It's bloody hilarious. Flat earth. No respect from me. Pity yes....not respect.
Do flat earth beliefs deserve respect?
Azor, I didn't say I think you support the idea, and I get why you posted this. Just stating my take on it. And, I did support the motive of your thread by saying that I feel respect is earned, not given freely.
This is a subject that has caught my eye.
Let me pose a few questions:
1. what is the formula for determining the circumference of the earth?
( how much does the earth curve per mile? )
2. have you examined the thought behind this concept?
( spent more than 30 minutes? )
3. why do you believe the earth is round and can you prove it?
4. Do you know about US Govt Operation 'High Jump' led by US Admiral Byrd and the closure of Antarctica by international treaty for nearly 60 years.
( you can't go there and do whatever you want. Nobody can )
5. have you made any personal observations of your own?
( independent, recorded, repeatable data you gathered to make your claim )
Thanks TB. My misunderstanding.
Yes Kairos I have looked into it giving it was a joke. It wasn't and I was shocked. The stupidity on display by these flat earthers is simply astonishing. So many holes in their case. Almost every point beyond the surface falls apart.
@ Truthexplorer. Christ, what a crock of shit.
I wonder what NASA's astronauts think about the flat earth theory? Is the footage of earth from space all fake then? Why do NASA, and anyone else that spends billions of dollars every year developing and launching successful satellite missions believe the earth is flat?
I have a theory, it's called the flat brain theory...lol.
Does the idea that there is one "correct" way of looking at situations or aspects of the world deserve respect?
No. There are multiple methods for making determinations about reality. When our methods are consistently effective and/or we have multiple different methods all converging on the same answer - then we can have high confidence in the accuracy of any single conclusion.
But more broadly speaking, we have to actually start with the premise that we care about what's true and what's knowable. If a person doesn't care whether or not their beliefs correspond with reality than I certainly wouldn't "respect" their worldview.
Yes, as customers, if they believe that, you might sell them anything!