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Looking for Life on a Flat Earth

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Alan Burdick, writing at The New Yorker:


    If you are only just waking up to the twenty-first century, you should know that, according to a growing number of people, much of what you’ve been taught about our planet is a lie: Earth really is flat. We know this because dozens, if not hundreds, of YouTube videos describe the coverup. We’ve listened to podcasts—Flat Earth Conspiracy, The Flat Earth Podcast—that parse the minutiae of various flat-Earth models, and the very wonkiness of the discussion indicates that the over-all theory is as sound and valid as any other scientific theory. We know because on a clear, cool day it is sometimes possible, from southwestern Michigan, to see the Chicago skyline, more than fifty miles away—an impossibility were Earth actually curved.

    Maybe, and stay with me here, the internet was a massive mistake.

     
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  2. I'm with you.
     
  3. GetUpAndrew

    Constant horror and bone-deep dissatisfaction.

    I think about it every time I read the comments sections below online articles on my Facebook news feed.
     
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  4. CSWAPPO

    Regular

    Mean while....Frisbee fuckin Earth descends into the cosmos
     
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  5. LCT Music

    Newbie Supporter

    I wish more people would get serious about that “joke” that Australia isn’t real, and it’s just a made up place and Australians are just American actors.

    Flat earth is getting old.
     
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  6. Buscemi knows best

    You owe me a Sausage McMuffin Supporter

    I need a new monitor and keyboard after reading that. They have been smashed in rage.
     
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  7. AshlandATeam

    Trusted

    It's almost like living in a world where experts and folks who spent their lives committed to studying a subject have an equal opportunity to have a voice with people who know nothing and don't care about learning or studying is a bad thing.

    We have lots of problems in our modern world. But an alarming number of them are created by that fact - trolls and experts have equally loud voices, with equal weight to the masses.
     
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  8. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

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  10. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    lollll whoops i didn't read the piece for my mental sake. flat earthers just make me so sad
     
  11. Tylar

    Newbie

    Ugh
     
  12. bloodinthesand

    Regular

    Anyone who believes the earth is flat is completely uneducated
     
  13. Frinet42

    Regular Supporter

    It's New Zealand that isn't real mate.
     
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  14. Kingjohn_654

    Longtime Sunshine Prestigious

    Frisbee Earth gets stuck on the neighbor's roof
     
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  15. SEANoftheDEAD

    Trusted

    Someone needs to put these lunatics in a plane and fly them around the world.
     
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  16. DandonTRJ

    ~~~ヾ(^∇^ Supporter

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  17. Eml182

    Regular

    Comments sections on news articles were a terrible idea. I realize the irony, but I don’t mean this site!
     
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  18. Ska Senanake

    Trusted

    Or send them to Mars. Just exclude Kyrie Irving please, we need him next year :)
     
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  19. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    And that dynamic has empowered idiots into positions of power where they can continue to suppress or ignore experts in favour of vote buying slogans and soundbites. And yes, I may be a civil servant in a field that continues to be trampled by politicians who have no interest in evidence based decision making...
     
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