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carryon
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Posted - 11/15/2018 :  19:52:43  Show Profile Send carryon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anything besides these...

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/15/denver-flat-earth-conference/

Then one of the news stations interviews a 'skeptic' who is 'interested' in learning all about the flat earth.

It's time to:

Kil
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Posted - 11/16/2018 :  09:01:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by carryon

Anything besides these...

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/15/denver-flat-earth-conference/

Then one of the news stations interviews a 'skeptic' who is 'interested' in learning all about the flat earth.

It's time to:

James W. Lee sat at a booth, promoting his book, “Flat Earth: Investigations into a Massive 500-Year Heliocentric Lie.”

After speaking animatedly about various flat Earth theories, he launched into an explanation about powerful people using lasers to start the California wildfires as part of a plan to lessen the population.


So the idea of a plan to lessen the population is an old new world order conspiracy theory that often includes 6-foot shapeshifting lizards or "Luciferians" running the world. Why am I not shocked that at least some flat-earthers are bringing in other conspiracy theories?

We seem to be in a post-truth period. Not exactly postmodernism of old, where all ideas were equal, but a period where facts are simply ignored. I think Trump is a symptom of it too.

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Why not question something for a change?

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carryon
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Posted - 11/16/2018 :  18:31:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send carryon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really wonder why all the 'skeptics' they can find always sound completely gullible when they say, 'I'm interested in learning all about..." Why can't they find someone that can speak to wells and obelisks or precession? I'd like to see them explain that away...except it sounds like more dragons in garages.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/16/2018 :  22:55:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Why am I not shocked that at least some flat-earthers are bringing in other conspiracy theories?
Because you're well-acquainted with the phenomenon of "crank magnetism."

It's been studied for decades.

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Kil
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  09:23:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Kil

Why am I not shocked that at least some flat-earthers are bringing in other conspiracy theories?
Because you're well-acquainted with the phenomenon of "crank magnetism."

It's been studied for decades.

It isn't my idea?


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Kil
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  09:27:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by carryon

I really wonder why all the 'skeptics' they can find always sound completely gullible when they say, 'I'm interested in learning all about..."
A great selling point is to claim you were once a skeptic. I can't think of a single bit of nonsense where someone doesn't claim they were once skeptical of whatever the claim is, but not anymore. It's a sales pitch.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

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Kil
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  09:38:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

Originally posted by carryon

I really wonder why all the 'skeptics' they can find always sound completely gullible when they say, 'I'm interested in learning all about..."
A great selling point is to claim you were once a skeptic. I can't think of a single bit of nonsense where someone doesn't claim they were once skeptical of whatever the claim is, but not anymore. It's possible that they use the term in a more casual way than we do, but I doubt it. It's a sales pitch.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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