Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Flat Earth bollocks just got a celebrity endorsement

quote [ People at one time did not have the privilege of seeing a famous rapper debate a famous astrophysicist about whether the earth was flat. We are deprived no more.

Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., a Grammy-nominated rapper-singer better known as B.o.B, released a “diss track” on Monday aimed at the noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after the two had argued on Twitter about the shape of the planet. ]

Well, at least there isn't a risk to public health and the long term viability of human civilization like there is with the anti-vaxers or climate change deniers. Still, the fucking shape of the planet should be completely unambiguous. And for the life of me I can't even imagine what possible benefit there could even be to a global conspiracy to foist a round Earth model.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 WTF]
[by ENZ@8:57pmGMT]

Comments

HP Lovekraftwerk said[1] @ 10:49pm GMT on 26th Jan [Score:1 Informative]
And for the life of me I can't even imagine what possible benefit there could even be to a global conspiracy to foist a round Earth model.

I just wasted 15 minutes of my life trying to see if there was some kind of consensus on this, but as far as I can tell, it's generally just one more thing "they" don't want you to know the truth about. Some claim a round Earth is an attempt to discredit religious scripture (where the Earth is described as flat, having corners, etc.), but a lot of it seems to be a baseline for brainwashing by an Illuminati/Freemasons/Reptilian-style outfit. They glom onto tactics used by spy agencies to trash reputations and then claim the same thing is being done about the shape of the Earth so further brainwashing about other "truths" can be done more easily. I mean, if they can convince you a flat Earth is round, they can convince you of anything, right?

That's the best I can come up with. I would love to see one of these guys debate comic book fruit loop Neal Adams about his Expanding Earth conspiracy, which he even name-dropped in one of the most awful Batman comics ever, Batman: Odyssey.
Abdul Alhazred said @ 9:33pm GMT on 26th Jan
My best friend recently had an argument with his wife and in a fit of pique informed her that she was the queen of the Flat Earth Society. The worst part was when he had to explain to her what that meant.
midden said @ 9:58pm GMT on 26th Jan
Bob? "They're everywhere!"
mego said @ 9:59pm GMT on 26th Jan
He also believes that he is from a parallel universe which merged with our own after a series of rifts in the fabric of space time, because how else could you possibly explain him thinking that Vader said "Luke, I am your father" Instead of "No, I am your father"... and he's a holocaust denier.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 10:51pm GMT on 26th Jan
Someone should ask him if he remembers "The Berenstain Bears" being spelled "Berenstein."
cakkafracle said @ 4:08pm GMT on 27th Jan
And does he remember Sinbad!, the quirky mr belevedre style sitcom starring the loveable comic Sinbad, who is a Genie?
no?
WeiYang said @ 10:14pm GMT on 26th Jan
Maybe this could be taught in a cccclass about cccreation science.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 10:25pm GMT on 26th Jan
The Turtle Moves...
WeiYang said @ 1:46am GMT on 27th Jan
"Kid, it's turtles all the way down."
spazm said @ 10:29pm GMT on 26th Jan
Can't we just push those people over the edge of the world?
cb361 said @ 12:27pm GMT on 27th Jan
I've always wanted to visit Antarctica.
XregnaR said[1] @ 11:13pm GMT on 26th Jan
"Celebrity"

Edit-

I want some of what's in his bong.

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