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 One who stubbornly believes or adheres to outdated , outmoded, and/or debunked theories, ideologies, ideas, or beliefs, despite overwhelming evidence against them.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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There is no room for Luddites, flat-earthers, those who are unwilling to accept facts, nor ostriches with their heads in the sand.
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Yes, back in ye olde times, there was a well-polished legend and, like flat-earthers, we all swallowed it wholesale.
Yes, back in ye olde times, there was a wellpolished legend and, like flat-earthers, we all swallowed it wholesale.
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