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Title: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: SGOS on February 11, 2018, 10:28:57 AM
Speaking of conspiracy theories, the Flat Earth Society, or some local whatever, says the Tesla Falcon Heavy Launch was a hoax.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/10/flat-earth-community-insists-falcon-heavy-launch-hoax/

I'm not sure how this supports their flat Earth claims.  Even if the Earth was flat, it doesn't mean we can't launch a rocket into space.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 11, 2018, 11:41:43 AM
When are they serious, and just being a branch of Dischordianism?
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 11, 2018, 11:55:13 AM
Speaking of conspiracy theories, the Flat Earth Society, or some local whatever, says the Tesla Falcon Heavy Launch was a hoax.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/10/flat-earth-community-insists-falcon-heavy-launch-hoax/

I'm not sure how this supports their flat Earth claims.  Even if the Earth was flat, it doesn't mean we can't launch a rocket into space.
We were calling this minutes after the launch.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Hydra009 on February 11, 2018, 12:02:46 PM
Major event + the dullest tools in the shed = new conspiracy theories and hoax allegations
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: SGOS on February 11, 2018, 12:23:28 PM
When are they serious, and just being a branch of Dischordianism?
The way there logic is so truncated an irrelevant, one would think their motivation was only to be in the news.  I keep thinking this whole group has got to be doing this with tongue in cheek, just to be goofing on people, and to see how much rubbish the news is willing to report.  After a big news event they probably smoke cigars, play cards, and have a good laugh.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on February 11, 2018, 12:32:17 PM
I can introduce you to some real life flatters.

And by introduce I mean I'll drop you where the pavement ends and point.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 11, 2018, 04:43:55 PM
I can introduce you to some real life flatters.

And by introduce I mean I'll drop you where the pavement ends and point.

One of my old friends, recently joined this conspiracy ... I think he must have had a silent stroke.  He was extreme already, but I think he is doubting his own identity, if not existence.  When you go full paranoid ... don't look back or the Thin Man will get you!
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2018, 05:35:58 PM
Well, here's the video - this shit should be in the funny videos thread!


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



 :rrotflmao:
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: SGOS on February 11, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
Quite the group spokesman, that one.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 11, 2018, 07:42:29 PM
Quite the group spokesman, that one.

Per one conspiracy theory, all technology, was invented by an advanced ancient African society, and White folk were created by a Black mad scientist ... and his creations turned on them and destroyed that advanced civilization.  Sound familiar with a recent up coming movie?  I don't mind fantasy ... just don't confuse it with anything near normal.  I like that sentient outlaw raccoon guy.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2018, 07:52:12 PM
Quite the group spokesman, that one.
Well, it brings to mind Einstein's famous quote:

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Hydra009 on February 11, 2018, 08:09:37 PM
Well, here's the video - this shit should be in the funny videos thread!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsbhYzRG_g
I lost a couple brain cells on that one.  Corners?  No continents? No stars? No satellites?

Do these people know that real photos from space don't always look pretty, with easily identifiable continents and a super blue hue?
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2018, 08:17:49 PM
This one, at least, doesn't seem to know much of anything at all. But he'll call anyone a fool for believing the people who do know stuff.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 11, 2018, 08:18:30 PM
This one, at least, doesn't seem to know much of anything at all. But he'll call anyone a fool for believing the people who do know stuff.

Another reason not to support democracy - Socrates (paraphrased).
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Unbeliever on February 11, 2018, 08:20:40 PM
Well everyone knows that democracy is messy.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 12, 2018, 06:53:19 AM
Well everyone knows that democracy is messy.

So is a toilet, but I wouldn't want to live in one.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Cavebear on February 13, 2018, 03:12:23 AM
Speaking of conspiracy theories, the Flat Earth Society, or some local whatever, says the Tesla Falcon Heavy Launch was a hoax.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/10/flat-earth-community-insists-falcon-heavy-launch-hoax/

I'm not sure how this supports their flat Earth claims.  Even if the Earth was flat, it doesn't mean we can't launch a rocket into space.

I had a thought the other day (gasp)!  Remember the Man On Mars mountain that the conspiracy types said NASA was hiding?  They admitted we got there to take the picture, right?

Aren't those the same people who said the Moon landings were faked because we couldn't get there?

How can we get to Mars but not to the Moon?

LOL!
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 13, 2018, 05:42:41 AM
One of my aerospace engineer friends, he really believed in the "face on Mars" for awhile.  He had my family over with his, so we could watch an investigative video.  And there was a movie made about it that wasn't too bad.
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Cavebear on February 15, 2018, 03:40:24 AM
One of my aerospace engineer friends, he really believed in the "face on Mars" for awhile.  He had my family over with his, so we could watch an investigative video.  And there was a movie made about it that wasn't too bad.

I was briefly amused by the Man On Mars picture, but paid it little attention until I started seeing nonsense about it really meaning something. 

And yes, I remember that movie though I can't recall the title.  I cracked up...
Title: Re: Falcon Heavy Launch was a Hoax
Post by: Baruch on February 18, 2018, 08:48:35 PM
I was briefly amused by the Man On Mars picture, but paid it little attention until I started seeing nonsense about it really meaning something. 

And yes, I remember that movie though I can't recall the title.  I cracked up...

ah ... but it wasn't meant as a comedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDvyeQw8cBs