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.....The Earth Is Flat.....?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jcsarokin, May 25, 2009.

  1. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Attention: this is not my post i got this from another website forum


    I am afraid that these people might be serious. This forum has 18,000+ members with about 580,000 posts.

    http://theflatearthsociety.org/

    I am not going to bother reading through all their elaborate excuses to explain how the Earth could be flat, but I will just post some things I think they are claiming.

    * The Earth being round is a government conspiracy

    * GPS is a conspiracy

    * Satellites don't exist

    * There is a gigantic "ice wall" holding the ocean in (seriously)

    * Gravity doesn't exist

    * There may be an "anti-moon" under Earth

    * ANTARCTICA DOES NOT EXIST

    http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum...?topic=11211.0
    Even the FAQ on their site is comical.

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    Q: "What about satellites? How do they orbit the Earth?"

    A: Since sustained spaceflight is not possible, satellites can't orbit the Earth. The signals we supposedly receive from them are either broadcast from towers or any number of possible pseudolites. However, temporary space-flight is possible.

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    Q: "Why doesn't water run off the Earth?"

    A: There is a vast ice wall that keeps the water where it is. The ice wall is roughly 150ft high. This also explains why you can find a vast plane of ice when you travel south. Antarctica as a continent does not exist.

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    Q: "What about tides?"

    A: The gravitational pull of the celestial bodies provide tidal effects. Others believe that there is an object called the anti-moon that sits underneath the Earth. The moon causes the tides, and the anti-moon balances out the effect.

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    Q: "What about Lunar Eclipses and Moon Phases?"

    A: An undetectable celestial body, known as the Shadow Object, passes between the sun and moon. This projects a shadow upon the moon.

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    Q: "How come the travel time by air from South America to New Zealand, via the polar route, is SHORTER than the travel time going North first and then South again?"

    A: The airline pilots are guided by their GPS. Remember that satellites don't exist. The replacement data given from pseudolites deliberately throwing distorting all the paths to make it the flights take different times. The curvature of these paths can add or subtract great distances without the overall turning being obvious to someone traveling it.

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    Q: "If you go directly south won't you eventually fall off the edge of the Earth?"

    A: Yes, you will. In order to use this fact as proof you need to record a video of someone flying directly south around the world without falling off the edge. Furthermore you need to prove that your navigational equipment allows you to travel directly south without deviating.

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    Q: "NASA and other world space agencies have pictures of the Earth from space, and in those pictures the Earth is clearly a globe; in this day and age, hasn't it been proven beyond any doubt that the Earth is round?"

    A: NASA and the rest of the world's space agencies who claim to have been to space are involved in a Conspiracy to keep the shape of the Earth hidden. The pictures are faked using simple imaging software.

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    Q: "What is the motive behind this Conspiracy?"

    A: Although their main objective can only be speculated upon, the most favored theory is that of financial gain. In a nutshell, it would logically cost much less to fake a space program than to actually have one, so those in on the Conspiracy profit from the funding NASA and other space agencies receive from the government.

    Q: "If you're not sure about the motive, why do you say there is a conspiracy?"

    A: Well it's quite simple really; if the Earth is in fact flat, then the space agencies must be lying when they say it isn't.

    I don't know how you could get involved in thinking any of this. To believe this is true, you only have to believe multiple governments are in a harmonious conspiracy to take money off their "fake" space programs, that the continent of Antarctica doesn't exist, the theory of gravity is wrong, there are gigantic mountain ranges covered in ice that hold the ocean in, people are being paid to guard an ice wall somewhere, satellites don't exist, GPS is a lie, there is an anti-moon under the Earth...
     
  2. bizcredit

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    Satire? is that the word?
     
  3. justthinking

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    Well, we have our own conspiracy theorists at BHW also. Although your 'find' is outlandish, it isn't much worse than this stupidity: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/76640-people-listen-swine-flu-secret-agenda.html

    Bizcredit: I think the word your looking for is.......... STUPIDITY! lol
     
  4. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    I have read theat forum before in the past... There are only a few people there that believe the earth is actually flat.
     
  5. milligan

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    Just to paraphrase your paraphrasing:
    * Gravity doesn't exist AND
    Q: "What about tides?"

    A: The gravitational pull of the celestial bodies provide tidal effects. Others believe that there is an object called the anti-moon that sits underneath the Earth. The moon causes the tides, and the anti-moon balances out the effect.


    Jeez, they didn't get their story very straight did they.

    Plus it can't be proven because the sea monsters eat all the ships and the aliens capture all the planes trying to get to the edge :D
     
  6. vegasvillan

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    Did you know there is a rule here on BHW and thats no promoting other forums

     
  7. Jcsarokin

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    Oh god, if you think im promoting that the freakin world is flat then your out of your mind...

    Admin / Mod feel free to delete the thread, i dont have the delete button option :(
     
  8. abhi1

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    well...hopefully I can find a way to monetize this debate...lol..."senceless things"~voal!! a new niche..LMFAO
     
  9. darkman

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    The earth looks flat because it is so BIG!
     
  10. heiny

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    None of them has ever been on a plane, no? lol
    Maybe they think the sky is blue because....it's heaven and not because light is bended?
     
  11. ForeverNever

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    A post from inside their forum...

    Honestly? Because it's funny. Most of the FES members like playing Devil's Advocate, and arguing a topic that most would consider ridiculous can be very good for improving debate and logic skills. Very few of the FES's members actually think the earth is flat. The main purpose is trolling all the butthurt noobs that come demanding explanations.
     
  12. aleet

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    Hahahahahahaha dumbest thread i've seen today, even dumberer than /b/ 4ch4n thread =p
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  13. inggik2

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    Sure... that is definetely idea of the day :D
     
  14. ForeverNever

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    Pretty sure this is not promoting their forum. That's just a group of weird people.
     
  15. l0cke

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    well, if theyre that ignorant or whatever you can probably conver them to sales for clickbank shit pretty easy :)) even stupid people have credit cards.
     
  16. ForeverNever

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    I'm bored as hell right now and i was looking through their forum a bit and it seems like they are just normal internet nerds looking for an argument.

    if i need an argument i just ask my wife a question... please flame that joke now
     
  17. Slasher

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    we all know the world is held up by 3 turtles and an elephant. anything else just doesn't make sense.