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    Flat-Earth faithful flock to Edmonton for international conference

    CBC News · Posted: Aug 10, 2018


    A few hundred people have gathered in Edmonton this week to dispute centuries of research and scientific evidence and discuss the idea that the Earth is flat.

    YouTuber Mark Sargent is one of several people without scientific backgrounds featured at the Flat Earth International Conference at West Edmonton Mall, which runs Thursday and Friday. He said he and many others at the conference didn't believe in the flat-Earth theory, at first. "I tried to debunk it for nine months," said Sargent, who wrote a flat-Earth guide for beginners. "That's how I got started. Nobody wants to be a flat-Earther. Everybody gets into it because they try to disprove it. And when they're doing it, as they're doing it, there are more and more loose ends ... and after awhile, it's just a question of when you're going to give up."

    Many of the theories surrounding those "loose ends" are convoluted (and difficult to comprehend), but Sargent made note of a variety of ideas, highlighting the flat horizon and what he called lies from NASA about space missions.

    "When I see a globe now, I just see conditioning," he said. "When you're showing that to anybody, you're just reinforcing some thing that they were told as a child." What Sargent called the first full photo of the globe was taken in 1972, centuries after the Earth's shape had been established and taught to kids in school. "Too convenient," he said. "You go up, you realize it's not a globe. You really going to tell the public? Nah, not a chance." Sargent's conception of the Earth features the same familiar continents, aside from Antarctica, which is a giant wall of ice that surrounds the plate-shaped planet. But have no fear — the chances of falling off the edge of the flat world are incredibly slim. "You're never going to find [the edge]. It's locked down forever. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty is no joke," Sargent said, claiming that only members of the government are allowed on the perimeter of the Arctic ring.

    Self-proclaimed professional flat-Earther Patricia Steere, who is from Texas, said unknown people who are "higher than governments" pull the puppet strings. She said the round-Earth "lie" is a money-making operation — though how it makes agencies like NASA more money than a flat Earth would is unclear. "I believe that we are the centre of everything, and we live in a protected, enclosed, most likely, system," said Steere, who made sure to mention the fact that she isn't crazy. "I don't know how big it is, I don't know if there's more land or not. But this place is made for us and we're not a function of a big bang."

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    Man, I wish I were dumb.

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    No Rob! You would fall off the edge.
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    They claim Antarctica is a barrier ring!
    To keep us safely in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    They claim Antarctica is a barrier ring!
    To keep us safely in!
    Dude, the wall of ice thing was just too much. A fricking wall! Of ice!

    I am truly curious how these cats account for sailing ships? I mean, where do they go when they disappear? I can’t buy the notion it’s just distance, or they’d simply shrink, not “sink”.

    We actually know a person who is a flat earther. Really.

    Wait. I just remembered talking about satellites with our buddy. What do these FE cats at the convention say about satellites and the ISS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Dude, the wall of ice thing was just too much. A fricking wall! Of ice!
    yeah so???

    don't you watch game of thrones???
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    Why in Edmonton? "Flat Earth" just screams kansas... in more ways than one.
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    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    Or at least someplace in Saskatchewan.
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    I not too jokingly say "Manitoba isn't where Thor invented flat, it's where he perfected it."
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    yeah so???

    don't you watch game of thrones???
    No. I actually watch very little teevee. I sit in the room with the kids while they watch people fall down or what have you, but I usually read or draw or somesuch in the corner.
    I have a hard time getting through movies, much lesss making them. Plays are so hard for me to endure.

    Not because of the work, but because I can’t just sit and look at something.

    Therefore a show with two of my least favorite things holds no appeal. Games? Meh. Thrones? As in chairs? Pass.

    I never saw the zombie show, either, and my kids give me mad grief for it. Hehe.

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    Peace,
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    Those things are interesting but I can't figure out why.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Those things are interesting but I can't figure out why.
    They can be converted into string releases for archery. Other than that, I’m relieved they came along so people don’t call me Tasmanian Devil as much, anymore.

    I do not actually use said product, by the by. I was referring to my own self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    They claim Antarctica is a barrier ring!
    To keep us safely in!
    yes, to protect everything else from us. A flat earth is not the centre of the universe, it's a penal colony to keep the crazy in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    yes, to protect everything else from us. A flat earth is not the centre of the universe, it's a penal colony to keep the crazy in.
    Well, damn.

    I was prepared to believe a flat earth was dumb.

    Prison planet, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Flat-Earth faithful flock to Edmonton for international conference
    A hollow sphere with a hole is topologically equivalent to a "flat Earth."
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    A hollow sphere with a hole is topologically equivalent to a "flat Earth."
    finally a topic to which you may actually impress us with your knowledge

    please, do go on. . .
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    The New Yorker article I read about the flat earthers said that their basic premise is that they personally have never been in space, so they haven't seen the earth as a sphere. So they would have to take someone else's word for it. And, that, they refuse to do. This thinking is completely goofy to me. I mean, I have never seen my heart. Yet, I am positive that I have one.

    At least the flat earthers are good for a laugh. Unlike some other wackos.

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    Brimstone Head, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, one of the four corners of the flat earth:



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    I heard people came from all around the globe to attend that conference...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    The New Yorker article I read about the flat earthers said that their basic premise is that they personally have never been in space, so they haven't seen the earth as a sphere. So they would have to take someone else's word for it. And, that, they refuse to do. This thinking is completely goofy to me. I mean, I have never seen my heart. Yet, I am positive that I have one.

    At least the flat earthers are good for a laugh. Unlike some other wackos.

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    I really dislike idjits like that. Bloody hell.

    PS: There was a big wall of ice protecting Westeros too... lot of good it did them in the end.
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    It’s really hard to define ‘virtue signalling’, as I was saying the other day to some of my Muslim friends over a fair-trade coffee in our local feminist bookshop. (Lucy Porter 2018)

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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Oh, right! Like the disc of the earth isn’t on the same plane as that sound stage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Oh, right! Like the disc of the earth isn’t on the same plane as that sound stage...

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    Nah, it has to be horizontal or we would all fall off.
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    Uhh, what's that in the background... that green stuff?

    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    For once there's a sign that is well heeded!
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    Has the hollow earth society disappeared? Did they fall down the hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoez View Post
    I heard people came from all around the globe to attend that conference...
    If they flew, did they take the Great Circle route?

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    Self-proclaimed professional flat-Earther Patricia Steere, who is from Texas, said unknown people who are "higher than governments" pull the puppet strings.
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

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    I have a couple of friends who are members but of course it's just a source of amusement for them. "Out of control satire" is what one calls the continuing nonsense.

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    Appropriately, this event was held at the Fantasyland Hotel.
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    I wonder if Frank! is a member?
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    Quote Originally Posted by isla View Post
    Everybody knows that is the Death Star.

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    In my travels I've often felt on edge, but lately I feel as if I'm going in circles...

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