Author Topic: The stupid, it burns.  (Read 258 times)

Offline trdsf (OP)

The stupid, it burns.
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:12:41 AM »
So some rapper who calls himself B.o.B. is on GoFundMe trying to raise money to launch satellites to prove the world is actually flat.

One more piece of evidence that it's time to go extinct and let the dolphins have a go, we've completely wasted our sentience.
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 11:17:43 AM »
Well, he won't get any money from me. I wish him success in his quest, though, since if the world really is flat we'd best find it out soon, or our satellites may fall down!

When I was a kid we rigged up a recording to a radio of a "newsman" announcing that scientists had discovered the world to be actually flat. The guy we were fooling with believed it, too! We laughed and laughed.
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Offline Sorginak

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:18:51 AM »
When his satellites return pictures of a round earth, he'll just claim those satellites were hacked. 

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 11:42:50 AM »
Well, he won't get any money from me. I wish him success in his quest, though, since if the world really is flat we'd best find it out soon, or our satellites may fall down!

When I was a kid we rigged up a recording to a radio of a "newsman" announcing that scientists had discovered the world to be actually flat. The guy we were fooling with believed it, too! We laughed and laughed.
Isn't it ironic that you were right?!
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 01:21:07 PM »
Yeah - just lucky, I guess. And we didn't even need satellites!
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Offline Sal1981

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 03:55:51 PM »
When his satellites return pictures of a round earth, he'll just claim those satellites were hacked.
How does that work, exactly? Won't the satellite prove, from several perspectives, at least an obloid spherical Earth?

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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 05:06:53 PM »
How does that work, exactly? Won't the satellite prove, from several perspectives, at least an obloid spherical Earth?

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Not if you chose to not 'believe' it.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 05:38:58 PM »
Bobby-boy can believe what he likes. Science doesn't care.


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Offline aitm

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 06:53:50 PM »
I think it's a fucking great idea. I mean, jiminy fuckin cricket...peeps who believe the world is flat will eat up photo shop and con boy?.....Cha-ching!!
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 09:20:10 PM »
Perhaps I should do the same, then a month after acquiring the funds I'll link my frivolous supporters to NASA's website. Easy way to get $$$.
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 10:41:54 PM »
I would very much love to see his reaction on seeing a satellite photo of the Western Hemisphere and another satellite's photo of the Eastern Hemisphere.  Logically, he'd have to deduce that the Western and Eastern Hemispheres are on different sides of the flat Earth, and that some sort of edge must exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the eastern edge of the Atlantic.  It'd be really easy to charter a cruise through this "edge".  That or take another photo from a different region, which would show that this alleged edge doesn't exist.  That evidence alone would be enough to falsify the idea of a flat Earth.

Offline Baruch

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 12:05:09 AM »
How does that work, exactly? Won't the satellite prove, from several perspectives, at least an obloid spherical Earth?

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Roundness is over-rated anyway.  It was proven by the crew of Magellan's expedition (he didn't make it home).
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Offline Baruch

Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 12:06:38 AM »
I would very much love to see his reaction on seeing a satellite photo of the Western Hemisphere and another satellite's photo of the Eastern Hemisphere.  Logically, he'd have to deduce that the Western and Eastern Hemispheres are on different sides of the flat Earth, and that some sort of edge must exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the eastern edge of the Atlantic.  It'd be really easy to charter a cruise through this "edge".  That or take another photo from a different region, which would show that this alleged edge doesn't exist.  That evidence alone would be enough to falsify the idea of a flat Earth.

Politics proves that the Earth is flat (at least politically).  I am still waiting for the politicians to fall off that edge ;-)
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 08:07:25 AM »
Shoot him into space, let him take a look for himself.

Then leave him up there.
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Re: The stupid, it burns.
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 03:02:38 AM »
Shoot him into space, let him take a look for himself.

Then leave him up there.

Yeah, let him watch the flat earth spin under him until his brain cells that died earlier finally surrender.
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