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Old 6th April 2018, 08:55 AM   #81
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Clearly the education system is screwed:

https://www.sciencealert.com/one-thi...-yougov-debunk
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Old 6th April 2018, 10:53 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by halleyscomet View Post
Clearly the education system is screwed:

https://www.sciencealert.com/one-thi...-yougov-debunk
Not sure I follow...

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Give the internet some weird statistic on millennials and it's gonna have a field day with it. Like this latest one: "a third of millennials believe the Earth is flat".

Except it's not, and they don't.
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Old 6th April 2018, 12:47 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by The Big Dog View Post
Not sure I follow...
There are two issues the article brings up.

1. There's still a disturbingly large percentage of people who indicated they didn't know or were not sure.

2. Whoever is training the journalists who reported them as Flat Earthers is clearly cut from the Tabloid cloth.
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Old 10th April 2018, 04:28 AM   #84
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The sadly defunct League of Nerds Podcast looked at a 'Flat Earth/Reality is Fake' film called 'The Lies of the Sun' in their 146th Episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2RDpPrKwl8

The film they are critiquing can be watched via the link below. I strongly recommend you watch the League of Nerds episode before you watch the film, consider this your only warning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve5M8bThstY
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Old 18th April 2018, 02:47 PM   #85
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Victor from Brooklyn (a flat earther and moon landing denier) frequently called the Atheist Experience, and his ignorance is so over the top I wonder if he's just trolling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVHiKn0U568

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxtOV4Ng4K4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toQEov2nWas
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Old 18th April 2018, 03:48 PM   #86
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Oh yes. Victor is.... interesting.

I think that aerospace engineer is a little cutie. I'd love to have a daughter like her who can destroy whackadoodles like him and still be pleasant and nice. I certainly couldn't do it. I'd go the Dillahunty route and just eject him.
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Old 25th April 2018, 05:30 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by Dr.Sid View Post
There are flat earthers all around the globe ! XD
And equivalent idiots for other things.
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Old 25th April 2018, 05:33 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Yak View Post
I think at that point it defaults to the Illuminati.
You misspelled Illuminuti there!!!
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Old 30th April 2018, 07:28 AM   #89
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Britainís first Flat Earth conference hears final, definite proof that gravity doesnít exist
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