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@Caustic Gnostic: A smiley face
oh and CTSTDT =/= FSTDT.
2/28/2008 3:31:46 AM
Soooooooo all those times that I was in the airplane, flying from this place to that.. and I could SEE the curve of the earth.. that was.. what? The drugs? 'Cause.. I guess it could be.. except I wasn't on any.
2/28/2008 3:32:20 AM
this would fit better in the conspiracy theorist section than the fundies section, as there seems to be no mention of religion or god in the post itself
2/28/2008 6:23:41 AM
That's it, call Mulder and Scully, I'm sure the Cigarette smoking man is behind this spherical earth crap!
2/28/2008 6:48:49 AM
I'll believe it when something falls off the southern edge.
/me prays to Darwin it'll be the Japanese whaling fleet
2/28/2008 7:42:03 AM
Ever heard of a horizon?
2/28/2008 11:06:17 AM
just out of curiosity, where's the south pole?
2/28/2008 12:03:01 PM
Its so true... how many of us have traveled over the equator? None obviously, or we would have fallen off.
2/28/2008 3:11:00 PM
Fools. Everyone knows that the world is a disc, carried through the void on the back of four elephants who are themselves on the back of the Great A'Tuin, the star turtle.
2/28/2008 5:17:42 PM
I thought it was turtles all the way down?
2/28/2008 5:41:14 PM
Right! I mean, it's not as if you can fly in a westbound plane from California to Japan!
2/28/2008 6:04:06 PM
duh, the south pole is the entire outside of the circle, god teleports you to the other side if u try to walk across it
2/28/2008 7:47:11 PM
Excuse me, I was born in the Southern hemisphere and I did not fall off the earth. How thick is your disc ? and at your north pole which when I walk away from it, which direction am I walking MORON, south of course. but not in your universe, Fuck knows what direction it is.
fundamentalists delenda est
2/28/2008 11:44:56 PM
@Brain_In_a_Jar: "Nice try, but I think such a model would require a magnetic monopole at a point in the centre and another one distributed around the circumference - there's no return path possible for a radial field in a flat plane. When you're done with that, you can then explain how gravity fits your ludicrous model, and thus why your disc world doesn't immediately collapse into a spheroid under that gravitational force."
Actually, having spent a while browsing the official Flat Earth Society forum a while back, I came across answers to all sorts of questions like that in the FAQ section.
Gravity, you see, is an illusion caused by the constant upward motion of the disc of the earth, which - if I recall correctly - is also necessarily accelerating constantly at the rate of 9.8m/s^2. But of course, the sun and the moon (small discs hovering above the rim of the earth, emitting light at specific times of day) do
have a gravitational pull (thus explaining why gravity varies with altitude), and this can apparently be inferred from the fact that snakes are neither cats nor dogs.
The south pole, incidentally, consists of a vast "ice wall" covering the entire circumference of the earth, so the water doesn't all fall off the edge.
I do suggest reading the forum
, and particularly the FAQ pinned under "Questions and Clarification". It's quite entertaining.
2/29/2008 4:36:03 PM
Conspiracy theorist, not a fundie. But still... a very good one.
2/29/2008 6:53:35 PM
I say we put these idiots on a boat and sail it around the world. XD
3/1/2008 8:10:32 PM
North pole at the center?! How does the sun rise in the east, then? No. The Earth is obviously more of a leaf-shaped thing, with the north pole at one tip and the south pole at the other. This also accounts for all the people who have flown/boated/etc. around the world. How else can you account for mountain ranges?
3/3/2008 4:27:35 AM
anevilmeme beat me too what I was going to say.
3/3/2008 5:38:00 AM
This conspiracy is dumber than the "government made AIDS" theory or "government did 9/11" theory. At least those theories have plausible motives. Why in the hell would the government spend billions of dollars 2 trick ppl into thinking the earth is a sphere?
5/20/2009 9:09:10 PM
As much as i hate to ruin the fact that this post has 69 comments, especially since no one will read this, i just have to answer some of your guys' question: according to flat earthers the south pole is around the edge of the disc.
7/3/2011 6:06:03 AM
A Flat Earth is not a cube or square, but a disc, with the "North" Pole in the center, thus any navigation by compass would not contradict our notion of a spherical Earth.
What about geographic North Pole? What about traveling to the South Pole?
7/3/2011 6:13:43 AM
I personally think this person was being satirical / sarcastic. I thought it was quite nicely done, if a bit brief.
7/3/2011 10:19:58 AM
If not Poe:
Go hit the ground with a hammer and listen to the echo.
7/3/2011 11:53:11 AM
Yup. And magic makes boats sail faster in the south hemisphere so we thinktha Atlantic ocean is nearly as large north and south.
Seriously. Not only your theory are not consistent with any calculation, or even stars observation (I mean fuck ! It's fucking written in the fucking sky !), but people have been up there, and the Earth is definitely spherical.
12/30/2011 6:40:12 AM
"And it is no laughing matter."
Actually, yes it is. Your post is so hilariously stupid that I almost choked.
12/30/2011 8:08:50 AM
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