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    Quote Originally Posted by Robcore View Post
    I have a facebook friend who legitimately believes that the world is flat. Like others, I'm most interested in why he believes what he believes...because it's really fascinating.

    I mean, to get through life successfully in spite of thinking and believing some of the things he believes...just blows my mind. Makes me think that genius is totally overrated (or, I'm too dumb to realize that the guy is a genius).
    I'm not sure if it is against forum rules to direct users to another forum, but the flat earth society's FAQ page is really interesting to read, and might shed some light on why your friend believes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robcore View Post
    I have a facebook friend who legitimately believes that the world is flat. Like others, I'm most interested in why he believes what he believes...because it's really fascinating.

    I mean, to get through life successfully in spite of thinking and believing some of the things he believes...just blows my mind. Makes me think that genius is totally overrated (or, I'm too dumb to realize that the guy is a genius).
    A good article IMO.

    I really feel sorry for the wife in this story.

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    I finally found the name of the technique of spewing so many half-baked assertions that it becomes extremely difficult to have the time and broad knowledge required to refute them honestly.

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Gish_Gallop

    This is the most commonly used tactic in these conspiracy theory videos my dad keeps sending me.

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    Washington Post Article

    This gentleman is planning to launch himself in a rocket to prove the Earth is flat. I wasn't sure whether to post in this thread or the one about white boomers committing suicide.

    (I know this guy is silly but I'm disappointed in the smarmy tone of what should be a straight ahead news article. Go write for fucking Buzzfeed)

    Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?

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