flat-earther

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flat-earther

1. One who stubbornly believes or adheres to outdated, outmoded, and/or debunked theories, ideologies, ideas, or beliefs, despite overwhelming evidence against them.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.
2. One who literally believes the Earth is flat. Flat-earthers have invented all kinds of ways to defend their conspiracy theory.
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Any person who opposes your opinion is not a flat earther or King Canute to use your paraphrase.
In 1870, Alfred Wallace, co-discoverer of Evolution, accepted a challenge to prove the roundness of the Earth to John Hampden, a committed Flat Earther.
George Orwell once contrived a similar exercise, trying to imagine what he would say to prove the earth was spherical if confronted by a convinced Flat Earther.
There's another crunch coming in the wake of this election and it's an environmental credit crunch far worse than the present financial one that is going to demand leadership that no Republican, Bible punching, flat Earther, climate change denier is ever going to solve.
It worries me that instead of having a sensible conversation on just how much man is responsible for changing the climate, anyone who doesn't toe the man-the-planet-destroyer line is now barracked as a fool and a flat earther.
How many simpleminded flat earthers among that lot?