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originally posted by: humanoidlord
the rise of this conspiracy theory is a bad omen about where humanity is heading,we are going back in terms of intelligence,just because some people are dumb.
And I'd argue it's by design. "Flat Earth" isn't even the most bizarre one used. Many years ago, there was one which stated that "roach people" were hibernating under the Pentagon and controlling the actions of the people inside through mind control.
originally posted by: sooth
I don't think there are that many "flat earthers" out there - they are just really loud and obnoxious about it and it gets attention because a) it is so ridiculous and b) used to discredit other conspiracy theories that hit closer to the mark.
originally posted by: ttobban
a reply to: humanoidlord
I am not too educated on Scientology beliefs, but I almost have to wonder if that particular religion is where flat Earth theory stemmed from. Maybe there is a Codon element to it that I am missing, I don't know?
English writer Samuel Rowbotham (1816–1885), writing under the pseudonym "Parallax," produced a pamphlet called Zetetic Astronomy in 1849 arguing for a flat Earth and published results of many experiments that tested the curvatures of water over a long drainage ditch, followed by another called The inconsistency of Modern Astronomy and its Opposition to the Scripture. One of his supporters, John Hampden, lost a bet to Alfred Russel Wallace in the famous Bedford Level Experiment, which attempted to prove it. In 1877 Hampden produced a book called "A New Manual of Biblical Cosmography". Rowbotham also produced studies that purported to show that the effects of ships disappearing below the horizon could be explained by the laws of perspective in relation to the human eye. In 1883 he founded Zetetic Societies in England and New York, to which he shipped a thousand copies of Zetetic Astronomy.
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: humanoidlord
I fully support this rant S&F
Flat earthers, Take your stupidity to another forum...
GET THE F**** OUT OF ATS...
You don't belong here
You say the forum is top notch, when combined with everything else you said it comes across like your saying ATS has the most content you approve of/agree with.
Is it just flat earth you dont like?
Everything on this site should be taken with a grain of salt and I cant get my jead around why you or anyone else would dissapprove of any topic that doesnt seek to incite violence or hatred.
Dictating who belongs here or even saying someone doesnt belong due to their beliefs clashing with yours just seems very fascisty.
I personally dont care if you care or not and like you I dont care whether or not you care if I care, your opinion is just as valid as mine and the same goes for flat earthers
Lighten up dude
I quote myself to ask this related question:
originally posted by: The GUT
Some of the flat Earth arguments are interesting. Someone elsewhere stated that the Illuminati card game has a card that states something to the effect of, "Though they are wrong about the flat Earth, the flat earthers know something."
There might be something to that angle...