The Flat Earth Society-- are YOU good enough?

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  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Can you name your favorite radioactive isotope? If so, the Flat Earth Society wants you.

    So even if you're one of those blasphemous round-earthers, it's worth taking a look.

    Some links:

    http://www.flat-earth.org/ (with a rather disturbing welcome message)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society (an interesting wikipedia article)
    http://home.netcom.com/~rogermw/square_earth.html (a close cousin, the square earth society)
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  4. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    My Brothers Earth Science teacher told him about this a while ago. It's really funny they used to have a better site also. :confused:
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Easily Carbon 14
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I forgot to answer that question - It would be Uranium PU-36
     
  7. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Cesium-131

    And to think that all these years and those shots from space have just been one big hoax... just like the moon landing. :(
     
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    Arsenic-74? ... I guess I never really thought about it before.

    But reading the Flat Earth stuff is always good for a laugh. I just hope I finish this forum posting before night falls and I get flung into outer space.
     
  10. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    Man has been writing about a round earth since 400ad, the idea that we all thought the earth was flat until a few hundred years ago is complete rubbish.

    Maybe in a few tiny pockets of civilization, lost way in the middle of rainforrests, but nothing that would be popularly documented.

    Plus, everyone knows if the earth was flat, it would be on the back of a giant turtle........
     
  11. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Then what's Atlas carrying? Oh, yeah... a big medicine ball.
     
  12. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    Also a popular myth.

    If you'd have seen the whole scene at the time, you'd have seen Atlas' wife standing just behind him, telling him to stop messing around and finish fitting the enormouse bulb into the ceiling light.....
     
  13. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    Enormous.....sorry.

    Brain got a bit chilly there.....
     
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    Whoa-ho my friend! That just because you've never seen it firing Ununoctium-293 shells!
     
  15. Pittsax macrumors 6502

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    This is laughable. Someone needs to explain to these people what inertial reference frames are. Everyone on the earth is rotating, it's not like the ground suddenly shot out from underneath our feet. LOL

    Plus, there's no such thing as "centrifugal force"

    (okay, I feel like a nerd)
     
  16. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Don't feel too bad, I had the same reaction of course, as a reasonably intelligent person. Luckily for me, sunset didn't see me flung around like spare change in my car going around a corner. This gives me an idea. We should start a thread with a summary of wacko earth/science ideas, so everyone can have a sort of one-stop-shopping for entertainment.

    I'm on it.

    BTW, my favorite part of the argument so far is that people on the North Pole are fine, while those on the South Pole would drop off into space, like rain off the bottom of a gutter or something. That, and ether argument. Man, there's just so much to appreciate there.
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    While we're at it...
     

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    Do you think the Flat-Earthers get in shouting matches at Wacko Conference with these guys?:p
     
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