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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    22 Feb '18 09:50
    Education (or lack of)

    this man has "spent 5 months researching" if the world is flat.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43064922/mad-mike-s-rocket-mission-to-check-if-earth-is-flat


    Because of ... what?
  2. Dumnonia
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    22 Feb '18 09:59
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Education (or lack of)

    this man has "spent 5 months researching" if the world is flat.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43064922/mad-mike-s-rocket-mission-to-check-if-earth-is-flat


    Because of ... what?
    Evolution in action.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    22 Feb '18 10:05
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Evolution in action.
    Devolution!
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    22 Feb '18 12:47
    A different problem (sorry to digress) but why can't I just order a coffee any more, without all this flat white, Americano nonsense.

    Put caffeine in a mug. Add hot water, and hand it over.
  5. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    22 Feb '18 12:56
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    A different problem (sorry to digress) but why can't I just order a coffee any more, without all this flat white, Americano nonsense.

    Put caffeine in a mug. Add hot water, and hand it over.
    Or perhaps a medical implant which punctually delivers a precise amount of daily caffeine. No halitosis, peptic ulcer or... ruined neckties. 😀
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    22 Feb '18 13:16
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    Or perhaps a medical implant which punctually delivers a precise amount of daily caffeine. No halitosis, peptic ulcer or... ruined neckties. 😀
    Yes, I have one of those already, but a man about town requires the occasional top up.
  7. Subscribermoonbus
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    22 Feb '18 13:55
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Education (or lack of)

    this man has "spent 5 months researching" if the world is flat.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43064922/mad-mike-s-rocket-mission-to-check-if-earth-is-flat


    Because of ... what?
    Evolution doesn't apply to everyone at the same rate. Some people still haven't arrived in the 16th c.
  8. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    22 Feb '18 15:41
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Evolution doesn't apply to everyone at the same rate. Some people still haven't arrived in the 16th c.
    This 6000 year old earth is the center of the universe! The same universe that took just 7 days to construct.
    "Breathless inanity" this is not! 😀
  9. Subscribermoonbus
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    22 Feb '18 16:08
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    This 6000 year old earth is the center of the universe! The same universe that took just 7 days to construct.
    "Breathless inanity" this is not! 😀
    Let them have their flat, 6,000-year-old Earth mythology. It's no skin off my nose. Just so long as they don't try to teach it as science in the public schools.

    Did anyone watch the supplementary video of the woman who said she believes the Earth is flat because she took a ruler to the beach and 'measured' the horizon with it? Hilarious !
  10. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    22 Feb '18 16:08
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Education (or lack of)

    this man has "spent 5 months researching" if the world is flat.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43064922/mad-mike-s-rocket-mission-to-check-if-earth-is-flat


    Because of ... what?
    Apparently, my niece's new boyfriend is a flat Earther. (Not met him yet).

    That's a conversation I'm looking forward to.

    😞
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    22 Feb '18 16:35
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Apparently, my niece's new boyfriend is a flat Earther. (Not met him yet).

    That's a conversation I'm looking forward to.

    😞
    Just remember, it's turtles all the way down.
  12. Subscribermoonbus
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    23 Feb '18 12:06
    Originally posted by @ghost-of-a-duke
    Apparently, my niece's new boyfriend is a flat Earther. (Not met him yet).

    That's a conversation I'm looking forward to.

    😞
    Hey, the lad just needs to sail a boat. Doesn't he know that there are different stars in the southern hemisphere? That can't be explained on a flat Earth; on a flat Earth, all the same stars would be visible from every point on Earth.
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    23 Feb '18 12:28
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Education (or lack of)

    this man has "spent 5 months researching" if the world is flat.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43064922/mad-mike-s-rocket-mission-to-check-if-earth-is-flat


    Because of ... what?
    Wait.....wut?

    So the guy researching the flat earth issue is the one who hates education vs. those that just blindly accept it?
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    23 Feb '18 12:39
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Wait.....wut?

    So the guy researching the flat earth issue is the one who hates education vs. those that just blindly accept it?
    It's called "evidence" produced by research.

    Using the objective "Scientific Method":
    - Make an observation.
    - Conduct research.
    - Form hypothesis.
    - Test hypothesis.
    - Record data.
    - Draw conclusion.
    - Replicate.
    - Explore Independent Variables.


    This is the miraculous method that Dr. Salk used to cure Polio.
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    23 Feb '18 13:17
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Hey, the lad just needs to sail a boat. Doesn't he know that there are different stars in the southern hemisphere? That can't be explained on a flat Earth; on a flat Earth, all the same stars would be visible from every point on Earth.
    What, don't you know that the Central Pole exerts a great magnetic field? And Einstein says that magnetic fields bend light, evergbody knows that.
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