Flat Earth Society...

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First off I wanted to say hi! I look around the forums a lot and decided to make an account only to realize I have been one for a while...
Now I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I couldnt find it after looking around
Website- http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php
Yes people believe this.
Somewhat related video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc0trwHSRIA
At first their ideas somewhat make sense but then your mind kicks in....I usually like to let other people have their beliefs but this I don't even know what to think. I don't know what else to add this is just crazy.

Oh and again, Hi! :D

It does not make seance on any level to me to many thing they say just shatter physics.

Can't tell if spam or trying to point out weirdness in world

Lionsfan:
Can't tell if spam or trying to point out weirdness in world

Not spam, these people really believe in this stuff ...

Snitalvixzon:

Lionsfan:
Can't tell if spam or trying to point out weirdness in world

Not spam, these people really believe in this stuff ...

Oh I'm sure they do, but I was referring to you haha. I've seen a few threads started by people who just recently joined talking about something, and including a few links and stuff to "check out".

Glad to see you're not spamming us though

There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

I'll stick with my Nazi living in the center of the earth with the Lizard people, thank you very much. :)

This is outstanding... Although don't be so quick to throw out these crazy ideas unless you were capable of experiencing it yourself ;) Personally I feel like creating a vast and intricate system of cameras, compasses, ridiculus amounts of ropes and lots of study time of this theory and flying from south america to africa to prove them wrong... who knows? Maybe I'll fall off the earth and go "I can't Effin' beleive it"

Edit:

I've been trying to get a sense of what they beleive. I read their faq and a few pages of the main discussion and I concluded the following: No one intelligent enough to disprove their absurd theories has the time or motivation to attempt to do so.

It would take hours upon hours to fully research and understand the theory, all the while trying to prevent your head from exploding while it's imploding (Which is more possible than FET) and many more hours collecting evidence and forming a logical thesis on how their Insane troll logic is completely ridiculus. However, trying to logically disprove anything they say will simply cause them to revise their theories and make up more stuff to make it impervious to your arguments.

Therefore, it is no possible to go onto that forum and try to disprove their theory since the theory will simply change as a result of that. It's like they are taunting you to try and cut water and argue that you can't because it's indestructable.

My brain hurts alot now I'm gonna mix myself a drink. Rum and vodka in beer... That aughta be nearly strong enough to kill the braincells that now contain the flat earth theory.

evilneko:
There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

You missed holocaust Denial.

On topic though, these guys have been around for a long time. Well, since Aristotle I think. but this particular branch of crazy just keeps popping its head up from time to time. I mean I'm all for the freedom to believe whatever the hell you want, but gods does it get hard to stand by that belief when you just want to slap some people in the hopes that they'll wake up and read the facts that are right in front of their nose.

And to be fair, it's not just creationists which are crazy, I mean yeah, they have the Flat Earth, the WBC, and the guy whose name I cannot recall who predicted the Rapture.. twice.

But we on the other side get things like Scientology, Ron Hubbard, and Richard Dawkins, it seems any belief will give way to extremism in one way or another.

Their forums are really good if you want to get your debating skills honed.

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I yearn for the day when people don't deny something, even when faced with huge amounts of evidence.

evilneko:
There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

who are you that you can say the moon landing was real? the government might of faked it, dont know why, but they could of.
also, the 9/11 crashes may very well have been faked. the frame of the building could not melt from aircraft fuel like they said it did , only thermite could of. and also,the states had a reason: rally the 'mericans to agree with the government to storm the arabs for their oil. i may be wrong, you may be wrong, we will never know. only the government.

beh the flat earth people are crazy... we all know the earth is round.. and hollow... and has mole people and dinosaurs living at it's center

bullet_sandw1ch:

evilneko:
There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

who are you that you can say the moon landing was real? the government might of faked it, dont know why, but they could of.
also, the 9/11 crashes may very well have been faked. the frame of the building could not melt from aircraft fuel like they said it did , only thermite could of. and also,the states had a reason: rally the 'mericans to agree with the government to storm the arabs for their oil. i may be wrong, you may be wrong, we will never know. only the government.

