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Old 15th March 2019, 05:27 AM   #41
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Although the Flat Earth is getting a lot of action these days, the poor Hollow Earth goes begging.
I always thought that was much more interesting, what with a miniature Sun floating around inside the planet and all manner of interesting folks and civilizations....
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Old 15th March 2019, 07:07 AM   #42
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They can't argue against this

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Old 15th March 2019, 08:25 AM   #43
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"Interesting"- too funny
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Old 15th March 2019, 10:36 AM   #44
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Oh ... but they can!
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Old 15th March 2019, 11:01 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Capsid View Post
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Oh ... but they can!

And they do. I recently watched Behind the Curve, on Netflix currently. A FE believer bought a ring laser gyro, at a cost of $20k, to see if they could detect the 15 degrees per hour precession (I might have the term wrong here) of the earth's rotation. And, sure enough, they saw the 15 degrees per hour. They were dismayed for a while but it wasn't long before they explained away the results, saying that what they were detecting was the rotation of the sky/firmament and not that of the earth.

I'm much more interested in why people believe woo than the beliefs themselves. But speculating on posters' motives is discouraged here, for reasons I both understand and support. I recommend the film for anyone interested in the social and personal side of the FE world.

ETA: the bit about the LRG test is near the end of the film
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Old 15th March 2019, 11:26 AM   #46
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Trouble is thousands of planes are fitted with them. Are all FEs scared of flying?


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Old 15th March 2019, 11:47 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Red Baron Farms View Post
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I was wrong. There literally are rational people that really do believe the Earth flat. And what happens here is a Flat Earther sets up an experiment to prove it!

The result should be no shock, but the reaction is priceless.

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Ah, "My experiment has proved that the earth is round . . . therefore my experiment is wrong and should be disregarded." Priceless indeed.
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Old 15th March 2019, 11:49 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Bikewer View Post
Although the Flat Earth is getting a lot of action these days, the poor Hollow Earth goes begging.
I always thought that was much more interesting, what with a miniature Sun floating around inside the planet and all manner of interesting folks and civilizations....
Yeah, dude! Pellucidar, I dig it. I was surprised not long ago to discover that the forged "Secret Diary of Richard E. Byrd" about his flight into the hollow Earth is still available. Truth lives long, but lies apparently are immortal.
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Irving has slipped and hit his head on the hard wood basketball court once too often.
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Old 15th March 2019, 12:17 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
Yeah, dude! Pellucidar, I dig it. I was surprised not long ago to discover that the forged "Secret Diary of Richard E. Byrd" about his flight into the hollow Earth is still available. Truth lives long, but lies apparently are immortal.


Agreed, Burroughs Pellucidar novels are a lot of fun.
They did a movie back in the 70's that suffered from too small a budget and the limitations of SFX at the time, but would love to see a movie with a decent budget and state of the art effects.
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Old 15th March 2019, 03:30 PM   #51
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Ah, "My experiment has proved that the earth is round . . . therefore my experiment is wrong and should be disregarded." Priceless indeed.
You think? I saw the same clip and came away with the exact opposite impression.

It looks to me like a broken man finally understanding he was wrong.

But of course his whole YouTube career depends on Patreon donations. So yes, after a delay where he made no flat Earth uploads at all, he started uploading again.

Very much like other scammers Randy debunked. But this one more funny because he debunked himself and we got to see the moment when he went from true believer, to hypocritical scam artist in it only for the money.
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Old 15th March 2019, 04:38 PM   #52
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It's a good, simple epistemological exercise.

I have an inactive account at the Flat Earth Society website and a good 95% of the posters have to be trolls and saboteurs, and the remaining 5% mentally ill or so incredibly radically conspiracist that they actually believe the flat earth truth is being intentionally hidden from them.

It gets tiresome after a few minutes.
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Old 15th March 2019, 06:48 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Red Baron Farms View Post
You think? I saw the same clip and came away with the exact opposite impression.

It looks to me like a broken man finally understanding he was wrong.

But of course his whole YouTube career depends on Patreon donations. So yes, after a delay where he made no flat Earth uploads at all, he started uploading again.

Very much like other scammers Randy debunked. But this one more funny because he debunked himself and we got to see the moment when he went from true believer, to hypocritical scam artist in it only for the money.
Well, Campanella claims that some force, maybe refraction, caused the "false positive." Doesn't seem broken to me . . . Crooked, maybe . Randi spells his name with an i, by the way.
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Old 15th March 2019, 08:40 PM   #54
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Randi spells his name with an i, by the way.
That's what they want you to believe.
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