Talk:Flat Earth

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Entangling theories[edit]

Could some of the ley lines not working as the relevant woo-meisters claim (rather than using natural and constructed features as route markers/constructing places of interest where money-giving travellers are likely to be passing) because of the curvature of the Earth be brought into the discussion? Anna Livia (talk)

Apparently, we have been debunked![edit] The π—¦π—Ύπ—Ώπ˜-𝟭 talk stalk

Just listening to this guy's voice already made me quit. You can tell by his voice alone that he's gonna have no clue what he's talking about. aaronmichael5 21:51, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Brainstar status (flat Earth)[edit]

I propose that we upgrade this page to a silver brainstar rating. I reviewed the criteria for nominating an article to silver and this article seems to pretty much fit the bill. But if anyone disagrees, let's start a discussion/make a list of changes necessary because I honestly would like to see this article get a silver rating. Bronze is better than nothing, but I do think this topic is relevant enough for a silver (Honestly, I could even see this page getting a gold (cover story) in the not too distant future, but that's a discussion for another time). So what does everyone else think? aaronmichael5 21:56, 29 November 2020 (UTC).

Agreed. Seconded. β€” π—¦π—Ύπ—Ώπ˜-𝟭 talk stalk 03:08, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Needs some cleanup to convert the raw HTML references to more descriptive text, but I think it's ready for silver as well. β€”cosmikdebris talk stalk 03:15, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Image at the top of the page[edit]

I think we should remove that image, because, while it's very entertaining, no flat earthers actually believe that the Solar System looks like that. As far as I can tell, they think that planets are just stars that can move. — Unsigned, by: Orrrrb / talk / contribs

I actually like the Other Wiki's image for their article (an 1893 map popularized after being submitted to the Library of Congress in 2011), because it shows not much has changed in Flat Earth land. The 1893 map contains:
A) "Fuck you science" musings
B) Biblical literalism a-plenty to counter those pesky scientists.
C) A charlatan with puffed up credentials who is happy to sell you mail-order bullshit.
All typical characteristics of modern flat earth talk. "Comforting" in some ways to see that nothing much has changed in almost 130 years! PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 01:18, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Do flat earthers accept that spacecraft has landed Mars or the Moon?[edit]

If so why don't they note how flat the landscapes look on those surfaces, similar to how flat Earth looks if you're on its surface? --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 18:10, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

It is my impression that flat-earthers in general think the moon landings were a hoax.Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 19:16, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
As far as I know they believe moon landings are all photoshop. I've seen one of them saying that Stanley Kubrick directed the Apollo 11 landing lol. GeeJayK (talk) 19:34, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

Gravity would pull a disk that big into a spherical shape![edit]

Sure, maybe if the flat Earth were accelerating at a constant rate, but why is it that gravity is measurably weaker at altitude? Even a tall building, by no means a record-setter, is sufficient to see differences in mass? I think we can troll them better. -- (talk) 01:23, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Ha! You believe in this "gravity" myth! Obviously you have swallowed the "Spherical Earth" hook line and sinker!Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 08:35, 3 January 2022 (UTC)