Flat Earth – Flat Out Foolish

Flat Earth

Recently, a rapper with so much artistic creativity, that he named himself B.o.B., claimed that the Earth is flat, and went head to head with Neil DeGrasse Tyson about it. In a battle of wits, he was soon out of ammo.  It’s like bringing a knife to a – tank battle.

Tank

Soon after, I found a post titled ‘Flat Earth – the Truth. Why it doesn’t matter’ at this site.

Click on over if you enjoy incomplete thoughts, rambling construction, mis-spelling and –punctuation, reverse logic, no stated truth, conspiracy theories, or, just see below..

He had one (almost)good idea. He felt we shouldn’t worry about arguing whether the Earth is flat or not, because, “it’s not worth discussing until we sort the important stuff out such as not being ruled by psychopaths and switching to sustainable energy before we all die.”

Sadly though, short of revolution, there’s no way these can be accomplished without involving politicians, and discussing this stuff is how we judge which ones are capable. If the stand-up comedian from Nome female Governor of Alaska intentionally uses the non-word ‘squirmishes’ as a talking point, the word doesn’t matter, but the fact that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, does.  If not, here, on a small thing, where else, on a large scale, where it counts??

To elect a Flat-Earth believer, would be like electing Joey from ‘Friends’, who regularly said ‘supposably’, instead of ‘supposedly.’ George W. was ‘misunderestimated’ by voters, and elected, and then led around by his WMDs.

The ‘belief’ in a flat Earth is as strong as any religious tenet.  Like any religion, it is fractured into many sects, each one believing some theory more bizarre than the last.  Since they deny that Earth is a sphere, gravity can’t attract toward the center.  Somehow it just pulls ‘down.’

When interviewed, the leader of one group was asked why the Earth then doesn’t fall ‘down.’ He answered that the plate-shaped planet rests on the back of a giant tortoise.  “But then, the tortoise would fall ‘down’ also.”  Nope, he replied, it’s tortoises all the way down.

To explain gravity, another Flat-Earth group claims that the world is constantly rising, like an elevator, pushing things toward the surface. We’ve all felt that pressure as an elevator moves upward, but it doesn’t take long till it and we are moving at the same speed, and the pressure disappears.

For gravity to persist, the planet must not only be ‘rising,’ but constantly accelerating, moving faster and faster. It would take about three days before it reached the unreachable speed-of-light limit.  But if you don’t believe that Earth is ball-shaped, or that gravity exists, then you probably don’t believe in Newton’s, or Einstein’s daydreams either.  They do believe in some strange things though.

Warning – Here Be Dragons   😳

FLAT EARTH – the TRUTH. WHY IT DOESN’T MATTER

First – why I think it’s a psy-op. (but the psy-op is not the truth, that’s just my opinion.) The bottom line, on two angles, is “who does it benefit?” If the Earth really is flat, who did it benefit to lie about it? Nobody as far as I can tell, it’s a pointless lie. But if it’s the flat earth theory that’s a lie, who does it benefit? The government, cos now anyone that says, “I don’t trust the government” sounds like some nutcase who believes the Earth is flat. Next time we say “I think 911 was an inside job” some bell-end is gonna reply, “yeah, you probably think the Earth is flat as well. The other point is, give the theory the benefit of the doubt again – even if the Earth is flat – so what? That would be a massive lie, and have literally astronomical implications (yeah, I’m proud of that!) but it’s still just a harmless lie compared to hiding abusers in government positions and false flag attacks to justify amoral wars to install central banks and steal resources. So forger about it, it’s not worth discussing until we sort the important stuff out such as not being ruled by psychopaths and switching to sustainable energy before we all die.

The truth is – it doesn’t actually matter.

A few like this, and Trump could start looking good. And I didn’t even say a word about the shit that some Christians believe.

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15 thoughts on “Flat Earth – Flat Out Foolish

  1. tinusd says:

    While I do accept that the earth is round, I think “facts” are just another form of “belief”. Strengthened by “evidence” that is currently popular. Therefore, if someone showed me more “facts”, proving that the earth is flat, I am willing to accept that as well. I think growth takes place with the ability to accept rational, logical arguments … on whatever subject.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I too am willing to change my mind when more, clearer information becomes available. I have done so in the past. For example, I feel that super-string theory offers a more complete explanation than mere quantum entanglement. (I may even live long enough to see if I’m right or wrong.)
      Usually, though, these are slight deviations from an already well-travelled path. People like Flat-Earthers do not shave with Occam’s Razor. They claim that up is down, black is white and day is night. They merely continue to offer more and more fantastical excuses unproven and unprovable claims as facts, to support the ego and insecurity of their belief that they, and only they, are right, and 99% of Mankind are wrong. 😳

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    • kevthepoet says:

      I’m not sure if the author of this blog realises that my post ‘Flat Earth – Why it Doesn’t Matter’ is actually an argument against the flat earth theory, not for it. Which is funny cos he’s insulting my intelligence while supporting my view…

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  2. RMH says:

    LOL, How can people be so isolated from every aspect of a spinning celestial body. We are technically always moving though, The earth follows the sun which is travelling around the Galaxy. Our orbit around the sun is not flat either. Relay that the only flat plane here is the IQ of these sad beings.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      They can be amusing and entertaining, if a bit irksome. A small, local metal fabrication company opened and incorporated under the name, “The Flat Earth Society.” There was no belief or connection, but they gained free advertising and customers from people who called up to argue with them. 😛 😯

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  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    I was prompted to look up belief. Dictionary says it’s the acceptance that something is true. Then there’s the word, certitude. Thats the absolute conviction that something is the case. So, there are degrees of belief.

    Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. — George Carlin

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Sadly, the degrees of belief often equate to the same degrees of blind stupidity. In the illustration at the top, if gravity pulled ‘down’, the waters of the oceans would collect at the bottom in a ring-shaped pool, and people in Mexico and Brazil would tumble off the steeply-slanted sides and fall into it. Even if this were pointed out to him, the good Reverend Doctor would ignore it, and continue to ‘believe.’ 😯 😦

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  4. Daniel Digby says:

    Think about it. If the earth is really a globe as some people think, then since gravity pulls down here in North America, it would have to pull UP in Australia, which preposterous because gravity always has to pull down. Look at these photos and decide for yourself.

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-06/25/23/enhanced/webdr11/enhanced-23689-1403755081-14.jpg?no-auto

    https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-06/25/23/enhanced/webdr10/enhanced-buzz-18783-1403751791-10.jpg?no-auto
    http://myvalleynews.com/entertainment/upside-down-hot-air-balloon-turns-heads-in-temecula/attachment/10-16-15-local-upside-down-hot-air-balloon-photo-12/

    A spherical earth would violate one of the basic laws of physics: what goes up must come down. I may not have past any high school science (or English) courses, but you can’t out-reason me on this one. Which makes more sense now — spherical or flat earth? I’m also afraid you’re wrong about that tortoise; It’s and elephant.

    You were right about one thing, however. Trump is unbeatable; he’s got reason on his side.

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  5. Very nice illustration! .. Belief is just a game, rationality is just a game, don’t play it seriously.. Sarcasm is a too serious way to play it!

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t take any of it too seriously, but far too many do. I use sarcasm like a mule trainer. He trains them with love and respect – after smacking them between the eyes with a 2 X 4 to get their attention. 😆

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      • Hahha..Don’t you think is little presumptuous?.. And moreover, in this way you will teach them, but they won’t teach you something back.. I don’t know.. Anyway, thank you for the article

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