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Old May 11th 2017, 12:26 pm
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So I've just discovered, via Facebook posts that keep appearing, that my brother is a Flat Earther. And it also seems that my widowed mother, who lives near him, is developing the same belief.

I'm feeling quite alienated from both as I'm definitely a believer in a globe earth.

Flat Earth theory really seems to be catching on. I follow Brian Cox on FB and he is trolled constantly by Flat Earthers. These people believe that NASA produces CGI photographs of a globe earth and that the moon landings weren't real and that the flat earth is surrounded by walls of ice that are guarded, etc

So, are you a flat Earther? Why, in 2017, are people rejecting scientific evidence and facts that have been known for thousands of years?
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So are you denying the rights of people to have their own set of facts?
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So I've just discovered, via Facebook posts that keep appearing, that my brother is a Flat Earther. And it also seems that my widowed mother, who lives near him, is developing the same belief.

I'm feeling quite alienated from both as I'm definitely a believer in a globe earth.

Flat Earth theory really seems to be catching on. I follow Brian Cox on FB and he is trolled constantly by Flat Earthers. These people believe that NASA produces CGI photographs of a globe earth and that the moon landings weren't real and that the flat earth is surrounded by walls of ice that are guarded, etc

So, are you a flat Earther? Why, in 2017, are people rejecting scientific evidence and facts that have been known for thousands of years?
Well it does explain a few things.

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I love that Dorothy
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Originally Posted by Kapri View Post
So I've just discovered, via Facebook posts that keep appearing, that my brother is a Flat Earther. And it also seems that my widowed mother, who lives near him, is developing the same belief.

I'm feeling quite alienated from both as I'm definitely a believer in a globe earth.

Flat Earth theory really seems to be catching on. I follow Brian Cox on FB and he is trolled constantly by Flat Earthers. These people believe that NASA produces CGI photographs of a globe earth and that the moon landings weren't real and that the flat earth is surrounded by walls of ice that are guarded, etc

So, are you a flat Earther? Why, in 2017, are people rejecting scientific evidence and facts that have been known for thousands of years?
I think I would start by asking what medication they are both on.. i.e. are they sharing?
The rejection of all that is known fact is a knee jerk in the face of changes that people cannot keep up with. If those in power are revealed to be liar's it calls into question everything people have been told is the truth.. For some people that is.
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Proof positive.
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Originally Posted by Kapri View Post
So I've just discovered, via Facebook posts that keep appearing, that my brother is a Flat Earther. And it also seems that my widowed mother, who lives near him, is developing the same belief.

I'm feeling quite alienated from both as I'm definitely a believer in a globe earth.

Flat Earth theory really seems to be catching on. I follow Brian Cox on FB and he is trolled constantly by Flat Earthers. These people believe that NASA produces CGI photographs of a globe earth and that the moon landings weren't real and that the flat earth is surrounded by walls of ice that are guarded, etc

So, are you a flat Earther? Why, in 2017, are people rejecting scientific evidence and facts that have been known for thousands of years?
Gordon will be pleased to hear that..
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So are you denying the rights of people to have their own set of facts?
Surely you can't "own" facts...
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Surely you can't "own" facts...
We are a capitalist country. We can own anything.
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Surely you can't "own" facts...
You can if they have no scientific or logical basis.

Shared scientific facts are obviously a socialist abomination.
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Ah - my mistake!
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Yeah, flat earthers are a strange bunch for sure.

I mean, who needs physical evidence when you can just make shit up and shout it louder than everyone else, right?
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Yeah, flat earthers are a strange bunch for sure.

I mean, who needs physical evidence when you can just make shit up and shout it louder than everyone else, right?
That technique can get you the Presidency.

And a Brexit.
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That technique can get you the Presidency.

And a Brexit.
Like some kind of shitty two-for-one deal
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