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Newk 02-21-2007 10:07 AM

Here's a real dummy:

http://www.fixedearth.com/

Apologies if this has been pointed to previously.

bryantee 02-21-2007 10:37 AM

It's gotta be a joke, right?

Evil_Mage_Ra 02-21-2007 01:44 PM

Coriolis effect, bitch! :lol:

nkb 02-21-2007 02:10 PM

Quote:

bryantee wrote
It's gotta be a joke, right?

Sadly, it isn't.

We recently discussed this in this thread: http://ravingatheists.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=7007

There is a Georgia legislator that is pushing for banning the teaching of evolution in public schools, on the basis that evolution (actually, they're arguing Big Bang and age of the universe, but they don't let facts get in the way of their stories) is really religious teachings of the Pharisees.

A Texas legislator passed on the good word from his Georgia buddy, and got in some hot water (not for the stupidity of the geocentric worldview, but for the anti-Semitic angle), and ended up apologizing.
in fact, Rep. Chisum was gloriously crowned as the Shitlord of the Week for this stunt.

But, all their crap is based on this guy's website, who appears to truly believe that the universe is spinning around the Earth.

JU Mike 02-21-2007 04:42 PM

I haven't clicked the link yet because I have a feeling it's not something I haven't seen before. Let me guess, it's the "flat earth society" isn't it?

bryantee 02-21-2007 05:48 PM

Just out of sheer curiosity I googled other related material.

http://www.geocentricity.com/

nkb 02-21-2007 06:46 PM

Quote:

JU Mike wrote
I haven't clicked the link yet because I have a feeling it's not something I haven't seen before. Let me guess, it's the "flat earth society" isn't it?

No, it isn't, but just as stupid.

anthonyjfuchs 02-21-2007 08:42 PM

They may wear mansuits, but they're about as intelligent as opossums.

Note: I apologize to any opossums that might have been offended by my comment. It is not my intention to besmirch the reputation of the noble opossum.

RenaissanceMan 02-22-2007 07:24 AM

My favorite has to be the whole "The earth can't be spinning and flying through space! We'd all be tossed off to our deaths! OMG OMG!!!! Therefore, the earth is (pick one) flat / stationary / hollow" argument.

I don't want people with such dubious math skills selling me nails at Home Depot, much less holding positions of power in government.

darwinfish 02-22-2007 08:25 PM

how the fuck do these people manage to create websites?

anthonyjfuchs 02-22-2007 08:54 PM

You pays your money, you gets your site.

The blessing/curse of the internet is that there is no factual accounting. You can say whatever-the-fuck you like (short of sedition and slander), and there is fuck-all anyone can do about it.

antix 02-22-2007 09:09 PM

Quote:

darwinfish wrote
how the fuck do these people manage to create websites?

They are granted to the retards for our benefit. So that we may mock and ridicule them without mercy, and have a good virtual laugh at their expense.

Of course, the side effect is that some retards are so retarded that they actually buy into the retarded nonsense that the retards who created the retarded website created. Fucking retards.

Livingstrong 03-01-2007 01:05 AM

Quote:

darwinfish wrote
how the fuck do these people manage to create websites?

Now, don't you give them that much credit dear darwinfish, if you look real well those web sites are far from been elegant, pretty, attractive or intelligent. I wouldn't call them web sites, i'd call them garbage disposals.

Sternwallow 03-01-2007 05:12 AM

Don't discount the possibility that they have their eight-year-old cousins create the sites.

hannahasbury1 03-01-2007 02:09 PM

Quote:

RenaissanceMan wrote
"The earth can't be spinning and flying through space! We'd all be tossed off to our deaths!

I don't even really have the words to express how crazy that makes me feel. MY BRAIN IS ITCHY!


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