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# 249147 27-Apr-2019 18:40
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I only came to realize this NZ group existed, the flat Earthers, because they held an expo today.

Their very strange webpage.

If I didn't know better, I'd say they were all mentally disturbed :)

http://www.fenzexpo.co.nz/globe-vs-flat.html

Below's a great US flat-earther who built a rocket to prove the Earth was flat.

The problem was any commercial airliner flew higher than his rocket.

Still you got to love the determination.




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  # 2226497 27-Apr-2019 19:11
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Surprisingly enough not in Hamilton!


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  # 2226502 27-Apr-2019 19:25
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mentally disturbed for sure nothing else to say


 
 
 
 


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  # 2226505 27-Apr-2019 19:39
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If the Earth is flat, could we tighten the strings until it is in tune?

 

 


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  # 2226506 27-Apr-2019 19:40
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Wow, $250 for a weekend pass + $18 booking fee! That's a lot of money to listen to some whackjob morons when I could just watch them on YouTube instead!

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  # 2226518 27-Apr-2019 20:25
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I have a flatearther at work. To be honest though I am not really sure if he really is deadly serious or if he is just messing with me.

 

Too much spare time and our failing education system is probably partially to blame. These people have the right to vote!

 

 


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  # 2226519 27-Apr-2019 20:26
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I hear they have groups all around the world... I mean all corners of the world.


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  # 2226522 27-Apr-2019 20:52
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BoerieGalore:

 

These people have the right to vote!

 

 

And breed is what makes it worse


 
 
 
 


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  # 2226526 27-Apr-2019 21:12
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I like the gentle trolling in the Stuff headline- 'The biggest names in flat earth have flown across the globe for Auckland's Flat Earth Expo'


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  # 2226555 27-Apr-2019 22:13
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Maybe some of the speakers from the US managed to get a good deal on flights and booked a round the world ticket with a couple of stopovers including NZ :🤣


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  # 2226572 27-Apr-2019 23:29
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If the earth is flat why is New Zealand always missing from maps ?


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  # 2226573 27-Apr-2019 23:33
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biggal:

 

If the earth is flat why is New Zealand always missing from maps ?

 

 

Perhaps we fell off the edge.





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  # 2226688 28-Apr-2019 10:53
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I thought one of the tenets of flat-earthism was that the Southern Hemisphere didn't exist, and all the artefacts are a product of a vast pro-globe conspiracy.

 

In which case, any flat-earther going to a conference in Auckland would have to become part of that conspiracy. 

 

Or is flat-earthism just a great laugh at the expense of nutty conspiracy theorists, like the Church of the Great Spaghetti Monster is a piss-take of religionists? The $250 entry fee seems to support that.

 

 




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  # 2226692 28-Apr-2019 11:19
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All airliner CEO and aerospace engineers, and aircraft window manufacturers are lizard people.

They make all aircraft windows distort the horizon so that it appears curved.

Very clever lizard people, but we're on to your cabal

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  # 2226694 28-Apr-2019 11:20
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Well how do you know for sure it's round?



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  # 2226695 28-Apr-2019 11:25
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How Eratosthenes calculated the Earth's circumference 2,200 years ago

He used "sticks in the ground," walking, and basic maths to figure it out



...and the flat Earth explanation, "the sun is really small, and very close"...

t's a common misconception that Eratosthenes was measuring the circumference of the round earth in his shadow experiment. Eratosthenes had simply assumed that the earth was a sphere in his experiment, based on the work of Aristotle. He was actually measuring the diameter of the flat earth (distance across), which is a figure identical to the circumference of the round earth (distance around).

We can use Eratosthenes' shadow experiment to determine the diameter of the flat earth.

Syene and Alexandria are two North-South points with a distance of 500 nautical miles. Eratosthenes discovered through the shadow experiment that while the sun was exactly overhead of one city, it was 7°12' south of zenith at the other city.

7°12' makes a sweep of 1/25th of the FE's total longitude from 90°N to 90°S (radius).

Therefore we can take the distance of 500 nautical miles, multiply by 25, and find that the radius of the flat earth is about 12,250 nautical miles. Doubling that figure for the diameter we get a figure of 25,000 miles.

The earth is physically much larger, of course. A circle with a diameter of 25,000 nautical miles across is simply the area of land which the light of the sun affects, and represents the area of our known world.

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