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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 9:17am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I enjoy the discourse on the JBF quite a bit, but in the last year the steady stream of severe subjects can get overwhelming. In the current climate of idiots who abuse power for any number of reasons it is good to know that there are just some plain old idiots out there. They do it for the pure love of being stupid. Dog love em.

Flat Earth Convention

News Coverage of the Flat Earth Convention

This is definitely the "Inquirer" level of news that I appreciate because I'm not afraid the Earth is going to be destroyed as a result. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did this morning.


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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 9:43am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

To be fair, such groups do have members all around the *globe*. ;-)
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 9:46am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

ZING!
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 3:42pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I, personally, would not be disappointed to wake up and be informed that the world is a tetrahedron. 
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I think it was Neil deGrasse Tyson who said to ask Flat Earthers if they think the rest of the planets in our solar system are flat too.  :)


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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 4:20pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Yeah, is the sun flat, too? Do these people that believe the Earth is flat also believe there are no other planets? Is Earth the true extent of the universe to them, and all those stars in the sky are closer than they appear? Or, is Earth like a game board floating in space to them? How does the sun and moon operate in that case?

These people are koo-koo.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 4:35pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Matt, you're making a mistake. David Icke believes the moon is, well...

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Oh... Ok, they are koo-koo, at all. ;-)
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 5:35pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I wish the world was flat because I could see a market for a sport such as "extreme surfing off the edge of the world". It could become more popular than football.
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Michael Murphy
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Yeah, is the sun flat, too?
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Sure it is. When I look at it in the sky it looks like a disk to me....



or maybe not
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 6:30pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I still believe that, deep down, they know it is nonsense. Same as with religious people. They know it is ridiculous but it is either easier to go along with your friends or they just love being contrarian and getting into debates. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Yet if the world is proven to be flat, we'll all feel silly, right? ;-)
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Mitch Denoyer
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 9:29pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Have you heard about Neal Adam’s “growing earth” shtick?  He’s a great artist, but as a physicist, not so much.

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Mike Norris
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 10:21pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Is that the Fat Earth Theory?

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 11:21pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Mike, here is a video on Neal Adams' YouTube channel about "Growing Earth":

LINK.



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Mike Norris
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Posted: 13 November 2017 at 11:49pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

More room for Skataris and Pellucidar! 
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 4:40am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

The only thing flat earthers have to fear is sphere itself.
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 1:55pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I hear that billionaire industrialist Alden Maas agrees with Neal Adams. :)
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Bravo, Sergio.
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 6:21pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Agreed! Indeed, applause to both Mike and Sergio!

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Posted: 15 November 2017 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Amazing that the number of time I've been in an pbservation deck from a skyscraper I can actually see the curvature of the earth from my vantage point.
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Posted: 15 November 2017 at 3:33pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

One well placed meteor would help cleanse
the gene pool.
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Posted: 16 November 2017 at 2:07am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

When I was a teen, there was a dedicated cable channel (which I think ran continuously, 24/7) that featured orbital views of the earth, via satellite feed. It was in black & white, but the earth was quite clearly spherical.

DAMN that ILM was good back in the day...
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 16 November 2017 at 7:20pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I hear that billionaire industrialist Alden Maas agrees with Neal Adams. :)



I immediately thought the same thing, Eric.
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