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 One who stubbornly believes or adheres to outdated, outmoded, and/or debunked theories, ideologies, ideas, or beliefs, despite overwhelming evidence against them.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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In support of their arguments, Flat-Earth often refer to the air plane travels: they say the planes are travelling horizontally without compensating for the curvature of the Earth - 8 inch for every square mile; some Flat-Earthers have even been on planes while holding a spirit level in their lap, only to observe the positioning of the latter at zero mark; in addition, some have taken troubles to checkwhether the Earth's curvature got in the way in measuring long distances using laser.
Other NBA superstars, including Irving's "Uncle Drew" movie co-star Shaquille O'Neal, entered the flat-Earth fray in recent months.
It seems the global warming battle has narrowed to flat-Earth warming.
Another simple model consists of only taking into account the direct ray and the reflection in the ground [[6]], assuming the flat-earth model (N = 1).
Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson branded the culprits "flat-earth fanatics living in the dark ages, spewing out hatred from every pore".
Among matters the work satirizes are flat-earth cosmology, literal interpretation of the scriptures, censorship of heathen fables, human gullibility, Alexander the Great's courage, and Homer's account of the death of Achilles.
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.
Gordon Brown, who will attend the two-week, 192-nation Copenhagen summit, denounced "the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics" who challenged the prevailing view.
A fanatical anti-European ideology is triumphing over common sense in the Conservative Party as its leader turns in favour of racists and flat-earth climate-change deniers.
Imagine, without sepia and irony, the dust bowl: flat-earth, colored
His articles span the range from perpetual motion machines to creationism, the flat-earth theory, and Velikovskisms.
Hopefully even Len Clark and other members of the council will not be able to take the "flat-Earth" approach for much longer.
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."
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. If you pay someone to do a job, it's an expense.