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flat-earther

One who stubbornly believes or adheres to outdated, outmoded, and/or debunked theories, ideologies, ideas, or beliefs, despite overwhelming evidence against them. Taken from the now disproven belief that the Earth is flat, rather than spherical. There are too many flat-earthers in these parts, holding on to things their ancestors believed.
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The flat-earth section is probably the most fascinating.
The flat-earth foolishness of creationism has been forced to evolve into the hybrid theory called Intelligent Design.
As for pricing, in an era when companies trade complicated financial derivatives to manage currency risks, the idea that the value of options can't be estimated seems positively flat-earth.
PUT the NIMBYs, anti-sprawl lobby and champions of wide open spaces at all costs among the ranks of the flat-Earth types.
These anti-WTO protesters--who are a Noah's ark of flat-earth advocates, protectionist trade unions, and yuppies looking for their 1960s fix --are protesting against the wrong target with the wrong tools.
Such gatekeepers of the right as Irving Kristol and Robert Bartley blithely promote their flat-earth ideas with breathtaking intellectual dishonesty, and no amount of tu quoque can smear it away.
Wolpoff and Arensburg's banishment of Neandertals from the Middle East "gave me the impression I was attending a session of the Flat-Earth Society," Rak remarked after hearing their presentations at the April meeting.
Get Me Out Of Here "They are the flat-earth brigade of the modern era" Ed Miliband, Energy Secretary, on climate change sceptics "If Gordon Brown and Mandelson and the rest, if they want to fight a class war, fine, go for it.
It opens the way to all sorts of violence by flat-Earth nutters bent on halting the construction of vital new generating capacity - and every other major public project.
It now seems that schools costing pounds 20 million are to be controlled by anyone who cares to put up a tenth of that sum, be they businessmen, religious fundamentalists, creationists or indeed members of the flat-earth society.
Bill Brooks, leader of Northumberland County Council, yesterday said: "We need to get out of this flat-earth scenario where the world and the A1 ends and drops into a void just north of Morpeth.
LAPTOP computers might be getting cheaper and more powerful, but many computer users still have a flat-earth mentality and resist changing to a portable PC.
This is not only flat-earth politics, it is contrary to party policy, as best we mortals can understand it.