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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #165 on: July 03, 2017, 10:23:38 AM »


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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #166 on: July 11, 2017, 01:24:58 PM »
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #167 on: July 11, 2017, 01:52:32 PM »

Not worth the effort. How I'd do it for a million dollars.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #168 on: July 12, 2017, 02:15:03 PM »
Maybe, if I knew what they would accept as "proof". Although that type is notorious for not accepting said proof regardless.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #169 on: July 12, 2017, 02:29:32 PM »
:picard facepalm:

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #170 on: July 12, 2017, 02:35:05 PM »
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4579   Interesting bit about imposter science types/ creationism/Grand Canyon/ etc.

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #171 on: August 06, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »
There are an astounding number of college students, even those in the STEM disciplines, that deny evolution.  That is a problem for professors of biology and other sciences. Here are some ideas about how to deal with committed theist students.....https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/08/01/teach-evolution-students-hold-creationist-views/

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #172 on: August 06, 2017, 06:44:13 PM »
Try as they might, there's no fixing stupid!

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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #173 on: August 07, 2017, 03:37:01 AM »
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Well, yes. Facepalm and all that, but the explanation seems a little misguided also. Newtonian gravity pulls things towards the center of the Earth. Einsteinean gravity states that it's the curvature of space that causes objects going in straight lines to orbit each other. By extension, it's the space pushing us towards the centre of gravity.

It's subtle, yet the difference is rather profound when you start examining it.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #174 on: August 07, 2017, 03:48:03 AM »
Sic in the name of The Asmo!
Well, yes. Facepalm and all that, but the explanation seems a little misguided also. Newtonian gravity pulls things towards the center of the Earth. Einsteinean gravity states that it's the curvature of space that causes objects going in straight lines to orbit each other. By extension, it's the space pushing us towards the centre of gravity.

It's subtle, yet the difference is rather profound when you start examining it.

Well they taught me Newtonian physics in high school rather than actual physics. Which was profound to me in that it didn't look like it was well detailed or actually answered any questions other than "why don't I fly away?"
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #175 on: August 07, 2017, 04:24:02 AM »
Yes, that is certainly an aspect of it. While a person of certain... Level of education, not to mention intellectual integrity, will look at the facts as relative to varying degrees, a person who wants to believe that the Earth is flat can latch onto semantic imprecisions and outdated approximations (and approximations are something both Newtonian and Einsteinean gravity are) in order to "prove" that their narrative is true and just and righteous and that Australians do, indeed, walk the right way up. Hmph! Ridiculous!  >:(
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #176 on: August 07, 2017, 04:42:27 AM »
Yes, that is certainly an aspect of it. While a person of certain... Level of education, not to mention intellectual integrity, will look at the facts as relative to varying degrees, a person who wants to believe that the Earth is flat can latch onto semantic imprecisions and outdated approximations (and approximations are something both Newtonian and Einsteinean gravity are) in order to "prove" that their narrative is true and just and righteous and that Australians do, indeed, walk the right way up. Hmph! Ridiculous!  >:(

I find the level of critical thinking lacking on the part of those who believe this flat earth bullshit. And not only that, the level of evidence they actually need to believe bullshit is completely underwhelming. Meanwhile, when they ARE provided with evidence, they actually deny it on all grounds. They don't want to be open minded about it for some reason but also for some reason they are open minded to the idea that the earth is flat.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #177 on: August 07, 2017, 04:52:56 AM »
Precisely. When your hypothesis hinges on there being a conspiracy, you may need a new hypothesis.

Also, notice how most of them are of the opinion that "NASA lied, damn them! >:( " Well... NASA is not the only game in town, my friends... Not the only game at all. In fact, the commies were in space before any one else.
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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #178 on: August 22, 2017, 09:30:26 PM »
I feel like this is probably Poe, but I can't prove it's not (by definition I suppose) and it made me laugh so hard I snorted


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Re: Creationist/Flat Earth/Etc Images
« Reply #179 on: August 23, 2017, 10:06:21 AM »
^^That definitely makes total sense if you follow that NASA is the leader behind the whole hoax/conspiracy thing, but I'm starting to think more and more of these and similar post are posted by poes and trollers, it is really funny though.

I like this one a lot, because it ties in the whole Christianity and Satanic viewpoint while disproving us "Yappy Globe Earthers".

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