 500 posts in these forums about how RE is a giant cover up... what is there to try.  I why do FE ppl think governments actually care what the general population thinks about the earth being round or flat anyway?
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on September 09, 2008, 10:12:04 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
Try again, Mr. Wifflebottom.

Try Again? Um I could probably find 500 posts in these forums about how RE is a giant cover up... what is there to try.

And what does that have to do with your statement that "the answer to every question is that it's a giant cover-up"?  It's a straw man.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Oscar Wilde on September 09, 2008, 10:57:16 PM
I think the article was spot on.
Me too.  ;)

While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
Try again, Mr. Wifflebottom.

Try Again? Um I could probably find 500 posts in these forums about how RE is a giant cover up... what is there to try.  I why do FE ppl think governments actually care what the general population thinks about the earth being round or flat anyway?
Sorry. What I meant was "lurk moar".

And please tell me someone appreciated my Drawn Together reference! :'(
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: WardoggKC130FE on September 09, 2008, 11:42:40 PM
They have Drawn Together in France?
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: markjo on September 10, 2008, 09:52:10 AM
While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
~6,721,000,000 - ~6,000,000,000 = ~721,000,000. Hmm, that's a huge number of flat Earth believers.

And if every one of them would contribute $1.00 to the FE research department, maybe you guys could finally come up with an accurate FE map.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: foufcfk on September 11, 2008, 03:58:28 PM
every thing is a cover up dont you know?
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: Raist on September 11, 2008, 04:12:08 PM
While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
~6,721,000,000 - ~6,000,000,000 = ~721,000,000. Hmm, that's a huge number of flat Earth believers.
Your fuzzy math is wrong

~6,721,000,000 - ~6,000,000,000 = 0.

There are 0 flat earth believers.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: BlueThen on September 12, 2008, 02:24:57 PM
While I think that they missed the point of the majority of this site (discussion and debate, learning for yourself) there are several delusional posters on this site that disagree with ~6,000,000,000 other people and actually believe the world is flat.  I don't really care what they think, but the problem with them is that the answer to every question is that it is a giant cover-up.
~6,721,000,000 - ~6,000,000,000 = ~721,000,000. Hmm, that's a huge number of flat Earth believers.
~ means "approximately," he was just estimating.
Title: Re: discovermagazine.com thinks its soooo smart.
Post by: General Douchebag on September 12, 2008, 02:41:36 PM
Then it should be ~7,000,000,000, that's primary three education is rounding.