So, I was just introduced to "flat Earthers". Are you one of them?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016 ( 24 moms have responded )

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On facebook, I just read someones page that actually believes the earth is flat, and the sun revolves around the earth. I am in disbelief and concerned about our education system. What has gone wrong? I am very sad for this individual, and don't even know where to begin. Are you a "flat eather"? WHY?

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Sarah - posted on 08/25/2016

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We are a science family as well. Even though I am a practicing Catholic, I cannot hold to the belief of creationism, it just does not add up. In our Catholic school they are taught both evolution and creationism and it is not debated in class; just the information is given. It is a bit hypocritical for them to be told in religion class that the world is 4000 years old, Adam and Eve etc. and that evolution is false and then teach the exact opposite in science class. I think the diocese is working on improving the curriculum. I think our science education is overall really solid, where we lack is geography! The public schools like LMBCW said, can't even ask a child about their faith. I can't ask my students when they seek out help for health issues about God unless they bring it up themselves, and then I cannot discuss my faith or beliefs with them either.

Sarah - posted on 08/23/2016

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Here's another link with another different viewpoint and some bizarre claims! If there is no South Pole, where do all the penguins live? Do they really all live right on the edge of the flat world! That's a long perimeter for them to have to travel. Poor penguins!
http://www.openmicroc.com/flat-earthers-...

Edited to add:
The link from LMCBW is the best one to check out. wow there are some really committed people on this topic!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/29/2016

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Bump....soo very badly would like some flat earthers to comment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/25/2016

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Ev, I have met a lot of people that believe no one landed on the moon also!

Ev - posted on 08/24/2016

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My former grandfather inlaw did not believe they landed on the moon. He thought they made it up and did a movie or some such thing but not because the earth was flat.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/24/2016

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There is no place for creationism in public schools here in America, only in private religious schools. Teachers are not allowed to ask about religious beliefs at all. Evolution is taught in our science classes, which is awesome, and if my son ever comes home telling me about a teacher forcing beliefs on them, I will be in the principals office the next day.
I also asked my kids about his yesterday, and my son (10) started laughing and said "who could possibly believe that". We are HUGE science buffs in this house, and he has been watching universe documentaries literally his whole life. I teach tolerance about others beliefs, and told him that if his friends believed in "flat earth" not to mock or tell them how wrong they are. It was a weird discussion for sure.

Jodi - posted on 08/24/2016

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I've brought it up as a topic at school before because in Science, I teach evolution and earth sciences, and we discuss other beliefs as well, and the kids I teach had no idea people existed who still believed this crap. I think our curriculum in Australia is MUCH more advanced with respect to science than maybe it is in other countries - we aren't even permitted to teach religion in our public schools in Canberra UNLESS it is opt in. I mean, I teach ABOUT religion in social sciences (ie. we learn about different religions in society), but we can't teach to a particular religion. It really amazes me that there are places that teach creationism in science., That's a social science. Creationism in accordance with the bible ONLY has a place in science as a discussion about something that was a belief before we had the scientific understandings now.

Even Catholic independent schools here are required to teach evolution and earth sciences according to the curriculum. They have religious education but don't teach it as absolute truth according to the bible.

Sarah - posted on 08/24/2016

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I brought this up to my kids 17, 14, and 12 and they all knew exactly what I was talking about! Yesterday was the first I ever even heard of this topic! My kids think it is hilarious! And could tell me exactly what flat-earthers believe to be true. I asked them where they heard about it and they all just sort of shrugged and thought everyone knew about it. My husband was in utter disbelief that so many people believe this nonsense!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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One of the pages I visited claims that the sun and the moon are BOTH 32 MILES wide, and 3,000 miles from earth.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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So true. It seems like a lot of these conspiracy theories are intertwined. I will have to post some links so if you guys want to read it you can. It is seriously fascinating that people come up with this stuff.

Sarah - posted on 08/23/2016

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Unreal! Sorta like the weirdos who don't believe the holocaust occurred..or that you can be pregnant for 3-4 years....

Jodi - posted on 08/23/2016

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I'm really hoping they won't be on a board for parenting, because I'm really hoping they don't breed.....

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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The more research I have done, the more freaked out that I am. There is absolutely no proof in the findings of "flat earthers" but they are insisting all the science, math, and NASA are all a hoax. Please, if there are any of you out there I would love to find out more info. This is really fascinating to me, but also frightening.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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HAHAHAHA, I missed those ones. I am gonna have to go back and read through it. I am genuinely curious how people think like this. I definitely want some flat earthers to post. I want to pick their brains and figure out what really is behind it all.
I am also freaked out by the super religious fanatics that think the earth is like 4,000 yrs old and that the dinosaur bones were put their by people to fool everyone.

Jodi - posted on 08/23/2016

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Oh, and the ice wall of Antarctica that keeps us from going over the edge. That cracked me up.

Jodi - posted on 08/23/2016

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I was surprised at how many there were too......I couldn't believe they truly believed that the satellite pictures of the earth were CGI because the pictures look different every time. I mean......of course it looks difference - that's the weather patterns, moron. And the whole "we are in a dome that includes the sun and the moon and the stars" is just nuts.

I've potentially scared off anyone who was going to reply to this as a flat earther now......

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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Yeah Jodi, I just made the mistake and looked up flat earthers on facebook, and there are a lot of them. It is scary.

Jodi - posted on 08/23/2016

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I read a page like this....it was one of those WTF moments. I mean, all those CGI pictures of the round earth and the NASA conspiracy......

Michelle - posted on 08/23/2016

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Is this same person that believes the Monster High dolls are demons?
I just had a look at her page and shook my head. Some people are so brainwashed that their beliefs go to the extreme.
I'm off to bed after reading her page.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2016

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I just don't understand it. Also, this person is very anti vax. No surprise there.

Michelle - posted on 08/23/2016

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It's amazing how some people don't believe scientific facts.
I have never met anyone like that though.

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