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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Can I please join?
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:22:56 AM »
I suppose that you may be right. NEEMAN  There are many, seemingly clever, people out there who believe in Intelligent Design so I suppose it is not a huge leap to assume that some people may also believe in FET.  However, I suspect that only a tiny handful of people on here (if any at all) actually believe in it and the rest are just having fun at winding others up.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Can I please join?
« on: August 05, 2008, 01:15:12 AM »
I completely agree with you.  There is no chance of having a rational discussion here as you have to be entirely irrational to belive in the theory.

However, It is great fun trying.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Can I please join?
« on: August 05, 2008, 12:23:59 AM »
Oscar, surely if drivel was consigned to the complete nonsense section of this forum, pretty much everything written would be in there.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Can I please join?
« on: August 04, 2008, 09:57:10 AM »
I am definately hoping for a badge.  And a book of crazy counter-arguaments to clear evidence against, although I suspect that "That's what they want you to think" is kind of a catch-all.

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Flat Earth Debate / Can I please join?
« on: August 04, 2008, 09:39:20 AM »
Reading this forum for the past few hours has led me to the conclusion that this whole movement is one elaborate joke, probably perpetrated by a bunch of scientists giggling in their lab at people's incredulity of it all.  It is by far the most preposterous theory I have ever heard in my life and a quick browse through the FAQs and other posts immediately exposes huge holes in their arguaments.

For example, the FAQs state that the conspiracy is orchestrated by governments, yet many supporters here say that it is just NASA as they want the money from the government but don't want to spend it all so they can keep it for themselves.  So which is it?  If it is the government, what do they have to gain from it?  Also, I really love the arguament that no one has a photo of the ice shelf at the edge as "the government" will shoot you down if you get too close.  Brilliant!  Which government are we talking about?  Does the ice shelf have its own one?

Anyway, I think it is all great fun and would love to join in too.  I am going to go to the pub tonight and tell all of my friends that I believe the earth is flat and delight in their bewilderment and whenever they come up with solid scientific evidence to the contrary I will say "Ah, but that's what they want you to think".

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic firm
« on: August 04, 2008, 07:54:49 AM »
I suspect that there will be little TV screens in all of the windows and they will actually be on a simulator, a bit like that programme "Space Cadets" that was made in the UK a few years ago.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The Earth is round
« on: August 04, 2008, 07:10:53 AM »
lol, no he wasn't.  He was using that as evidence that the earth is flat.  Then he contradicted that in this post.

You chaps are great fun.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The Earth is round
« on: August 04, 2008, 07:05:45 AM »
Ski, I am confused by your comments.

In a message I posted earlier, I mentioned that I had an uncle who is an airline pilot and you used the fact that he obviously has not seen the curvature of the earth as evidence of the conspiracy.  However, in this thread you have stated that even if the earth was round, you would have to be at 60,000 feet to see it.  I'm pretty sure passenger aircraft don't fly that high.  Therefore, by your own admission, an airline pilot should not be able to see the curvature even if the earth was round.

You seem to be contradicting yourself.

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Hi Dogplatter

I'm not sure I follow.  Although I have not browsed this site throughly, I have not seen any evidence whatsoever that, even slightly, points to the earth being flat.  There is a mountain of evidence to show it is round so, I am sorry, but I disagree with you entirely.  I cannot see how something can "genuinely" appear to be a conspiracy when there is little or no evidence for it and a wealth of scientific evidence against.

I am all for people haveing their own opinions, but an opinion is something like "I like that film", "I find her attractive" etc.  On something subjective.  This is like saying that 2+2 does not equal 4 but actually 5 and it is a conspiracy perpetrated by maths teachers around the globe as they actually siphon off the excess pennies from our bank accounts. 

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I'm pretty sure I have seen it.  Not on a vertical axis but certainly on a horizontal one.  I am not expert in these things, but I would expect that you would need to be a lot higher than 30,000 feet to see it on the vertical.  The world is a pretty big sphere you know ;)

Actually, maybe I am seeing the edge of the disc.

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Flat Earth Debate / Is a conspiracy just an excuse to ignore evidence?
« on: August 04, 2008, 06:24:44 AM »
It seems to me that many people will cry "conspiracy" as an excuse to ignore overwhelming evidence against their agruament.  It allows someone to claim that all the evidence is faked, not matter how solid or convincing it is.  This has been used an excuse for so many things from the moon landings to 9/11.  Of course, you could also claim that relgion is one giant conspiracy.  The eveidence against it is overwhelming, yet people still have blind faith in it. (see the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for an arguament that is just as plausible as Intelligent Design).  I digress.

I have only just found out about FET and I find it bemusing (and quite ammusing) that people really believe in this stuff.  My uncle is an airline pilot and, according to FET, he must be in the pocket of NASA as, surely he would notice something was not quite right about this "round" earth.  I'll have to ask him next time we speak.

My guess is that the proponents of FET are a mixture of the seriously deluded, insane or those who make money out of the whole thing (writing books, making speeches, holding seminars etc).

I don't mean to be rude or insult people but, surely, surely, no reasonable and rationable person can believe in this?

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