Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

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Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

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1. Do you feel like you're standing on a spinning ball?
2. The government told us so, therefore it's a lie.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:02 pm

1. I feel like a coffee would go well right now.
2. The ancient Greek philosophers told us. The gov't got it from them.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:05 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:02 pm
1. I feel like a coffee would go well right now.
2. The ancient Greek philosophers told us. The gov't got it from them.
https://www.wired.com/2008/06/dayintech-0619/
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm

The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?

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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by Gord » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?
Of course. But then they deny it.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

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Gord wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 am
Lance Kennedy wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?
Of course. But then they deny it.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:22 pm

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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

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Nobody lives there yet. When someone does, they could start one.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:08 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:53 pm
landrew wrote:
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Nobody lives there yet. When someone does, they could start one.
They'd have a rough trip getting there, looking out the windows at all those globes.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by Gord » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:40 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 am
Gord wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 am
Lance Kennedy wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?
Of course. But then they deny it.
From one of my cousins: "You have to play their game if you want to get anywhere. We both know it's a joke but they have to say 'around the world' with a straight face."
I thought all your cousins were dead or in jail.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by TJrandom » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:21 am

Gord wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:40 am
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 am
Gord wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 am
Lance Kennedy wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?
Of course. But then they deny it.
From one of my cousins: "You have to play their game if you want to get anywhere. We both know it's a joke but they have to say 'around the world' with a straight face."

I thought all your cousins were dead or in jail.
There’d be nobody left in the Midwest to vote repukelican if they were all dead.

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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:21 am

How do they explain how Magellan sailed one direction and came back from the opposite direction?
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by Gord » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:46 am

landrew wrote:
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How do they explain how Magellan sailed one direction and came back from the opposite direction?
He went around in a big circle: https://www.jstor.org/stable/3328027?se ... b_contents
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:47 am

Gord wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:40 am
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:27 am
Gord wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 am
Lance Kennedy wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
The conference was supposed to be international. Does this mean flat earthers go "around " the planet to attend ?
Of course. But then they deny it.
From one of my cousins: "You have to play their game if you want to get anywhere. We both know it's a joke but they have to say 'around the world' with a straight face."
I thought all your cousins were dead or in jail.
Not enough jails to hold them all.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:29 pm

I call it "denialism" because it seems that no argument is possible to sway such an opinion. There's apparently no intent to get to the facts, just a blanket opposition to other points of view.

Surely there's a better name for this type of mental illness.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by TJrandom » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 pm

Feigned Scepticism – sort of like what we see from one to-remain-unnamed-poster in the Chinese lived to FF16 years old thread? :roll:

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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:26 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Feigned Scepticism – sort of like what we see from one to-remain-unnamed-poster in the Chinese lived to FF16 years old thread? :roll:
It's skeptical fodder for all of us to enjoy. BTW FF16=65302.
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by TJrandom » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Sucks - I couldn`t find a way to show the base as 16. :?

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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by landrew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:36 am

TJrandom wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Sucks - I couldn`t find a way to show the base as 16. :?
https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/num ... html?x=256
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Re: Flat Earth Theory: Denialism's new high-water mark

Post by TJrandom » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:26 am

landrew wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:36 am
TJrandom wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 pm
Sucks - I couldn`t find a way to show the base as 16. :?
https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/num ... html?x=256
That made no sense at all... it gives 100 (base 16) as being equal to 256 (base 10). FF (base 16) is 256 (base 10). So maybe not enough information... maybe FF for 256 needed to be specified as "binary coded double byte"... 1111 1111 (base 2).