The Earth is (approximately) a sphere

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The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:42:27 PM »
Having given it deep and extensive thought, and considered the arguments made by both sides over the course of the year I've been on this site, I have changed my mind. I no longer think the Earth is flat. I think it is basically a globe. Just as I had no interest in arguing over its shape when I thought it was flat, I still have no interest in arguing now that I've changed my mind.

Having come to this conclusion, I will have to decide if there's any point in my remaining active on the site. It's been fun, and I might decide to remain. Or I might not. I have only the highest regard and the best wishes for everyone here.

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 02:14:21 PM »

Now you have to learn to play Were-penguins without being a giant blancmange, and our work is done. So stay.
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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 07:05:45 PM »

Now you have to learn to play Were-penguins without being a giant blancmange, and our work is done. So stay.

I've never been called a blancmange before. I had to look it up. As far as were-penguin, I followed the current game for a bit, and I honestly cannot fathom what's going on. That is, I can see that people are saying stuff like "You see 3 doors." "I walk through the blue door" "You see a knife." "I pick it up." Etc. But I cannot figure out the purpose or where it's going. Otherwise they're voting to kill someone at random and hoping they turn out to be the penguin. Or they're trying to burn down libraries. Worse than being confusing, it's actually rather boring. The two times I played I just made random comments that seemed to annoy everyone. And of course, since I'm not willing to pretend-kill people, the games are a poor fit for me. Though I seem to be playing in the current game, without playing, since Jane killed me for my magical bones even though I wasn't playing.

Please feel free to kill me in these games until everyone gets tired of it, but I don't think I'll be participating.

So I'm afraid I'll remain a blancmange for the few years remaining to me on this (round) Earth.

If there was a game that did not involve killing, and that I could understand, I'd play. I know some kids who play Settlers of Catan, which I'd never heard of before. I couldn't figure that one out either. I understand the rules of scrabble and cribbage, but I'm no good at them. I know how to play five-card-draw poker, but I don't gamble. I can play monopoly. I'm neither particularly good nor particularly bad at it. I can play chess well enough that at a typical neighborhood chess club I'm not the worst player there. I can play gin rummy, badly. I've never met a sudoku puzzle that I could not solve eventually, but that's more stubbornness than skill.

But were-penguin, if you hold your breath waiting for me to play, you're going to turn blue.

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 08:41:59 PM »

Now you have to learn to play Were-penguins without being a giant blancmange, and our work is done. So stay.

I've never been called a blancmange before. I had to look it up. As far as were-penguin, I followed the current game for a bit, and I honestly cannot fathom what's going on. That is, I can see that people are saying stuff like "You see 3 doors." "I walk through the blue door" "You see a knife." "I pick it up." Etc. But I cannot figure out the purpose or where it's going. Otherwise they're voting to kill someone at random and hoping they turn out to be the penguin. Or they're trying to burn down libraries. Worse than being confusing, it's actually rather boring. The two times I played I just made random comments that seemed to annoy everyone. And of course, since I'm not willing to pretend-kill people, the games are a poor fit for me. Though I seem to be playing in the current game, without playing, since Jane killed me for my magical bones even though I wasn't playing.
You seem like one after my own heart ;D.

There's a local TV game show, called Pointless, we've accidentally watched occasionally but Were-penguins seems more pointless than Pointless.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 06:33:48 AM »

Now you have to learn to play Were-penguins without being a giant blancmange, and our work is done. So stay.

I've never been called a blancmange before. I had to look it up. As far as were-penguin, I followed the current game for a bit, and I honestly cannot fathom what's going on. That is, I can see that people are saying stuff like "You see 3 doors." "I walk through the blue door" "You see a knife." "I pick it up." Etc. But I cannot figure out the purpose or where it's going. Otherwise they're voting to kill someone at random and hoping they turn out to be the penguin. Or they're trying to burn down libraries. Worse than being confusing, it's actually rather boring. The two times I played I just made random comments that seemed to annoy everyone. And of course, since I'm not willing to pretend-kill people, the games are a poor fit for me. Though I seem to be playing in the current game, without playing, since Jane killed me for my magical bones even though I wasn't playing.
You seem like one after my own heart ;D.

There's a local TV game show, called Pointless, we've accidentally watched occasionally but Were-penguins seems more pointless than Pointless.

Not to mention that were-penguins would have a hard time because if a human turned to a penguin it would probably be captured and sent to a zoo if it didn't die of heat stroke first, and if a penguin turned into a human it would probably either freeze or drown.

