I didn't even know they had a website.Anyone been there already out of curiosity?
The myth that people in the Middle Ages thought the earth is flat appears to date from the 17th century as part of the campaign by Protestants against Catholic teaching. But it gained currency in the 19th century, thanks to inaccurate histories such as John William Draper's History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science (1874) and Andrew Dickson White's A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom (1896). Atheists and agnostics championed the conflict thesis for their own purposes, but historical research gradually demonstrated that Draper and White had propagated more fantasy than fact in their efforts to prove that science and religion are locked in eternal conflict.
A 2009 survey of schoolbooks from Austria and Germany showed that the Flat Earth myth became dominant in the second half of the 20th century and persists in most historical textbooks for German and Austrian schools.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societiesRussell suggests that the flat-earth error was able to take such deep hold on the modern imagination because of prejudice and presentism. He specifically mentions "the Protestant prejudice against the Middle Ages for Being Catholic ... the Rationalist prejudice against Judeo-Christianity as a whole", and "the assumption of the superiority of 'our' views to those of older cultures".
PS. Is this what INTPf is now? reduced to copying posts from a really FU'ed forum to laugh about here? bwa ha ha.I don't understand. Did Tom up to this point not understand what an age is? Otherwise this is some weird new form of trolling where no one actually argues with you.
PS. Is this what INTPf is now? reduced to copying posts from a really FU'ed forum to laugh about here? bwa ha ha.
I hope it's just a bunch of trolls. That's a far more preferable thought when compared with the idea that so many flat-earthists exist.So.... wait.... I thought I was 26. I'm actually 32?!
Like I said before, though, the whole damn forum looks like a bunch of trolls. If any of those guys actually believed in a flat Earth, I'd be surprised.
... goodness. In theory, I can accept that flat-earthists exist in small numbers. It's normal for there to be some small amount of dissent. But to try to refute a very solid concept with incorrect statistics seems downright foolish..http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/26/flat-earth-rapper-bob-neil-degrasse-tyson-diss-track
Neil de grass tyson is in a RAP BATTLE about this
I bet his sales went up a bit. Nobody REALLY believes the Earth is flat, right?Publicity..yes.
Cant see air. We dont breathe.It's like really naive extremist empiricism.
"Well obviously it's not round, just look around you it's obviously flat duh."
I'm really tempted to troll them by taking the extremist empiricism and say, "GUYS GUYS I saw mountains!!! It's not flat!! "
You sound like my idiot friends, except they`re not kidding (and now you`re gonna say: "But I`m not kidding either!") ahahahaI haven't read any of their forums yet, but I don't need to to know it's all 100% legit.
Didn't you know that those photos of Earth from space were shot with a fish eye lens?
Speaking of Earth and space, that whole gravity theory is BS. If there was gravity in space, all the planets would fall down.