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Flat Earth Q&A / Circular Reasoning?
« on: February 19, 2017, 06:42:26 PM »
Most of your arguments rest upon the presuppositions that NASA and the government have been lying to us. How, may I ask, do you know this?

This seems to be circular reasoning (your premise assumes the answer).
In order to think that the Earth is flat, you need to assume that all of these people are lying. You would need a reason to think that they are lying. You would think that the Earth is flat, therefor the government is lying.

The Earth is flat-I know because the government is lying-I know they are lying because they are hiding the truth that the Earth flat.

Also, on your FAQ, it states, "During the Cold War we faked the moon landing." This assumes that we faked the moon landing. If we did, then your argument stands. However, if we didn't fake it, then your argument is falsified. This again is circular reasoning.

I can reverse both of these claims at you. "I know the Earth is round because the government isn't lying." This is the reverse of "I know the Earth is flat since the government is lying." When you don't 100% know if they are lying or not, both claims are possible.

If I am wrong about the viewpoints, please correct me as I am new to this theory.

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