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Old 06-25-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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... & Antartica along the entire rim of the disk.

Easily disputed, how does one travel from South America to Australia via plane in such short time?
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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Well, sure it's flat, you would be too if you had all these enormous fat people standing on you.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Science is incapable of disproving; although if it can prove an alternate process is responsible for causation, it is reasonable to assume the former hypothesis has been disproved.

Religious dogma relies on Faith, not the fundamental & literal interpretation of the Bible & in that context; every martyr & suicide terrorist has irrefutably proven their faith. As far as the Bible?

Given that ‘all the worlds creatures’ may have originated (transitional fossil/Tetrapods/Darwin’s fish) from the waters that once covered the world ...

Given that the pluripotent stem cells, superior for total human regeneration, can only be derived from the perichondrium cells from the rib cage of an adult ...

... It’s a bit premature to assume that science will eventually prove that the Bible is just religious fantasy.
Say what?!
Science has disprovedthat the Earth is flat- just for starters...
Justifying an illogical absurdity of religious books by “faith”?
Then it is on the same scale as believing in Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus! , because as paraphrasing you “ it is a bit premature to assume that the science will eventually prove that the Tooth Fairy and a Santa Claus is just a childhood fantasy”
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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Yes, I think many flat earthers are doing it in the spirit of Pastafarianism or the Church of the Subgenius. 5% serious intent, usually about dogma, and 95% screwing with the straights.
This.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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I just don't don't understand it. What harm is it being done to the rest of us by the people who believe that the earth is flat ?
There's harm to society and the world at large not by just this one stupid theory, but the war on facts and truth in general. There are people who don't believe Sandy Hook happened, and some of the parents have had to move multiple times due to harrassment from these moronic people. There are people who believe the Holocaust never happened. If these people can convince other people the tapes are faked, everything is faked, then how does anyone know what to believe? What happens when the next thing happens and half the country believes it's fake?
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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There's harm to society and the world at large not by just this one stupid theory, but the war on facts and truth in general. There are people who don't believe Sandy Hook happened, and some of the parents have had to move multiple times due to harrassment from these moronic people. There are people who believe the Holocaust never happened. If these people can convince other people the tapes are faked, everything is faked, then how does anyone know what to believe? What happens when the next thing happens and half the country believes it's fake?
In other words, there are lots of gullible people in the world who believe anything anybody says?
Still, are they harming you in any way? How harmful is it going to be to you if somebody tries to convince you that the earth is flat, and that the moon is a big ball of cheese?

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Old 06-28-2019, 05:34 AM
 
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In other words, there are lots of gullible people in the world who believe anything anybody says?
Still, are they harming you in any way? How harmful is it going to be to you if somebody tries to convince you that the earth is flat, and that the moon is a big ball of cheese?
I just told you where the harm is.
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Old 06-28-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I just told you where the harm is.
Just a variation on the worthy argument that permeates pretty much every topic here. See, it doesn't matter what all those stupid people think because smart people believe the right stuff.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:47 AM
 
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Just a variation on the worthy argument that permeates pretty much every topic here. See, it doesn't matter what all those stupid people think because smart people believe the right stuff.
The word “believe” implies an opinion. The things we are discussing in this thread are not opinion. It’s not an opinion that the earth is round. They are indisputable fact. If people don’t believe concrete facts I wouldn’t say they’re stupid but certainly they are ignorant.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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I just don't don't understand it. What harm is it being done to the rest of us by the people who believe that the earth is flat ?
I strongly think that there is a potential damage/danger related to all this stuff. Some youtubers are promoting material that is completely wrong and spread ignorance, misinforming and confusing thousands of people worldwide. At certain point, I see this fact as very little dangerous but then I noticed that there is a religious message hidden in this "Theory" (which is not and will never be a Theory) leaning on the Bible and other similar material. That indoctrination may lead to a sectarian movement affecting thousands of people, and also there are still lots of people being scammed, because this is clearly a scam to make money. In my opinion they are operating as a sect, washing the brain of thousands of people with unfounded material. It is clear they are taking advantage of the weakest, scaming them, manipulating the weakest individuals of the modern society.
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