LOL. Thanks for the laugh, bud. Thanks for the laugh....

People deny perfectly logical and reasonable facts because we're more or less wired to believe in what we want to believe. If I choose to believe that the Earth is spherical, it's because that fact and the evidence supporting it don't shatter or compromise my understanding of the world as we know it.

For other people, and for reasons entirely unique to each individual, trivial details begin to pop up and take an unusual amount of importance. Everything can be disproved if you work hard enough, if you *want* to disprove it hard enough. You could rack up signs pointing out to the Moon being made out of cheese or proving the existence of lizard-men hidden amongst the powerful. You can twist calculation errors into indisputable proof that the LHC will consume us all, if you're in the right mindset.

Which is why there's simply no reasoning with these people. The only difference between a legitimate scientist and a crackpot defending an insane theory is that the scientist remains objective. The scientist is able to run into a wall and realize he's been wrong, to continue approaching his theories as flexible concepts that could change or be disproved entirely, as Science progresses.

The crackpot won't be able to bend under pressure. The crackpot's going to start drowning out the evidence debunking his own experiments in more dodgy data - the most dodgy and most easily accessible data being religious in nature.

Push the Time Cube guy, the Flat Earth believers or the Nibiru crowd hard enough, and conspiracy theories or religious arguments always come up. When the mind fails, the heart's always ready to spring into action, opposing rationality with hostility.

Yeah, yeah, and the female orgasm is a myth.

Dam humans you crazy.

but seriously how stupid can you get

Lionsfan:
Can't tell if spam or trying to point out weirdness in world

I'll give him(?) the benefit of the doubt. In any case, these people must also be known as the Head in Sand Society.

SnakeoilSage:
Yeah, yeah, and the female orgasm is a myth.

I asked my wife why she never tells when she has an orgasm.

She said if I was there when she had them she'd tell me.

IamLEAM1983:
People deny perfectly logical and reasonable facts because we're more or less wired to believe in what we want to believe. If I choose to believe that the Earth is spherical, it's because that fact and the evidence supporting it don't shatter or compromise my understanding of the world as we know it.

For other people, and for reasons entirely unique to each individual, trivial details begin to pop up and take an unusual amount of importance. Everything can be disproved if you work hard enough, if you *want* to disprove it hard enough. You could rack up signs pointing out to the Moon being made out of cheese or proving the existence of lizard-men hidden amongst the powerful. You can twist calculation errors into indisputable proof that the LHC will consume us all, if you're in the right mindset.

Which is why there's simply no reasoning with these people. The only difference between a legitimate scientist and a crackpot defending an insane theory is that the scientist remains objective. The scientist is able to run into a wall and realize he's been wrong, to continue approaching his theories as flexible concepts that could change or be disproved entirely, as Science progresses.

The crackpot won't be able to bend under pressure. The crackpot's going to start drowning out the evidence debunking his own experiments in more dodgy data - the most dodgy and most easily accessible data being religious in nature.

Push the Time Cube guy, the Flat Earth believers or the Nibiru crowd hard enough, and conspiracy theories or religious arguments always come up. When the mind fails, the heart's always ready to spring into action, opposing rationality with hostility.

I agree with most of this, but disagree with the idea that scientists are objective. Scientists really like their theories too and come to intuitively believe in their truth. They are generally still superior to these crackpots, but I'm hesitant to believe that they change their minds unless confronted with overwhelming evidence. Read Jonathan Haidt's book, The Righteous Mind. It explains how no one is even close to as rational and objective as we pretend to be. So while I still trust science, I'm not going to put too much faith in the scientists themselves.

Rawne1980:

SnakeoilSage:
Yeah, yeah, and the female orgasm is a myth.

I asked my wife why she never tells when she has an orgasm.

She said if I was there when she had them she'd tell me.

My girlfriend tells me she'll let me know when she has one.

Why, oh why? What is there to be gained?

Honestly, I think the flat earth people are just a bunch of trolls. I looked around their forums a while back, and they seemed like they were straight off of 4chan. They are just very dedicated to their trolling.

