The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.

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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2012, 12:29:02 AM »
Just a bit of humor based on a previous thread. 

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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2012, 04:29:03 AM »
If you believe that you live in Australia, it is because the conspiracy wants you to believe it.

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Oh I thought you were actually a FEer. So I've been wasting my time arguing with a troll who doesn't actually believe FET?

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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2012, 11:49:24 AM »
Why is it so concentrated in the USA?

The same reasons the US has so many religious sects, it was a massive new country, impossible to control.

The American Dream wasn't about money, it was freedom from religious persecution in Europe, and the tight control of the already formed strong governments.

The US still keeps homeschooling and a sense of self-reliance, it's less city based, except for the ugly coast.

And fighting the British and the Vatican influence may have helped, Modern Astronomy spread from these two centers.

And I'm Spaniard by the way.

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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2012, 04:38:37 PM »
The UK has a flourishing Flat Earth movement, and has since the 19th Century.  I am British, and many of my friends are Flat Earth believers (I am one). The UK was the birthplace of modern Zetetic Science, with such giants as Samuel Rowbotham, Lady Blount, John Hampden, William Carpenter, D W Scott and Samuel Shenton to our name.
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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #64 on: June 10, 2012, 05:38:37 PM »
The UK has a flourishing Flat Earth movement, and has since the 19th Century.  I am British, and many of my friends are Flat Earth believers (I am one). The UK was the birthplace of modern Zetetic Science, with such giants as Samuel Rowbotham, Lady Blount, John Hampden, William Carpenter, D W Scott and Samuel Shenton to our name.

All of whom are not excepted in the scientific community... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Did I shed enough tears for you! BAM! Emerald Lagasse!!!!
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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2012, 05:47:49 PM »
The UK has a flourishing Flat Earth movement, and has since the 19th Century.  I am British, and many of my friends are Flat Earth believers (I am one). The UK was the birthplace of modern Zetetic Science, with such giants as Samuel Rowbotham, Lady Blount, John Hampden, William Carpenter, D W Scott and Samuel Shenton to our name.

All of whom are not excepted in the scientific community... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Did I shed enough tears for you! BAM! Emerald Lagasse!!!!

Accepted.  And of course they wouldn't be, considering the scientific community's dogmatic position on RET.  I doubt that any of the giants that James mentioned would even want acceptance from such a community.

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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #66 on: June 10, 2012, 06:42:52 PM »
All of whom are not excepted in the scientific community...


We do not want to be accepted by scientists, precisely because we disagree with the scientific method. We practise the Zetetic Method.
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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2012, 08:12:29 PM »
The UK has a flourishing Flat Earth movement, and has since the 19th Century.  I am British, and many of my friends are Flat Earth believers (I am one). The UK was the birthplace of modern Zetetic Science, with such giants as Samuel Rowbotham, Lady Blount, John Hampden, William Carpenter, D W Scott and Samuel Shenton to our name.

All of whom are not excepted in the scientific community... :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Did I shed enough tears for you! BAM! Emerald Lagasse!!!!

Accepted.  And of course they wouldn't be, considering the scientific community's dogmatic position on RET.  I doubt that any of the giants that James mentioned would even want acceptance from such a community.

not gonna lie, I wish Steven Hawkings would acknowledge me  :'( :'( :'(

On another note, individuality is awesome and to be honest most scientist that have major breakthroughs where not accepted by the majority  >o< :-B
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Re: The anomaly of flat-earther population distribution.
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2012, 08:04:32 AM »
The Society has its origins in the United Kingdom, as you would know if you had done any research. It stayed there until the late 1960s, at which point its locus shifted to the United States. Voliva lived in Australia for a number of years. And though our current President is from America, he lives in London. I am the Vice President, and I live in Ireland (and was born in the UK).


In short, your thesis is nonsense. Please read more and post less.
In addition to this,

At the time it existed and focused in the US there were also Canadian groups present.  In fact, Canada has had many flat earth societies in its history.  I myself being Canadian as well.  Many Muslim and Muslim countries also hold that the earth is flat.  The UK is the birthplace and still a stronghold of flat earth philosophy and science. 

It gained popularity in the US due to two major factors imho.  One is the religious stronghold of the South.  Biblical literalism (and indeed literalism applied to almost any of the multitude of various ancient to modern religious worldviews) lends itself markedly well to flat earth worldviews.  Perhaps this has to do with an innate bond between faith's ends and reason's function, though that is speculation alone.

Secondly, and perhaps more relevant to the current state, the backlash at the ignorant science being shouted from just about every media outlet within the US has not gone unnoticed.  US news is a dreadful circus compared to reputable world news sources and this when coupled with the love affair America has with what they call 'science' will inevitably lead to educated and intellectual free thinkers turning to more reasonable and honest outlets - those devoid of religious mindsets; sometimes those might even turn to the often out of hand rejected sciences and damned facts that academia turns down from their ivory tower.
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