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This is interesting:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2222159-cosmological-crisis-we-dont-know-if-the-universe-is-round-or-flat/

Would be massive if it holds water. Have to wait and see.

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Flat Earth General / Is this the end of FE?
« on: November 04, 2019, 10:21:55 AM »
Mostly a question for longer standing members here.

I, myself, do not remember FE side being this badly represented. Is it just me, or has the quality of FE argumentation gone down?

Could be just that my perception is warped, but wanted to hear from others.

Oh, and not the end of FE in general as I am sure there are still others out there fighting the good fight. But when it comes to this forum.

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Flat Earth General / Steven Novella’s take on FE believers
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:21:06 AM »
On 3 May 2018, Steven Novella analyzed the modern belief in a flat Earth, and concluded that, despite what most people think about the subject, the believers are being sincere in their belief that the Earth is flat, and are not "just saying that to wind us up". He stated that:

In the end that is the core malfunction of the flat-earthers, and the modern populist rejection of expertise in general. It is a horrifically simplistic view of the world that ignores (partly out of ignorance, and partly out of motivated reasoning) to [sic] real complexities of our civilization. It is ultimately lazy, childish, and self-indulgent, resulting in a profound level of ignorance drowning in motivated reasoning.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societies#Internet-era_resurgence

Is this just another representative of the conspiracy, another so-called expert trying to make FE believers look bad, or is there truth in what he says?

EDIT: I am not, for some reason, able to apply italics to the first two paragraphs. Sorry for that. (Fixed now.)

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The Lounge / The Joker
« on: October 11, 2019, 03:41:42 AM »
Anyone seen it yet?

I think it was almost a masterpiece. Could have been fifteen minutes or so shorter, but other than that the film is close to perfection. I do still like Heath, but Joaquin was tremendously good and tormented.

It is a harsh and hard film to watch. It is not ”fun”. And to me it was a proper DC Comics movie. The first proper Batman story I read was The Killing Joke, so that set the bar for me.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48560874

Nasa is to allow tourists to visit the International Space Station from 2020, priced at $35,000 (£27,500) per night.

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Flat Earth General / Here be dragons
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:12:43 AM »
www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/science/spacex-crew-dragon-launch.html

”On Saturday, the spacecraft has no crew, but it sets up a near future with astronauts traveling to orbit from the United States again.”

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Flat Earth General / Japanese fakery
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:07:18 AM »

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Flat Earth General / Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:39:57 AM »
A great loss.

I am saddened, although I am sure it was not easy for him or his family during his last years.


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