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    Flat Earth outrage among skeptics

    Here's my latest pet peeve. It's not with flat earthers. They're predictably dumb. My problem is with otherwise intelligent and thoughtful skeptics having a problem with flat eathers and talking about it.

    Upset skeptic "I don't understand how anybody can believe in flat earth"

    Sensible person "These people are boring as fuck, and stupid, and just desperately want to be interesting."

    That should be the end of it. Why are skeptics giving these people any attention? Why are we watching documentaries about them? Why are we still discussing it, years later? Why are we still sharing posts about them on Facebook? Why are these so interesting that they warrant any discussion?

    Loads of people are dumb as bricks. We don't give the rest of them any attention other than the passing chuckle. What makes these people so damn special that we can't stop talking about them? They're no more dumb than UFO'logists or crystal healers, and we don't endlessly go on about them.

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    So terribly sorry you're offended by people talking on a topic that interests them.

    I guess i'll put you on ignore, to avoid the possibility (after this) of continuing a conversation past the point where you have said all that needs to ever be said, and in the only way it needs to be said.
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    Don't you want to be a good example to our future population?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    So terribly sorry you're offended by people talking on a topic that interests them.

    I guess i'll put you on ignore, to avoid the possibility (after this) of continuing a conversation past the point where you have said all that needs to ever be said, and in the only way it needs to be said.
    But why does i interest people to the degree it does? I find it mystifying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    But why does i interest people to the degree it does? I find it mystifying?
    Why do you find it interesting that some skeptics find it interesting that some people believe the earth is flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    Here's my latest pet peeve. It's not with flat earthers. They're predictably dumb. My problem is with otherwise intelligent and thoughtful skeptics having a problem with flat eathers and talking about it.

    Upset skeptic "I don't understand how anybody can believe in flat earth"

    Sensible person "These people are boring as fuck, and stupid, and just desperately want to be interesting."

    That should be the end of it. ...
    And yet, here's a new thread on TFT.

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    But is there anyone that is actually a flat earther? Isn’t it like Duck Dynasty... a fake thing?

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    As unbelievable as it seems, I think that there are actual flat earthers. I have come across fundamentalist Christians who earnestly argued for it.

    It takes an Industrial Grade of ignorance to believe in a flat earth, but apparently, astonishing as it is, it can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    But why does i interest people to the degree it does? I find it mystifying?
    Why do you find it interesting that some skeptics find it interesting that some people believe the earth is flat?
    I don't know. That's why I created this thread.

    I do know why people care. It's always fun to talk about how stupid idiots are, since it elevates ourselves. But flat earth is so obviously wrong, there's nothing much to argue against.

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