The whole penguin thing seems to be a play on the notion that either Antarctica doesn't really exist, or that they are somehow guarding the ice wall. But I've never been able to figure out if the inventors of this game are FEers or REers. That is, if they're satirizing the Antarctica thing, or really see penguins as evil.

Personally, I've always liked penguins and cannot think of them, even in make-believe, as evil. But I think that may be the point. And now that I've switched sides, I wonder if any of these folks actually believes the Earth is flat. I suspect there may be three or four actual FEers on this whole discussion board, and all the rest, except for you and Jack and Kabool, are just pretending to be FEers.

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 06:58:41 AM »

Well look whoís the bloody expert all of a sudden.

FYI, your average Emperor Penguin is a Gilles de Rais in feathers, true evil will not show itself just because Attenborough happens by with a camera, they are malevolent daemons, not stupid. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 09:28:02 AM »

Well look whoís the bloody expert all of a sudden.

FYI, your average Emperor Penguin is a Gilles de Rais in feathers, true evil will not show itself just because Attenborough happens by with a camera, they are malevolent daemons, not stupid. 


David Attenborough does not consort with evil. David Attenborough does not make documentaries glorifying evil. David Attenborough is proof that penguins are not evil because if they were we would not see him with them. You don't see David Attenborough narrating documentaries about politicians or lawyers, do you? Nobody can watch March of the Penguins and not admire these courageous, affectionate, upstanding birds in their tuxedos. Penguins are good and cute and fluffy and huggable. Anybody that would would spend an antarctic winter balancing an egg on his feet deserves our respect, not our scorn and calumny.

Even when I was a flat-Earther I rejected the notion that penguins were evil.

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 12:45:58 PM »

Listen good Mag's, they're velocoraptors in smart parkas, and Attenborough's brother has previous with velocoraptors, they (the brothers A) come from my parts, and there are dark rumours, so don't believe the hype.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 01:08:45 PM »
What's a velocoraptor? Did you mean velociraptor? Those cannot swim so they cannot be penguins. Penguins eat fish so they cannot be velociraptors. I don't believe there's any such thing as a velocoraptor. You're just upset because I can see through this flat-Earth myth about penguins being anything other than cuddly birds in formal wear.

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 02:20:00 PM »
If nothing else, the FES has functioned as a sort of love connection for the blossoming romance between rab and Magellan
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
If nothing else, the FES has functioned as a sort of love connection for the blossoming romance between rab and Magellan

Nah, mag is just rab's side bitch until wise returns
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »
Wise may be the one he'd take to the club, but mags is marriage material, knowwattimean?
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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
Having given it deep and extensive thought, and considered the arguments made by both sides over the course of the year I've been on this site, I have changed my mind. I no longer think the Earth is flat. I think it is basically a globe. Just as I had no interest in arguing over its shape when I thought it was flat, I still have no interest in arguing now that I've changed my mind.

Having come to this conclusion, I will have to decide if there's any point in my remaining active on the site. It's been fun, and I might decide to remain. Or I might not. I have only the highest regard and the best wishes for everyone here.

Itís disappointing how much of othersí time you wasted.
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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 02:48:16 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 03:19:22 PM »
Having given it deep and extensive thought, and considered the arguments made by both sides over the course of the year I've been on this site, I have changed my mind. I no longer think the Earth is flat. I think it is basically a globe. Just as I had no interest in arguing over its shape when I thought it was flat, I still have no interest in arguing now that I've changed my mind.

Having come to this conclusion, I will have to decide if there's any point in my remaining active on the site. It's been fun, and I might decide to remain. Or I might not. I have only the highest regard and the best wishes for everyone here.

Itís disappointing how much of othersí time you wasted.

What are you on the internet for if you don't want your time wasted? The internet is all about wasting time, mostly with cat videos, but also some porn and some discussion boards which by definition are all about wasting time. I come here to waste time, you come here to waste time. Don't complain at me for wasting your time. You are wasting your own time.

I've actually enjoyed my wasted time here on FES. I learned stuff about FET and met some interesting folks, and finally concluded that FET is wrong.

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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.



Velociraptor is a dinosaur. Dinosaurs are not lizards even though their name means terrible lizard in Greek. Lizards evolved from a different line that split off from the archosaurs before dinosaurs evolved.

As for the video, it's too short. They snipped it off before the poor dinosaur drowned.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 03:41:44 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.



Velociraptor is a dinosaur. Dinosaurs are not lizards even though their name means terrible lizard in Greek. Lizards evolved from a different line that split off from the archosaurs before dinosaurs evolved.

As for the video, it's too short. They snipped it off before the poor dinosaur drowned.
How very presumptuous of you. How many dinosaurs have you met?
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 05:10:46 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.



