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Old 21.06.2021, 08:49
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Me to, but I am definitely partial to a guy with a dead badger on his head though
B?

Or ...T?
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Old 21.06.2021, 11:06
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Wow. Just wow. So completely dismiss (or didnt even watch) because of a friggin hair style.

Humanity is doomed.

Literally the father of mRNA vaccines is talking (you should be listening) and you cant believe anything because of appearances.

Holy Shit.
Scientists write texts and they put a lot of effort in them. If a scientist cannot explain in two pages of text (1-2 min reading), something's wrong. Also, youtube signals low-brow stuff, rhetorical tricks and emotional games.
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Old 21.06.2021, 21:26
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Its promoted more by far left commies.

But your comment shows that more brains were washed in 2020 than hands.


Watch out now, some white priviledged supremacist is going to keep all your black friends from going to school and advancing in life.
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Old 21.06.2021, 21:40
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Scientists write texts and they put a lot of effort in them. If a scientist cannot explain in two pages of text (1-2 min reading), something's wrong. Also, youtube signals low-brow stuff, rhetorical tricks and emotional games.
You mean like this:


Sabina Vohra-Miller

But - you can't convince the True Believers that they might be a little mistaken.
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Old 22.06.2021, 08:00
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The difference between a conspiracy theory and the truth is about 6-12 months.
So would you say the flat earth theory is a global phenomenon?
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Old 22.06.2021, 09:34
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But - you can't convince the True Believers that they might be a little mistaken.
Memes Infographics allowed to reference preprints?!?!
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Old 22.06.2021, 11:01
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He's not but he's in the MC, TC club and if one person says jump then they all jump.
You know what, I really wanted to write something similar like amogles and deleted it before posting. Because it was soo obvious that this would be the only response.

It's perfectly finde to accept an opinion as just that, an opinion. That's just fundamental for any sort of discussion. Even with some really strange opinions


You just can't cite a dictionary definition out of context, that should be common sense???
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Old 22.06.2021, 11:14
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It's perfectly finde to accept an opinion as just that, an opinion. That's just fundamental for any sort of discussion. Even with some really strange opinions
Except it wasn't an opinion. I was originally responding to a Youtube video and the post gave no opinion - he merely posted nonsense, which wasn't his.

I suggest you go back and read the first post in this thread in which the OP bemoans the fact that social media is a catalyst for the nonsense that used to belong in the fiction section of the library.

The thread was not started so people could promote the conspiracy theories - there are other outlets to do that.
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Old 22.06.2021, 11:58
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The thread was not started so people could promote the conspiracy theories - there are other outlets to do that.
This thread, like any other on EF, exists so people can discuss the matter at hand and so that opinions from all sides can be voiced, analyzed, dissected and criticized.

A bit like in science really.
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Old 22.06.2021, 12:42
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This thread, like any other on EF, exists so people can discuss the matter at hand and so that opinions from all sides can be voiced, analyzed, dissected and criticized.
I agree. But that's the same as posting stupid videos without comment, is it?

So do you believe in what the people in F-ing Kite's video were saying or would you rather just have a go at what I am writing?
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:08
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So would you say the flat earth theory is a global phenomenon?
On the other hand, did you ever hear how the round earth theory was welcomed when it was first mentioned?
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:30
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On the other hand, did you ever hear how the round earth theory was welcomed when it was first mentioned?
I'm not sure how the sarcasm is intended to be interpreted, but it'd before Eratosthenes in 240BC, as he merely calculated it. Plato mentioned in his writings. Chinese cosmology said the Earth was flat until European astronomy was introduced in the 1500s.

It doesn't seem the idea of a spherical Earth really provoked much of an issue.

The idea that there was ever a time in Europe in the last couple of millenia that flat earth was widely accepted is a myth (but not a conspiracy).
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:32
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On the other hand, did you ever hear how the round earth theory was welcomed when it was first mentioned?
That theory had solid evidence to support it so proved stronger than the evidence-free theories that abound today.
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:41
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That theory had solid evidence to support it so proved stronger than the evidence-free theories that abound today.
Tell me, who first proposed the round earth theory?

Can you name any critics of that theory or the arguments they produced?

Is there any tangible parallel to today?
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:44
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Tell me, who first proposed the round earth theory?

Can you name any critics of that theory or the arguments they produced?

Is there any tangible parallel to today?
Google is your friend, not me
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:49
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Google is your friend, not me
Google will probably agree with most historians that there never was such a discussion.

But you are the one who brought it up. So I was hoping you could enlighten us with your source.
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:52
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Google will probably agree with most historians that there never was such a discussion.

But you are the one who brought it up. So I was hoping you could share your source.
You seem to be confused, maybe take a break and drink a nice cup of tea.
You are confusing me with Curley, see below

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Old 22.06.2021, 13:56
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On the other hand, did you ever hear how the round earth theory was welcomed when it was first mentioned?
You got to be fair here. The Catholic Church admitted in 1992 that it was wrong. That's in the previous millennium
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Old 22.06.2021, 13:57
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Except it wasn't an opinion. I was originally responding to a Youtube video and the post gave no opinion - he merely posted nonsense, which wasn't his.

I suggest you go back and read the first post in this thread in which the OP bemoans the fact that social media is a catalyst for the nonsense that used to belong in the fiction section of the library.

The thread was not started so people could promote the conspiracy theories - there are other outlets to do that.
Well in a thread called Conspiracy beliefs on the rise it shouldn't be a surprised that some of them are posted here... Especially from people who believe in them and feel reassured in that belief by recent findings.

However, that was not my point. This is:

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MC, please explain why people should accept a "conspiracy theory" opinion?
Why shouldn't we? To accept an opinion isn't equal to agreeing as amogles wrote. Feel free to cite the dictionary again, it just doesn't work.

I understand though, that especially in social media, some kind of filter should be applied. In a discussion forum however... Bring to the table whatever you like you just risk to ridicule yourself.

what was the problem marton?
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Old 22.06.2021, 14:15
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Why shouldn't we? To accept an opinion isn't equal to agreeing as amogles wrote. Feel free to cite the dictionary again, it just doesn't work.
So you accept the opinion that there is a Nazi base on the far side of the moon and the Nazis are going to come back and rule the world?
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