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'Questions that Flatheads can not answer intelligently.' Anna Livia (talk) 20:29, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Rocket Man[edit]

Some mention of the rocket man flat earther perhaps? Anna Livia (talk) 16:01, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

There's a link to his page in the See also section. Bongolian (talk) 18:03, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
His latest launch was in the newspapers - otherwise I (and others) would not have picked up on it.
Surely there is a cleavage between rockets and flatness? Anna Livia (talk) 23:03, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Other planets.[edit]

The article suggests that a flathead might be confounded by questions comparing Earth to other planets, but flathead literature that I've read does not talk about _other_ planets. It says that the Earth is _not_ a planet. It says that the Earth is the ground we stand on, and the planets circulate around the sky along with the stars and the Sun and the Moon. — Unsigned, by: / talk

Many of them insist the planets are "wandering stars", the evidence being failing to focus telescopes (or to avoid using telscopes at all) and insisting that the ancients can't not be right in their beliefs. (talk) 00:18, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Flat Earth Conference[edit]

This [1] came up on the web-browser: there are many other references (and where do kangaroos and platypussies fit into their no-Australia thesis?). Anna Livia (talk) 11:33, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Time Cube[edit]

How would a Time Cube-Flat Earth discussion proceed? Anna Livia (talk) 14:03, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Another link[edit]

Came across [2] while looking for something else: probably worth including (where on the page?).. Anna Livia (talk) 22:38, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

More points[edit]

More arguments against (if any are needed)

  • Captain Scott of the Antarctic
  • Not a SF trope - not even a 'bad science' fiction trope (fantasy being somewhat different).
  • Not the subject of a series by David Attenborough (obligatory whisper), or a visit by Brian Blessed (OBLIGATORY CAPS LOCK ON/LOUD VOICE). Anna Livia (talk) 12:13, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Global Warming[edit]

What is the Flatty view of global warming - as it would melt the ice wall and all the seas would fall off the edge. Anna Livia (talk) 12:13, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Former NASA employee says Earth is flat?[edit]

Hi. I seem to remember once hearing about someone who worked at NASA and claimed the Earth was flat. I don't quite remember. I remember he was not a scientist or engineer, and he thought Antarctica went on near infinitely and there were other land masses beyond Antarctica. I thought I had read about him here on RW, but I looked through the fossil record and couldn't find it. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Am I remembering a hoax, or was he a real crackpot? Thanks. Lgmr (talk) 07:48, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Could it be David Beverley Sr.?[3] I don't see him mentioned on RW, but he fits the bill: claims to have worked on IT security for NASA, fundie, flattie. Bongolian (talk) 08:47, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I believe that's him. Thanks. I couldn't remember exactly what job he claimed to do for NASA. I hope their systems are secure. lol. Lgmr (talk) 08:58, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Water, water everywhere[edit]

There will be a flat-earther cruise - this and this 'among many other sites.' Anna Livia (talk) 22:35, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Maybe the long-distance migrating birds and sea creatures can pop in to say hi. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 22:36, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
There are more reputable news websites as well.
How long would a circum-Antarctic trip take in reality and according to the FE worldview? Anna Livia (talk) 11:38, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Ultima Thule[edit]

How soon will the pancake planet be incorporated into the FE argument? (I know UT is 'small enough to be any shape it wants.') Anna Livia (talk) 17:15, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Another source[edit]

One of the web browsers I use came up with [4]. Anna Livia (talk) 12:44, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

We're covering up the truth of the ice wall.[edit]

look at this truth! ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 21:55, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Actually the domain of the Frosted Silence - which would explain why nobody discusses it. Anna Livia (talk) 19:28, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Another reference[edit]

Where can [5] be fitted into the article? Anna Livia (talk) 12:52, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Flat Earth and Hollow Earth followers[edit]

Have they spoken about each others' viewpoints? Anna Livia (talk) 16:46, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Generally, it results in Armageddon but on a geocentric earth.[6] Bongolian (talk) 17:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Well - both groups probably agree that 'big deep holes' are A Bad Thing (going through to the other side - with the problems that might arise). Anna Livia (talk) 14:09, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

How does an accelerating Earth make atmospheric drag stop working?[edit]

The article says, "This constant acceleration disproves the existence of terminal velocity. A consequence of this would be death of anyone attempting to make use of a parachute. This would only be reasonable, if one were to expand the globalist conspiracy to include the coverup of all deaths from parachute failure." What am I missing here? Is whoever wrote that sentence assuming that an accelerating Earth would not bring air along with it? Why? Vivisectionist (talk) 01:54, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Stressed Flat Earth[edit]

What gravitational etc effect would 'other astronomical bodies' have on a flat Earth - and would not the effect of 'meteorite strikes, volcanoes, earthquakes, fracking, avalanches/landslides, tsunami etc' cause detectable resonances and other earth movements that would eventually cause disruption to the flexing Flat Earth?

And how do the Flat Earthers explain the origins of the planet as they see it? (If Theia had struck the Earth at the correct angle in the direction of rotation how much would the new combined planet have speeded up and flattened out as a result?) Anna Livia (talk) 11:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

On the other side of the 'Flat Earth'[edit]

… is the rest of [7] :) Anna Livia (talk) 15:48, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Apparently, we have been debunked![edit] The 𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-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.𝗦𝗾𝗿𝘁-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. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 03:15, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

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)

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)