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What is the greatest hoax ever?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:32 pm

The earth is not flat
5
10%
Nasa put a man on the moon
8
17%
Alpha0 defeated Stockfish
10
21%
I don't know
1
2%
None of the above
14
29%
LOL
10
21%
 
Total votes: 48

duncan
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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by duncan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 pm

Ras wrote:
The tides are in fact effects of a secret weapon system of the US Navy
so canute stopping the tides is fake news!

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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by duncan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:18 pm

Michael Sherwin wrote:I guess this is not off topic since it is in the poll, lol. On Dec 20,21 every year the southern tip of Argentina receives 17+ hours of continuous daylight. On the flat earth model that is absolutely impossible. And yet on a spherical earth it is not only possible it is expected and observed. .
https://wiki.tfes.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions

How do you explain day/night cycles and seasons?
Day/night cycle on a Flat Earth
An animation of the day/night cycle in FET
Day and night cycles are easily explained on a flat earth. The sun moves in circles around the North Pole. When it is over your head, it's day. When it's not, it's night. The light of the sun is confined to a limited area and its light acts like a spotlight upon the earth. The picture below illustrates how the sun moves and also how seasons work on a flat earth. The apparent effect of the sun rising and setting is usually explained as a perspective effect.

not read this.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/za/za26.htm

CAUSE OF DAY AND NIGHT, WINTER AND SUMMER; AND THE LONG ALTERNATIONS OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS AT THE NORTHERN CENTRE.

Ras
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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by Ras » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:35 pm

duncan wrote:so canute stopping the tides is fake news!
It has always been because the whole point of the anecdote was that the king did not control the tide (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Canute_and_the_tide ). I mean, how would any king have commanded the US Navy anyway?

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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by duncan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:10 pm

Ras wrote:
duncan wrote:so canute stopping the tides is fake news!
It has always been because the whole point of the anecdote was that the king did not control the tide (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Canute_and_the_tide ). I mean, how would any king have commanded the US Navy anyway?
what I meant was that it is commonly believed that the story was recorded in the 12th century, but since there were no tides then as there was no usa navy. it must be that the usa planted the false dating.

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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by Ras » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 pm

duncan wrote:as there was no usa navy.
There's no proof for this claim because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Besides, this is touching classified knowledge. 8-)

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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by pilgrimdan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:31 am

Paul Bedrey wrote:Global Warming.
or even flat-earth warming ...

ernest
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Re: Greatest hoax ever

Post by ernest » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:49 pm

My greatest hoax : Fire 6.2 now works with Windows XP ! 8-)

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