Velociraptor is a dinosaur. Dinosaurs are not lizards even though their name means terrible lizard in Greek. Lizards evolved from a different line that split off from the archosaurs before dinosaurs evolved.

As for the video, it's too short. They snipped it off before the poor dinosaur drowned.
How very presumptuous of you. How many dinosaurs have you met?

Lots and lots. They're all over the place here. Flocks of them flying around all the time. Occasionally one bumps into my window. Sometimes they're all over the street. I count three of them on my neighbor's roof right now. My sister had one as a pet when we were kids. I have pictures of them standing on my arm. And not a single one of them is a lizard.

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 05:16:57 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.



Velociraptor is a dinosaur. Dinosaurs are not lizards even though their name means terrible lizard in Greek. Lizards evolved from a different line that split off from the archosaurs before dinosaurs evolved.

As for the video, it's too short. They snipped it off before the poor dinosaur drowned.
How very presumptuous of you. How many dinosaurs have you met?

Lots and lots. They're all over the place here. Flocks of them flying around all the time. Occasionally one bumps into my window. Sometimes they're all over the street. I count three of them on my neighbor's roof right now. My sister had one as a pet when we were kids. I have pictures of them standing on my arm. And not a single one of them is a lizard.
So you didn't need Buying, Training, and Caring for Your Dinosaur.

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 07:11:26 PM »
Never heard of it until now. It doesn't look particularly reliable.

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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 08:24:21 PM »
Never heard of it until now. It doesn't look particularly reliable.
That depends on how well you train your dinosaur but I wouldn't recommend a velociraptor.  They eat too many of the neighbours, dogs, pigs and cows.

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2019, 08:42:55 PM »
velocoraptor, velociraptor or velocacraptor, who gives a fuck, of course they can damn well swim, they're fucking lizards.



Velociraptor is a dinosaur. Dinosaurs are not lizards even though their name means terrible lizard in Greek. Lizards evolved from a different line that split off from the archosaurs before dinosaurs evolved.

As for the video, it's too short. They snipped it off before the poor dinosaur drowned.
How very presumptuous of you. How many dinosaurs have you met?

Lots and lots. They're all over the place here. Flocks of them flying around all the time. Occasionally one bumps into my window. Sometimes they're all over the street. I count three of them on my neighbor's roof right now. My sister had one as a pet when we were kids. I have pictures of them standing on my arm. And not a single one of them is a lizard.
Yet they swim just fine... So...
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« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2019, 12:17:24 AM »

Lizards/dinoís, Semantics. Even so look at your birds, swans, ducks, seagulls, cormorants, swimmers, sea parrots and swallows consummate in the water, we had a small pond, every day birds of all descriptions were at the edges practicing swimming and you canít deny that video, look at his tail, thatís science.
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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 03:22:02 AM »

Here you go! Now Mags, you tell me that, that 12.5 stone albino motherfucker isnít about to peck the nice ladies face right off.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49340715

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2019, 12:40:51 AM »

Mags! Mags?

That article,
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Then, for 30 million years, it was the time of the giant penguins

If plesiosaurus is still alive and well in Loch Ness, donít you think with that camouflage thereís some still out there on the vast plains of ice? And like British nationalists, living in hateful nostalgia of the time the world was theirs.
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2019, 01:22:20 AM »

Mags! Mags?

That article,
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Then, for 30 million years, it was the time of the giant penguins

If plesiosaurus is still alive and well in Loch Ness, donít you think with that camouflage thereís some still out there on the vast plains of ice? And like British nationalists, living in hateful nostalgia of the time the world was theirs.
Surely you don't doubt Nessie!

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Re: The Earth is (approximately) a sphere
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2019, 11:13:17 PM »
Having given it deep and extensive thought, and considered the arguments made by both sides over the course of the year I've been on this site, I have changed my mind. I no longer think the Earth is flat. I think it is basically a globe. Just as I had no interest in arguing over its shape when I thought it was flat, I still have no interest in arguing now that I've changed my mind.

Having come to this conclusion, I will have to decide if there's any point in my remaining active on the site. It's been fun, and I might decide to remain. Or I might not. I have only the highest regard and the best wishes for everyone here.

I've been saying you've been a fake believer since the day you came. I do not think any believer accepted you as a believer. It's obvious that you came here to say that. You came, you saw the evidence, and you decided the world was round. you've never actually made such a decision. This was the script you were given and you read it. I hope you gained money well but I don't think so.

number of flat earthers you have trolled: zero. you may have just trolled some of the round earthers, but I'm sure they're not surprised at all.
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