Sometimes I wish the earth WAS flat just so I could push idiots over the edge.
Also because then this would be Discworld and that would be awesome!

Rawne1980:

SnakeoilSage:
Yeah, yeah, and the female orgasm is a myth.

I asked my wife why she never tells when she has an orgasm.

She said if I was there when she had them she'd tell me.

SnakeoilSage:
My girlfriend tells me she'll let me know when she has one.

Odd, they both certainly let ME know when they were having one! XP

Holy crap, reading through one of those threads made me dumber some how.

Yeah, that is a bunch of bs.

There is a point with me to free belief, and that's on the borderline.

I love that site! They are hilarious. My favourite part is about the Antimoon (that causes Lunar Eclipses) which they claim can clearly be seen by the naked eye (area with no stars) but they can't take its picture because prolonged exposure to the Moon is apparently dangerous. Classic!

evilneko:
There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

My dad said the Devil put the Dinosaur bones in the ground. I'm not sure if that's a popular theory or just a lone nut job.

Wieeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd ass people. Honestly, how could you believe something like that?

Thinking the earth is round, lol!

The world isn't completely flat, it bows in the center, is rounded at the edges, and sets on the back of a giant turtle. Now, before anyone asks what the turtle is standing on I will tell you; It's turtles all the way down.

Seanfall:

My dad said the Devil put the Dinosaur bones in the ground. I'm not sure if that's a popular theory or just a lone nut job.

Well, what did I say? "if there's a crazy idea..." ;)

Yeah, I've heard that one before. Though I think most Creatards of the Young Earth variety are the kind that believe The Flintstones is a documentary.

The Flat Earth Society again?

I keep forgetting theese people exist outside of Discword novels...

Anyway i just treat them like i do religion, that being a mutual exchange of not caring.

Snitalvixzon:
First off I wanted to say hi! I look around the forums a lot and decided to make an account only to realize I have been one for a while...
Now I'm sorry if this has been posted before but I couldnt find it after looking around
Website- http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php
Yes people believe this.
Somewhat related video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc0trwHSRIA
At first their ideas somewhat make sense but then your mind kicks in....I usually like to let other people have their beliefs but this I don't even know what to think. I don't know what else to add this is just crazy.

Oh and again, Hi! :D

There is an easy way to prove whether or not his theory is correct, based on the video.

1. Go to Argentina.
2. Get a boat/aircraft
3. Head for Antarctica

Why Argentina? According to the 'disc model' provided, Argentina would be closest to the edge of the world. That edge, having a barrier on it to stop water from pouring out, would be Antarctica if the Arctic is the center of the disc. The test is to see what happens if the plane/boat makes its way to Antarctica, aka the barrier of the world, and see if this barrier is penetrable, and if so, if there is a sheer drop on the other side.

In Science, theories are explanations of facts, and therefore can be twisted when facts are disproven. To disprove a theory fundamental facts have to be disproven to the point where the theory can no longer be twisted to maintain the theory.

So, at the ice barrier that is Antarctica, if the Flat Earth theory holds up, there should be either an impenetrable field or a sheer drop at the end of the world when you try to pass Antarctica.

If, however, instead you encounter Australia... its back to the drawing board.

I thought it was a joke forum until I saw the post counts. I hope they are fake. "The earth is flat because the Bible said so and the Bible has been more accurate then NASA before".

evilneko:
There are also people who deny Germ Theory, that HIV causes AIDS, that man landed on the moon, that 19 arabs hijacked four planes and crashed three of them into buildings, that there was only one shooter in Dallas on that day in 1963, that man shares a common ancestor with apes, and that the Earth goes around the Sun.

If there's a crazy idea, there's a group that believes it. If there's some long-established fact, there's a group that denies it. If it exists, there's porn of it. Whatever you think of, there's a fetish for it. Just a few rules of the internet.

I missed the deny at the start of your paragraph and was preparing for a scathing or sarcastic response :P good thing I re-read :)

OT Aristotle had this shit figured out, but he's not around to set these whippersnappers straight :(

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