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Sun Mar 31, 2019, 10:07 AM

A Simple But Depressing Fact






90s scientists: we cloned a sheep! we landed a robot on mars!

scientists today: for the last time, the earth is *round*


When did the stupid get such a hold on our world?

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Reply A Simple But Depressing Fact (Original post)
Soph0571 Mar 2019 OP
Girard442 Mar 2019 #1
PJMcK Mar 2019 #4
genxlib Mar 2019 #2
Martin Eden Mar 2019 #3
PJMcK Mar 2019 #5
RestoreAmerica2020 Mar 2019 #6
tblue37 Mar 2019 #7
tblue37 Mar 2019 #8

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 10:29 AM

1. Dunning and Kruger

It's all their fault.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. Nah, they just observed the behavior and wrote about it

Actually, I think it's the fault of Republican politicians who have been gutting our public education system for decades. The result is a couple of generations of Americans who have poor critical thinking skills, a low appreciation for the Arts and Letters, a weak understanding of science and mathematics (even though they permeate our lives) and a nearly complete misunderstanding about the U.S. Constitution and our form of self-government.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:15 AM

2. It's the internet

It should be a place for the broader distribution of facts and information. Wikipedia alone is miraculous compared to the information we had at our fingertips two decades ago.

It has actually become a place for crackpots to find their communities and reinforce the stupidity that used to isolate them.

It also makes it easier to promote nonsense with an air of authority. A single crackpot with decent web design skills can do a lot of damage.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:15 AM

3. I hear the Flat Earth Society released an official announcement they have members ...

... all around the globe.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 11:49 AM

5. Ha! (n/t)

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 12:56 PM

6. Ha ha ha...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:00 PM

7. The earth can't be flat. If it were, cats would have already knocked everything off it. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 31, 2019, 01:05 PM

8. My favorite cat knocking things off meme--imagine the cat is sitting on a flat earth:

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