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 One who stubbornly believes or adheres to outdated , outmoded, and/or debunked theories, ideologies, ideas, or beliefs, despite overwhelming evidence against them.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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One Flat Earther says that believing the world is flat helps him feel like he's not a meaningless speck in a gigantic universe.
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Now, before the QJAE offices are deluged with hate mail, let me state that I am not a flat earther. I fully accept that pterodactyls and diplodocuses and trilobites were real, that the universe is billions of years old, that the earth goes around the sun, and that electricity is electrons, not voodoo.
Anyway, "The Earth itself is not a rigid sphere, it's a deforming ball," geoscientist Thomas Frederikse of Delft, the Earther quotes him."With climate change, we do not only change temperature.
The other day this guy told me his mom was an Earther. That's what they call themselves, apparently.
Much of the media comment that I have read, or seen on television, has been very positive, with a tendency to marginalise opponents - some in the churches - as ignorant and bigoted "flat earther" almost.
He merely sets up the straw men of Neo-Malthusian, Peak Earther, or Luddite and demands that those opposing growth identify with one of the only supposed categories of those opposed to unlimited growth.
Any person who opposes your opinion is not a flat earther or King Canute to use your paraphrase.
Even the unsentimental Bengston, whom no one would ever have mistaken for Whole Earther Stewart Brand, had by this time made a bid for self-sufficiency, opting out of the gallery system against which he had always chafed (the feeling being heartily mutual).
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Since I have been called a "flat earther," I have decided to make the best of it, and start there.
I'm no flat earther. But all this meaningless jamboree produced is a lot of very expensive hot air and more cynicism over the issue.