1/3 of college age people are not sure the Earth is round!

Posted by Zero 4 years, 1 month ago to News
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It started as a joke in the 18th century - now it has swept over a whole generation incapable of independent thought.

This will get worse - a lot worse - before it gets better.
Thank gawd I'm nearing the end.
SOURCE URL: https://www.livescience.com/62220-millennials-flat-earth-belief.html


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  • Posted by Herb7734 4 years, 1 month ago
    Based on recent discussions that I've had with 'Teens & twenties, I don't think they are sure of anything. They are so wishy-washy in their beliefs that they can be talked out of almost anything and into almost anything. I have yet to try to see how outrageous a "fact" I can convince them of but that may be my next project. I'm trying to formulate a good question that asks if our main military structure is in the shape of a pentagram in order to keep the "Elder Gods" of H.P. Lovecraft captive in the earth below the enormous five sided structure. That should provoke some interesting responses.
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    • Posted by ewv 4 years, 1 month ago
      Someone should ask them if they have been taught to believe that science means to be skeptical of everything, is no better than faith, and that it only offers mental "models" of an unknowable reality that sometimes "works".
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    • Posted by Solver 4 years, 1 month ago
      Yeah, just tell them that socialism is good because it helps people and they believe you.

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
      (Wait! That’s not funny!)
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  • Posted by Solver 4 years, 1 month ago
    Earth is just a social construct—duh!
    or
    I identify the earth as being flat. Where’s my beer!
    or
    Me no got white science in study class. Chek yur privlege!
    /s

    No wonder a lot of these young aldults are angry. I’d be angry too if I never learned the ability to determine basic truths after so much schooling.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 4 years, 1 month ago
    If they don't know what gender someone is ....
    Does it even matter what else is between the ears. When they can't define what is between their legs? These same dolts will gladly give up their rights and demand we do the same for the greater good. Way to many useful Idiots.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 4 years, 1 month ago
    When my first born son was three years old, I suggested we step outdoors and see if the Easter Bunny left him any eggs. He opened his beautiful blue eyes very wide and replied, 'Bunnies don't lay eggs!' It was all downhill after that!.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 4 years, 1 month ago
    Did we are did we not send men into space who eventually landed on the moon? Do they think the moon is flat too?
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    • Posted by Solver 4 years, 1 month ago
      I was thinking about that too. As well as the rest of the planets. As well as the sun that earth rotates around. (Or does it? /s)
      We need to teach young adults more basic science and less identity safe space studies.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 4 years, 1 month ago
    Is this statement a joke? I've seen it before, but ignored it, so I have to ask? Who in their right minds could question whether or not the earth is round or flat? I really don't have time for this.
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  • Posted by Joseph23006 4 years, 1 month ago
    Let us return to the Dark and Middle Ages when this was the common belief since The Bible did not mention that the world was round; of course many of these college age persons have never read The Bible. I do think that some of the Greeks such as Hypatia had worked it out but had no way to observe it. Let's just hope they don't get too near the edge and fall off into the chasm filled with all sorts of monsters!
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 4 years, 1 month ago
    So the earth is just a big pizza? I wonder...thick or thin crust?, Italian or Greek?.
    I guess that makes the moon a Cheese only pizza and Mars just sauce and that strange elongated comet that made it's rounds around our sun was just a burnt calzone!?
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  • Posted by chad 4 years, 1 month ago
    The earth used to be a sphere but global warming and climate change catastrophe has flattened it! If we would like it to be round again we must control everything people might do or eat to re-inflate the globe. This must be done soon or we will fall off the edge and be lost forever.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 4 years, 1 month ago
    There will never be equality of economic outcomes when such a large percentage ignore physical reality.
    Most people are genetically superior to others in some way. Some are physically superior. For example, greater height is superior in some instances, while lesser height is superior in other instances (albeit less often.) Some have superior ability to think rationally and that superior ability to think rationally does result in better economic outcomes on average. (Professional sports players and cinema actors are an anomaly.)
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    • Posted by maxgeoac 4 years, 1 month ago
      Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story about equalizing everyone in the country, title: "Harrison Bergeron". Those faster at running were given weights on their legs to slow them down. Those that could reason or think better, were given a very loud radio. Etc.... It is a rather interesting look at where we may potentially end up as a society. Unfortunately, we may end up getting to that point sooner than later, if the education system and politics (I know both are intertwined) don't change.
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      • Posted by Solver 4 years, 1 month ago
        On the other side, fascist soicieties attempted to make their individuals more superior. Those who couldn’t be made more superior were often elliminated from the gene pool.

        As far as I can tell there is only one physical way to equalize all of mankind. Although it could happen one day, only the really insane want that way!
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    • Posted by Solver 4 years, 1 month ago
      Believe it or not, a growing number of people would be offended by that kind of “superior” person talk and call you a Nazi. These people would then tumblr their comrades that think the same. Their comrades would then tumblr their comrades. One could end up as the target in their next scheduled protest. After-which they all go to the SS office to pick up their entitlement checks.
      Free speech is under assault! These people are very dangerous to society!

      It might be interesting to do a study with those that think the earth may be flat and those that call themselves some kind of Marxists.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 4 years, 1 month ago
    Millennials can't learn from looking at Star Wars and other outer space flicks?
    Do they really think that special effects orb for a planet on the silver screen is like looking straight down at a plate?
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