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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by Tom Bishop on March 27, 2017, 03:01:35 PM »
It's not really that complicated. Shaq made two statements. Only one of them was under duress.

Why should we think the statement made under duress is better than the one which was not?
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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by andruszkow on March 27, 2017, 02:52:27 PM »
I'm going to let you stay in the belief that you've won this argument, not pointing out that the majority is laughing at you trying to defend your way out the fact that you got played. Everybody wins!

The sun is out, I'm in a good mood, and your online characters are making this day even better. I'm a nice guy like that.

Have a good one! :)
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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by SexWarrior on March 27, 2017, 01:27:12 PM »
Why are you embrassed?  It's pretty neurotic to be embrassed for someone else.
Surely you know me well enough to know that I'm a pretty neurotic person.

Well if "People whose job is literally to know" agree on something I guess we should take their word for it!
Close, but no cigar. When your side's claim is "you can't possibly know Shaq's character!", a response along the lines of "Well, here's a bunch of people who do know his character telling you exactly what we've been telling you" becomes quite relevant. Of course, you're welcome to ignore any and all evidence and just keep restating your baseless claims in the face of reality. It's just that not many people will take you very seriously if you do.

So at the very least we can agree that you supporter is not reliable and prone to flip-flopping on unprincipled grounds? I'm ok with that.
Yes. What he said in the first place is still valuable, though, and we should milk it as hard as we can. The quotes have been really helping us out on social media.

Was his retraction any farther out of character than his claiming that the earth is flat in the first place?
Yes.

We all know that there's a horde of people who's job is to literally know Shaq's character that were just waiting for a claim like this from him.

Analysists have been eagerly waiting for a chance to analyze every single public move Shaq would make on supporting the flat earth theory.

You should all be writing movie scripts. You're very creative! That explanation is even more of a fairy tale than the flat earth theory is.
Thank you for confirming the accusations I've levelled against you. You're being too kind - you should have at least tried denying that your position is "NUH UH EVIDENCE DON'T REAL".

Yeah that must be it, we're not seeing the evidence that is right in front of our eyes.
Oh, you're seeing it all right. That's why you were unable to say much more than the above.
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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by Jura-Glenlivet on March 27, 2017, 07:38:03 AM »

Yeah that must be it, we're not seeing the evidence that is right in front of our eyes.
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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by andruszkow on March 27, 2017, 07:18:15 AM »
We all know that there's a horde of people who's job is to literally know Shaq's character that were just waiting for a claim like this from him.

Analysists have been eagerly waiting for a chance to analyze every single public move Shaq would make on supporting the flat earth theory.

You should all be writing movie scripts. You're very creative! That explanation is even more of a fairy tale than the flat earth theory is.
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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Angular Diameter change of Venus and Mars
« Last post by Tom Bishop on March 27, 2017, 07:01:58 AM »
No, Tom.  An observation from your perspective is not a model.  A model explains an observation and has the ability to create a prediction for future observational testing.  You haven't provided a model, an explanation, or a prediction of future observation.

That's not true. It predicts that the angular change will happen while the earth remains flat beneath it.
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Flat Earth General / Re: Shaquille O'Neal believes that the earth is flat
« Last post by markjo on March 27, 2017, 05:27:29 AM »
Why are we still arguing this? People whose job is literally to know Shaq's character agree that his retraction was extremely out of character, and that the original "joke" didn't make sense as far as Shaq's humour is concerned.
Was his retraction any farther out of character than his claiming that the earth is flat in the first place?
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Flat Earth Debate / Re: The Horizon On A Flat Earth
« Last post by junker on March 27, 2017, 04:04:39 AM »
This post is not intended as a debate.

Then don't post it in the FE debate forum.

You have been spamming the same shit repeatedly in several threads. There is no reason to make another thread about the exact same thing. You have recent warnings, as well as previous bans for this exact behavior. Take a week to review the rules, as well as those warnings.
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Flat Earth Debate / The Horizon On A Flat Earth
« Last post by geckothegeek on March 27, 2017, 03:18:22 AM »
This post is not intended as a debate.I am just curious because I don't know the answers and would like to know if some flat earth believer could supply the answers. You are certainly entitled to your beliefs.
Let me explain that I am what you would call a "round earther" and have had just enough education, training and experience to be familiar with the subject of the horizon.
I would be interested in seeing the flat earth definition of the horizon, where it is,  etc. - flat earth facts.
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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Angular Diameter change of Venus and Mars
« Last post by Flatout on March 27, 2017, 02:44:21 AM »
Are referring to the link about retrograde motion?

No. The present model was just explained. Can't you read?
No, Tom.  An observation from your perspective is not a model.  A model explains an observation and has the ability to create a prediction for future observational testing.  You haven't provided a model, an explanation, or a prediction of future observation.